14kg Metro Mackerel Yesterday (19th Jan 2012)

With the forecast looking smick I had to go out for a Metro Mackerel sesh!

Trolling Rapala X-Rap 30 in bluesardine & Halco 190XDD green-gold in 25-30m of reefy structure, Black Pete Mirror teaser and many hours of trolling!

Hours into it I got a strike and the ratchet screeming, after two more solid runs I landed the Metro Mackerel that simply made my day. The conditions were awesome and I kept on trolling but no more strikes so I packed it in!

I was solo that day so I went pass my shop to get a picture (Thanks Blake) and get a weight.


Digital scales went just over 14kg  ........ Happy Days


14kg Metro Mackerel


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metro mack

Fri, 2012-01-20 14:21

nice fish Ryan, well done! cheers

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Nice one !

Fri, 2012-01-20 14:22

Nice one !

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great work ryan im spewing i

Fri, 2012-01-20 14:27

great work ryan im spewing i couldnt make it out with you thursday, could of got some cracker photos for ya


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great fish ryan! it looks

Fri, 2012-01-20 14:39

great fish ryan! it looks like it will another great year for Metro mackies!


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Ahh - I gotta put some hours

Fri, 2012-01-20 14:58

Ahh - I gotta put some hours in tomorrow by the look of it!


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 solid fish mate, now get

Fri, 2012-01-20 15:14

 solid fish mate, 

now get back behind the counter before you empty the sea of all the good fish 


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Good one

Fri, 2012-01-20 16:08

That's a pearler of a mack for metro waters Ryan!

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well done again Ryan. 

Fri, 2012-01-20 16:34

well done again Ryan.  persistence pays

which was it ??    halco or rapala??


If I spent half as long fishing , as I do reading this bloody forum , I'd be twice the fisherman I am. 

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which was it ??

Sun, 2012-01-22 12:15

The Rapala X-Rap 30 in bluesardine did it ..........behind my Black Pete Mirror Teaser!

Last season the Halco 190XDD green-gold got a few more macs but I rate them both!

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Gotta be happy

Fri, 2012-01-20 16:38

with that Ryan! Hope we get a look at some down here in Busselton soon

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never fails

Fri, 2012-01-20 16:51

If the fish are there ryan will find them, top stuff mate,metro marlin capture next i suppose,one of those 200kg blues would look nice swimming next to the haines

p.s what model haines is it mate

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Thanks mate!

Sun, 2012-01-22 12:18

Its a Haines Patriot 680 (7.1m overall)

I recently purchased it (new) from Michael & Luke at Chivers Marine and they looked after me!

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Sun, 2012-01-22 17:22

680 patriot, what a weapon,bet it rides nice to

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Metro Mackie!!!

Fri, 2012-01-20 17:24

Metro Mackie!!! aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh happy days!!!


kill it??? eat it!!!!

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very nice Thippy.Metro macky

Fri, 2012-01-20 18:32

very nice Thippy.

Metro macky is always sweet, but even sweeter being solo!




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Nice metro mackie ryan!

Fri, 2012-01-20 18:38

Nice metro mackie ryan! Nothing like cruising around the ocean peacfully by yourself and then hearing that drag come to life!

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Top Job

Fri, 2012-01-20 19:12

Ryan, and solo at that!!

Havent sorted the trolling out solo yet, every time i get the boat moving and then try to let some line out... it starts doing circles!!

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Nice Mack Ryan

Fri, 2012-01-20 19:38

Hans solo hey! And by the way, my life is nearly as good as yours. It is good to get into some summer fun.

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nice fish ryan, hope theres a

Fri, 2012-01-20 20:55

nice fish ryan, hope theres a few hanging around up here at jurien :D

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im gonna get one

Fri, 2012-01-20 20:58

 theyll be here soon, I reckon cape nat will have them this yr, super warm,


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There already around Natto

Sun, 2012-01-22 14:54

There already around Natto Reef harro, heard a little whisper about a couple caught when I was home last week.





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Nice fish Ryan, good to see.

Fri, 2012-01-20 21:38

Nice fish Ryan, good to see.

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Sat, 2012-01-21 10:56

Nice work buddy. Diversity in fishing skills. Love it. You should open up a shop and share your knowledge.....


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Sun, 2012-01-22 12:35

Thanks mate...........being out there using the gear and sharing that info/knowledge keeps our FW members & regular customers happy

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 Well done Ryan!! Top fish

Sun, 2012-01-22 08:05

 Well done Ryan!! Top fish mate


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Great work !!

Sun, 2012-01-22 09:15

Great work !!

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nice fish

Sun, 2012-01-22 09:59

welldone mate,very nice fish

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Sun, 2012-01-22 11:40

NIce work Ryan.. over Rotto way im guessing?

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Metro Mac!

Sun, 2012-01-22 12:44

PM sent


Thanks guys for all your comments........appreciated!

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awsome stuff again ryan. not

Sun, 2012-01-22 16:17

awsome stuff again ryan. not a bad week 4 you. blue eye, bass, greyband, bag off big blue manners, then top it off, with a metro spanish mac. just show's your knowledge & experience on the water, pays off big time...............


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Mon, 2012-01-23 12:52

Bloody nice fish Ryan.  We gave 3 mile a crack on Saturday avo/night for nothing except weed.

Well done mate

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Nice mackie Ryan - got one

Mon, 2012-01-23 13:54

Nice mackie Ryan - got one around the same size the day after.  How far back do you troll your lures?