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Sportfish caught in swell going Bar Crossing Nelson Bay

Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by kiffa, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. kiffa

    kiffa New Member

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    Wow. What happened to the boat? Was it grounded at the end?
  3. Beau

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    That's what it can be like coming into an inlet when its snotty. IMO, he should have stayed offshore until the the tide was running less.
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    He's going into the waves. That means he's going out.
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    Not if its a fast ebb and the wind is against it? But I don't know the area. If he is going out then he should have stayed inside. My point was there are ways to avoid those rides
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  6. Liam

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    Bertram 630. Boat was ok, and no damage to nothing. Considering some of the misfortunes of some sister ships to this model, that is okay.
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    No comment I deleted facebook months ago...but I get the drift lol..
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    They are going out of Port Stephens. The Shootout is one of the main marlin competitions for the season in NSW. Its a great spot with the continental shelf coming in closer than off Sydney, so an hours run puts you on the grounds.
    The entrance to the bay get shallow in the middle, and from memory the right side (as you go out) is the deeper channel.
    The seas are rarely inviting, but no that bad. That said the marlin crews fish some pretty terrible conditions.
    Me... I'd be on my 2nd coffee at the marina planning where to go for lunch.
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    So if that video was taken during the shootout, I can understand why he took on those conditions - I guess.
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    When you have been planning for months, motored up or down the coast in pretty crap conditions to get there, have a bunch guys who have also been looking forward to it, its harder to stay in the berth. You always think "the
    waves won't be as steep once we get into deeper water".
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    This is a 63' SF. Those seas should be nothing for that boat. What I'm surprised at is that there was no damage, especially to the props as it seemed the boat had no power.