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Headed out from the Margate ramp around 7pm conditions were beautiful slight swell, clear moonlit night but quite dark even with the full moon I was planning to fish the close reefs up to Scotts Point. Stopped at a little clump of rock I have pulled a few fish from previously anchored up and sent out a pilly (15lb line pea size sinker down onto the hooks) within minutes the first squire came aboard measuring around the 40cm mark this was followed by five more all around 38-42cm, two fish were released and a change of plan was called for as five is the max and I wanted to leave room in case a bigger fish came in. I changed positions to another little clump and immediately hooked up to a small chopper (25-30cm) I caught another chopper before upping anchor and going for a little drift over some some rubble which returned a nice cod (greasy, barbwire, honeycomb or whatever its called all the same fish I think) around 40cm and the last squire around 40cm. I was at a bit of a loss what to do as I had plenty of fish and I'd been out a little over an hour and I had planned to be out till around 9.30pm so I pulled up stumps and headed home.
This was my most successful night outing by far, all fish were caught in less than 12ft of water. The sounder showed lots of arches so I'd guess there were some more around. Its hard to believe the fishing can be so good around there but I have had a couple of good sessions now.
 

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Nice one John! Sounds like a great short trip!
wind has picked up a bit now though, I think you made the right choice, pulling the pin early
Were u out alone? ever get the heebie jeebies out there at night?
or am I just a big girl?
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Yep I was out alone, do I get the heebie jeebies (what was that banging sound) well its not as relaxing as a sunny day but I am 150m max from the shore the water is 6-10ft deep so you can rationalise its not too dangerous so no its not too bad, I reckon its just like fishing a quiet beach late at night on your own a bit spooky but worth it. So the answer to your question is yes you are probably a big girl :lol: .
If you want to go out one night let me know I'm always up for a fish if Im free.
 

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I might just do that mate! But I wont be dropping one leg over the side to turn around to access the back well like I normally do!
I might get the hem of my skirt wet! :oops:
 

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Great report.... and great results, and a PB in your signature :lol:

Jack mentioned hanging feet in water..... I'm a fraidy cat,in the day time, let alone at night :oops:

Cheers all Andybear :lol:
 

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Nuther problem for me. If the water is 10 feet deep, I still can't touch the bottom :roll:

Cheers all Andybear
 
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