Those of you who know me, will know that iv been trying hard to land a decent size bass.. Over the past month I have been out every weekend and the occasional evening to try and tempt a monster onto the line. This weekend I got a call off rob to say he fancied some bass fishing as the weather looked great.
So off we went on both days, Sunday and Monday, in search of a large bass. We were in conclusion that using bait would be the best way to find out if any were there, so ragworm was the order of the day. The day turned out to be a mixture of success, no big fish but I did manage to land a few schoolies and a great sized sea bream, which was my first ever!
On the Monday, things were a little bit different. The weather was still baking hot, reaching the 30’s but a nightmare wind blowing straight across us. The fishing started off really slow, just the occasional knock on the rod but no fish to show for it. That was until rob decided to get a birds nest on his multiplier, and after untangling it realising he had a little schoolie on. This happened 3 times!
We had concluded that the fish seemed to be very close in, so with my next cast I was only 15 yards out. As I reached to grab the rod rest my arm was jerked towards the water and an almighty head shake shuddered through the rod. This was it, it felt huge! The drag was set perfectly, everything was right, and the fish just decided to run. With the rod bending and the fish taking line it was a monster for sure!
Then bang, the hook came straight back at me! I lost it, it had managed to free itself and my dream of a big fish still continues.. I did end the day on 7 schoolies, after spotting a shoal further out and getting fish one after another.
I will be back though, ready to catch the one that got away!