It was Back to Incredible, and still firing with the Blues, and a good score on board, with more Nanny’s and Reds being caught.
It’s hard to take, it was time again to head wide and hunt, Part of the thrill is now finding new fishing grounds and adding the Marks, and we were scoring big time.
We headed wider into the unknown and came across more mind blowing Red country.You’ve heard of the Green Mile, well we found the Red mile, “Fishing Nirvana” with the perfect drift, a ridge about one nautical mile long covered in Reds, Nannygai and Trout, not to mention Big Rocks and bommie and fish everywhere.
The first drift seemed to take forever and the fish just kept coming, so we kept drifting.
The esky filled up once again and it was time to call it quits. It was the Red mile alright, a beautiful ridge about a mile long and a few hundred metres wide.
Gold as well, a couple of Big Golden Trevally, 10 Kilo monsters also came to join the party and gave a very good account of themselves, Great to catch in the deep and normally XOS size.
They’ll also readily attack soft plastics and worth a jig if that way inclined. People would kill for that mark, so I’ve got it safely stored and hope to get back again soon.
The Red Mile!!
Now that’s reef fishing. With still a couple of hours to go before heading back to the Centurion mothership, the guys were keen for a troll. So why not, just a quick 10 min run back to the reef and lures were quickly deployed.
The XRap Magnums and Halco laser Pro’s are hard to beat, and a must have in your spread.
The Deep diver in close, and then stagger and run back from there.
As usual the local Mackerel hooligans, quickly jumped on and a few Shark Mackerel and Small Spanish Mackerel were landed. Steve was keen throwing Poppers of the bow, and another great way to work the reef edge finding the Local GT Population.
It was round the next point when Steve got smashed and got a great workout on 80lb braid line and tuff tackle reel, and one poor River 2 Sea Dumbell Popper.
These GT’s take some stopping and eventually was brought along side. A few quick happy snaps and we were about to revive him and give a little tow, but he didn’t want a part of it, and quickly bolted back home to the reef.
They’re a tough fish, and just another amazing insight into what the reef can offer, Lunch was calling and we headed back to the mothership. Another amazing session and Scoreboard was looking good for the blues. Some great Reds, but with 75cm about the best, Michael’s lead was looking good.
The Maroons, came out firing and fished hard, they put plenty of nice fish in the esky, with numerous Reds averaging around the 75cm mark, More Nannygai and donated quite a few to the sharks as well.
A frisky Hammerhead also gave Michaels Red Emperor a race to the boat, and a lovely kiss, leaving three distinct teethmark in one unlucky fish.
Spectacular stuff with the shark giving the spectators a farewell splash at the side of the boat. They fished hard and still more reds averaging 75cm’s, more Nannygai. An epic tug of war and three anglers later, one big sorry Whaler was briefly brought alongside, before being dismissed.
Sharks were becoming a problem, and all you can do sometimes is move on, you do have to pay your local reef tax. More big reds, with Larry’s Red pushing 80cm and just short of Michaels fish, for the prize,
A Couple of horse Nannygai, and another full esky, everybody was happy, apart from the judge, yours truly, giving round two to the Blues.
(We have to feel sorry for them with the rugby League and the poor showing for the last 6 years state of origin, minor details)
Michael was still very happy with his Big Red and kept reminding everybody!! The Sydney boys, Daniel and Steve were keen and went out in the dories and chased more GT’s on the point where we did well in the morning. They landed and released two nice ones, and also got smoked by a couple of Monsters, so were very impressed with the afternoon antics.
Check out more of our website with more great fishing videos and tips. Centurion is available for Charter from four to ten days, with three 14ft dories all year round, or our limited Mothershipping Charters with Raptor II.
Spaces and trips are limited and is strongly recommended to book in early to avoid disappointment for next year.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can assist further with any inquiries about joining these reef charters.