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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:08 pm Post subject: Re: After catching a fish
Brettirvine, you do have some chance of a decent fish from stokes hill warf which is landbased fishing, its a good idea to carry a drop gaf, and yes you can lower you fish on a rope to bleed and keep fresh, no esky required.
Did that until a feller in a grey suit decided to only let me have th tail half..dunked a mackie one time too many. Now cut em and just hold over the edge...Use me livie bucket to wash down the possie before I leave. Brett, I only ever live bait for pelagics off the wharf..th drop gaff is an absolute winner for getting them up onto th deck..it also precludes any idea of releasing th fish unharmed, it's the detemining factor in my style of fishing in that location, apart from the fact that I find 'skinny's' great eating, and awsome to tackle on light gear. The odd Mackie or Tuna is an added bonus.
If you aren't prepared to take it home, then simply bust it off and rerig. For a real test.. take some cooked prawns down and have a crack at the big Trevs that hang out under the wharf.. I've had 80lb braid/20' of 100lb leader treated with absolute disdain by those hit and run artists. Happy fishin' graham.
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