Well with the northern beaches,surprisingly not producing a trip to Runswick Bay was decided upon.The plan was to fish the rock edges to the left of bay and we arrived about 7pm and set up. First chuck with fresh crab resulted in a cracking pull and a mop of around 2lb beached. Great we thought should get a few more. However they didnt want to play with only rocklings coming in ,as well as the tide. Although wed planned fishing the rocks,the incoming tide and swell made it a bit dodgy to beat a safe retreat and a move to the beach was decided upon. We walked the beach looking for a bit of depth and set up in front of yacht club and f or the first 90 min,landed nothing but a coaley to Mic and more rocklings. About 11pm, i was just commenting to Paul(sage) that i was considering packing up for an early night when we both noticed the slightest twitch on my rod tip,picking it up i commented that i thoughtn it was a small coaley and lifted into it. Every thing went heavy and initially thought i was fast,but got whatever it was moving,a dead weight! :no: With no pulling ,nodding or other sighn,i continued to retieve convinced i was full of weed,when sage commented this weed was travelling up the beach and i realised it may be a fish and it started to nod. Rolled it out of surf and sage jumped on the fish,i thinking maybe i dbe lucky and got a 5lber. His response made me doubt this a nd i walked over to see a monster(by my standars anyway) on the beach!!!!!fallen to a single frozen peeler. Anyway, thoughts of packing up left me and i cast another crab,instantly getting slacklined and beaching another mop,another bait,another mop. It then went dead and we packed up .weighing the beast on the beach at 10.5lb Back at home, again it weighed 10.5lb on other scales.MY FIRST DOUBLE!!!! aVERY ENJOYABLE EVENING WITH GOOD CRACK AND GOOD TO MEET YOU pAUL. SORRY BOUT PICS QUALITY PHONE MUST BE DIRTY THOUGH MIC AND SAGE WILL POST SOME LATER.