Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine - Reports

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Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine - Reports

#1 Post by pdfarrell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:12 pm

Hi Midcoasters,

Our February Social Outing for 2019 will see us heading to Valentine on Sunday 17th February.
We will be launching at the Bennett Park Boat Ramp on Dilkera Avenue.
Amenities are available.

The target species for the Social Angler of the Year will be Whiting.

As always, all welcome to join us, and if you want to join the Midcoast Club, just ask and consider it done!

I will be launching at first light, and fishing south down toward Green Point...

Please indicate below if you plan to attend.

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PF
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#2 Post by rocky » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:03 pm

I will try to get to this one as I get back from NZ on the 14th and no one has told me of other plans for the 17th but subject to change.

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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#3 Post by Reg » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:27 pm

I'll be there.. never fished whiting, so will be a learning experience
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#4 Post by newknees2 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:35 am

Will be there, will be away up the coast from this Sunday but will be back in time for this one. :grin:
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#5 Post by Crok » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:09 pm

Sorry guys I am out for this one, have a good day.
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#6 Post by pdfarrell » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:58 am

Remember to keep an eye out on the forum or Facebook on Saturday night for the Unique Fishing number.
Again, the Social Angler of the Year Target will be Whiting, and you'll need the number included in your pics to score points.
If the Whiting aren't on the chew, Valentine at this time of year is good for a few squid... :wink:

Will update the Social Angler of the Year leaderboard tomorrow afternoon and post it up.

See you all Sunday morning. Looking forward to it!

Cheers,
PF
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#7 Post by pdfarrell » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:53 pm

The UFN for tomorrow is 489.

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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine

#8 Post by Reg » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:49 pm

Another awesome morning for a fish, arrived a bit earlier than planned but caught with Paul who also made an early start.
Both headed out just on first light, headed south. I've never fished any of Lake Macquarie so these social trips are a great opportunity to step out of the comfort zone.
When setting up for this trip I noticed I dont have a lot of whiting lures but hedged my bets and used what I had to hand... I started off fishing the surface using an old school popper and a kokoda cicada swapping between the two for a while had a couple of misfits casting away from shore but no hook up.
As the sun broke I switched to a rough old squidgy from the "ol faithful" end of the tackle box and a Zerek Fish trap, again switching between the two.
I caught two very small flatties fishing what seemed to be a popular sandy patch. A couple of young fellas pulled up and one of them dragged in a nice flathead on his first cast (envy set in) :devil: ...
Didn't have any real success after that, hooked more oyster/clam clumps than anything else, but as always getting out and having a crack is what I enjoy... good size fish is tasty bonus.

Shame about the jet skiers, would like to see some water police around as some of the proximity and speed rules were definitely being pushed..

Anyway really looking forward to our March trip.. cheers Reg.
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine - Reports

#9 Post by pdfarrell » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:03 pm

Just marking this space... report to go up as soon as my video is edited and uploaded.
2 whiting, 1 @ 24cm and 1 @ 34cm....
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Full report and video to come. Thank for coming guys!

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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine - Reports

#10 Post by rocky » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:21 pm

Turned up just before 6 to see Paul heading out in the half light, got my yak unloaded and set off around the boats hoping to pick up a whiting or two on vibes or blades as I have done in the past but not even a touch so headed off in the same direction as Paul mixing surface and blades in the deeper water still no Whiting but did manage 3 good flattys 2 in low 40cm’s and a 60cm fish plus a couple of Bream around 30cm a squid on a blade so set out a squid jig but only caught a small detimined squid that kept coming back until it was pinned. Reg was that you in the slayer?? Paul Hope to catch up before I head off again.
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Re: Midcoast Social Outing - Feb 17 - Valentine - Reports

#11 Post by newknees2 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:39 am

Sorry fella's for not getting on the water yesterday, picked up some sort of stomach bug. :grr:
I was all packed & ready but was feeling very ordinary when I got up @ 5 A.M. After trying a remedy to settle my stomach I managed to at least drive down to the launch spot & catch up with Rocky. Unfortunately even though the spirit was willing, the body was not, returned home & spent the best part of Sunday in bed. :cry:
Glad to see at least a couple of the target species were landed, well done Paul. :grin:
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