Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna

Mercury Game Fishing Club Report: - New Zealand

Not much to report on the local front but great news from Ross Faulknor (of Bellona fame) with his 292.5kg Bluefin Tuna caught on 23 August. 1hr 40min on 60kg made pretty short, but I dare say tough, work on this fantastic fish.


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What the

Fri, 2006-09-01 11:19

That is a MONSTER fish, he must have been near death at the
end of that fight(man and obviously the fish).
Fair bit of sushi there.
Nice rod and winch u have there would of helped a bit.


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Fri, 2006-09-01 12:28

Cracking fish that one. Certainly would have heated up the drag washers on the first run.


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Wed, 2006-10-11 21:52

how would you get that on board????

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Thu, 2006-10-12 03:57

tail rope it and drag it to shore then winch or crain it out


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Thu, 2006-10-12 07:37

nice gear he used too!!

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What is it? Tiagra,

Thu, 2006-10-12 10:18

What is it? Tiagra, International?

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looks like a tiagra

Thu, 2006-10-12 11:45

looks like a tiagra handle...

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Greymouth Tuna

Thu, 2006-10-12 11:55

They catch those tuna by following the deep trench hoki trawlers. When the trawlers pull up their gear the tuna are into the trash and by catch......this one is about average...One guy fought one for 14hrs, only to bust the leader at the death.....estimated at twice this ones size.......a couple of well set up charters leave Greymouth, NZ, just to target these babies....full on!

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twice that size?

Tue, 2007-10-23 09:37

14 hours and estimated at twice that size? Unbelievable, thats like 600kgs of fish!

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what the hell is he going to

Mon, 2007-10-22 19:56

what the hell is he going to do with that, stuff it and hand it over the bed.  Im sure the mrs would love it!

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Brad hahahahaha yeah thats a

Tue, 2007-10-23 07:50

Brad hahahahaha yeah thats a thumper! Could always put beans in it and use it for a bean bag.........

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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Thats huge!!!Noo need to

Tue, 2007-10-23 09:22

Thats huge!!!

No need to strech arms out for that pic lol!


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1496lb or 680kg is the

Tue, 2007-10-23 11:17

1496lb or 680kg is the current all tackle world record for Blue fin.........more than twice the size of this beauty..........blows your mind to think about how to tackle an animal like that....

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Just imagine the ones that

Tue, 2008-12-09 21:02

Just imagine the ones that havent been caught yet or are too big to even catch. 


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got offered to deckie out

Tue, 2008-12-09 21:29

of Pt Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada where the northern bluefin hit +1000pound...

should have tagged along

awsome fish