Probably the highlight was a massive cuttlefish that we managed to hook and release 3 times – everyone on the boat got to deal with him! Biggest one I have ever seen and in the end we cut the hook out of his tentacle so he would go away.
My highlight was a squid that went 1kg even on the certified scales. He was quite a “beast” that was intent on a live herring and when he came to the boat we could switch bait it. Biggest one I have caught for a while and the chili squid went down a treat with the family.
We also managed a 500mm harlequin on a live bait which again was one of the biggest that I have seen. There were a few harlequin landed for the day which is a little unusual.
No doubt the catch of the comp was Glen’s 17kg dhu which he got just before heading in for the weigh in. The lovely Fisheries ladies, who turn up to every weigh in to “sample” the target species were very happy to get the “bits” from this one. A lot of quality fillets there.