South Coast Forum Mission – Ocean Beach

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Rockfisher, Jimijig, Jordan, The Hairyone and Andy did the South coast Saturday arvo and into the night, others were expected to show, but alas never appeared. We were greeted with clear sky above and fickle winds from all directions,but nothing which is typical of this area, a very good swell was pumping in which had us reading the beach like an instruction manual for a Korean watch, lots of confusion,but we settled in to a spot that we thought would suffice our needs.  Gear was dispatched and rod spikes peppered along the beach.
Firewood was gathered by Andy and Dave as they had brought a Quad and small trailer

Andy and Dave had bought along a Kontiki, which in its self was a mission to launch in such narly conditions,this was deployed since the conditions were tough on any form of rod fishing.  A long cast was needed as the steep drop off caused good swells to dump right on any short casts.

Tally of the mish
Scuzzy~Lost four ledger rigs
Andy~Wet chest from wave hitting Quad incident
Dave~Lost one Surfcaster
FreeSpoool~ Found one Dive knife sheath, found one Surfcaster belonging to Dave three hours later,and caught one ledger rig lost by Scuzzy.

Great mish, even though the conditions didnt play ball, great to be out and about. Nice to meet others from here, look forward to the next mish. More than likely stuffed up the pics but not to worry, had a great time and was good to catch up with a few of the guys, we will do it again.

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One Response to “South Coast Forum Mission – Ocean Beach”

  1. Cuffy says:

    Oh wow that looks like the Ocean beach every time I turn up there sounds like the trip was entertaining in may ways. I wish I knew the trip was on as I only live down the road in Featherston, but my fault for not logging into the forum for a while (too much work and a young family). Would have been good to talk to the pro’s and old heads as I am still new and learning to Surfcast and land based fishing. I Hope the wife will let me come on the next trip.

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