had a crack out at birdlings yesterday arvo, couple of doggies around 75cm and one kahawai that managed to get off by leaping about close in and throwing the hook.
Had a few casts at wakanui today got bitten off twice by something toothy and didn’t have the steel trace in my pack (Bugger!!) suspect it was a seven giller or large schoolie given the nature of the bite and the damage to the 80lb trace.
I use the software from http://www.wtides.com/ to get my tide data, it also gives best bite times based on sun/moon etc. They are pretty spot on too.