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ISO fishing for drummer in Sydney

Posted on 20 August 2017

Team: Gabriel, William, Andrew Park, Andrew Cheung, Eric

Set up:
Rod - IFL Excalibur Type III Prototype
Reel - Daiwa Onaga Monster 4000LBD
Line - Marufuji ST MARK #6
Float - IFL Basic BG 1.0
Leader - Vhard #3.5
Hook - Hitena #1.8 

Fished a warm, bright day for a winter's morning. The morning was quite warm as we made our way onto the ledge from the carpark. The forecasted swell of 1.4m @ 14 seconds was one of those type of swell to catch people off guard and bring in massive sets of waves that would be regarded as "too rough" to be off the rocks, but we took this factor to our advantage and used it to find fish a heavy wash. 

The morning was quiet as expected as the swell was mediocre in power, but could tell that it was building up. Parkalyse (Andrew Park) kicked off the morning by catching a blackfish. Andrew also caught a nice tarwhine and blackfish in the current line. The first 90 minutes or so of fishing was swamped with sweep, snatching up on any bait that they could pounce on. Parkalypse caught a piglet to kick off the drummer schedule, which kept us all eager to wait it out for a decent size drummer. I pulled up a few tarwhine/bream and a blackfish on a drummer rig - they were hungry and could be seen feeding on the burley on the top of the surface of the water. 

Parkalypse and Eric packed up early as they had plans after and packed up at 8:30am. As they were packing up william had the first big bite of the day as he pulled up a new PB drummer for him, 47cm on his second ISO session out on the rocks with us. I could tell that Parkalypse and Eric wanted to stay after seeing the drummer being caught. Right after, Andrew also had a good bite. The fish fought hard and after a tough tussle was landed into the net that went almost 45cm, which was a new PB for Andrew too. From here on, there were fish biting the bait's aggressively. William ended up getting 5 drummer and Andrew landed 1, also getting busted off at the main line by a good fish. 

The largest drummer was released to fight another day and called it a day at 9:30am when the bites quietened down. 

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