Butt ring is 20mm next 15mm with the 8 others going down in size so more multiplier suited Barry but makes little difference to me as I'm not using it as a casting tool.
Well done, Pete! Save some for me in November...PHWhile on my side of the island we haven't been doing too badly either.
Willi has a nice dentex of 9.2lb on live bait.
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Some bonito for me again to live bait.
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Today Elliot joins me at one of me favorite marks.
I'm on catching live bait duties while Elliott is slinging out jigs.
It doesn't take him long before he hooks into something just off bottom it puts up a spirited fight for for several minutes before he lands it on a wave and i go down to tail it.
View attachment 1298613 I'm on lures and live but all I have to show for my efforts is one take on the bait very close to the shore which bites cleanly through my 50lb leader.
its getting on for midday I'm thinking of packing up and looking forward to my bacon sarnie when the balloon bobs a few times before being pulled under and ripped off. Lines being ripped off the spool at a fair rate of knots, I think this is one fast fish.
It's heavy, fast and I'm having trouble stopping it to get some line back on the spool.
It stays down deep for a long time but eventually I start to get the upper hand and we finally see it, one very nice Bonito.
Several more minutes playing it close in when it suddenly goes belly up and I land it on a wave.
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some pornstar ‘taches there. Nice fish and showing Pete the way with lures. HaHaLooks like my optimism is starting to pay off, fishing here is improving at last.
Alan's friend fishing just offshore on the east coast has been picking up some very tasty dolphinfish
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Elliot shore fishing also on the east side of the island has been getting Bonito and Barracuda on metal jigs.
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