Early start with Scott and clients – 8 March 2016
On Tuesday 8th March we were once again joined by Scott and some of his clients exploring our beautiful country. We got an early start to the day leaving harbour at 6am. we arrived in the tuna grounds to find a long-liner catching good kingklip so we decided to do a drift behind him.
My deckhand Robin set the first bait and we were on. Tiagra 80 screaming like a spoiled child with line peeling off, we clipped the client into his biggest fish ever, landing a nice 65kg butter ball. We approached the long-liner for our second drift, working long-liners and trawlers we couldn’t find any fish.
Late in the afternoon we decided to do one more drift behind a trawler, on our last drift we managed to pull the shoal of fish off the trawler, being boat alone all pandemonium broke loose. Raising the shoal we had yellowfin 360 degrees around the boat we had a great time doing the tuna dance. Over under over under organised chaos we boated another some more fish. Smashing it out the park we ran home with big smiles and yellowfin in the box. Thanks Scott and clients it was an Awsome day on the water. See you gents soon.
Nick – Big Catch Skipper