I braved the cold for an all nightery chasing Mulloway with a mate "Allan" on the Tweed River, We launched 9pm at Dry Dock boat ramp and headed to the main river hitting a few 45ft to 50ft holes, the moon was bright and the river was calm, We only had dead baits from Mullet fillets, Salted Bonito, Prawns, Pilchards and Live Beach Worms, We drifted the holes for hours with little luck catching a few small Bream and even smaller Flatheads, We tried all our baits but no Jewies to be had. I even tried some large glow in the dark soft plastic's but nothing, We headed north to the river mouth and it was a bit dangerous with 2 or 3ft waves breaking, Not good in my 3.9 mt Quinnie, so we tried the Jack Evans boat harbour and still no good fish, I noticed some long marks on the fish finder and suddenly I was on, I thought "you beauty, about time" some nice strong head shakes, then nothing, it was gone. It was now 3.30am and cold, We drifted the same area again and the same thing, some long marks on the fish finder and then yahoo, I was on again, big head shakes then nothing, it to was gone, Not one to give up I tried again and again, then some long marks on the fish finder again and I was on, big head shakes and even tacking a little line, yep I got this one, I get it to the boat and low and behold, it was a big angry eel, Noooooo I cried, It was a Pike eel or also known as a Congo, So i'm told,. By this time it was 4.30am and cold so we headed home, back at the ramp at 5am.
It was still a good night, Beats watching TV.
Sorry its not a good photo.