Part 2 will be when he gets the photos going...
Liam... I thought you were heading home when you left me... quite some time later, there you are with Trev, taking piccies of his flatty...
Up till this time, all my fish had quick-released themselves, (except the sole you saw me catch,) including something in the pelagic style that took the Sebile Koolie, but dropped it after streaking off for about forty metres.
After chasing and not quite getting close enough for catching the buggers with metal slugs, it took a hard-body then spat it!
Soon after, I snagged twice in quick succession on both drifting outfits, decided to call it quits from that area, headed shorewards to do a drift outwards with the Westerly, but found when I got there, the breeze had switched to Southerly, so had to change course to drift with that wind.
I re-rigged the overhead outfit and cast it out... that was about when you were hitting the beach... then, as I began tying the lilechick on the other line, the overhead lot tore off! After a little tussle, a 56cm snapper hit the deck and was released... pretty well as soon as the other outfit was re-rigged and cast, it also tore off... this one was only 43cm, but very welcome.
Trev called then to say he'd got another flattie, and was going to have a paddle out to the blinker, to get some paddle time in.
Straight after that, another snapper liked the lilechick, and soon hit the deck... 38cm. After that, due to the wind cutting out altogether, I decided to look for Trevor and headed out to do a troll in the beacon area, but couldn't for the life of me find K1... I guessed he was in the area that I couldn't see properly due to the sun-shine on the water.
He called later to tell me he'd just got a whopper flattie and had a Sebile lure cut off! (wasn't a happy chappy about that) and when I asked him where he'd been when I was looking for him, he'd been chasing bust-ups 2 kilometres wide of the beacon... no wonder I couldn't see him.
I trolled in and called it a day, and before I had tied the yak down, Trev rolled into shore to show me the flatties, and of course take some piccies. I think that both of them were bigger than any I've ever landed... lovely fish!
Liam... remember that I was going to fish in close... travel in with you as you headed in to go home... but then we saw the bust-ups and chased them? when I finally got to fish in close, three snapper claimed me for their long lost friend (after I had released them). Until then I'd fished out wide, and landed nothing.
You were right!
That was a nice lot of fish you finished up with... lovely weather, good fish... what more could you ask for?