Daily Archives: April 2, 2011

Rain Rain go away!


5am and the alarm on my iPhone rang. I sat up from my bed, starring into a dark space and telling myself. It’s time to meet Don & Philip *Yawn*.. Fish time!! However as I opened my door, the first thing that struck me was.. “What was that sound?? DUDE!! Heavy Rain!!”.. Before I knew it, I plong myself back to bed and text Don.

Me – Dude trip canceled? Massive Rain here.. Or still on?
Don – My side totally dry.. Your call?
Me – Totally Dry arr.. Ok On then, see you there mate. Worse come to worse we meet for breakfast LOL. U sure it’s dry arr!!
*5 mins later*
Don – Hey wait! Philip side raining!
*More messages till..*
Don- Hey.. Very heavy rain now 😦 Think we wait for awhile.

So back to bed I went, and before I knew it .. it was about 735 when I work up and having confirmation that the rain had stopped.. Out I went to meet with Don. By that time, Philip I reckon might have went back to bed. So grabbed our ammo and it was indicated that “my brother came to buy prawns as well!!” Just left shortly before.. 🙂 Had a few text to wish him good luck with his catch 🙂

By the time we were at sea, it was almost 9am. However the our spirits were high 🙂
First drop in for me, I had an almost immediate take which left only the tail of the prawn!! An hour past and all we had were minor bites and we decided to recce a new spot that Don chanced upon.. He was armed with the sounder and myself the GPS.

It felt like we were back in BMT esp paddling against the current! About 30mins of paddling we finally reach the spot.. Don was first to get into action.

Patiently waiting and waiting.. Hook up!! From a distance I could see Don rod, bouncing away and up came a grouper!! I paddled over for a pic 🙂

Dude’s wheres mine I exclaimed!! … Drop my rig.. and a nibble was indicated strike!! I was in.. The fight was weird though!! It was my first ever…….. EEL!! On a yak!!

It was released promptly.. just then.. Don’s light rod was taking a huge toll with a massive C…. As it was an UL rod.. and up came a Ang Cho.. Dude talk about double standards here.. One grouper + Ang Cho and all I got was an EEL!

Not to be outdone.. A come back fish for me! My biggest flathead till date!

I had another 1 huge take which the fish totally won!! A few more misses from Don and Myself and we soon saw ourselves heading back after a 4hrs session with 350grams of prawns used up. Nonetheless it was a great trip.. Oh and thanks to Don, I concluded that my sounder was working well!! It’s the battery that was giving me issues so it means I got to get that sorted by next week 🙂

Tightlines mate!!

Mathew

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