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Land based beauty

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Fishing Reports
Forum Description: Share information about your latest fishing trip
Printed Date: 23 Aug 2019 at 2:19pm

Topic: Land based beauty
Posted By: Gatt
Subject: Land based beauty
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 9:21am
Got this beauty off the reef between Rothesay Bay and Murrays Bay on Wednesday a.m. Was a cold morning with biting southerly wind and I was tempted to leave as soon as I got there. However, stuck it out and after landing a (smaller) pannie with my 2nd cast managed to land this 74cm snap with my next cast after a bit of a tussle through the foul. Measured up and released with much satisfaction as my philosophy is not to keep snaps over 50cm.

Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 9:49am
Well done Gatt and good on you for releasing. I remember that area, fished there a wee bit off the shore many moons ago.

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau

Date Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 3:04pm
Great looking fish, well done on landing and releasing.

Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 3:20pm
Cracker well done!

Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 4:43am
Nice Gatt! well done on release, liked....

Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 7:41am
Great effort!


Best gurnard fisherman in my street

Posted By: Reel Deal
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 8:11am
That’s a fantastic result!!

The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb

Posted By: kitno
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 8:36am
Good solid snap off the rocks Gatt.

Top 10 finish
2020 Grunter Hunter.

Posted By: MacSkipper
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 9:06am
Good on you - good to put a breeder back like that may he/she have many more!
Amazing how they thrive so close to the city....

Good fishing trip nothing breaks, great trip catch fish.

Posted By: Far Quirk
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 1:58pm
Nice work Gatt.  Fortitude to stay out there, and well done to release the biggun.  Liked.

Far Quirk - I'm goin' fishn!

Posted By: Gatt
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2018 at 3:04pm
Thanks for nice comments. I am passionate about fishing but also doing my part to not kill the resources. I try not to fish the same place too often (from rocks). Some try their best to wipe out an entire bait fish population in a small area by fishing there day after day (Black Rocks at Milford used to have heaps of piper). Likewise , with larger fish, once having caught a few of them, the thrill for me after the fight, is in releasing , not eating. I do however appreciate that some are fishing purely to put food on the table, so hope I do not come across as sanctimonious or self righteous (had to look those words up.Geek)

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