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The Lateral Line: EP#32

October 20, 2021
The Lateral Line: EP#32

After an epic trip last time round, all the boys want to do is go back out wide and repeat the process. This time around, Andrei is keen-as to catch a big king and tags along. An epic day's fishing was had.

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