New Aust record for the biggest snapper caught on video

It could be a new Australian record for the biggest snapper caught in South Australia at Arno Bay area but caught by a victoria sadly..20kg its still being verifyed..

 

the guy said..."The initial weight of this fish was at 42lb but after checking the scales used to weigh it against 2 sets of salter scales & also doing a comparison with buckets of water at the local butcher shop with scales certified for trade use this fish weighed 44lb, yes 20kg. It is going to be mounted for all to see & once done will live on the wall at Hotel Arno for all to see.""

 

Just waiting for the link..all the best..


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here is the

Tue, 2008-05-13 11:59

here is the link...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_DK6izRQKw

 

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doesnt look 20kilo but hey

Tue, 2008-05-13 13:28

doesnt look 20kilo but hey who knows

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What a cracking fish.  You

Tue, 2008-05-13 13:58

What a cracking fish.  You are right Mako, it sounds much more impressive when you read about it than see it on the vid. I was expecting the old man know but still, what an impressive fish!

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stonka!

Tue, 2008-05-13 14:15

A big fish for sure, looks 15kg plus.....always hard to tell.....stonka fish regardless!

 

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I wouldn't mind fishing there

Tue, 2008-05-13 15:37

They all looked like they were hooked up to decent fish.

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that is huge

Tue, 2008-05-13 19:25

never seen one that fat .easy 15 to 20 kgs
i wouldnt even mind the second one they pulled in

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It is hard to tell for sure

Thu, 2008-05-15 09:27

Snapper 20kg" Snapper 20kg" alt="20kg snapper" border="" hspace="" vspace="" width="" height="" align="bottom" />It is hard to tell for sure from a photo or video.I know the area well, and the guy involved I think helps run charter service and that whole region from Port Neil to  Port Agusta is the best fishing for snapper with people coming all over Australia for the comp at Whyalla. Ive caught snapper at 90cm weighing at 9kg and then caught one at 95cm thinking it would be around 10 or 11 kg no to my suprise it was 14.5kg or its no suprise for me..cheers not sure why the double image sorry..lol

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makes it

Thu, 2008-05-15 19:05

makes it look more like 20kg, that video done the fish no justice

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Very big!

Fri, 2008-05-16 10:43

I agree, whatever it weighed, that is one VERY BIG snapper! Wow! Surprised

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Definately

Fri, 2008-05-16 11:11

Gives you a better perspective. It is massive. I wonder how old a snapper like that would be?

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 They say it would be about

Sat, 2008-05-17 08:02

 They say it would be about 40-60 year old colin. I thought the same just looking at the shoots and video but I do know the guy wouldn,t make it up. It was a strange weekend over their in in that region there had been three fish in that week where all caught and weighed 37 - 44lb amazing I dont have pic of ther other two yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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wow some big fish being

Sat, 2008-05-17 18:52

wow some big fish being caught, one thing i want to know is why is the anglers face blacked out in the pics, fair enough the boat rego but hey if i caught that i would be showing my face everywhere thats for sure

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 sorry mako i did the

Sat, 2008-05-17 19:31

 sorry mako i did the spaying..lol..I edited like this because of copy write laws from the site i got it from. cheers

 

 

 

 

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Hey guys thats not the 20kg

Thu, 2008-07-03 09:23

Hey guys

thats not the 20kg snapper in the above pic, it's actually 19kg caught near whyalla same weekend as the 20kg snapper caught at Arno Bay early in may.

it really was 20kg.

this pic is of 2 fish taken from the same school, 1 nearly 17kg & the other 20kg, you can see the why the difference in weight in this pic.

cheers

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Wow!

Thu, 2008-07-03 09:30

VERY impressive fish - obviously hit great ground there! Horse herd! 

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Golly gosh!

Thu, 2008-07-03 09:34

Those are BIG!.... Shit.Surprised

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great snappa

Thu, 2008-07-03 11:29

Top snapper and great pics to go with, looks like you boys have been doing well over there!

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any jobs around there??

Thu, 2008-07-03 12:31

OK, packing my bags and going job hunting in South Australia.....
( not that those pics made me do it.... ;-) )lol

nice fish and well done chaps. Good to see they fight them on "lightish" gear as well. That one rod was bent almost to breaking point!!!

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