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Occy, HobieFisherman, MangoX, Simond11 & son Alex, JT and I hit LCR this morning. It was still cool at 8:30 (my car had ice on the roof), but sunny and minimal breeze.

We headed upstream, most just trolling hbs, but some also having the occasional flick. I had Alex on board and headed up to a spot where I've done ok chucking rubber. Reached the spot without any fish troubling the hbs so anchored up and swapped to sps - 3" bass minnows in pumpkinseed and bloodworm. On my second cast I pulled in a leisurely lizard. Would have been about 40 cm (it got away while I was trying to organise Alex to take a photo - would have been released anyhow). Kept trying for no further return so followed the other guys upstream.

Caught up to Simon, who held up a beautiful tailor - about 2kg (see pic). We had a bit of a break and stretch and Simon got a pic of his fish on the brag mat. We then headed further upstream. Anchored up near a hole and flicked sps for nothing. Resumed the journey upstream.

Around this time Occy headed back downstream as he had a plane to catch. Sent a short message later to say he had caught a 45cm lizard near the lauch site.

Decided to try a little drift and flick alongside some mangroves. Alex pulled in his first fish on sps - a 33cm lizard. Pushed on to catch up with the others. JT was returning with reports of choppers under the bridge. We caught up to Simon at the bridge who at the same report. Alex lost a tail but that was all we saw. Up past the bridge we tried flicking around some more mangroves. Alex pulled in a 44cm lizard (see pic) again on the pumpkinseed bass minnow.

Time to return so swapped the sps for different hbs. The scorpions hadn't been touched on the way up so went for a R2S baby vibe and an SX40. We got a double hookup on choppers near the end, otherwise nothing.

Great company and a good day's fishing in very pleasant conditions.
 

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Great report Peril thanks. It sure helps when you can`t get out yourself for a fish to hear how others are going. Hows the condition on that tailor! Great fishing guys. Steve.
 

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Hi all

Yes, it was a fantastic day. I don't usually use hardbodies, but today I was lucky. I usually only use SP's, but I had no luck today, except for a few small tailor. I put out a livie and although something spooked it badly (it tore off at amazing speed) it did not result in a hookup.
The weather was fantastic, the water quite clear and the company great.
Here are some of the photos of the tailor. Thanks for the great day.
Cheers

Simon
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Great result for all of the AKFF team and also good to see the grin on young Alex's face with his lizard
 

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Great report guys, well done.
 

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Great report Dave. It was good to meet new yakers today and put faces to names.
Just a few pics to add - caught a 44cm flatty on sp and a nice bream on the sx40 which I was trolling close to shore (my first decent fish on the sx40's). There were loads of baby tailor around and I caught quite a few of them on the sx40. Dave reckons the spot under the bridge would be worth a try when the conditions are good for jewies - maybe another trip some time.
All fish were released to fight another day.
 

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great day on the water !!! :D

good to meet up with some of you guys again and meet some new ones..

fishing wasn't hot....but enjoyed the paddle...
Peril's post pretty much says it all....

Choppers and a bream for me...

catch you guys on the next trip....

Steve
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well done guys..... does sound like a good day out
 

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Really nice to see the pics and read the story. That tailor looks a beauty (I have never caught one). Looks like it would fight strongly. Also great to see a young un out there enjoying himself.
 

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:) What a nice way to spend a very crisp winter Sunday. Dave your right about the Frost my Windscreen wipers were stuck to the window at 6.00am when I left to do something other than fishing in the morning. Great report and good to see a few more head shots so that we can get a picture of the boy's. I must say :oops: you are not a good lookin bunch :p.

Good on ya Alex well done, now spread the word.

:D fishing Russ
 

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Great work. Looks like a nice day out.
 
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