A cool morning and sloppy seas with some breaking waves greeted a solitary Solatree on the metro coastline this morning. It was a wet 7.15am launch out through the waves as one crested and almost broke over the bow of the lttle Sport as I pedalled out to my spot. Anchor down, a couple of rods out and then some berley before waiting, waiting, waiting.
And as I was removing the hook, another good bite on the second rod, but no hook up. I fished for another hour or so, but nothing more. That brief 10 minute period was it. 3 bites, 2 runs, 1 Snap. But I was happy. An envigorating if somewhat accidental surf back to beach closed off a satisfying solitary morning.
No much seemed to be about except for the sea lice which were enjoying the pilchards. And then, after about an hour or so, a run and a head shaking fish was on. It was not a big fish but I was playing it carefully not wanting my morning to be in vain, so you can imagine the language when suddenly, almost next to the kayak, the line went light and a bare hook was retrieved. Oh well - at least this was some encouragement. Ten minutes later, the other rod, baited with a chunk of tommy ruff, slowly bent - bloody squid I thought as I lifted it to shake it free - but the subsequent head shakes were certainly no squid - a better fish than the first run. No mistake this time and a nice 55cm was safely on the net.
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on Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
It's a solitary Yacka