Offshore stockyards

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Offshore stockyards

Post by re-tyred » Tue May 10, 2022 6:47 pm

Went to the stockyards today with a cpl of mates. Stockyards is about 20nm to the west of lakes.
We started the day in close at the back of the surf. 4 MTRS.
Drifted out on the light northerly breeze. At 8 MTRS the rod bent and off the line went doing the typical circle work of a gummy. The other guy got their lines up with out a tangle and a short time later a nice MTR+ gummy was in the net. This followed with one each over the next 20 minutes. Then it went quiet , no bites. We moved out to the reef in 15 MTRS, for zip. Then out to 23 for a hot bite on wrasse, yuk. So after a cpl of hours of wrasse or nothing on various lumps of rock, we headed out towards Baracoota oil rig. Stopped in 40mtrs in an area we have done alright on flatties before. Over they went and within a minute I had a typical flatty bite. Seemed pretty heavy, plenty of nudge nudges on the way up. Looked like a nice flatty coming up. Woo it was as big as a shovel. Fat must have been close to 2kg. Soon settled into steady bite, with many really good fat flatties. By 2pm we had around 30 in the Esky along with our 3 gummies. So headed home feeling quite satisfied.
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Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (River Rat to Mole)

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Re: Offshore stockyards

Post by Nude up » Tue May 10, 2022 10:34 pm

Gummies and flatties my favourite fish to eat great work

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Re: Offshore stockyards

Post by sandef » Tue May 10, 2022 11:13 pm

For those looking for stockyards it's out from loch sport .The s loch sport is stock yard hill

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