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April 2012

Anzac Day at sea, and it was a windy Wednesday offshore

April 25, 2012 All At Sea 2

Anzac day is a public holiday in Australia and we had an opportunity to go fishing. The forecast was within the range we were looking for. But unfortunately the westerly wind arrived early and we had to come in from the FAD and work closer to the coast line for calmer water a …

A much better day at sea than we expected

April 22, 2012 All At Sea 5

The weather forecast and ocean condition predictions are often hard to read. The various web sites present different scenarios and it’s a matter of picking the average and add our local knowledge. Yesterday was a tough day at the office with a 2 to 3 metre north easterly sw …

Easter Monday and fish for dinner

April 9, 2012 All At Sea 3

Adrian from UK has been in Australia for eight months and loving every minute of it. We had a good day today, Easter Monday with clear sky and not much wind. The swell was building a little but fishing was good with our average catch of three to four fish per person. As you c …

Sergio’s team and Neil caught heaps of tuna

April 8, 2012 All At Sea 2

To me it was a tough day at the office; the forecast was good but reality different. We picked up a few mahi mahi at our inshore FAD and then proceeded to the Port Hacking FAD about 12 nautical miles offshore. We found a confused sea, short and sharp waves and wind increasing …

Girl power this is…

April 6, 2012 All At Sea 0

Jana has been onboard with us a couple of times and again showed her fishing skills. We had a good day with kind sea conditions. Strange how it is, we fished the reefs for more than an hour, fish on the sounder and no takers. Other than a small sergant baker! So we switched t …

It is the journey that matters, not the destination

April 1, 2012 All At Sea 0

We had another great day today with wonderful sea conditions and being out to the NSW Fisheries FAD, also a fish trap float and then the continental shelf. Unfortunately we didn’t catch the big ones, the guys throw back perhaps a half dozen dolpin fish under 60 cm. On t …

Another day in paradise

April 1, 2012 All At Sea 10

Well, perhaps it is an overstatement after our three days of summer and a shocking seasion with rain, rain and more rain. And the dams overflowing!! But today was good, we had very nice sea conditions and a lot of fun with mac tunas and bonnies, i.e. bonito which is in the tu …