April 14th, 2009kayak fishing

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Late this arvo, we headed out into the Pacific Ocean. I thought we’d been told where to go for Snapper, but we didn’t see any of those. Was lovely out there watching the sun set over the  land. The Kahawai was a great fight and pulled my kayak all over the place.

The surf was very small, but it’s still exciting paddling back through it in the dark. It’s difficult to tell how big the waves behind you are. I went at it and got a good ride in.

Zac was following me in, but he decided to do a much more difficult maneuver, with a level five difficulty rating. ;)

He rode a wave in, and eventually slid off the back. Next he turned sideways onto the waves (I yell straighten up from the beach –  I was worried he might lose his fish if he rolled) (he tells me afterwards, he was grabbing his fishing rod as it fell off). As the next wave gets to him, he turns right round, and reverses toward the beach. For the final flourish he once again turns and rides the surge of the wave up the beach sideways.

Very impressive technique, but I wouldn’t have tried it in the dark with a fish on board. :P

March 28th, 200929 snapper

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On Friday morning we caught 29 snapper. (Only 3 the day before.) After I caught my limit of 9, I passed my rod to Joe a couple of times when I hooked up. Our policy is to only keep them over 300mm long, so in the end there was $280 worth of fillets.

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December 4th, 2008fishing myths

There are a lot of misconceptions about fishing. I’d like to clear a few of them up.

Fishing is horrible.

I’m sick and tired of hearing fishing talked about like it’s a holiday. It’s miserable.

In fact back in the middle ages, fishing was actually used as a punishment. (Mostly for taking husbands window shopping and keeping them waiting in the horse and carriage.)

Anyway, I thought I should show you some photos, so you understand what us three guys have to suffer through as we fulfill our fishing trip obligations this week

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December 2nd, 2008preparing for battle

preparing for battle

Fishing trip pending…



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