Pelagic Pursuits way of beating Sharks

Never posted a link so hopefully this works. Just watched Matty from Pelagic Pursuits method of extracting fish from Sharks. Hope it works but if it doesn’t, search YouTube for Pelagic Pursuit. It’s his latest upload. Might work here too, no fun in it but neither is losing yummy bottom fish to Sharks.

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Good luck once the bottom

Mon, 2021-11-08 17:06

Good luck once the bottom fish are over 10kg. 


Quite a few guys here in the pilbara run electric reels in rod holders for all bottom fishing now. The constant retrieve and not stop start of a pump and wind seems to beat them most of the time. 


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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Yeah he said

Mon, 2021-11-08 18:05

In the comments that he got the idea off the guys running deck winches doing it.  

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Mon, 2021-11-08 19:21

Been watching him for ages, gun fisho. Taken drone fishing to the next level with his popper strikes.


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Definitely a gun!!

Mon, 2021-11-08 20:08

Really enjoying the amazing drone strikes.  

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Mon, 2021-11-08 20:05

We call that the "wing it and sting it" technique! We've been doing it for years to get pinkies away from sharks at dhi. The sharks tend to hang out over the top of the fish. It pulls the fish sideways away from the lumps, and doesn't give the sharks an opportunity to hit! Fuckin mint seeing a snapper skurfing behind the wake at 25knots! 

We only really have success in shallow water with it tho, approx 20-30m. And yep, it'll test your gear alright. pe5 at a minimum, and get the rod in the gimbal quick, or you'll have sore nuts for the rest of the trip!

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 Was wondering how you'd go

Mon, 2021-11-08 20:18

 Was wondering how you'd go in 100m doing that, throw in a bit of chop too. 


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Let us kmow

Tue, 2021-11-09 05:34

Let us know how it goes at gnarloo Andy. 

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 You'll be there doing it too

Tue, 2021-11-09 06:35

 You'll be there doing it too mate?


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Haha, beats giving nannie's

Tue, 2021-11-09 08:26

Haha, beats giving nannie's to the sharks.

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 We tried this in 70-80

Tue, 2021-11-09 08:53

 We tried this in 70-80 metres at Coral Bay earlier this year with very limited results. It's amazing how quickly sharks can travel when in the attack mode. It's not a very satisfying fishing technique. We did manage to get one smaller red away from the monsters but lost out with the bigger ones. Will be very interested to hear others experience. As already stated it might work better in shallow water. 

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 Yeah I've tried it in coral

Wed, 2021-11-10 09:45

 Yeah I've tried it in coral bay in 100m. No good. Either pulled hooks from pressure or got sharked anyway

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 Looks like a bloody boring

Tue, 2021-11-09 12:32

 Looks like a bloody boring way to fish. If it gets to that I'll just go and drink beer.