Another fun trip out today on the Nerang River with my mate Michael Pitkin from Alround fishing with Mickey.
From the very start I challenged him to a fishing dual. Bream 1 pt, Flathead 2 pts and Gt 3 pts. We set off at 11:30am and agreed to finish up deadline at 4:30pm.
Both Michael and I struggled initially for almost an hour. We both stared down the center of a massive donut as the clock ticked away…. however! I was first to set the bar landing a legal bream followed by a few more including a flattie. Michael turns around and goes “legal size”’only… hm… he was still on a donut at the time😂🤣 challenge accepted! Legal it is!
I took the lead the whole day pulling in fish with both zman grubz and bream prawns. Michael was close behind my heels using mostly bream prawns. At one stage I was 4pts, he was 3. Of course, I caught heaps more fish but getting a legal one was proving a little more challenging.
At around 2 pm after ducking out of the howling winds I hooked up to something solid beside a pontoon.
Michael paddled over and witnessed a large flathead being landed. “ I’m done” was his exact words. He literally threw in the towel 😂🤣 I pulled in a 46cm flattie…. and to top it off, almost at the finishing line I hooked on yet again to a freight train at an intersection… wowee it towed me around for a bit until I finally landed a nice GT on 4lb leader. The icing on the cake that one; and one awesome way to walk down the victory isle😂.
Michael finished the session with 4 breams (3 legal). I finished up with 7 breams (4 legal), 3 flatties (1 legal), and a GT 🙂
Awesome day on the water with a good mate. Michael said he’ll challenge me again next time on “his” home turf at Monterey Keys. Bring it on! 💪😋