Wind: WNW 2-3 knots changing to W 8 knots later
Launch point: Doggie Beach
Participants: Tunny, Redwood
I arrived at Doggie Beach car park at 7.15am and did a quick recce to see if the ‘hole’ was still working. It was and a SB launch was on. Tunny arrived soon after. We had a quick chat about the weather and decided that as the major system was still miles away at Roma and the rain at SB very light that the outing was still on.
The launch was dead easy, even the shore break was tame. We both paddled straight out without an issue and trolled halco’s to Doggie Beach Reef (1.34KM east). Once there we started bottom fishing, I with bonito chunks and pillies on a paternoster rig and Tunny with SP’s. I got a couple of small hits on the pillies but didn’t hook up. Tunny had no action. After 2 hours of nothing happening we decided to pull the pin and head back.
The wind had picked up at this point and was coming straight out of the west at about 8 knots, so a paddle back into the wind but only a kilometer or so—gotta love a SB launch! Long live the ‘hole’.
We’d marked our exit point very well; after Jaro’s tumble the other day I didn’t want to make the same mistake—and it paid off as we paddled straight through the breakers on either side and landed the boats easily.
So no action today and the score remains: rocks 12 / kayak 0.
Great morning out nontheless.