Don't know what trolled is? But i done the same thing on another site last year & one guy said that's just mean! And another person said well played! I thought it was hilarious! Back in Helsinki now waiting for the last flight of a 3 flight trip home! Have to chop a heap of pictures & I'll get em up as soon as possible!
First picture of some rocks i seen when we stopped for a piss & a smoke on the 2 hr drive south from Sydney, was getting excited!
The kayaks my parents bought, went out in a basin that's not effected by tides! Wind was strong & coming from the south, had heard before the fishing is bad in the area when there is a southerly! Seen some bream & a lot of Whiting & tailor, but they weren't interested, will take a lot of bonefish flies next year for these Whiting & tailor! Wind picked up worse & the place we were in with some cover even got choppy so it was time to go!
Some flats up the road from my parents place, short bike ride in the morning, no luck, but seen almost 20 stingrays while wading!
Some surf I fished another morning also a short bike ride up the road, no luck & then the wind really got bad & was hard to stand up! Sage X 8wt with a SA saltwater taper 7wt seemed useless!
Mate drove 2000klm from up north in his new Mustang to visit, nice car but no room in the back seat!
Went to the outer tubes at point perpendicular which is apparently 1 of the only 2 places in the world you can catch black Marlin off the rocks! Interesting place but not really for fly!
Weather said 5metre swell for that day!
Trying to get a fly out there!
That's how much a 10wt Zephrus SWS rod bends doing nothing in 24 knot winds!
Don't know what that stupid little kid was doing out there with no life vest on which is the law these days!
Got my fly, Big deceiver stuck on the cliff behind me, mate was laughing!
Need a bloody high back cast there!
Glad i wasn't on those rocks! But I did get splashed a few times where I was, still no fish yet but was having fun! To be continued!
Went & found this place next with the mate out of the wind, beautiful looking spot!
But fishing sucked at that place too, just to many very windy days already & always coming from the south apparently the worst place that turns the fish off!
Gotta keep your fluids up on a hot sunny day!
Things happen slowly in Australia, took these 3 beers just to string my rod up & ty a fly on!
Went to a river that flows into Jervis Bay next & seen this on the bank, think it was a large tailor?
Couldn't help myself & put a smoke in its mouth!
All the seaweed on the beach close to my parents place!
The boat ramp covered in seaweed, was starting to get sick of all the wind!
A large Goanna that crossed the road on the way to a lake to do some bass fishing!
It was easy 5' long!
The lake I went fishing for Native Australian bass from the kayak in, got nothing & seen nothing! Was starting to think i'm not gonna catch a thing!
Then i got this, well snagged it's leg really!
Octopus was a new & interesting species for me, head was the size of a tennis ball! To be continued!
Amazing pictures Adam, a little breezy for fly fishing in the last shots... (Of the first set, you beat me on the keyboard to posting) Guessing you didn't use the 32's there! Looking forward for more pictures. Keep em coming.
Went out here next with my parents so they could see some of this crazy rock fishing!
Interesting looking place!
Dangerous looking rocks!
I tried & tried, but nothing! Wind was still bad & coming from the south!
Tried a bit of surf fishing for a while, but still nothing!
Beautiful looking beach!
Sorry it's taking time to get all the pictures up! To be continued!
Enjoying the finer things in life!
Low tide up the road!
It opened up this place!
Seen what I thought was a monster flathead!
Funny to see the sun go down at 20:12 in the middle of summer, I'm used to it just staying up!
Then I caught the only fish of the trip on the 2nd last full day, 18" Flathead from the kayak, that really took some pressure off!
Here you can see why they are called a flathead!
This is what happened stringing my rod up drunk!
Was back at the place I seen the monster, but when I seen it again it looked more like a port Jackson shark!
Rocks i found on the last full day not to far drive north from my parents place, forgot my life vest & it looked ruff! Will go there next time!
Thought i better go for a swim at least once while I'm here!
Interesting birds in my parents yard!
Gotta have one of these in Australia!
Bushfire on the way to the airport! Was strange to get back to a snow covered land with iced over waters! Hope to catch more fish next year! Cheers Adam
@Adam Saarinen - the pictures were a lot of fun for me to drill down through. Thank you for sharing and even though the catching wasn't so great, you went fishing. The "W" looks like it was far more than a challenge! Next year, eh!
Thanks Buzzy! There's a lot of awesome natural beauty in Australia, was disappointed sometimes to see mostly young people leaving their rubbish all over the place! My hands were full carting all my gear & own empty beers back to the bin! Also still can't believe that little kid on the dangerous rocks with out a life vest, any real Mum would give him a big wack! If you fall in the drink & have to get rescued by a helicopter, you could end up with the cost of the whole rescue if you don't have a vest which is the law now!