Yesterday me and mate come down to south wall around 4pm. Try spinning around all over the wall.but nothing .and than i decided to go up the wall and my buddy wana go down so we split.Thought of try toasting plastic for jew so i prep my heavy outfit. Few cast and felt a little touch ,and than on my 4th cast on plastic. I am "On" couples of big head shake than heading out .than arc to right and i applied more drag.fish slow down and took off again. I tried to hold the rod in one arm and other try to reach the phone in my pocket and ring my mate. Told him to bring the gaff.few min later my mate came in but without gaff.And look at me and said he forgot to bring the gaff from home.and he said he will go down if the fish comes up.the fish stop so i start pumping the rod and try to gain the line back, while I try to guide the fish where we could land and the fish start to run again to the left. So i started to jump from one rock to another. And i then i looked back and there were like 20 people watching me. Some have even taking their best seat on the rock.
I start to get tired trying to fight on nearly 10ft rod.the fight is nearly already 30min.while i was moving from one rock to another suddenly my line gone slack.I yelled'f**K'. i thought i lost it . And as i winding back my slack ,the line get tight and fish is still on. With my hope is back on i run down the rock close to water ,And i pumped and wind. As i was lifting the rod i can feel the massive weigth at the end of the rod.And i know it was big fish.After few painful rod work the fish surfaced. Everyone on the rock screem. And i was in shock. Massive jew. My buddy call it 20kg at least. I try to guide the fish close to the rock and suddenly my line goes "pop".The fish was floating on top for few sec and swam away.I was disbelieved. My body was shaking.It would have been my biggest jewie ever.I just say nothing but all i did was smile with disspointment.My mate comfort me and others said "its ok and go and get one more".And i looked up and say thanks.After i looked at my 60lb leader its been through hard time rubbing against the rock. It was solid fight for about 45 min.Never fought for jewie that long. Any how i have to go back and try again one more time another day. As old say "Dont brag it if you cant prove it". So till the next time" tide line"
Me and mate we start fishing around 1am on Thursday. Moving up and down along the wall trying for big eye and Jew but dint even get a touch all night. As the tide started to change back the swell start to pick up so i switch back to plastic to see if i could get anything to interest. but nothing again without a touch for hr. as i was winding back my soft plastic just near the rock with bit of speed out of nowhere something appear and smash my soft plastic. I could see the lure is being hit from the light of moon. And the line start to peel off from the reel and i called out for mate "I am on" than i apply bit more of drag. The fish refuse to stop and take me straight to the rock .Bit more of rod work than the fish comes out. The big eye trav about 65cm.It is not huge by all mean. But one of the most aggressive strike and fight that I face. Mind-blowing to see the full speed strike about 10m in front of you. After we did get one more hook up but the hook pulled. And all quite again so we move back try another area. Only manage to get one smaller trav on light gear. And we head back home around 5am. We haven’t seen bigger big eye for while only smaller model are common now a days. They have seemed to disappear for around a month.maybe probably feeding in different area. bit of change in weathermight might bring different fish close to shore.