Two mates and I headed off to Hope Island on the Gold Coast kayaking this evening. I was pretty tired after work but we haven’t fished as a group for a while and since everyone was keen I too threw my hat into the ring!
We got to the launch spot a little shy of 8 pm. I know hey, it took me 2hrs to get to the water lol. On finally climbing into my kayak I followed the other two to their regular spot. These waters are normally teaming with fish! To my surprise, I found it extremely hard to get a bite! There were a few pickers here and there but the hit and run freight trains just weren’t playing ball! My other mates started pulling in some nice fish including a 40+cm. I was feeling worried… I might actually get outfished tonight! And THAT doesn’t happen very regularly.
I left the other two to their spot and paddled to mine. I thought to myself, now let’s get ready for the action! Feeling a hot session was about to start I wore on my GoPro and got the landing net ready. I was actually getting ready to catch some bream! However, as I was about to cast I couldn’t help noticing these huge swirls near my kayak! I decided to give it ago see if they’ll take chicken. To my surprise they did! Well… I actually worked it like a lure lol. Line screamed off my reel as I lit up the waters around me and started the camera rolling. This thing was swimming round and round my kayak. With only 12lb leader and 15lb braid I thought my chances of pulling it in was slim but hey! I did it! My personal PB big eye trevally came in at 58cm 🙂
I managed to pull in a few more bream during the session as well as a quick fight with What I believe was an even bigger trevally However it found the weakness in my knots and snapped me off at the leader 😞
Was an awesome night out with mates who love their fishing! To the trevally…. I’ll be back!!!!