After having my boat for two weeks I've been going mad wanting to take it out, finally got to do it today. We tried to go out yesterday pm but it was way too rough so we hit O'Sullies at 6am this morning. It was still blowing a bit and got a lot worse but we went out anyway. The boat handled the swell really well so well pleased.
We tried some southern reefy ground at first and struggled. I did lose a rugger snapper on my lighter gear when it caught my top dropper on the rope for my berley bomb was gutted. The water was really dirty. Pretty much no fish at all were showing on the sounder.
On the way back in we came across much more fishy looking bottom, with plenty of fish being shown on the sounder so, after a quick call to okay a later finish with the mrs, we anchored up in a pretty heavy swell for a 15' boat. We were into fish straight away, my mates managed some lovely leatherjackets. For some reason I was getting different fish, I had 2 Port Jackson sharks, one gummy shark, a sweep (I think), a zebrafish, a huge tommy and some bright red thing that I haven't a clue what it was - all in about 30 mins. We had to leave with the fish biting coz I promised the mrs - turns out when I got home she'd got fed up waiting and went shopping for two hours
Anyway, I know the species we caught weren't exactly great but we had a brill couple of hours, fishing waters we have never fished before and not knowing what the next fish will be - fishing at it's most fun and that's what it's all about
Bring on the summer!