Categories: Joel's Fishing Diary
      Date: May  3, 2001
     Title: First off the top for 2011

Monday 25 April 2011


Out for first light, a light northerly, air temp 9 degrees, water temp 10 degrees, water clarity good. Having had a few half hearted attempts from good size bass on surface lures on previous sessions, i decided to start off with a patchinko, which proved to be a good call,and had a hit and run take as the fish steamed off back out to sea, stripping line off the clutch, and me rockhopping to keep a direct line on her, avoiding the many submerged rocks, heart pumping full of adrenaline i  eventually tired her, and safely brought her in,a few photos,weighed, and released to fight another day, a cracking fish of 6lb 11oz, great to get one off the top in april.