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Offline Freeeedom

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First look for the Pine Summer bream
« on: Wed 30 Oct 16:30 2019 »
I've been out of action for a while, having taken a tumble and damaged one of my already shonky  shoulders. But with movement and strength gradually improving (to about 50% of previous) I needed to see how I would go managing the boat, cast net and other gear with only one and a half arms. Turned out not too bad, although I'm a bit knackered - more than usual - and stiff and sore right now. The tides were good for an early look to see if the summer bream run has started, although I thought it might be a bit early, which can often result in lots of undersize fish, or sometimes very few fish at all. I started by looking for a flathead while the tide was still low - managed only one, plus a small squire. Moved on to looking for some whiting on the shallow banks as the big tide continued to rise, but again only found one fish, about 30cm. Finally, as the tide neared the top, I started targeting the bream and was pleasantly surprised that there were quite a few about, and the quality was pretty good for this time of the year. Keeper ratio was about 50% and there were no big fish yet, but they will pick up in size and numbers as the weather gets hotter and the prawns start to run. Ended up keeping eleven. The grandkids will be happy - they've been eating whiting for a while now, but bream is their favourite, and the grandson has a birthday next week and I'm catering. His request - 'Fish and chips, ...and calamari, ...and seafood dim sims, ...and prawn cutlets'. It's the same every year! I don't mind really because that's pretty close to my favourite menu too. It's a lot better than some of the other requests I get, like tofu curries and vegetarian lasagna!
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Offline CreekCrabber68

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Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
« Reply #1 on: Wed 30 Oct 16:38 2019 »
Brilliant catch there  :)
Happy Boating and Fishing
From Lisa

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Offline mighty quinn

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Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
« Reply #2 on: Wed 30 Oct 19:10 2019 »
Nice catch John,I haven't bothered with the boat yet,I've found a yabbi bank close to home that gives up 4 or 5 nice size bream around the top of the tide,not many small fish but no stonkers either yet, the bonus are the whiting only 2 or 3 a tide around 34 to 36 cm but built like sea mullet real brutes.
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    Offline bondy99

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    Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
    « Reply #3 on: Thu 31 Oct 10:06 2019 »
    G'day John,

    Thanks for the report, good to see you're are mending, It's always a challenge to do things under those injuries, strength will build up the more you can do.

    At least you managed to get some tasty specimens.

    Cheers.
    Peter
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    Offline Daryl McPhee

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    Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
    « Reply #4 on: Thu 31 Oct 12:35 2019 »
    Top catch as always including a "pink bream" as a bonus.
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    Offline TheGurn

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    Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
    « Reply #5 on: Thu 31 Oct 13:25 2019 »
    Well done.

    So. How much notice will you need to cater for my birthday? Same menu sounds great.

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    Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
    « Reply #6 on: Thu 31 Oct 14:36 2019 »
    LOL! Join the queue - but no more vegan menus please.
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    Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
    « Reply #7 on: Tue 5 Nov 09:03 2019 »
    Nice catch. Well done. A good reward for an early season prospect.

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    Re: First look for the Pine Summer bream
    « Reply #8 on: Wed 6 Nov 16:41 2019 »
    Sorry to hear about your injury John. Hope you're back to 100% asap.
    Great post as usual. Keep up the good work; you are an inspiration to us all!
    Cheers  Tezz   8)

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