Report: Scouting new ledges for eging

Posted on 21 October 2016

Conditions:
Swell - Calm
Wind - Light
Tide - Run out tide
Water temp - cold
Moon - 3 days before new moon
Lure - Yamashita 490 GLOW

On Monday night we went scouting for an eging spot after work for 3 or so hours. Instead of fishing locally along the Eastern suburbs, Tony, David, Jason, Nick and I travelled down to the shire in search of new search of new eging grounds. With a rough look on google maps and the gear ready, we made our way after work. As it was a new spot, we didn't know what to expect and started casting around. We soon realised that the area was shallow and very rocky/reefy with a strong current due to the moon. It was a tricky situation as the area was shallow, but the current was raging making the shallow type lures unfavourable. Regardless, we kept eging the new spot. Whilst I was eging I saw David hook up onto a calamari next to me. Funnily enough, Nick hooked up right after David too and they both landed a calamari each to kick the night off. We continued to egi the area for another hour or so without any luck we moved locations to a calmer area.

Despite moving locations, the current was still quite strong and dragged the lures sideways. Jason flicked his egi, whip whip and he was onto a small calamari. The action was slow so Jason and I moved further south and tried to cover more ground without any luck. The highlight of the light was when Jason said "Hey Gab look, is that a squid"? I took a step forward towards the water and turned on my headlamp and to our surprise, it was a massive stingray virtually 1m away from us swimming around in the shallows. Without any luck, we moved back to the original spot where Jason landed another squid to end the night.

In total, we managed 4 cephlapods.


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