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Kingfish

Mike Stevens
I had an early morning trip to late in March chasing kingfish with St Helens charter operator Michael Haley.
I had previously only caught one kingfish in Tasmania, but quite a few in NZ. There had been a lot of talk about kingfish, but not much catching.
Kingfish had been around Elephant Rock at St Helens for a while, and whilst quite a few people had been catching them plenty were struggling to get any.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

Brushy Lagoon Report 6/8/2012

Bill and I decided to go to Brushy Lagoon today just to get a bit of practise ready for the coming season. We headed off at 11am and the weather looked a bit crook but you know what fishermen are like, ignore the bad weather pray. We arrived and was quickly approached by a distraught lady asking us if we had any pointy nosed pliers. I never had any but bill quickly rushed to his tackle box and came to her rescue so he thought.she had a very nice fish in her possession which she said that her son had caught and in getting the hook out it must have entrenched the hook in his finger up to the barb.

Yes the young bloke was as white as a ghost and then wouldn't let his mum anywhere near his finger with those pliers. We went over and heard his mother say, "If you don't let me pull the hook out I will have to take you to hospital". This is when bill took charge and grabbed the boys finger and quickly turned the barb hook around and virtually yanked it out, the boy did jump and gave a yelp. He hook was out and I think mum was pleased but the young fella was feeling the pain. I just hope in hell i never get a hook in my finger as Bill was the roughest doctor I have ever seen.he had blood on his hands and he was also hoping that the blood was ok pray. I think that was Bill's good deed for the day but we still came home fish-less again so karma wasn't looking after him at all. Here is a picture of the fish that he caught, I suppose the young fella got the last laugh on the fish after all.

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