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Apr

Days like Wednesday are the hard ones. Conditions are right, weather is perfect, but you cannot catch a fish for love, nor money. We tried it all, live bait, yabbies, soft plastics, hardbodies, different locations, in the bait, away from the bait – all to no avail. Apparently unless you were a 3-4mm jelly prawn, you weren’t invited to dinner! Still the weather was stunning and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Managed to find this hand signed “C” Lure by Carl Grist in the rocks. Score!

I thought about the day before and what was in my tacklebox at the time that might back worked. So yesterday I returned to Machans Beach on the run out tide and threw a micro jig out and worked it back fairly erratically. I used my new Graphiteleader GVIS 722L which really is a beautiful rod, very easy to belt out long casts. Pretty much straight away I could feel the lure getting bumped and I foul hooked a queeny. I wasn’t sure if the fish hit the lure or I was just dragging it back through a lot of bait and hitting them in the process. Next cast saw a nice little whiting belt the lure and then another 4 whiting in quick succession then lastly a queeny before I┬ádecided I best escape the heat and leave the tiddlers alone.

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15
Apr

I’ve never caught a Threadfin (King Salmon) so we pumped some yabbies and tried our luck down at Machans Beach today on the run in tide. Not much wind initially saw some good numbers of little jew fish and it was fairly hard not to catch one for a while there. Before long the wind picked up and it was all over. No keepers or bigger fish, just tiddlers.

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