|Some good sized Couta ..bring on the season!|
Morne and I came right last week on late afternoon and got 3 or 4 good Couta each. I thought it was the beginning of the run, but the Couta have not really shown up in number, even though we have been diving hard since then.
|Braidy with 2 nice snoek|
|14kg Chanos Chanos|
I was on the bottom gazing up looking for the silouets of the fish when this broad shape swam over me. At first I thought it was a shark, but on closer inspection i realised it was a fish. Prodical .. I thought ...no? It darted off the moment I moved up off the reef and did an arc. Just close enough for me to see that it was a Chano Chanos. I aimed at the now shape and fired. The fish bolted off stripping my reel and in no time I was on my buoy. Gee it was pulling hard! My flasher was 15m away and I tried to swim over to it and grab it, but the Chanos was way too strong. I did not want to loose my flasher so I let the fish go and swam for my flasher.
By the time I grabbed the flasher the fish had taken the buoy 50m away and it was not stopping. I gave chase hoping the fish would tire soon and I would catch up.
That was wishful thinking and it was 20min before I got to my buoy. I had forgotten how strong these are. I eventually landed the torpedo shaped fish, but only by a 'ball hair' as my shot had been quiet low.
The west is blowing now and sea should be good for the next few days if the rain stays away. I am not sure where the fish will be ...but we will keep looking.