Nicks seaway report 10th July
Got to the seaway around 5:30am, tide was ripping on its way out, the low tide was around 9:30 so we were hoping for early surface action on sunrise even though it was absolutely freezing haha!!
The water was very clear and it didnt look like much bait was around either.
We headed up to the north wall and drifted along the face from about 3/4 up the wall to about 50m past it with a few hits (tail grabs) on the 7 inch gulps with no success , then I changed to a large grassminnow 119 colour for a run around the flats side of the north wall on south straddie but lost it on 12lb leader (my guesses a tailor).
After that two spear fisherman rocked up with ropes attached to them about 15m long to their surf ski's so they made the tip of the north wall unfishable. About 2 mins later one of them had a kingie that would have gone a metre long easily, was a bit gutted after that so went to the pipe and threw metals for no success.
Then came back to the north wall to find 5 spear fisherman, the guy with the kingie still out with a bag of trevs and something big and red in it as well dunno what it was tho looked very reefy tho but we ended up calling it a day around 9am.
Wasnt expecting much as it was freezing with bad tides but better to be out there than sitting at home I guess!!!
Steve’s Broadwater Report 8th July 2011
Wade graciously invited myself and Mick out for a fish last night I think more than anything to show off his new rig, although I'm not a fan of fishing in other peoples boats I was quite impressed with the rig as an allrounder, with a few minor mods which Wade is currently taking care of she will be a cracker.
Wade was also keen to get us into a couple of Bigeye but as we'd got there a bit early we went for a bit of a look around in some places we'd never been, didn't find much but I can say those little Duskys are still about in good numbers with Wade getting one first cast which makes him twice as good as me as it took me two, Wade was using a 3" hollowbelly and me a 3" slam minnow, meanwhile Mick I think was getting edgy as he was standing on the bow slug in hand and looking at a flock of birds to the south so we didn't stay long and set off for the birds. Spinning produced nothing so we set up for a troll with the usual Xraps and Mick was trying out a new Rapala clackin minnow, first fish was a bit of a surprise in the form of a Finney Scad (Madfish) then it was all Tailor, all legal fish but all went back.
Just after dark Wade decided to try his spot even though the tides were wrong, we did manage 1 good Bigeye each out of quite a few strikes for the loss of only 1 lure which just happened to be Micks new Clackin rap but if ya gonna use 6lb ya gonna loose lures (Wades words). Happy with that we set off to get some dinner at Marina mirage Maca's and a few panadole for my tooth ache then after a brief discussion headed of in search of a Hairtail, we only managed the one but it was a goodie though we didn't measure it. All was fairly quiet on the bait front up north so we headed back south for a troll, by the time we'd arrived back at the seaway which wasn't long as Wade has a fairly heavy foot the boys were starting to feel a bit chillie (30 odd knots into a souwester can do that ) so we did a couple of quick passes for 1 GT on a B25 Bomber and called it a day.
A most enjoyable trip with two like minded fisho's and I think all 3 of us learned something new which is always a bonus, and Wade don't forget to get ya inflatable serviced
Reprinted with permission.