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Middle Harbour 9 March


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Big Mac and the Flanman got clearance from our respective people to have a quick run in the tinnie to the mother ship as we had left some stuff int he esky on board after the weekend. We saw this as an ideal opportunity to flick some more plastics around and and see if we could add to our weekend haul.

We launched at Roseville at 4.30pm with three boys and two dogs in the 12 foot tinnie. 'How do you fish with that many on board?' I can hear you saying. The answer is with a lot of patience. Forget about sneaking up on the fish in those quiet sandbanks.

The water resembled a thick brown soup and we were not hopeful of catching much. The Big Mac declared that the Psycho Chicken was the plastic to use given the bright colours.

As we motored down the river towards Seaforth we could see alot of seagulls just sitting on the water waiting. As we got closer, we could see sporadic boil ups. We knew the Frigates were around. Big Mac climbed into one on his second cast and, given that he fishes with 6lb Fireline and 4lb leader, it was an interesting tustle. It became more interesting when he realised that the net was on the mothership and that we had not got there yet. Needless to say the fish was lost at the boat trying to lift it in. It was about 40cms long. The mackeral are certainly not shy around the boat and we had groups of 4-5 fish following plastics all the way to the boat.

After we got the stuff off the mothership we went into Sugarloaf Bay and on one particular sandbank there were baitfish everywhere. It was here that we had had success on Saturday night with the Flanman boating a 60cm flattie on his 6lb rig. Today was just as lively with the Big Mac loading up on a 35cm silver bream first cast and the Flanman getting into a mackeral. All this in 1.5m of water. Needless to say the kids and dogs were going nuts at this stage all wanting to have a go on a rod.

The best part of the day was the happy response that we received from our people when we got home 2 hours later than we had told them. Nothing beats fresh fish on the table to smooth things over.

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Hi Flanman Good little session mate.....the best way to keep the women happy these days is to bring home something tasty and easy to cook for the family....

Here's something I read in the Telegraph this morning about the numbers of baitfish coming into the Sydney area that;s very interesting:-

"LOCAL areas are playing host to the biggest biomass of bait fish most seasoned anglers have ever seen"

So it wont be long now before every thing else comes in after the bait fish and I'll bet all hell will break loose on this mother ship of yours :1yikes::thumbup:

Cheers

jewgaffer :1fishing1:

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We launched at Roseville at 4.30pm with three boys and two dogs in the 12 foot tinnie. 'How do you fish with that many on board?' I can hear you saying. The answer is with a lot of patience. Forget about sneaking up on the fish in those quiet sandbanks.

I have 3 boys aged 3.5y-8y, Man do I know what you mean :mad3: even on a bigger boat :tease:

Ever thourght of using them as Shark Bait, I know I have :Funny-Post: have

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