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Land-Based Fishing: Improving Your Odds With Fresh Bait

Looking down onto the ledge with high expectations (early in the morning)
Early in the morning; looking down onto the ledge with high expectations

I experienced a great fishing session two weeks ago at this very spot, where I tried my best to land a kingfish but ended up (only) with a bag of trevally (see: how to catch trevally). With 14 days being half of the lunar month, the tides thus being again the way I prefer and other conditions being very promising as well, I got up for an early session last Friday. The goal was to do better than last time and – something that is always in the back of the head – to perhaps hook into a kingfish as well.
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Seeing Big Fish; Catching Small Fish

I went to the same spot on the northern side of Medland’s Beach as last week and was in for another exciting experience fishing off the rocks. This time I was wearing shoes instead of gum boots and realized that there is a quicker way over and around the hill. I still can’t believe it but I managed to reach the fishing spot in less than 30 minutes. Perhaps I don’t want to believe it because my lungs were bursting yet again going up hill. Now, I’ve been warned to “watch the bull” when I’m on that hill, and although I recognized cow feces and obvious tracks last time, I didn’t expect that shit being literally bull shit. Well, it was around 0630 and I was half way over the hill when I spotted a bull in the distance, I took a picture of it and zoomed in later to verify the big horns.

There is a bull that roams on the hills and I don’t really fancy meeting him one morning up close…

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