Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by PPriems » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:04 am

Thank you. :thumbsup:



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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by StarrangerAU » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:41 am

Damn good report, and excellent pictures! Thanks for posting.

As a matter of course I managed to get down to Portland on Saturday (02/02) to fish the breakwall and landed 10 x 35cm+ PInkies, and on any other day I would have been quite happy with that, but I really was aching for the Kings to come and visit the wall that morning. *sigh*

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by Reeling » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:24 pm

cheaterparts wrote:
PPriems wrote:So where do you put caught fish in the kayak?
in the fish box - theres about enough room to fit a kingy of at least 5 foot
on a purpose built fishing ski - not the Anaconda pool toys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag99cCRTVj0

watch from about the 8 min mark - these guys pulled a 125 cm fish ( 15 kg ) and a 1.5 meter ( 27 kg ) fish on that trip
that's what I aiming for haha

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by Lightningx » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:47 pm

They get some absolute monsters in that area...

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by cheaterparts » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:56 pm

cheaterparts wrote:
PPriems wrote:So where do you put caught fish in the kayak?
in the fish box - theres about enough room to fit a kingy of at least 5 foot
on a purpose built fishing ski - not the Anaconda pool toys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag99cCRTVj0

watch from about the 8 min mark - these guys pulled a 125 cm fish ( 15 kg ) and a 1.5 meter ( 27 kg ) fish on that trip
Reeling wrote: that's what I aiming for haha
we fished the Power Station the year after Minny pulled this fish with the S.A guys none of us pulled fish but we did see a 30 kg fish caught by a boat right beside us - they do get some horses there in Port Augusta
they also get some big grey fish there to one tipped Gab out the year after we were there by having a little chew on his kayak and put some nice holes in his hobie - they guess it was 4 - 4 1/2 meters
We didn't see any Whites while we were there but it is an area that a shark shield may be of use
talking to Chris ( squidy ) the guy with the AI that was on the beach with us not in the comp he said the kings were being found closer to the bridge than the old power station since the power station had been turned off maybe the water is a bit warmer further up the gulf - who knows
must say P/Augusta is a nice place to kayak you just have to dodge the G/Whites
My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm - Elephant fish 85 Cm - Snapper 91 Cm - KG Whiting 49 Cm - Flathead 55 Cm - Garfish 47 Cm - Silver Trevally 40 Cm - Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm - snook 64 Cm - Couta 71 Cm - Sth Calamari 40 Cm hood


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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by Reeling » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:08 am

Pulled a video together of the action from a couple of weeks ago. Top water and underwater shots included.

Hope you enjoy. Any feedback welcome. Just be kind as it's my first vid ;)

https://youtu.be/-yg9t2xznCw

https://youtu.be/-yg9t2xznCw



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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by Lightningx » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:47 am

That’s a Great vid mate!
Can see why you were so frustrated. That was a decent fish!
Hopefully you will have success landing one next time.
Really enjoyed watching the underwater footage!
Cheers :thumbsup:

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by Reeling » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:07 pm

Fingers crossed hey! I'm heading down for a Saturday fish....so here's to hoping

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by dazz999 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:38 pm

awesome vid i actually bought the water wolf after watching but will use that with the float attachment over my local spots just to see whats down there i have a gopro but the water wolf has alot longer battery life when you were feeling the fish rubbing you line trying to get away was epic we all know that feeling well done thank,s for sharing

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Re: Portland, Vic: North Shore Challenge 2019

Post by Reeling » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 am

Thanks Dazz. Part of the reason I bought the waterwolf for education. I used it recently on my lazy squid rod. When I got home to watch the footage, I had a couple of squid follows, but also had a couple of whiting inspecting. I decided to go back on sunday past, and managed to pick up a couple of KGW between 35-37cm.

Another educational aspect of it has been when I have come across "stuff" on the sounder and being able to cross reference with underwater footage to find out whether it's weed of small fish etc.



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