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EIarly Seventeen Seventy raid
AN and Stefan ble near Moreton Island St Manly at 6pm for a decided to do an and having to get a tow 6.30pm start.
early raid to Sev- home. Next meeting is
Power Boat Anglers
enteen Seventy, fishing Next meetings scheduled for Wednes-
midweek as a precur- sor to the annual BNB Trophy competition in September.
The fish fought the same way, leaving Ste- fan certain it was an- other cod.
cal marine dealer for a little tender loving care. Plan and book in early because trying to get a boat in for a service at short notice is practi-
Please note that meet- ings are now held on the first Wednesday of the month.
day November 4.
Feel free to come and
The main target was tobebigredfish– but anything from up there was going to be more than welcome in the Esky.
join us to see if it’s for you.
The weather was awe- some, though the fish- ing on the first day was a bit slow at best.
Job done – Ian sat back down in the shade of the canopy to watch Stefan strain, wheeze and complain until the leader hit the rod tip.
shops, a number of qual- ity mobile marine me- chanics are around these days and the conveni- ence of having someone cometoyoucanbea very handy option.
Yet, they did land a couple of decent red emperor and few other bits and pieces to keep them interested for the following day.
Stefan looked over the side expecting to see another big cod but in- stead it had morphed into the best red em- peror of the trip so far.
While on servic- ing, don’t neglect your trailer.
Wednesday the dial was turned up right from the get go.
No one want’s to be the person sitting on the side of the road won- dering which way the wheel went and why they didn’t spend the extra $100 to replace the wheel bearings – we’ve seen it too many times.
Fish were jumping in the box from all di- rections including two school reds that came up in quick succession.
Showing the speed and zip of a much younger man, Ian quickly had the fish in the net and on the deck, which was just as well as it was barely pinned, hooked high on the cheek.
Ian was happy to sit back and ‘coach’ Stefan on the  ner points of battling big  sh.
Five of the best red emperor were landed, all over 9.5kg.
With one already in the Esky, he was about to bust it off when again Ian stepped in and con- vinced him to at least get a glimpse of colour to see what it was first.
Be at The Club Manly (bowls club), 26 Faine
Until next month, safe boating.
cally impossible. Besides the fixed work-
Ian wasn’t as hot on the camera as he was on the fishing rod but he finally managed a couple of shots that incorporated Stefan’s head – though he’s still to be convinced these looked any better.
It looked like it had sideswiped the bait but no one cared when it was safely in the Esky.
A lso, if you haven’t already, give some thought to joining your local Volunteer Marine Rescue or Coast Guard – chances are you won’t need them but if you do, it’s cheaper to be a member than not.
Time ticked on and the fish kept coming when Stefan’s line was smashed by something of size, which left him thinking it was a shark.
The fishers cast a lit- tle longer and finished with a nice haul includ- ing five red emperor to 9.5kg, coral trout and three different species of cod, to name a few.
Trust me, I know after breaking a steering ca-
He thought of busting it off but was talked into bringing it up to check by Ian – probably to tire himoutabittooashe was being taught a bit of a lesson at the time.
With time on their hands and the condi- tions remaining per- fect, they did the tourist thing and had a look around, with a spin around Fitzroy to give Ian a feel for the place.
After a 15-minute battle on a 30lb line, up popped a nice cod – much to everyone’s pleasant surprise.
With summer nearly upon us, it’s probably time for those who’ve had their boats sitting dormant for a while to dust them off and book a service with your lo-
Next drop on almost the same spot and bang, off it went again.
Stefan put in a great deal of effort  shing off Seventeen Seventy.
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