stackpole quay 15/08/2010

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phatboy
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stackpole quay 15/08/2010

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i took my 7yr old daughter for her first fishing trip on the malibu 2 last sunday to stackpole quay in search of some mackeral.
we met up with some members from another forum and launched from the quay @ about 9.15
it started off a bit lumpy with some strong northerly winds but that didnt seem to affect kirsten who was quite happy to sit there chucking her feathers about while i frantically tried to keep us on course.
i didnt get any pics to start with as i was too busy paddling away from the rocks while kirsten feathered for mackeral.

the first fish went to kirsten which was a nice sized mackeral on her 5.6ft spinning rod which bent over double. unfortunately i lost the fish while unhooking (slimy bugger :( )

we carried on feathering for another hour or 2 with kirsten catching a further 5 mackeral with a triple shot at 1 point which really tested her rod to the limit.

we landed on Baraundle beach for a bit of lunch around 11.30
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by about 12.30 the wind had eased to almost nothing so we headed back out.
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we trolled some feathers back towards the quay stopping off to exchange catch reports (and a bit of baosting from kirsten)
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we then decided to try trolling some atificial eels in the hope of catching a few pollack but nothing was biting
so we decided to anchor up to 1 of the pot bouys and cast out a bait in the hope of catching something but again after about an hour of sitting there nothing came of it.
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by now it was getting on 3 o'clock so we decided to head out a bit further to catch up with the others who had decided to target tope a bit further out with the fresh mackeral and kirsten decided to chuck her feathers out for 1 last troll and literally within seconds of the feathers hitting the water she had another double shot of mackeral (its starting to get a bit annoying now X( )
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anyway we all then decided to call it a day and head in to gut our catches.
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final count for us was 14 mackeral
kirsten= 8
me= 6
with the others catching plenty of dogfish mackeral and 1 gurnard but no tope
so i was outfished by my 7 yr old daughter :(( X(

she cant wait to go again but i think i might leave her at home next time >:)

thx again to ever1 who turned up and we'll definitely have to do it again some time
Phill



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Post by dontcatchmuch »

nice report and nice pics ,it,s so good to see the younsters out there enjoying thereselfs well done
steve

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Post by phatboy »

yeah
she keeps nagging @ me to go "PROPER" fishing. shes bored of mackeral already lol

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Post by JimKayak »

Sorry I couldnt make it, an early Sunday morning for someone in the licenced trade is a bit assumptive!

A bit more notice is best for me, maybe a bit more than the day before!

My Daughter cant wait to go in the Kayak...but its my boat!

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