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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: close to home

A quick trip out with no 1 son Jordan to fish the low tide in the Lizzie river, just to get away for a couple of hours.
In his boat so i was the deckie, flying around to a spot he now likes to fish and i said 'hey why dont we go over there and have a go, waters dropping out of the Mangrove roots just right, dirty strip along the edge of the clean water, might get one!' response was 'never get any there' anyway i reminded him of a few times that we did and managed to talk him into going over to have a go, totally unenthused looking he was sitting at the back driving the boat around so i could cast.
it was great!
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You guessed it, half a dozen casts and bang, nice little Barra inhaled the SP and screamed off, was a new reel and hadnt even bedded the drag washers in, i got told about everything i was doing wrong as the barra tore some line from the reel heading accross the shallows, had to tighten the drag a bit to slow him down.
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Jordan then decided he'd have a go and after a couple of casts got a nice little silver Barra as well, they were feeding along there, its great when you can show you know something and catch fish :-) and remind the young feller that you can still do it, :-)
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unfortunately the wind came up pretty soon after that and it got a little choppy so we tried around a few other spots a little calmer, had a go around the barge wharf for Inpex, and tried a couple of our regular creeks on the way home but no joy unfortunately.
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Found a few smaller fish feeding and got a couple of good pics, the New Mercury 50hp 4stroke is going well on the back of the Stessle! Had to advise the skipper a couple of times to slow down a little so i could drink my beer and it didnt go flat, whilst he was going flatout across the chop and the beer was bouncing around in my hand, lol.
There was a little Kingfisher in one creek sitting in the mangroves waiting intently for a snack to present itself.
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We should have just gone home after the first session catching a couple of Barra, never mind, was quite relaxing and the Barra tasted great beer battered.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: close to home

Nice little session mate ,so good to get results near to home and $10 buck on fuel :catch: :mrgreen:

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: close to home

Yep, spoilt as up here fellas. Top report 86.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: close to home

Cheap trip!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: close to home

Well done mate,

Good to see you're still teaching,

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