Sydney Northside took a trip Southside this morning to do battle at the oil wharf. It took me an hour to get there from Gordon, and there were already 8 yaks out as I sallied forth at about 0545.
Checked out the hot water outlet for the first time, a few rats had been landed, but the frenzy of yesterday was not on. A slight wind and intermittent rain made for chilly conditions. I rigged a plastic & threw it into the fray and felt a very small take. Set the hook, and could feel substantial weight, but it didn't feel like a king. Shortly after I had a good size flattie at the yak, carefully installed the lipgrips and was pleased to land my pb flattie at 77cm. Coupla quick snaps & I swam her back to health, then she slowly resumed her station awaiting a hapless baitfish.
Back to serious business and the kings. Another plastic went out and after a cast or two a take that felt more like the target species. The water at the outlet is only about 5m deep, so even a rat has the odds stacked against you, although there's little in the way of structure to bust you off. A short tussle and rat number 1 (around 63cm) was landed & released. A few more casts & a repeat, continuing for a total of 4 rats. Saw one decent fish hooks (rebel1 I think) but the hook pulled before the fish was landed.
Fully light now and most of the locals had headed off to work - Keza, Dick & I headed out to some of the markers for squat, then as close as we dared to the large moored ships where fish were showing but not playing. After 30 mins or so I hit pumpkin time and left the boys to it. Good fun and a nice intro to Kurnell, but a few more kings wouldn't hurt
Pics to follow... New firewall at work.