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Hairtail Social 2012 Report


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The weather turned out to be just perfect for our Fishraider Hairtail Social weekend. Swordie and I and his brother Steven and sis in law Julie commenced our journey to Brooklyn on Friday morning. We dropped in to see Huey at Huett Marine to collect our boat which had just received its service. All excited we continued on towards the marina to grab our houseboat. Oops we missed the turnoff :ranting2: and waved as we passed Mt White and turned around to come back. It was not meant to be easy as we again sailed past the turnoff :ranting2: and then got pulled over by the Police breath testing unit. Eventually we arrived at the houseboat and loaded all our gear onboard and Reggie the Rabbit and his wife Fiona completed our crew. Off we went into the wild blue yonder.

Brickman had called us to say they had grabbed us a mooring in Waratah Bay - thanks buddy!

We met up with brickman, bergo and little bergo in their houseboat and then spied Yarraone and Mrsyarraone on their houseboat on another mooring.

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Reggie the Rabbit started the ball rolling with a nice Kingy of 65 cms and he later produced a Salmon and some squid

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The ladies fished and chatted and had a wine or two :biggrin2:

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Swordie and a few other boats went around the bays for a fish. We noticed a lot of activity and boats screaming past the bay entrance. Yarraone comes back and reports that swordie and his crew were lurking around the boats at the marina and boommmmmm - there was an explosion. Luckily no-one was hurt and they all came back with versions of the event.

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Julie (sis in law) was the first on the mothership to catch a hairtail. She deserved the capture as she sat for hours on end waiting. She was rewarded with a hairtail of 140cms and became the first woman on fishraider to catch a hairtail. She caught a leatherjacket, squid and a yellowtail.

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adawg followed up with 3 hairtail for the night one was at 145 cms

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Sunday morning plenty of raiders came for breakfast and the presentation of prizes. Everyone got something but the winner was Captain Rats who was Katana's deckie with his hairtail of 149 cms.

The Sweeney and Matt caught hairtail as well

Tide n Knots Pete caught a nice flattie, mrsswordie caught a tailor, yarraone a salmon and a great weekend was had by all

Till next time ..........

PS I am very embarrassed that I forgot to thank some important people

Sean (yarraone) who donated a BCF voucher - how very, very kind Sean we can't thank you enough

Pure Fishing who donated fireline and fluorocarbon

NSW Maritime who donated inflatable vests

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