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Left home around 5:15 knowing I might be doing solo mission as Solman is not feeling well. Arrived at Mg car park just after 6:00 went straight to the beach and asses the condition. Swell is not to bad and there's a decent gap between set so I'm going. When I returned to the car park I'm happy to see another fishing kayak it was eyetag's. Quick chat with him and we both start setting up. Launch was easy or I got really lucky dry bum but my legs got wet. We trolled hard body to LHR with out luck. Start bottom fishing using prawn bait while eyetag doing a big circle around me hoping for long tail. Snapper are biting in numbers but mostly undersized. Got one snapper 37cm when eyetag paddled to me and announced that he already got a long tail (left his radio at home) and heading in in few minutes. Landed 8 snapper and a bream at LHR all in prawn bait with only two keepers both 37cm

Time to chase long tail as my supply of bait run out but no sign of them at this stage so went further north trolling rapala slashbait. About 400 metres to HR and I can see lots of birds and lots of splashing I'm thinking these is going to be another day for me. Got to the spot and there's at least two bust up going on and I'm so excited where to cast. Encountered several bust up but predators don't like shiny metal I'm offering tried different sizes 40grms 30grsms and 20grms. Been casting metal for quite some time and getting desperate when another bust up appeared right in front of me. Didn't bother with my casting gear this time I just pedalled straight in the middle and hooked up immediately. Finally!! Fight only last for 20min and to my surprise the fish appeared tail first as its been hooked its body near tail! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i43oTdZx ... detailpage

Its after 9am and some action still going but its time for me to head in. I got what I want and I know sand monster is waiting for me. Trolled hard body on my way with out any more luck.

Sand monster is happy to see me (I'm not happy to see him) his favourite victim and once again he succeeded to take me to Panno's bar and grill for a swim. On the beach Lauren from England is happy to posed for a picture holding my fish.

Cheers
Norman (stormin)
 

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Good onya Normin! :D Is this really the keen novice from a year ago? :eek:

Your determination is paying off big time!
 

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Nice fish, was he dead when you got him to the side, they normally fight hard at first but then drown when hooked in the tail.
 

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Nice fish Norman. Havent heard too much coming out of Noosa of late.
 

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keza said:
Nice fish, was he dead when you got him to the side, they normally fight hard at first but then drown when hooked in the tail.
Almost dead keza and your right he fought really hard at the start then gave up after 20min. Caught my first long tail few weeks ago and it took me more than half an hour of the same size
 

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Norman both your fishing, and picture taking skills are superb, congrats mate.
 
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