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Eging off the rocks

Posted on 20 June 2016

My father Tony and I ventured out a few days ago during the evening after work in a last minute scrambled session, which was a smart move. The swell was reasonable with a good tide and light winds making it favourable for eging after we had a week or westerly winds making it glassy. Reports flying in of calamari being caught everywhere made it hard to miss. The session was only 2 and a half hours or so of proper fishing from 8:30 - 11pm and turned out better than expected.

I rigged up the using eging set up with the new Yamashita 490 Glow S model, chucked on the spikes and walked out to have a cast. Egi max was sprayed and the UV torch lit up the lure. First cast...... and got snagged and lost the lure as the knot broke at the braid. Tied another FG knot and off I went in to cast again. On my 3rd cast on a Yamashita 490 #3.5 jig I was onto a squid roughly a metre off the bottom. Although it was a small size, it was a start. A few casts later I was onto another calamari that was slightly bigger. Tony was using a white Yamashita OH Q LIVE #3.5 RWF and proceeded to land a calamari. On my 3rd squid, I thought I snagged again the line slowly started to crawl in. I continued to put pressure on the rod and slowly pull in the line. At first I thought i was snagged, but up came a cuttlefish ~4kg.

For the next hour or so, the action was quite good with calamari being caught every few casts and ended up with 14 calamari at the end and 2 cuttlefish, all caught on jigs. Whilst I taking photos with the catch, Tony caught one on his last caught which I didn't manage to take a photo of.

Gear used
Rod: JS Company Bixod E4
Reel: Daiwa Emerladas Collasol 2508PE-DH
PE: Amigo 16lb
Leader: Vhard #2
Lures: Yamashita OH Q LIVE 3.5S, 490 Glow 3.5S, 490 Glow, OH K 3.5

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