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Bobbin Head - Sunday 19/11

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Well, after too long a time I had my first real fish in the Yak. Unfortunately the results favored the fish of Bobbin Head. :)

I was amazed how much more you can see being that close to the water. Though I didn’t catch anything I saw some huge bream in close to the rocks and under a few moored boats, I also found a couple of new spots to try for some squid.

Having mostly fished with bait I’m new to mostly lure fishing but I trolled an SX 40 and a CD 9 most of the time close into shore as the creek drops off to about 20 metres pretty quickly from shore. Had what felt like a few hits on the SX 40, but no serious takers.

It was a good first recon though and I can’t wait to get back out. Now to add to some of Shayne’s beginner observations I offer up the a few things I observed on my first (real) hit out:

· The faster the stinkboat pulls their skier, the loader they seem to play music.
· Women seem to scream on boats a lot (that might sound sexist – maybe they were blokes with very high pitched voices)
· When a school of baitfish start jumping out of the water right next to me, it’s a sure sign that my line is too tangled to cast.
· A neatly packed milk crate doesn’t necessarily mean the gear is accessible
· 3-mil nylon rope (cut too long) for rod leashes can be cheap and effective means of choking yourself if you're not careful. – I think all beginners should develop a leash management plan before venturing out.

That was just a warm up Fish – next time I’ll mean business! :evil:
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Its a great spot at Bobbin Head but I think you are heading in the wrong direction. I have fished it a couple of times recently in a boat and the fishing has been promising- bream, flatties and a couple of eps all on plastics. One trip about 6 weeks ago a bloke in a yak called us over for lend of a knife so he could spike a flattie about 6lb in the old scale

Head upstream past the boat sheds, i think you will be surprised at the amount of territory up there. I have fished it for years, if you are prepared to have me tag along I am happy to show you the spots :) .

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