Gummy's to me usually spell disappointment. After years of trying to crack the 10kg barrier and several under 8kg, after countless cold nights i finally hooked one over the mark in january last year and when she came to the jetty i was pretty pumped by what i saw. She was well over 10kg and with the fast westernport tide i put the drag up to keep her out of the pylons and to my horror after a good thrash, off she swam.
Two weeks ago i fished a rockwall and after a good fight lost a cracking fish to the bolders in the dying stages of the fight. Maybe more drag would have pumped her up? Dammed if you do, dammed if you don't.
Friday night i went back to the rockwall and after a quiet night the rod went off just on sunrise and she felt ok. After a while a nice gummy popped up and my mind was racing. Drag up, drag down?
I left it up and reefed her over the bolders yelling at the poor bloke next to me "just gaff the ******* thing".
At 10.2kg she's not the biggest gummy out there but pretty stoked to shake my personal monkey.
ye haaa frank good work mate.... i have a very slow start to the season at the monent with several trips down to estern end of wp only resulting in 2 small but legal gummies. not exactly wot im cahsing but hey better than a kick in the arse
Just having a dream run at the moment. Last night we set out to chase some snapper and with the water temp up a notch i also dusted off the shark gear with the hope of a Bronzie or Thresher Shark.
Hitting a Melbourne Jetty i spent the first two hrs collecting some squid which provided the first run of the night. Massive headshakes and losing line quickly, this was a quality fish and to my dismay after applying some pressure (should have re-spooled the Abu7000) when the line nearly disappeared, the Gammy 4/0 straightened out and i was shattered.
Ash had the second run and after some good rodwork we netted his pb landbased snapper of exactly 4kg, we were stoked. Nice fish to a nice bloke.
Not long after my squid strip got nailed by a 3kg snapper and the night was complete.......so we thought. Daylight was approaching and the whole bonnie on the shark rod was forgotten about when the ratchet made that beautiful noise and the adrenaline kicked in once again. After about 10 minutes on the heavy gear Ash secured a nice Bronze Whaler Shark of 45kg with a top gaffshot and a man hug was in order
Pics a pretty ordinary mobile phone one's as to the crap weather i left the camera at home.
good work fellas. how about leaving some fish for us boys. i think i must be targeting the wrong species atm . good work once again lads. also nice to meet you ash the other night and sincere appologies mate i know wot its like if i had of known i would have gone elswhere
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