Jump to content

Double session on the rocks

61 crusher

Recommended Posts

Decided to fish for some tailor at first light this morning with a metal, second cast & got a just legal tailor which was returned to grow a bit bigger, there was a fair bit of bait around which seemed promising but strangely disappeared soon after managed to pick up 2 more around the 40+cm mark & dropped 3 larger models which spat the hooks due to the surge & current which is probably why the bait disappeared . Towards the end of the 2hr session bait was being harassed well out of casting range first up it looked like bonnies harassing them & soon after frigates followed by  2 packs of 6 to 8 long tails  (northern bluefin) right up there clacker.After that bit of excitement decided to head back to the car & put the tailor on ice &  grabbed the second coffee for the morning. Went around to the main ledge & chatted to  a couple of local fishos I new who had caught a few bonnies & saw a 7kg Cobia  someone else scored, decided to head back to a quieter spot & started casting a pink hardbody & managed to pick up a few bonnies & then got a good hit & run, fought this one on a lighter drag & slowly got it back to the ledge (after being smoked  last week & reefed by the last one on a heavy drag) managed to stay on top of the fish which proceeded to take me on a tense 30m walk across the rocks & once subdued waited for a good wave & managed to lift a 75 cm kingy  on 20lb mainline & 30lb leaderE7F1B76F-E896-489A-BCD7-FC2FE3361E6E.thumb.jpeg.f5590a891bfe3112f5be6e4dd86ec0d6.jpegwhile I was fighting mine the guy next to me hooks up a good 31/2kg salmon on a float & pilly rig & next cast  gets another at 83cm & probably around 5kg+  

Really interesting day off the stones with a very varied mixed bag of fish caught & sighted. One guy even had a small Bonnie out under a balloon hoping for a long tail 

Edited by 61 crusher
  • Like 11
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks guys, the water still had a bit of a brown tinge to it where I picked up the tailor probably coming from the beach, out the front it still had a bit of a green tinge to it & starting to clear up with a couple of bluish pockets, there’s still an occasional bit of salad around. @Central Coast Fisherman Yes spot on Phil I put the info out there to let people know the good water has arrived, hopefully the fish hang around for awhile 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, flatheadluke said:

Nice fish Dieter hard to get a legal king from the stones  👍 


2 hours ago, Scratchie said:

Awesome work Dieter! Definitely a task and a half landing a kingy from the stones! Congrats 👍

Thanks guys after the last good one reefing me in no time flat through tightening the drag I played this one without touching the drag & lowering the rod every time it went for a run seemed to stay higher in the water column & then while scampering along the rocks  taking the same approach on the lunges (the soft approach) seemed to appease the kingy & keep it calm except when feeling the line rubbing on the rocks below the water line I’d give it some grief until it was clear of the wall again 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...