Your best capture

Just wondering what your best catch has been or your most memorable moment whilst fishing?

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Best catch, probably due to

Tue, 2005-11-15 19:42

Best catch, probably due to line class, was a mulloway around 7 to 8ks on 3,5kg bream line. Nothing like being nailed by a good fish and bringing it in undergunned.


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hehe...mine is the same as

Tue, 2005-11-15 20:04

hehe...mine is the same as well......7kg mulloway on bream gear......6lb fireline and 8lb leader on a 3" bass minnow.

I have hooked bigger but moving them is another story.

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mulloway

Tue, 2005-11-15 20:22

7kg mulloway on 3kg bream gear
 

 

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Nice one

Tue, 2005-11-15 20:27

Nice!  Thats awesome for that gear!!! gotta be happy, is that the swan river behind you?

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Mine is

Wed, 2005-11-16 11:08

Mine would probably be the spangled emperor i caught up at Exmouth this year.. Just floated down a mulie cube on my 6kg ambassador and got smoked a quarter of the way down.. a good 10 minute fight later brought it to the surface with plenty of sharkies around, suprised it made it up in one piece..  The fish is extremely closeup in the photo, but it was still all of 5-6kg.. made me very happy that day. :)

Other than that, the day with the mulloway and skippy double/triple header is one of my most memorable.. not only bringing that fish up in front of the shikari charter/fwa boys, but my fishing luck was on that day.. the boys don't reckon i'll get a fish till after new years after a day like that, we'll see.. !

Spangled Emperor


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haha that FWA and shikari

Thu, 2005-11-17 15:15

haha
that FWA and shikari crowd included me as well....U guys were just lucky that U were jus 50m left of us.....otherwise we would've got the mulloway....but awesome catch.We jigged instead of bait.

oh and YES...thats the Swan river behind me.

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Was sweet

Thu, 2005-11-17 17:40

Yeh, pulln up my first mulla like that was pretty cool.. i was stoked :)

We had heaps of drifts and that was the first time we had tried drifting left of the container, changing it up worked wonders and having a secret rig accounted for most of them..

Gotta love a mulloway like that from the river.. especially on that gear!!

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ive always loved chasing

Thu, 2005-11-17 19:26

ive always loved chasing salmon along preston beach in the fourby, stalking a school thats just out of casting distance until you land that one close enough and it goes off.

I recall one time i was with my brother and uncle going back a few years(think i was in year 10 at the time) and i got about 4 in a row on a halco raider 65g with a 10ft snyder/si4000 reel combo. My brother thought my outfit was catchin the fish adn his "el cheapo 8ft " with a producers bonito diving lure wouldnt work. So i swapped with him and first cast(even tho i only made it half way to the school) i hooked a 6kg fish and landed it. Must have been a stray but it shut him up :p

Not the biggest fish, but somethin ill always remember(read: rub in to brother for ever and ever).


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Bump

Thu, 2007-09-27 22:57

Comeon.....Out with it.
Gotta be a couple more of star moments by now!

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 220 Black Marlin caught in

Thu, 2007-09-27 23:28


 220 Black Marlin caught in the keys when in the good old USA 4 years ago caught on a local charter that we did Keylargo charters
Tackle junkie
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Easy

Thu, 2007-09-27 23:29

17kg Spaniard

These two in consecutive drops, same day about 3 or 4 years ago now. Haven't been able to replicate it since, despite trying reel hard.



Metro Spaniard and Big Dhuie sharing an esky 


The day I decided to get one of those Tropical Esky's twice the size. Given that it happened first thing in the morning we had to use wet towels to keep the fish fresh. Luckily it was the end of May so the temp was pretty cool. Very memorable day for sure.

Proof of the double 


That's the mother-in-law standing over the 17kg spaniard and 17kg dhuie with a couple of other dhuies and sambo's and harlequins etc in the foreground. Just in case anyone didn't believe I caught the two on the same day. That's the old fishcleaning bench before I got the new rolls royce version (stainless steel bae-maree)that I have now. (plus before we got the drive way put in Jeez time flies, it seems like only yesterday we caught those beauties.


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A few nice fish there

Thu, 2007-09-27 23:53

A few nice fish there Andy
 
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My best Capture

Fri, 2007-09-28 10:25

Cobia from the rocks at the Caves, Quobba...whilst barefooot about 10 years ago.

Bottomed out 30kg scales.

65 minutes of fight with 850ss spooled with 10kg braid - party ballon and mulie, 5 foot out from the rock wall.  It was a frantic few seconds fixing tangled line from a major botched cast, whilst watching this cobia engulf my mulie floating on the ocean surface a few metres below.

Got mine in The West paper as well...but alas, have lost the clipping.


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Jeebus

Fri, 2007-09-28 10:46

You were fishing from the top of the caves and got that up??! Thats a fair effort!!

A 2 year old thread thats been pulled up. My PB spangled emperor 2 years ago visiting Exmouth, now catching them every week living here...

My first marlin.

Another look at the Caves

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Ditto that Ads - mighty fine

Fri, 2007-09-28 10:49

Ditto that Ads - mighty fine effort that (both the LBG captures)

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My finest capture!

Fri, 2007-09-28 10:55

Probably my first ever Black Bream on a lure. Been trying for so long and then I cracked it. Can't get over that day, even though it was like 23cm it was my first.


My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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mack attack

Fri, 2007-09-28 11:31


96' - I was living in Weipa at the time and was throwing a nilsmaster invincible around the rock bars on an ABU 7000 with 10kg mono/50lb mono leader at the mouth of the Hay River(5 mins from the boat ramp) just after sunrise. It was near full tide and the rock bar drops away steeply into deep water.  As the boat drifted past the fishiest part of the point, I kept firing casts at it....slowly getting further and further away...so each time, my lure had to run back through deeper and deeper water. Halfway through the retrieve, about 20m out from the rocks a gigantic Spanish Mack came flying out of the water and nailed my little barra lure on the way down......somehow, it's teeth missed the leader and after nearly getting spooled and then chasing her down...I slipped the gaff into a 37kg Spanish Mackerel. It was 174cm long and fed everyone at the Albatross Hotel in Weipa for lunch the next day.....

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Hi Ya, Nothing in the class

Fri, 2007-09-28 13:03


Hi Ya,

Nothing in the class of you guys, but my best capture to day was a double header of flaties in Augusta.  One measured 78cm the other 54cm.   Caught on a 5'6" 4-8kg rod I built my self and using 10lb fireline.  Thought I'd caught the bottom to start with. :)

Was pretty chuffed with that.

No pics :(

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Shark Bay Bonanza

Fri, 2007-09-28 15:05

Best every trip i did was a charter out from sharkbay around dirkhartog island for 4 days.
Fish,eat,sleep on the boat. We caught enormous bluebone, pinkys,mullaway,coral trout, cod,
Best trip ever. One night we were anchored for the night in one of the bays and me and me brother were fishing and lots of baby turtles came swimming around and past the boat. They had just hatched from the beach. Was the best trip ive been on. will try and post some pics.




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Would have to be my 110cm

Fri, 2007-09-28 16:55

Would have to be my 110cm Pilbara Barra.



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yeah im with jangles first

Fri, 2007-09-28 17:55

yeah im with jangles first blacky on hardbodies :D was a cracker to nad my mulloway from the river :D

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h0ju!

Fri, 2007-09-28 18:03

its a good feeling when you try so hard and for so long then you crack it makes everything worthwhile. Mine was a tiddler only 23cm but its my first. How big was yours mate? Good size?

My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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yeah was about 40ish

Fri, 2007-09-28 18:04

yeah was about 40ish

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h0ju, damn!!!

Fri, 2007-09-28 18:12

Man thats massive. You sure its not like 30cm? As Rickets been giving you shit about your eyes! That is a horse of a fish for a first.


My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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nah rickets was giving me

Fri, 2007-09-28 18:13

nah rickets was giving me shit because i was calling all his fish small

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AHAHHA thats alright then!

Fri, 2007-09-28 18:18

Thats hell good you gave him shit. lol. Anyways mate, been fishing the river lately? Any enquiries from the Bream's mate?

My reels screaming zzzzzzz.... awwww damn it, its another boat!

All the best for the future fishing trips.
Cheers.... Jangles

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a filthy big australian bass

Fri, 2007-09-28 19:35

my brother and i had been to glenbawn dam 4 times without so much as a tap when on the troll with a deception shrimp i came up solid on a 3kg australian bass on 2kg...such a big wait and we were rewarded with a mad fight and a great meal!

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Reddie

Sat, 2007-09-29 07:50

Does a one legged duck swim in an eliptic circle

6 kg snapper on 3kg line off the rocks at Crocodile Head Jervis Bay , just getting there was half the challenge

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I know what Kasey is going to put in!!!

Sat, 2007-09-29 20:33




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