Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

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Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#1 Post by Grimbo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:30 pm

There's that saying, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Made me think that if you catch a fish and there's no photographic evidence, did you really catch it? :lol:

This is the prediciment I faced yesterday. I ventured out yesterday afternoon, and was flicking a 1/4oz blade around when bam, something solid. Very solid. I took my time and didn't rush things as I was fishing light gear. A few minutes later (felt like a eternity), heart racing, adrenaline pumping I had a very healthy cod yak side, I was prepared this time with a pair of lip grips.

I unhooked it in the water, wet my shorts down and got my phone ready for some pics. I gently lifted it into the yak only to find my Iphone camera not working. Damn! A PB for this lake and no pic. I quickly put it back in the water and tried the old turn it on off again. Still nothing, there was few expletives flying. Thankfully I remembered I was on call. Ah the on call phone, I was able to get some pics albeit not so great.
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Again, sorry for the bad pics. After a very short swim it was off, showering me on it's way. Pumped! I couldn't wipe the grin off my face. :grin:

I half heartedly fished on, stoked on the cod and messing around with my phone trying to get the camera to work. No good. I did manage to get a couple of reasonable Reddies though.
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Still pumped and figuring it couldn't get any better, I decided to head home. On the way still just flicking the blade around I managed to hook up again on something decent.
At first I thought maybe another Cod, but with how it was motoring around and going for runs, I thought Yella or more probably carp. A good fight later and I had this guy yakside. Lucky for me there was some fellow fishos close by willing to get a pick for me. Big shout out to Brendan! :grin:
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I wish he was around for the first fish. :lol:

I didn't get a measure on either of the fish, I find it hard to get a measure on fish like that in the yak so I'll never know. The fist one was roughly as long as the outback is wide.

So that was it, the two best fish I've ever caught from that lake and in the same session. I figured it doesn't get any better and called it a day.

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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#2 Post by pdfarrell » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 pm

Awesome session mate. That's a quality cod..

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#3 Post by Grimbo » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:55 pm

pdfarrell wrote:Awesome session mate. That's a quality cod..

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Cheers mate, I was stoked on both.
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#4 Post by mouse » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:08 pm

Two quality Cod, nice one Grimbo :cool:
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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#5 Post by Ads22 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Top session Grimbo. I think the pictures are perfectly fine. They show a beaut looking fish! I feel your frustration on the tech front, I'm used to turning the head cam off instead of on sometimes! It still comes second to hooking or landing a nice fish, though! A couple in one session is pretty cool, well done!
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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#6 Post by arpie » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:26 pm

Cracker Cod!! Well done! Thank GOD for the Call Phone!!

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#7 Post by rocketV » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:12 pm

nice :cool:
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#8 Post by Dodge » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:29 am

Nice mate, the greenfish are such a special capture for any angler, a great result.
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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#9 Post by Grimbo » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:01 pm

Ads22 wrote:Top session Grimbo. I think the pictures are perfectly fine. They show a beaut looking fish! I feel your frustration on the tech front, I'm used to turning the head cam off instead of on sometimes! It still comes second to hooking or landing a nice fish, though! A couple in one session is pretty cool, well done!
Yeah that adrenaline rush is hard to beat when you not only hook but land a decent fish. It’s a first for me, two cod in one session.
arpie wrote:Cracker Cod!! Well done! Thank GOD for the Call Phone!!

Roberta


Cheers Roberta. That’s for sure, thank COD! :lol:
rocketV wrote:nice :cool:
Dodge wrote:Nice mate, the greenfish are such a special capture for any angler, a great result.
Cheers guys, certainly a couple of great fish! Extra special for me as this is my local lake and I fish it a lot. It seems my perseverance is starting to pay off. :grin:
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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#10 Post by Freewily » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:42 pm

nice session Grimbo. Nice pics of the fish too. :lek: Well done. :grin:
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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#11 Post by Green Hornet » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:30 am

Nice fish Grimbo and to back it up with another is cream on the cake.
Why not consider buying a small, waterproof camera? Your pics will come out so much better....they're lifetime memories.

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Re: Lake G 28/12/17 it all happens when the tech fails. Lol!

#12 Post by Fletch » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:57 am

Well done. Too many times that the net, camera, or buddy are not to be found that the fish turn it on is no coincedence. Murphy's law..... good with the bad I guess.
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#13 Post by wongus » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:01 am

Nicely done! Congratulations
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