Gianormous Wreckfish(Bass).......a.k.a.....the bulldozer

Gianormous Wreckfish(Bass).......a.k.a.....the bulldozer

this beast ate a 400g jig in 120m and I'm sure it took 30 seconds to realise it was hooked.......hard core mutha from hell drag setting on 100lb braid had no impact for quite some time.....massive power!!!!!!!


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thats one monster, what

Fri, 2009-04-10 13:24

thats one monster, what weight did that go and where did you get it

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Wow, thats a dam nice catch mate, congratulations!

Fri, 2009-04-10 13:25

Goooooone Fishin!

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Onya Sean

Fri, 2009-04-10 13:50

another goliath, you certainly have the knack with the big xos size fish.

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shite

Fri, 2009-04-10 15:31

 You would have to fillet that beast, with a bloody chainsaw!

 

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holy crap, lucky you didnt

Fri, 2009-04-10 16:41

holy crap, lucky you didnt fall into its mouth when you were gaffing it. they would have to send in a search party to locate you.

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Huge fishe there mate well

Fri, 2009-04-10 16:51

Huge fishe there mate well done. What did it tip the scales at
So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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Nice fish Sean

Fri, 2009-04-10 17:26

Are you doing another 10 day Coral Sea trip this year on the Kanimbla?

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Not sure yet....would love

Sat, 2009-04-11 07:40

Not sure yet....would love to though...it is a great boat and awesome crew....will let you know if a trip comes up on the radar.....May or August issue of Fishing World will have the story from the last Coral Sea trip

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Nice fish mate, interesting

Fri, 2009-04-10 18:05

Nice fish mate, interesting lookin rod you got there too

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The rod is a Synit Hellbent

Sat, 2009-04-11 07:59

The rod is a Synit Hellbent Exorcist. It's a prototype spriral wrapped(acid) made to fish PE10. It has ALPS componenents and the blank was designed and constucted in NZ. Synit has a range of Acid wrapped jig rods out now....and they are very, very cool!!!
The reel is an Ocea Jigger 5000P with the carbontex drag kit and plate......an awesome heavy jigging reel.

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That is freaking HUGE! How

Fri, 2009-04-10 18:11

That is freaking HUGE! How long did it take to bring in? 

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Unbelievable

Fri, 2009-04-10 18:32

What a fish!
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This Wreckfish weighed 123LB

Sat, 2009-04-11 07:50

This Wreckfish weighed 123LB and was taken on the King Bank at the 3 Kings in the Far North of New Zealand. Wreckfish are superb eating and none of this fish was wasted. Enchanter

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This place has everything.....the biggest striped marlin on the planet, the most and biggest Kingfish, huge bottom fish, popping for XOS Kingfish around the islands, soft baiting for big snapper. Loads of crayfish, abalone, scallops......

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awesome

Sat, 2009-04-11 08:40

Sounds awesome Sean and thats a monster!!

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Crikey Sean

Sat, 2009-04-11 10:10

What a mother! 

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Shizenhouzen!

Wed, 2009-05-27 20:40

Shizenhouzen!

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Belly of line!

Wed, 2009-05-27 20:48

Yes, a bloody stonker on jig.........nice work Sean!

 Quote-I'm sure it took 30 seconds to realise it was hooked.......hard core mutha from hell drag setting on 100lb braid had no impact for quite some time.....massive power!!!!!!!

Getting tight on the "belly of braid" makes that come about i reckon. Until it goes straight then whamo.....Bulldozer Blitz Laughing

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Got to love the quality of

Thu, 2009-05-28 14:39

Got to love the quality of those hooks.

who says you need big hooks for big hooks.

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Spiral Wrap

Thu, 2009-05-28 15:37

Sean that is a fast spiral wrap with what looks like two guides only to wrap it. Do you find that there is line tension on the guides with this rapid wrap. (sort of has a ring to it). I have only seen acid wraps with at least 2 or 3 guides to complete the wrap.

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Ryan I think this fish looks a lot like Kaseys

Thu, 2009-07-02 10:25

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