I was working hard on patrol yesterday, driving a quad bike along the beach, hard life I know, and checked an old fella who had a few big gar. Well the sun was forecast for today so I took a day's toil and hit the beach at Nene Valley for a few hours. Had garfish from the first cast and soon had my limit of 60, returning loads to fight another day. Also managed a few salmon and mullet. Great fun and didn't see a sole all day (they all hibernate down this way as it's winter, err 16C today ). It took me longer to butterfly the gar than to actually catch them - 3kg of fillets, yeah the gar are big down south! Didn't take one home less than 30cm, the legal limit is 23cm! The big ones fight well too, especially on my 1kg outfit.
I've just bought a big smoker so am gonna try to smoke a few. Smoked tuna is awesome, like the best smoked gammon you could ever wish for...oh hang on, do the tuna run in Adelaide?