Simrad Tuna classic

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Simrad Tuna classic

Postby Wolly Bugger » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:25 pm

Well last weekend, the Simratd Tuna classic was held in Apollo Bay. The previous year, it cancelled because of bad weather. This year there was one day of fishing, with fishing cancelled for the sunday, which meant an early return to Melbourne.

The plan was to leave early enough on Friday and launch the boat boat for a friday afternoon fish,

Before I left I saw a spare packet of wheel bearings on the shelf, but having just filled the bearing buddies with grease, decided I wouldn't need them and not needing the bearing I decided not to pack the tool kit either.

Coming down the mountain, a new noise started up, eventually decided to pull up and check it out and as we stop the bearing buddy pops off the right hand wheel. So the next was to drive very slowly until we found a safe place to stop and pull over. with the right hand wheel wobbling like a drunken sailor.

First trip into Apollo bay, I find a place that sell wheel bearings, thinking that they were holden bearings, get back to the trailer only to find, I needed more tools than I had on hand, back to Apollo bay, for a tool kit. Get the wheel off, put the new bearings in, the hub won't go one, the bearings were just a little too small, back to Apollo bay, just in time to catch the workshop as it was closing for the day, Get another set of bearings, which fortunaly fitted.

The next day we launched and on the way out, came across, 3 hump back whales, which we sat an watch for a while, then off for a day or towing the lures out the back, after a few hours of zilch, I decided to put our my home made teaser, and towed it around for while. I turned around to see my teaser behaving strangely, I pull it, and find I have half a teaser, 150lb wire trace had been cut, as if a pair of wire cutters were used,

Out of 25 boats for the Apollo bay comp only one boat hooked and landed a Tuna that weighed 101kg;s. Eveyone else was fishless.



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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby purple5ive » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:39 pm

Damn that sucks man.
Should have packed those wheel bearings I guess.
And another bummer on the fish as well. 1 tuna out of 25 boats far out....
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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby CarlG » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:03 pm

The tuna were out front of the harbour on the Sunday, after the comp had been called off.
At which point we were driving up towards the freeway, right up until the drawbar on our boat trailer gave up the ghost.
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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby purple5ive » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:19 pm

CarlG wrote:The tuna were out front of the harbour on the Sunday, after the comp had been called off.
At which point we were driving up towards the freeway, right up until the drawbar on our boat trailer gave up the ghost.


Fugh.
Did anything get damaged??
Looks like a sh*t trip for both tpu guys. Far out......
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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby scott__henning » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:31 pm

I was gonna go and give that comp a crack. But the weather was just iffy enough for me to not bother. I was really dissapointed to not go until I heard the reports Saturday night :down:

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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby Wolly Bugger » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:32 pm

CarlG wrote:The tuna were out front of the harbour on the Sunday, after the comp had been called off.
At which point we were driving up towards the freeway, right up until the drawbar on our boat trailer gave up the ghost.


How did you get out of that one?



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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby Kimtown » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:35 pm

Sounds eventful at least. Sometimes they are the lasting memories in years to come.

Wonder what got your lure though... mako?

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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby StarrangerAU » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:35 pm

I was very interested to read you had sighted 3 humpback whales. I was fishing the Apollo Bay Pier early Saturday morning and sighted a baby one about 100+ meters from the pier and had wondered where it's parents were..... sounds like they were keeping watch out in the deeper water offshore from the bay.

I figured there must have been a competition on... I saw all you guys blowing out the entrance at sun-up.

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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby Lightningx » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm

Doesn’t sound like you had a very good run.
Good effort though and better luck next time mate.

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Re: Simrad Tuna classic

Postby smile0784 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:44 pm

Wolly Bugger wrote:Well last weekend, the Simratd Tuna classic was held in Apollo Bay. The previous year, it cancelled because of bad weather. This year there was one day of fishing, with fishing cancelled for the sunday, which meant an early return to Melbourne.

The plan was to leave early enough on Friday and launch the boat boat for a friday afternoon fish,

Before I left I saw a spare packet of wheel bearings on the shelf, but having just filled the bearing buddies with grease, decided I wouldn't need them and not needing the bearing I decided not to pack the tool kit either.

Coming down the mountain, a new noise started up, eventually decided to pull up and check it out and as we stop the bearing buddy pops off the right hand wheel. So the next was to drive very slowly until we found a safe place to stop and pull over. with the right hand wheel wobbling like a drunken sailor.

First trip into Apollo bay, I find a place that sell wheel bearings, thinking that they were holden bearings, get back to the trailer only to find, I needed more tools than I had on hand, back to Apollo bay, for a tool kit. Get the wheel off, put the new bearings in, the hub won't go one, the bearings were just a little too small, back to Apollo bay, just in time to catch the workshop as it was closing for the day, Get another set of bearings, which fortunaly fitted.

The next day we launched and on the way out, came across, 3 hump back whales, which we sat an watch for a while, then off for a day or towing the lures out the back, after a few hours of zilch, I decided to put our my home made teaser, and towed it around for while. I turned around to see my teaser behaving strangely, I pull it, and find I have half a teaser, 150lb wire trace had been cut, as if a pair of wire cutters were used,

Out of 25 boats for the Apollo bay comp only one boat hooked and landed a Tuna that weighed 101kg;s. Eveyone else was fishless.


Dam bad luck mate
I thought i was only one jinxed with that much bad luck lol



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