|Tony saw his backing a few times|
|The uneducated GT hadn't realised that was a mackerel fly!|
|Quite a nice fish on a 10wt.|
We pulled a number of small reefies off the fringing reef of North East Vernon Islands and watched the odd big mackerel swim past outside of casting distance. Then the wind picked up! We tried using the electric to anchor along a current line that the birds were working between the two islands but even with 80lb of thrust we were slowing losing ground. Then somehow the electric motor threw its prop, somewhere in 40m of water. No electric certainly made the rest of the day interesting.
|Near the bottom the low, great structure but no fish!|
|A long way to go for a small queenie.|
It was the worth the time and fuel to see the Vernon Islands, but I wouldn't go back on such big tides again. I will take a look at the calendar and plan something for making tides sometime in the next dry season. For now it might be time to start chasing barra and threadies again.