salmon but bonito

had plans with my mate to meet at the mole at 7am in the morning yesterday. but he didnt show up till later around 10am lol.. there were many salmon schools around!! u can see they are massive but non of them are reachable!! too far!! we can see from a distance that the birds are going for bait fish and u also can see that they are jumping!! as i was fishing with lures hoping the get one!! i saw something was chasing this bait fish that were reachable so a guy that who i met over there cast in first !! immediately he got a hooked up!! so i cast mine !!! where the bait fish was jumping and not even a second and i'm already on him!!! didnt know wat it was but it fought hard on my bream gear!and the guy next to me lost his fish due to not enough tension on the line so he decided to give me with a hand since he had the net, he was so excited that he fell trip and fell in the water luckily i was also alert and grab on to him!! basically half of him body summerg in water !! and finally there it was a bonito!!! hmm i was hoping for a salmon but bonito is fine!! measured to 51 cm weights 1.8kg after gutting it!! that was my heaviest landbased fish i ever land so far. i was so happy and thankful at the same but yet i felt abit bad coz he fell and hurt himself (the guy that helped me) as he was bleeding at his ankle, thighs and elbow. i guess it's karma. i help many people i guess this is one of my deed.

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Were abouts was this??

Sat, 2008-04-19 18:25

Were abouts was this?? Metro??

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Sat, 2008-04-19 18:30



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Well done mate

Sat, 2008-04-19 18:30

You've been waiting for bonito too

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cheers mate, good

Sat, 2008-04-19 18:32

cheers mate, good report.

Congratz on the PB.

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haha cheers yeah this is at the mole

Sun, 2008-04-20 02:10


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Good one Troy

Sun, 2008-04-20 13:53

You cracked your North Mole Bonito. Sounds like a classic catch with the guy falling in the water. Great story.


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Great story and congrats on

Mon, 2008-04-21 10:04

Great story and congrats on the PB.  Pity about the poor fella falling in.