Whiting from Parra River (25-Nov-2009)

Decided to go for a fish with a work mate on (of all nights) a weeknight after work. Had to triple check with him to make sure he was not joking! Got to our spot at around 9pm, pretty good weather but the wind was quite strong. My workmate managed to hook up a bream on his first cast that went about 20cm on a half pilchard. All of a sudden the action died off as we reached low tide. Another fisherman came along and was getting some tailor on chromes to use as live bait for jewfish. I had a few frozen squid that I had caught from my previous trips that I brought along and had cast out on my 12 ft’er. Had a few nibbles but a whole squid was pretty much cleaned up, probably by a school of pinkies. After I threw another squid out, the other fisherman had tangled with my line while he was winding his line in. He asked if I was winding my line in at the same time, which I was not, as he felt some movement. To our surprise, we brought up a legal whiting that went for the squid!

It measured a bit over 30cm.

Nothing much for the rest of the night apart from a few small tailor. All in all a bad day’s fishing better than a good day’s work!

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