A strange outing where fish were most cooperative, with kahawhai, small trevs and a fat gurnard obliging the anglers. I saw three good fish break off caused mostly by inexperience, but this was of little matter. Watching the fight I believe they were small rays. What made it strange was all the fish were caught within forty metres of the shore, the two ladies could not hit thirty metres with their casting, yet a steady stream of fish came their way.
I was having no success until I realised I was casting a country mile past the fish, the moment I throttled back then a couple of fish joined me on the beach.
Lovely morning, until late in the session the crabs were on holiday, the sea was very fishable with excellent colour, although in the early hours there was a chill breeze off the land.
Fishing at its best with just about everyone taking home their dinner ... great.
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