147kg Marlin on 10lb line

I was watching a fishing show where a guy broke off to 3 marlin and finally landed one on 10lb line, was an awesome battle which took just under 2 hours to land! Has anybody else seen or heard anything like this? Or are these people exadurating a bit?

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Light tackle

Tue, 2011-06-07 21:54

No it happens Marlin,Sailfish weighing from 50 kg to 120kg known as rats on light tackle usually pro fisherman with a exsperianced crew and mostly fishing on 40ft + game boats on the pegs in reverse

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 ive heard of it at the bill

Tue, 2011-06-07 21:55

 ive heard of it at the bill fishing comps up north but i cant say id actually do it ... the poor fish would be nearly dead and not really worth keeping after that amount of time .. but if you was only tagging that might be different as you could leader it ,tag it and cut it off without it being exausted

 

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was a little thingo on it on

Tue, 2011-06-07 22:53

was a little thingo on it on Just Add Water ages ago. Tommo's sons hookin into sub 50kg models on bream gear. but as feral said, i wouldnt because of the stressfor the fish

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I love it. Light line Bill

Wed, 2011-06-08 05:30

I love it. Light line Bill fishing is the pinnacle of sportfishing in my opinion. My best was and estimated 40 kg black on 6kg. This year the target is fish on 4 kg.
The Broome sailfish comp was a 6kg only comp for years and they used to get up to 100 fish a day caught so hardly anything new there. I think since braided lines have become popular people have forgotten some of the skills involved in real sportfishing.

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147kg Marlin on 10lb line

Wed, 2011-06-08 06:07

not a big fan of bill fishing on light gear but my best is a 35kg sailfish on {6kg},it was the ultra in exxy last year ,i all so lost 2 more billies that day and this was all on diver chasing mackerl , the ultra light is 6kg and under comp only

 

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And not the best for the fish

Wed, 2011-06-08 06:59

You have to run the fish literally to near death - I used to be a light tackle exponent (70lb sambo on 4kg, marlin and sails on 10 and 15 lb mono) but having seen fish caught and then sharked or die upon release I woke up to myself ...........now I fish in a manner I consider responsible and respectful to what I catch 

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 I've heard of it on 6lb

Wed, 2011-06-08 09:58

 I've heard of it on 6lb line?

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Ignorant question?

Wed, 2011-06-08 14:19

Are the rods used also light rods - or heavier combos just with light line on the spool?

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Need a lighter rod, you can't

Wed, 2011-06-08 14:21

Need a lighter rod, you can't keep a bend in a heavy rod with light line, no bend = thrown hook.

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Reel Teaser landed an

Wed, 2011-06-08 14:43

Reel Teaser landed an estimated 150kg black marlin on 10kg line in last years Broome billfish comp. The angler only 12yrs old and the battle over in 20min.

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Dean Butler is highly regarded

Wed, 2011-06-08 15:07

as a light tackle guide and fisho.  I have attached a link to his site.  There is a pic there of a 733lb marlin caught on 6lb line (insane).  Many lengthy debates have occurred over the years with respect to the ethics of light tackle and whether it is just stunt fishing.  There is no doubt in my mind that to chase large fish on light lines you need to do your homework and be surrounded by a very slick team.

http://www.deanbutler.com.au/#/gallery/world-records/

 

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The teamwork and a skilled

Wed, 2011-06-08 15:18

The teamwork and a skilled skipper is the key. Then you just need the crazy leader/gaff man. Those are the blokes that do the hard stuff.

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 Get back to school

Wed, 2011-06-08 16:26

 Get back to school Dan! 

That's insane!

733lb on 6lb!

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It was a

Wed, 2011-06-08 16:30

Twinpower I think it was a 2000?

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 haha, Spinnerak public

Wed, 2011-06-08 17:46

 haha, Spinnerak study holiday! :P

pretty sure it was in hawaii when the big squid run came through?, I saw it on nat geo :)

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 Study holiday.. Never heard

Wed, 2011-06-08 19:47

 Study holiday.. Never heard of that excuse before!

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 the whole school gets a day

Wed, 2011-06-08 21:49

 the whole school gets a day off for the bigger kids to study for there exams :P

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thats pretty retarded

Thu, 2011-06-09 11:23

thats pretty retarded hahahaha.

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 In my opinion its an awesome

Thu, 2011-06-09 16:57

 In my opinion its an awesome idea :P

 

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Did Matt get the day off

Thu, 2011-06-09 19:11

Did Matt get the day off aswell?

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FFS this is not twitter or facebook guys

Thu, 2011-06-09 19:37

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 Yeah Spinnerak, Matt did as

Thu, 2011-06-09 20:29

 Yeah Spinnerak, Matt did as well its just that he head to study :P

 

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He's not

Thu, 2011-06-09 20:27

the only one Dan L. If you want to chat take it to PM's.

All you end up doing is ruining a perfectly good thread

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 sorry guys, wasn't trying to

Thu, 2011-06-09 20:30

 sorry guys, wasn't trying to ruin the thread, I'll keep it in mind next time