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So I can count the number of times I have surfcasted on one hand. Flopped a rod over a ledge somewhere sometime becuase it was there and so was I.
I had a day to kill in Gissy y/day and a mate up there is a keen surfcaster. He knew I was killing a bit of time so took me out for a fish off the rocks  at a spot he has recently prospected - fished it once before.
We sloshed our way out to the edge of a reef and fished an hr either side of low tide and I got these two guys.
The big guy was 25 lb, and literally was dragging me off the reef. I was in soled dive boots and they were skidding across the rock ledge. I was fishing on braid (his gear) amongst foul so when the line ran I just wound drag on til it stopped the fish.
But then I started moving instead.
Prob lucky to land it - braid must have been near breaking strain and plenty of foul to get snagged on.
Anyway - good fun. Who needs a boat?
Might buy a surfcaster.
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Top stuff Alan.  Great pic.  
Time to take a surfcasting rod to Vtu.  A doggie session off the rocks down by the white house would be entertaining.  I'll watch.
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You would need to be chained to the edge. Your turn - I will watch.
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Wow . Great fish. In this day and age so good to see. When the expected becomes the unexpected..  Could say your fishing trip was close to the edge-literally ..
Those fish ,the experience on that rocky shore, will remain with you forever. Well done.
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top notch fishing Alan~~well done  Clap
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Yep - a couple of hrs with a rod, on a rock ledge, and for sure , it is up there with a marlin solo. Seriously. Great event. That is the stuff you remember.
I caught a big mahi once on a small trout fly (for a first time). Thats in the same drawer of memories. Its not about how many are in the bin. 
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Nice work Alan, nothing like catching a nice snapper off the rocks.
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That is awesome Alan and what a great natural pic
Best gurnard fisherman in my street
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The joys of fishing.
And some people just don't get it??
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Yes I recon a fish (or two) off the bricks feel way better earned. BTW did your "guide" catch anything? 
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Great work Alan,  that’s a beauty landbased anywhere
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Great stuff. 👍
slowly going where everyone else has already been
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Thanks guys. I now get what the land based fishos are all about. Great adventure, different spots, and a real challenge to beat the odds.

"Yes I recon a fish (or two) off the bricks feel way better earned. BTW did your "guide" catch anything? "
Yep my mate got two also - one about the size of my smaller guy and another in the smaller pannie category.
He went back again y/day and got 2 smallish ones. He was feeding out burley in frozen balls about the size of a tennis ball. Whipped them out with a plastic thrower thing like you use for balls for the dog to chase.
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Just fished a local competition. Some of the surfcasters did better than the boaties. Surfcasting isn't my thing, but I was impressed and there are definitely good fish to be caught if you know what you're doing. 
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Just ask me if you need any tips MB  :-)
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Beauty fish there Alan, looks like the day let some sunshine for you too! 
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We were lucky- my mate figured the conditions looked decent - so called me while I was still in Hawkes Bay - to organise for the next day.
The tide was right - low mid morning, and a very low tide. And the swell was down, and wind decent. Everything lined up, and then the fish turned up too.
As Uncle says - one of those trips to remember.
I did take him fishing once when he was on a trip to Vtu. He nailed a good mahi in 10 minutes. He was chaperonning a school trip. We took the fish back for the kids to have fish n chips. 
So, the favour was returned some yrs later.
If you guys need any surfcasting tips - don't be afraid to ask.
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Nice couple fish Al,.
 I dont regcognise the spot, you care to share, you did after all say if we needed any tips just ask LOL
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We could see them feeding the stingrays. My mate thought I had snagged one for a while. But I could feel the nodding.
I called snapper.
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