Dundee beach

Dundee beach

 So I went up to Dundee beach for a wedding, took the rod up and box of my lures, just hoping to hook up to anything really. 

Well after sending two lures to the drink I quickly realised my end tip had been damaged on the flight and it was cutting the line, so with one day to fish I had to madly source out a rod from a friendly local and whacked my reel on it. By this stage the high tide was well an truly over and it was in the middle of it away out,  during the middle of the day.

on went the white 2 oz richter plug and I began to cast and wind and cast and wind and cast and wind then bang!

a massive crash on the surface and a lot of line taken quite rapidly had my previous rod/tide/mozzie woes forgotten as a beautiful queenfish proceeded to rampage on my line, doing multiple jumps.

after a bit of a effort accross the rocks to the beach to land it, I was holding my first ever queenie and first ever northern species. I was ecstatic!

a couple snaps and it was released to shake up some other angler.

i had a few other follows of some other species ( couldn't identify them) but nothing else for the trip,

but I was happy with the opportunity that I had considering the rod damage.

will defiantly be going back up there.

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The art of fishing consists of casting, winding, trolling and jigging

while freezing, sweating, swatting and swearing.


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The white 2oz richter strikes

Mon, 2013-06-17 11:11

The white 2oz richter strikes again, best lure ever made. Fkn baggage handlers, gotta be happy with that queenie though.

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Cheers CF, More than happy,

Mon, 2013-06-17 16:08

Cheers CF, More than happy, but yeah bit of a shame with the rod just need new eye tho so easily fixed

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The art of fishing consists of casting, winding, trolling and jigging

while freezing, sweating, swatting and swearing.

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nice skinny

Mon, 2013-06-17 16:13

the first is always the best, need to build a rod tube out of pvc

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Nice catch Super Peg!

Mon, 2013-06-17 17:42

Nice catch Super Peg!

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leatherskin

Mon, 2013-06-17 17:56

 would love to know if that cracked the 1m mark. 

great fish. tailor have nothing on queenies.

well done

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 thanks guys, yeh cardinal im

Mon, 2013-06-17 18:42

 thanks guys, yeh cardinal im regreting not measuring it now as the record at the pub there is 93cm, which a few people think it may of beaten but im not fussed, just happy to see it swim away after a good bash,

yep definatly getting some pvc and and some caps and making a travel pack.

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The art of fishing consists of casting, winding, trolling and jigging

while freezing, sweating, swatting and swearing.

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 nice skinny . been hitting

Tue, 2013-06-18 04:03

 nice skinny . been hitting the Darwin city foreshore of late rather than my bush spots, some nice golden trevs getting around, 

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Nice Super Peg! Queenies are

Tue, 2013-06-18 10:51

Nice Super Peg!

 

Queenies are such awesome looking fish