Wind: 10 knots SW early turning SSE 12 knots
Swell: 1-1.5m SE
Current: gentle N to S
Launch point: Middle Groyne
There was a big difference in wind predictions with Wind guru, willy, seabreeze all saying doable while BOM put out a strong wind warning.
Woke at 4am and checked radar. DIP was gusting at 17 knots but I was keen to go as it had been 16 days.
Launched about 6.30am, late for me as I wasn't packed the night before. There was a decent swell with some sand dredging taking place on the bigger ones. I took my time and made it easy, getting a bit wet punching through the last wave.
Jew Shoal certainly wasn't firing, although I did manage to bag two snapper each between 40/50cm and a grassie about 38. All were caught on lightly weighted pilchard while drift fishing. Other baits, including a live bait, went untouched.
Landing was no problem -- timed it well between sets, which was lucky as I had Sunshiner with the camera on the rocks.