Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

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Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by StarrangerAU » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:00 am

A quick and brief report.

Managed a quick sprint to Inverloch to catch the incoming high tide which was peaking at 3am (30/11). Arrived at 9.30pm, parked myself at the end of the jetty, tied off a berly bag and put two lines out in its trail. during the next two hours had a few pings but nothing significant, however....

I was baiting up with my back turned to my set rods and down the jetty, arms waving, ran the two other fishos out on the jetty for the night. They'd watched one of my set rods buckle over, bounce out of is groove in the wooden pylon, drag across the end of the jetty, and out and over the side into the drink, rod. The perils of being more than half deaf.... you miss all the action if its happening behind you. :-( I'm going to say it was a huuuge mulloway, and the poor bugger is swimming around Inverloch trailing a lovely Penn Allegience Rod and a Penn Spinfisher Reel. Spent the next 5 mins staring absently at the water and quietly inventing a few curse words.

Eventually called it quits at 3am with the tide absolutely rocketing in, where by this time I had shifted around to fish the calmer waters that were not in the direct current on the seaward side of the pier. Did give the hard-body lures a go in the swifter water hoping for some fun with a barracouta or something hungry and big. All up , landed a few legal flatties, but decided to put them back as they weren't quite meaty enough to be worthy sacrificing their short life for.

Looks like I'm up for a new rod and reel this xmas. :-)



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Re: Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by hornet » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 am

I feel your pain ! that's the reason I run bait runners when I'm land based, I walk around the pier with my squid jigs and away from my set rods, I'm also partly deaf though the wife says I'm totally deaf.

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Re: Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by GusG » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:35 am

hornet wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 am
the wife says I'm totally deaf.
That could well be by choice ;-)

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Re: Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by hornet » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:45 am

GusG wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:35 am
hornet wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 am
the wife says I'm totally deaf.
That could well be by choice ;-)
Also know as selective hearing. :rf:

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Post by StarrangerAU » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:13 pm

hornet wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:24 am
I feel your pain ! that's the reason I run bait runners when I'm land based, I walk around the pier with my squid jigs and away from my set rods, I'm also partly deaf though the wife says I'm totally deaf.
Usually when I fish I take my hearing aids out, particularly if the weather is a bit dodgy, or there's too many people carrying on and about, so more often than not I'm pretty close to fully deaf when fishing. I keep thinking to make a sign and put it on my back of my jacket.. I'm sure there's been heaps of folk who have thought I was a rude ^&^%$ because they've stood behind me and started talking and not got any response.

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Re: Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by mingle » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 pm

The resident big sting-rays have an early xmas pressie! :-)

Bad luck, but (as you say) it means you get a new combo!



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Re: Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by StarrangerAU » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:59 pm

mingle wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 pm
The resident big sting-rays have an early xmas pressie! :-)

Bad luck, but (as you say) it means you get a new combo!
I don't think I've ever seen any big rays whilst fishing at Inverloch ( big = 1.5 or 2mtr span) . Not saying they are not there... but usually they make themselves visible around the jetties swanning past like giant black roombas.

I prefer the idea that a huuuge mulloway grabbed it...but more likely you are right.

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Re: Inverloch Jetty - 29/11

Post by Seb85 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:18 pm

I like it how you still can be positive and said 'new rod and reel' and a smiley.
If it was me, I'd still be devastated, possibly going for days or weeks.
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