After all the commotion I did not cast the rod back out straight away. I still had one on the spot though, and at first light, I redid that rod and re-cast the second one to the area as well. 10 more spombs where flung to the area. By now my 5kg of bait was virtually disappearing, but I had to leave around 2pm in the afternoon anyway, so this was fine.
At around 9’ish the right hand rod was away and from the start it felt like another good’un. The new GTD rods really are a joy to play fish on (I love ‘em) and after another 10 minute battle the fish was mine! Wow and what a fish it was… the Sergent, a high thirty! Man, this was turning into one of them sessions!
With proud catch pictures taken and filming done, I returned the fish, feeling on top of the world. Even though the capture had wiped out my other rod, I was buzzing. I recast that rod again, but left the other rod out and started packing up. I was not in any rush as I had the day off of work. My misses was due to pick me up around 2:30 in the afternoon, which meant that I had a bit of time. When I was almost done, away went the last rod with another cracking mid twenty common, that I slipped back straight away. Not that I did not care, but because I was in the middle of reeling that rod in.