Nong 28/04/2018

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Nong 28/04/2018

Post by deathray » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Greetings,

Overdue to contribute something but I guess it helps when you’ve actually caught a fish. Put in a few sessions at the Nong recently for the sum total of one missed bite. Figuring it was just a matter of time decided to just keep persisting.

So to yesterday; while struggling to catch a single mullet a passing kayaker mentioned they saw a big fish caught earlier in the day, news that left me just a little flat. Thankfully by the grace of god managed to snag half a dozen nice livies in the last half hour of light.

About an hour after dark line steadily, but not particularly violently, poured of the reel. After ten seconds flicked to strike and was on. All the effort catching bait and boredom of waiting quickly goes out the window when connected to that first run.

After being safely landed and a some pics it was released, taking off with a few powerful kicks. About 95cm looks like I will have to keep fishing to crack the metre and beyond!

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by Kenle » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:43 pm

Beautiful fish and great effort mate, must've been one good fight too i bet :a_goodjob:

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by smile0784 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Well done mate

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by Lightningx » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:16 pm

So close to that metre mark mate.
Still a great fish! Nice work :thumbsup:

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by denis barden » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:24 pm

Wow Wee

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by Bayrock » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:54 pm

Great catch!
Kudos for the release!



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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by hornet » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:42 pm

:a_goodjob: :notworthy:

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by Nude up » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:49 pm

Very nice fish ripper

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by bilby » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:13 pm

Sensational fish, Deathray! You're one up on me - I've been out the last 2 nights for zero so far. I'm having trouble finding any schools of mullet, which may be part of the issue. Keep at it - I'm sure you will get that metre fish soon.

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Re: Nong 28/04/2018

Post by deathray » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:01 pm

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. While the brag factor is a big motivation to post a report there’s definitely also an element of wanting to share a breakthrough experience with fellow anglers.



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