most unusual captures?

the other night while fliking around a 10gram bishop i caught a hardyhead on it, it actually had the treble in its mouth so it wasnt a jag. just got me thinking wat is sum ppl most unusual captures?

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Not a jag, that is

Mon, 2007-11-26 10:25

Not a jag, that is debatable, but still unusual

My strangest capture was an old tyre. From 20 meters of water behind Garden Island.
It had an occy in it so it wasn't a total loss.
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Trolling action

Mon, 2007-11-26 11:14

A few years back we hooked what we thought was the mother of all bottom dwellers trolling the 'elbow' at Coral bay with CD18 rapalas. Fought this thing for a good twenty minutes and anticipation was high. Eventually we had to back right on top of the 'fish' to get back any line, but it was a constant battle as the 'fish' bulldogged around below us.

Eventually the 'horse' was pulled to the top, revealing itself to be a 14 mm broken off anchor rope that was still attached to the well stuck anchor. The rope moving in the swell/current certainly had us fooled (and no, we couldn't budge the anchor either).


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Chicken sandwich

Mon, 2007-11-26 11:16

As a young kid, my brother and I used to fish for mullet in a local lagoon. Got sick of catching them one day and full on the lunch our mum made us, so decided to put half a chicken sandwich on the biggest hook we had. About a minute after it hit the water I hooked a huge (well it seemed huge when I was 7) eel. Mum wasn't impressed when we took it home and it put it in the laundry tub. Specially when it got out.
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Mon, 2007-11-26 11:39

Fishing on a mates boat when i was younger between garden island and point peron.
I was fishing with a sml flick rod with 4kilo line and a sml long shank hook.
Something took the bait and ran for a bit, took about 20 mins to get up to the boat and it was a three and a half foot hammerhead shark. I wasnt expecting that! Made a great meal though!



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fishing out of  ocean reef

Mon, 2007-11-26 12:30

fishing out of  ocean reef marina one night a mate of mine caught not only 1 but 2
crays on his king george rig on a slow drift
(both undersize tho bugger)

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Caught 2 big crays from flat

Mon, 2007-11-26 12:45

Caught 2 big crays from flat rock in dongra!

Got spiked hard by one.

Also caught a tin of baked beans from fishermans jetty in Kalbarri lol! 


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must be the buff bream on

Mon, 2007-11-26 15:30

must be the buff bream on the metal slice non jagged.. heh.. otherwise, its my arm with a metal slice treble, too deep to get out...

you should try it sometime, high speed metal airborn flicked back at you and clocking you in the forearm, doesnt hurt, too quick to hurt lol

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lol wat about my 50th

Mon, 2007-11-26 15:31

lol wat about my 50th aniversary S.A.S shirt you put a hole in lol

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pft that was your catch, you

Mon, 2007-11-26 15:47

pft that was your catch, you walked into my treble you tool

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mine is deffinatley

Mon, 2007-11-26 15:50

mine is going to be the turtle i caught the other month out behind coventry reef. or the sambo in the ass. made for fun times

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Mine would be an 8 foot Sea

Mon, 2007-11-26 15:59

Mine would be an 8 foot Sea snake in Broome.

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flicking 30g meatal slice

Mon, 2007-11-26 16:17

in the river for chopper tailor and pulled in a $10.00 note
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hahahah thats a good one

Mon, 2007-11-26 16:27

hahahah thats a good one mate

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Trust you

Mon, 2007-11-26 16:40

 and you were tryin to pull that bird at luck bay too
lol steve
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Caught birds twice.  Once

Mon, 2007-11-26 18:55

Caught birds twice.  Once down in Esperance beach fishing, stupid thing flew into my line and got tangled and the other was a mutton bird out at the FADs.

Most memorable, a pomfret on a fly made on the spot out of bits of my t-shirt that I used my teeth to tear!

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Oh and my dad caught my

Mon, 2007-11-26 18:57

Oh and my dad caught my ear.  Still have the hole to prove it.

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hahaha nice one alfred.

Mon, 2007-11-26 19:03

hahaha nice one alfred.

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Either a pink snapper a mate

Mon, 2007-11-26 19:03

Either a pink snapper a mate caught off Point Samson or my recent capture of a juvenile Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel caught in a pilbara creek.

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Big nasty moray eel caught

Mon, 2007-11-26 19:25

Big nasty moray eel caught on a sand whiting rig

when I was nine fishing at rotto from the old mans boat caught a womans bra that was floating pity it was empty

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i still think your a smart

Tue, 2007-11-27 11:21

i still think your a smart ass jay, i caught a turtle off the bottom on the dampier pipeline on a prawn, i thought i had the mother of all trout, took me 45 minutes to get boatside and after half an hour or so of chasing.  It broke my heart to see it was only a turtle, released well, all on my 6kg creek rod.  Good fun!

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fishing off swansea nsw we

Tue, 2007-11-27 14:50

fishing off swansea nsw we caught a spangled emporer off the back of bird island...bout 800kms too far south!!!

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at swanfish 2006 my dad was

Tue, 2007-11-27 18:09

at swanfish 2006 my dad was flicking a lure near the causeway and hooked onto a fallen light post.
the post was crawling with snails and stuff so at least he caught something 'live' ;)


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long neck turtle in the swan

Tue, 2007-11-27 18:26

long neck turtle in the swan or crayfish in 40m of water.

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sea snake in ocean reef!!

Tue, 2007-11-27 22:51

hook up didnt know whether it was poison so cut the line and it was my first cast...didnt have any tools with me so had to go home!