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    Stanage bay

    Had a few days up at stanage bay last weekend. Busted a spring on the boat trailer on the dirt road in and had to limp into town on three wheels for the last 20km . Anyway, once on the water we did some exploring around the islands and found a few nice spots.. but it was hard to find any decent visibility with the huge tidal movements in the area, and that was on neap tides!! We still pulled some nice trout, a few big parrot, a few cod (that seemed to come out of nowhere and try and steal speared fish) and a nice grass sweetlip. Saw a few firsts like juvenile red emporer, chimaman fish and coral sea bream. Was surprised by the lack of sharks with only 1 small reefy seen. Probably wouldnt go back for a spearing only trip but wouldnt mind line fishing the area seriously.

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    Nice feed there Clint, awesome boat too!
    Thanks for the post and pics, beaut cod there mate.
    Cheers.

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    Nice trip for ya mate but you'd be right it's a great fishing area .
    JT
    VHF CHANNEL 21
    CALL SIGN : JT OR SC552(social club member)

    There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot

    I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges

    Up here we Use Hussar as baits for real RED FISHS (SHSIIFDER)

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    sounds like a great trip how was the ramp and the road in How far out did u guys travel ??

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    what islands did you fish
    did you make it to high peak or the percies?

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    Yeah that cod's a cracker. Are they hard to shoot?

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    That shade cloth is the way to go. 100 km of dirt road will test anyones trailer. Nice to see you got a few good fish for a feed. Did you venture out very far like the Percy Group or just stay within the first few small islands

    Cheers
    Chris

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    Badone- the cod were pretty easy to shoot because they were in mid water trying to steal fish that had been shot by the other guys. Havent done enough spearfishing to know if they are normally hard to get close to.

    We had a bit of a look around the percy group and it was definitely a case of the further out the better the visibility. Would have loved to get to high peak island and Jeffry's rocks but had limited time.

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    Jeffry's rock is great for fishing, so spearing should be even better. Me and a mate have caught some stonka cod at the percy's so there is definately fish there...but gotta pick you time wisely! Me and the miss's are going to go end of this year for another look.

    Great post and pics mate...unlucky about the trailer!

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