Bugatti Reef 21st of July

Saturday 21st July Peter: The weather was ordinary yet again today although the fish were defiantly out happily feeding. We saw a lot of fish on the incoming tide first thing this morning although amongst the action we only managed to pick 1 good fish up. Once the outgoing tide decided to crank we began fishing sum awesome looking ledges and picked 1 up here and there for the remainder of the day. We managed to pick up 5 nice size fish by stumps, looking forward to tomorrow with the new ground!!   Damon: A cold and windy day, but the fish were biting and the water was warm!! We started the day with a triple hook-up of solid 20-22kg GTs, which were all landed despite forays into the coral, crossed lines and general chaos. An airborne spanish mackerel of 20kg stole a rather expensive lure before we moved to the next reef and found more GT chaos in some whirlpool back eddies. A solid 30kg GT came out and demolished Allan’s popper and gave him quite a tussle. The rest of the morning saw steady action fishing mostly drains and the back side of the current, and every likely looking spot was holding good sized hungry fish. A break for lunch saw Allan bring out the light gear and a stick shadd 114 for a cast in the shallows – he was rewarded with a 12kg maori wrasse while eating lunch, which gave a huge fight. We fished some more blue hole drains after lunch and every hole had a fish, which resulted in some great action. We ended the day with about 13 GTs in the boat and big smiles all round, a very enjoyable day was had by all.   Glanville: Cold and windy was a good summary by Damon, we started off fairly well and managed to snag a few fish early morning before heading to the next spot. A point with awesome current just folding around it and literally held together by spanish mackerel, the plan after that was to spend some time in the shallows in the hope for a big fish. With our tackle up graded and lures scaled up the game was on. After around half an hour we spotted the beast, a fish of around 40-45kg swiped the lure and just missed as we continued in the shallows. We kept on seeing plenty of fish today and in the rough conditions and somehow put 17 GTs is the boat…awesome day was had by all!!!

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