Well what a night. I paddled out with Clive this arve and we both forgot our tackle. After a snag Clive had to go home for dinner but i hung around for night fall. Nothing was happening when zing double hook up on freight trains. I grabbed the 80lb outfit while the 30 lb got dusted big time. The monster took me into the reef and sat under a rock for a while but i maintained my composure and off he swam again. He came to the surface and i got a look at the beast using my headlamp. Off he went again back down deep. I tried to slow him down as best as i could. After another 30mins of struggling i sunk in the gaff and boy did he go crazy. Even after i tail roped him he tried to pull my yak under. I strained to get him on and contained ready for the paddle in; lucky the swell was small. Back on the beach around 6:30pm and home to fillet the fish. I can't wait to share my catch with my relatives in the next couple of days as they visit. Weighed in accurately at exactly 30kg on the electronic bathroom scales using the pick up technique. Went 1.65cm on the mat. Not my biggest from the yak, but def the biggest i have dared to put on the yak to take home. Had a stingray in his guts and made the freezer look a lot more respectable.
Someday I'll have money, money isn't easy come by, by the time its come by, I'll be gone! PB: Flathead 84cm, Blue Salmon 66cm, Jew 48cm, Grunter 45cm,Trevally 43cm, Bass 40cm, Coral Trout 38cm, Mangrove Jack 30cm, Bream 25cm, Fingermark 20cm