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    1770 report 8-15 Oct 2017

    We planned a trip just prior to the Oct coral spawning / fin fish closure & got incredibly lucky with the weather. Fished 6 out of 8 possible days, doing an overnight-er day after arrival, then straight back out again for a 3 nighter before the forecast SE blow arrived... which sadly claimed the lives of 6 divers. We stayed 4 nights in the Agnes house we had booked for 10. Blooded some Tanacom 1000 electrics ... woohoo, no more back breaking pump & wind over 80m for us. We covered a lot of territory, as far north as the green zone above Broomfield, regularly zig-zagging out to 150m & back to reef edges. Did over 650kms both trips. Summary is we came home with a feed but had to work bloody hard for it. We found dozens of good shows but not one exploded - no hour of power or hot bite sessions. A bit here and a bit there. Bagged out on reasonable sized maori cod & mixed size red throat, & got some great pearlies though took 3 days to do it. Strangely, not a pelagic to be seen anywhere, no bait, birds, macks, tuna, dollies, wtf?? The boat is called OCD & skipper Jeff is absolutely anal about everything so was guaranteed maximum efficiency & safety., so I wont mention the 'out-of-fuel' incident ... what happens on tour ... :-) The last night out got interesting as we decided to fish late out the 80-100m areas... after dark, it was really dark, as in pitch black, no clear skies & stars like previous nights .... absolute ink, couldn't see an horizon, no idea where sky met water, thank goodness for electronics ... watching GPS map & depth readings we cruised 15kms to find quiet anchorage behind Sykes Reef where we had been on earlier trip out - all good. Watching the weather, we came back to 1770 the day before the forecast blow, cleaned up & packed next day, then left following morning ... just before Agnes was flooded in for 3 days. Overall, weatherman was spot-on. Its another world up there & sharing it with mates is a privilege. I'll let the pics tell the rest of the story ...

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    Haines Hunter 650 'Horizon' 200 4st Johnson (aka Suk DF200) call sign "Dozer" or "Uripper"

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    Re: 1770 report 8-15 Oct 2017

    we were up there 7th-14th, agree was real good weather, we mainly fished boult, no big fish but 55 keepers between 2 of us, we didnt do any overnighters and only fished 4 days due to trailer repairs etc.....on the sunday at fitzroy we only got 1 keeper

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    Re: 1770 report 8-15 Oct 2017

    Great report and awesome photos! Canít wait to get back up there myself soon. Darren.

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    Re: 1770 report 8-15 Oct 2017

    Nice report - great spot up there and the fishing is ok as well. Like the bottle and recovery kit


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    Re: 1770 report 8-15 Oct 2017

    Great report and pics. We were up there around the same time, and ended up being flooded in. Great weather wasnít it? Saw this boat up there in the next street over.
    Cheers


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