Hampton Rock Groynes

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hskim00
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Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by hskim00 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:55 pm

Fished rock groynes at Hampton from 5pm to 9:30pm. For the first couple of hours it was almost unfishable because of the SW wind blowing up to 25 knots and waves coming over the rocks I was standing on :surrender: . The wind dropped down to 10 to 15 knots around 7:30pm and bites started and didn't stop until I used up all my baits. Kept 5 out of 14 pinkies to legal sizes and the biggest one was 35cm. One of the sensational sessions I have ever had! :a_goodjob:
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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by Raulfc7 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:51 am

hskim00 wrote:Fished rock groynes at Hampton from 5pm to 9:30pm. For the first couple of hours it was almost unfishable because of the SW wind blowing up to 25 knots and waves coming over the rocks I was standing on :surrender: . The wind dropped down to 10 to 15 knots around 7:30pm and bites started and didn't stop until I used up all my baits. Kept 5 out of 14 pinkies to legal sizes and the biggest one was 35cm. One of the sensational sessions I have ever had! :a_goodjob:
Fantastic work hskim00 :a_goodjob: it would have been awesome with the non stop action well done :thumbsup:
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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by raco09 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:22 am

Great stuff mate and good effort on putting up with the conditions. You have surely been rewarded. Enjoy. :thumbsup:
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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by poodoo » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:50 am

Good job with the pinkies!

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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by Cuda » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:26 pm

Great session Hskim. They seem to be on fire down that way after dark at the moment.
Pilchards for bait?

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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by garfish001 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:13 pm

Cuda wrote:Great session Hskim. They seem to be on fire down that way after dark at the moment.
Pilchards for bait?
Well done mate, I tried my luck with whithing last night, but didn't loose a single bait, what a waste of expensive pippies.. :(

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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by hskim00 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:24 pm

Thanks guys!!! Just one advice I can give you based on my last session is that cala stood out over bule bait just before dark but it then changed after dark: pinkies didn't take on cala anymore but only on blue bait. Fished with 2 x 12ft rods and 1 x 1 8ft rods using 1/0 and 2/0 hooks and lost a couple of bigger ones while bringing them in perhaps due to the small hooks.

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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by Alwaysloud » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:36 pm

Sorry for the newbie question where abouts are the Rock groynes at Hampton ? I am assuming its the ones off New St, Orlando St and Small St ?

Is that right

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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by raco09 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:40 pm

Alwaysloud wrote:Sorry for the newbie question where abouts are the Rock groynes at Hampton ? I am assuming its the ones off New St, Orlando St and Small St ?

Is that right
yep :thumbsup:
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Re: Hampton Rock Groynes

Post by Alwaysloud » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:00 pm

Is there heaps of snags there ? Or is it just fine ? I know you need abit of a reefy area, but is getting snagged highly possibly ?

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