MONSTER blue groper

MONSTER blue groper

Gday Guys,

headed out from two rocks yesterday morning with a couple of boats, weren't having much luck so the other 2 boats decided to head deep and try the 80mtr mark as i persisted with the 40mtr area,

couple of hours went by with not much luck just a couple of baby dhueys and a few odd bits and bobs, when all of a sudden we had a solid hook up!

we all picked it for either a sambo or a shark because of the runs it was doing until we saw colour then we all had no idea what it was until it came up besides the boat then everyone started screaming and yelling BLUE GROPER!

it weighed in just over 25kg (on dodgy scales) so who knows what the actual real weight was haha,

 

can anyone give any feedback to if they have caught anything like this out from two rocks or perth area?

 

and how do i enter this for Pic of the month??

 

 

cheers

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Nice fish RR!.A mate caught a

Thu, 2012-05-17 16:36

Nice fish RR!.

A mate caught a similar size one out from Dawesville late last year.

Not unheard of, but not common!

Was delicious on the plate too.

 

 

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thats a big female thats for

Thu, 2012-05-17 16:38

thats a big female thats for sure!! Ive only ever caught 8-10kg greens down here in Esperance and one big blue at about 20kg. They go hard dont they??

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very very nice

Thu, 2012-05-17 16:38

 and a great fishing rod hahah

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yeah we picked it for a sambo

Thu, 2012-05-17 16:51

yeah we picked it for a sambo because of the runs! went hard, ill tell you how it tastes tonight ;)

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Sick fish!

Thu, 2012-05-17 20:00

Sick fish!

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Awesome Groper mate!, can

Thu, 2012-05-17 20:46

Awesome Groper mate!, can tell you now i reckon they are beautiful to eat!!!!!!!! Well done.

 

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 Awesome mate I got one bout

Thu, 2012-05-17 20:59

 Awesome mate I got one bout 8kg back in feb from 2rocks but that one is a monster Great Catch

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 Quality fish man!!!

Fri, 2012-05-18 07:47

 Quality fish man!!!

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how do you enter this for pic

Fri, 2012-05-18 11:58

how do you enter this for pic of the month? and do you guys think it's got a chance?

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 as you posted this as an

Fri, 2012-05-18 12:14

 as you posted this as an immage it automatically gets a look in. Adam goes through all the immages then selects what he feels are the best for us to vote on

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 well done.nice capture for

Fri, 2012-05-18 12:12

 well done.nice capture for sure, looking at the pic it looks like this fish is in the middle of changing over from male to female. not realy a true green and def not the usual blue. its gunna taste great

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yeah it had an amazing colour

Fri, 2012-05-18 13:37

yeah it had an amazing colour to it, and i cant believe how big the scales were! cant wait to tuck into some tonight!!! Dhuey and Blue Groper for dinner not much to complain about there.

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POTM

Fri, 2012-05-18 15:32

I thought the potm competition wasn't running anymore.

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not as far as i know?

Fri, 2012-05-18 15:54

not as far as i know?

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