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  1. We had a great day, visibility was rubbish which made spearing difficult, first drop we were in about ten meters and couldn’t see the bottom until we hit 8m depth, got to the bottom and we shot a very good trout and a chinaman, both would have been approx 4kg each, my spear bounced off the chinaman so it was gone, and my mate had the trout but when he pulled the spear out of the cave it was without the trout so a frustrating start. We then went out to our trolling spot for Spanish mackerel, within 5min I was on to a very decent Spanish with a couple of smoking runs and I was in the hurt locker, we got him to the side of the boat and then he got mauled by a herd of bronze whalers. We even had one bite the outboard and a few bash themselves on the bottom of the hull. Next pass and my friend got onto a big fish which we thought was another decent Spaniard, turns out it was a GT which we have estimated at 30kg+ , on the next pass we came across a problem, the motor and all gauges lost all power, now that’s a problem considering the boat has a leak in the fibreglass that’s not extactly a small leak either but we manage it with the bilge. Now after about 15 minutes we located the problem, a loose earth on the dual batteries, easy fix and we then decided to go to our next dive spot hoping for cleaner water. No surprises it was dirty also but at least we could see the bottom from 8m up to three, this is my trout hotspot but it was difficult today . My friend got out of the water after about 30 minutes due to a blood nose issue he was having but I persisted diving the crevices and caves looking for my trout, another 30 minutes and I finally found one. Coral trout are inquisitive and will come and swim at you and away but will keep coming back so you can take your time. I didn’t muck around and placed a shot in the top of its head. That was my trout for the day as we can only take one per day. we then upped anchor and went on the hunt for crays and bluebone, my friends diving for the day was over due to his bleeding nose issue, so I jumped in at about 3m depth and went on the hunt but the current was so strong, so I went to the bottom and went from bomie to bomie ,missed two decent crays and so I kept looking out for the big bluebone, as I drifted along I think I must have gotten to about 12 or so meters deep when I found the big bluebone, I turned side on and nailed him with spear, not a kill shot but as normal it went beserk, as I came up to surface pulling him in I felt a big bump, looked down and a decent bull shark had latched on to him and my spear, I tried getting the fish off him but I lost that battle pretty quickly. Kept looking around but didn’t see another big bluebone so came back to the boat. By now I was getting tired so decided to call it quits with the free diving and we went out to about 25m depth and found some structure to have a bottom bash, got out there and realised we had no bait 😂😂😂😂 so in I jumped down to about mid water and plugged a couple of Spanish flag for bait. Back in the boat and down went the bait, only had one rod for bottom bashing so we took turns, well we lost two unstoppables including a big rankin cod at the boat which is a real shame as it’s one of the best table fish you will get. Time for home, dead flat and about 42 knots we were travelling at, made for a quick trip home. Now I just have to fillet some fish.
  2. Big sharks up here! Lost a monster trout to a tiger yesterday, majority of the time we have between 5-10m vis and more. spring tides affect it a bit in certain areas. I’m heading about 37km off shore tomorrow for some some spearing, predicting the water will be crystal clear out there, it was last time on a similar tide cycle
  3. Hi, im ok, just spending a lot of time in the ocean with my speargun. It’s my happy place at the moment and am catching a lot of fish. I’ve just done a month of nightshift on a shutdown here at the gas plant. And should be unemployed again today as the shutdown is complete, I’ve been asked to do the next one in two months but I’m not sure if I’m up to it. I’m very drained and I had a few crisis moments over the last month. I talk to Katz and fff1077 a lot. I have a long way to go. i keep looking at my bikes and want to ride but I just don’t, I’m happy in the ocean shooting fish at the moment. thanks to those who have messaged me here. Much appreciated kieran
  4. Hi, thanks for the thoughts. I’ll be honest, I’m not coping. I’ve been in hospital a few times for my own safety and was pulled from the water unconscious a couple of weeks ago. I’m in the care of the pilbara mental health team at the hospital with a team of people around me who want to see me thrive. I have chosen to stop work full time and am just doing some short term shutdowns (1 to 2 weeks) back on the tools when I feel like it just to keep some income coming in. We are financially ok so this is fine for the rest of the year. I’m currently doing one and just on night shift taking it shift by shift. I’ve been honest with my company about my daily suicidal thoughts and they have been great but won’t let me off ground level for obvious reasons. i want to get better but I understand it’s going to be a long process as we have not yet identified all the triggers, the biggest concerns are that my behaviour has become very impulsive and following this I am having devastating lows. I also have a crisis team of friends who I am supposed to call on when I’m having a crisis but it’s so hard to do (Katz mentioned it above). Fff1077 is in my group and he’s been great. Thanks for the messages from a couple of people here, it’s apprecaited, sorry if I’m slow to respond. its been tough on my wife and kids but they are sticking by me. cheers Kieran
  5. I rode 30 minutes on Zwift
  6. Felt IA 14 has Sram eTap 2017 size medium specialized Allez 2016 shimano 105 size 54 Tacx flux purchased July 2018 1 x scicon bag suit road bike 1 x scicon triathlon bag everything always kept inside and in excellent condition postage at buyers cost from Karratha WA 6714 offers
  7. Ah well to close this one out, I’m no longer aiming for worlds 2020, I’m full of excuses but the big one is I’m just not mentally there. I’ve had a few battles lately that are well documented and is driving me to do other things - like my spearfishing and just purely exploring with my kids and wife. im Going to rock up in Taupo this December and have a fun day swimming riding and running. cheers.
  8. Shovelled what felt like approx 2 tonne of sand into sandbags today then delivered them to the houses in risk of flooding.
  9. I don't get people who don't get fishing lol! This is my catch from last Sunday. no fishing this weekend though with Cyclone Veronica on our doorstep.
  10. Not that I need to explain it but I have for a long time followed crime very closely, it intrigues me greatly. I have the ability to separate what I have seen and read from my feelings / life etc, although I understand that could maybe clouded at moment. I’ll be sure to let my psych know I saw it when I see him on Wednesday.
  11. Kia Kaha NZ (stay strong) its absolutely abhorrent. I saw the whole video today as the guys at work played it on FB, how someone can do this is absolutely beyond me, he stormed in and killed people, he then went outside and shot up the street, back to his car changed weapons and went back outside and quoted “you’re not getting on the barge today boys” then went back inside and shot everyone again, he just kept on killing. I was standing there shaking watching. In NZ toughest day their leader Jacinda has stood tall and lead from the front with exceptional compassion but absolute clarity.
  12. I’m totally cool with casual. The work is ongoing long term for Rio Tinto, if I want to go back to PFT later I’ll take it up with them. As a business the company have a lot of work on the books and coming up so I’m very confident there is a place for me long term in the business as long as I want it and keep performing to my highest ability.
  13. That’s ok this is good to know, I didn’t know so at least I do now know to check before the funds go on the mortgage. The form I received shows my annual leave being paid out and taxed. There is nothing on the document showing LSL to be paid out, then the bottom section shows the redundancy type (it’s an alphabetical letter) and states tax free. We have in our business three types of employment that I’ve seen, which is casual, fixed term and permanent full time. I was told today that after three months and everyone is happy I will have the option of going back to PFT, but I’m happy being a casual with everything else going on in my life at the moment.
  14. I’ll be checking, but it’s a totally new role, different site, have to do a full pre employment medical etc. but I’ll be checking. I’ve had my fair share of shit from the ATO in the past, I don’t want anymore
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