Large Yellowfin Tuna

Large Yellowfin Tuna

Fred Slevec from Bunbury retuned from South Africa today with this picture of a really nice 60kg Yellowfin Tuna. It took 45 minutes to subdue on 80 pound stand up tackle. The skipper had forgotten the gimbal and harness at home and Fred had to fight it with the rod but in his groin!!! Needless to say, his left arm is now siezed!

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At his age he probably does

Wed, 2007-12-12 16:31

At his age he probably does not need them        

nice fish though would have given him some hurt  
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Wed, 2007-12-12 16:48

Bloody nice fin, couldn't imagine fighting that without a gimble, that would have hurt big time!!


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Thats a thumper

Wed, 2007-12-12 18:34

..great fish mate and condolences about the nuts but crap it was worth it

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I couldn't imagine holding

Wed, 2007-12-12 18:37

I couldn't imagine holding onto that rod/reel for 45 mins without a harness, let alone with the yellowfin on the other end. 

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Wed, 2007-12-12 22:48

Fred is a real tough guy for a man of 61. He is a seasoned fisherman and was applauded by all for landing the fish using no equaliser gimbal and harness.

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what happend

Fri, 2014-08-01 06:50

 What happend to that massive fish after the photo..........?

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 It was eaten cube by cube in

Fri, 2014-08-01 07:37

 It was eaten cube by cube in the SEVEN years since the photo was taken 

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 Ha ha classic zoom. Actually

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:36

 Ha ha classic zoom. Actually had some beautiful sashimi last night as I'm in Bali at the moment. It was Snapper, tuna and Salmon yummmmmmo. gotta eat more of the stuff.


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