27 kayakers and over 80 boats contested round 6 of the SSBS at Hen and Chicken Bay today. Some light early drizzle gave way to gorgeous sunshine which we enjoyed for most of the day. The photo below shows what the conditions were like - wonderful for a mid-winter's day, and very pleasant to fish in, but not really the sort of conditions where the fishing is easy. However this didn't stop Stu (Blueyak) from putting together a terrific bag and handing out an ass whipping to the rest of the kayak field. Cid later confessed to me that he loves a good ass whipping. Well done Stu on a well deserved victory mate
and well done to all the placegetters.
I had a very lucky start to the day with a 25.5cm throwback second cast, a ~30cm legal fourth cast, and another legal about half an hour later. The day went downhill after this bream-wise with only a few runts and various bycatch including a few flatties and a hard fighting silver biddy on a HB which really stretched the arms.
My two bream ended up weighing 825 grams, which Jason Reid beat with his single fish
Full results can be found here: http://www.ssbs.basinlureandfly.org.au/ ... n-results/
Although the fishing was tough it was still a really fun day and great to catch up with everyone. Funniest moment of the day for me was when I was crankbaiting a mangrove bank in Exile bay and heard a huge flatulent noise behind me - I turned around and saw Jon Chen right behind me, who immediately tried to blame his 'squeaky rudder'. I think we both know what really happened Jon
I spent about an hour on the drive home behind Pete's latest business venture - any chance of a discount if I get you to cater my next Canberra Carp Fetish Society function?