Mixed bag (21-Nov-10)
The weather was warming up to true summer conditions at around 26 degrees. It was windy but still fishable. We managed quite a few yellowtail and squid in quick succession. The squid were a bit all over the place, having to cast far and wide to get them. We decided to try our luck with some yellowtail fillets and squid strips. One of the rods went off in short bursts, followed by a dead weight when winding it up, the same idiosyncrasies usually shown by flathead or sting rays. On further inspection, it was quite a large flathead and since only having 9lb line on as lead, we decided to beach it. It measured 65cm.
Apologies for the picture quality, we decided to subdue the fish to put it out of its misery. One of the other fillets managed yet another crab! They seem to be in season of late.
One of my squid strips got taken by another characteristic short burst. There was a dead weight when it finally settled. Secretly hoping it would be another flathead, it turned out to be a sting ray! Not happy! It measured about 40cm. Line was cut and released safely back in to the water