The swell never made it into the bay even though the 3m sea at 13 seconds arrived as predicted. That saw a multitude of boats head wide chasing the offshore species that were closed the previous day.
For many, it was a futile effort as the strong westerly winds and full moon conspired to keep the numbers of fish down. There was plenty of bait out the but nothing wanted to take it. Whales cruised by and birds soared but finding numbers of fish was difficult.
Notable changes to the leaderboard included a solid winter whiting of 440 mm for Malcom Boddy and in the offshore species, a snapper of 897mm for Wayne Hutchins. A solid king, no doubt caught as the winds dropped off and the seas calmed, by Aiden Donnely came in at a healthy 979mm.