Great Mercury – Part 2

I have never really done much long line fishing before, but Joe, John and I went out for a bit of the recreational version before dinner. I will try to explain the drill.

First, there is a frame.

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The frame is criss crossed with short lengths of leaders with a hook on one end and a clip on the other.

Here is a picture of John at the helm.

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Underway, the hooks are baited and the clip end is hooked to a long line that is fed out as the boat moves forward.

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As the line is fed out, weights are hooked to the long line to hold the line down.

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Floats are positioned at the beginning, end and along the line to mark its position.

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Once the line was in the water, we went on to position our fish trap in the hopes a a lobster or fish by the next day.

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Then it was back to the long line to see what we had caught. No pictures here, but the catch included a bunch of small snapper.

Back at the dock, John showed us his labstah holding pen from prior catches.

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That evening, John and Amie hosted us at their house with a wonderful local wine and a fresh New Zealand leg of lamb roast from the farm. Not to to mention that Amie is a gourmet chef – now how good is that.

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One Response to Great Mercury – Part 2

  1. Laird & Gini Stuart says:

    Very good indeed!

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