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The Lateral Line: EP#40

February 23, 2022
The Lateral Line: EP#40

The very first fishing mission for 2022 is gonna be a land based fishing mission on New Zealand’s Wild West coast. Milan has some very good family friends that have farmed a beautiful piece of coast line for generations. Milan is lucky enough to have permission to enjoy this amazingly beautiful slice of paradise. Brother Toby is tagging along for this one and as always the boys have there sights set on catching something to eat. It’s been 6 weeks since the boys have had fresh fish to eat and as always that is the main goal but, Milan ends up landing the biggest Snapper he has ever caught in his life after it eats a bait off the surface right before his very eyes.

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