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WOW! look at that tail!

Thu, 2012-07-19 18:45

WOW! look at that tail!

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umm

Thu, 2012-07-19 18:47

Umm yes, dat one be a bit strange dere.

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Thresher

Fri, 2012-07-20 10:37

Thresher shark and they are not usually caught in very deep water

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Correction

Fri, 2012-07-20 20:19

We caught a few around from rotto trench down To along south coast while longlining, all much bigger than that. Tails around 2.5-3 meters long. Thresher as said

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WOW

Thu, 2012-07-19 18:55

awesome stuff Jamie.

But that had you guys guessing.

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Yeah, specially when it was

Thu, 2012-07-19 19:07

Yeah, specially when it was tail-hooked, and not by me for a change either.

That prick is the best-ever advertisment for Dunsbourough outdoor Sportz / wind-on Dave's wind-ons. It was on for 2 and a half hours getting triple-teamed by us till we got the f**ker up.

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Bloody hell

Thu, 2012-07-19 19:20

and they say it's 'easy' with an electric

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Funny story that... When

Thu, 2012-07-19 20:36

Funny story that...

When this was on, it ws clearly going to be the last fish of the day. So somone was cleaning up the boat a bit, and while they were doing that, they unplugged the electric ... HOHOHO.

It was on the Miya Epoch Command 4, and once you do that, they lose the line count which is a little demoralising on a fish like that, but it also means you can only use the manual button anyway PFFFFT.

I was sure the Miya's drag had gone because the fish took so much line, and at will, but scary thing is there is still 20kg of drag on it tonite ;)

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thats mint

Thu, 2012-07-19 19:34

i want one!

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Hell yeah!!!

Thu, 2012-07-19 21:34

 I reckon thats AWESOME.

i remember Hal got one at Christmas island with Rocky one year and Rocky reckoned it went pretty bloody hard - not as big as that one though!!!

Cool fish!

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 Big eye thresher!

Thu, 2012-07-19 21:52

 Big eye thresher!

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what did ya do with it

Fri, 2012-07-20 06:53

Hey Till did you guys keep or chuck back, I am sure that thing would have been knackered after that fight from depth

nice catch

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Na let it go. It still had

Fri, 2012-07-20 07:42

Na let it go. It still had some aggro left in it too.

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looks like a big eyed pain in

Fri, 2012-07-20 07:06

looks like a big eyed pain in the ass to me!

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My heart did stop for a moment

Fri, 2012-07-20 08:04

when at depth the long tail looked like a bill and i thought we had our first metro swordy. Thats what we we hoping for. Anyways it was a buzz to successfully cature such a large fish. If it wasnt for the three of us working together using a range of techniques of how to raise it we would have been there for probably 3 more hours.

Wether it lived is anyones guess but i know it was still alive when we released it and there was no gaff involved.

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Thats awesome Till,They have

Fri, 2012-07-20 08:44

Thats awesome Till,

They have such good colouration.Almost pearl like.

 Last year on a Trip out of Jurien Whitey hooked one in About 100m on jig, had everyone guessing. Went hard for over 2NM.

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Now thats an unusual capture!

Fri, 2012-07-20 09:29

Now thats an unusual capture! You and Jamie seem to find the weird stuff out there. Still remember the short billed spearfish. And my weird ass cod that is actually tropical.

Bet there was a slight twinge of dissapointment when you realised it wasnt a swordy. I imagine tailhooked it would take a lot longer than if you were able to turn its head.

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 Hoy Moly.

Fri, 2012-07-20 14:22

 Hoy Moly.

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Great catch. Going by

Fri, 2012-07-20 16:17

Great catch. Going by Wickipedia they artnt found metro.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bigeye_Thresher.png

 

 

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Common threshers are possibly

Fri, 2012-07-20 19:03

Common threshers are possibly wider spread, which I think this one is (doesn't have the head notch of the big eye thresher).

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Good catch guys

Fri, 2012-07-20 18:44

I wouldn't expect many WA anglers would have a tick against the thresher shark box.  I believe hooking them in the tail is not that uncommon.  Fish like that are another good reason to have harness lugs on deep drop reels imo.

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 Yes forgot to mention in my

Fri, 2012-07-20 20:22

 Yes forgot to mention in my reply above that ours were ALWAYS tail hooked

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The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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 Not a bad suprise there,

Fri, 2012-07-20 19:33

 Not a bad suprise there, awesome catch ! :)

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 Bigg, Well done guys.

Fri, 2012-07-20 20:21

 Bigg, Well done guys. Looking forward to the full report.

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NICE ONE!

Sat, 2012-07-21 08:45

Good looking fish! or shark I should say... :-)

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