Nice Billy Pic

Nice Billy Pic

Just got back last night from a couple of days in Exmouth. Pretty slow fishing all round this year, not helped by the dirty water we encountered. We did have one OK day trolling and picked up this fella, a nice saily and jumped off an absolute horse well over the 200kg mark.


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great fish, great photo

Tue, 2010-01-19 11:39

smiles all round

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very nice

Tue, 2010-01-19 11:41

Very nice fellas, was looking for him all day too! :(  Now I have to go back to work and the gulf is still glassy, sigh.  Will be out there for his mate soon.

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Awesome work Simon That is a really solid fish

Tue, 2010-01-19 11:46

Who was the lucky angler?

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yours truly for a change

Tue, 2010-01-19 11:49

first black I have actually got to the boat. typical though, had one 10kg outfit out back and the rest 24's and guess which one he hit!

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Murphy's Law

Tue, 2010-01-19 19:32

Great billy Simo..

Especially for a pretty average angler!!! Tongue out joking.....geez

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Good onya mate You must have ben stoked to get

Tue, 2010-01-19 12:08

such a fantastic first. That is almost as good as Manly winning the premiership.

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good looking billy

Tue, 2010-01-19 12:45

very solid.  nice catch.

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great billie

Tue, 2010-01-19 13:54

nice effort to christen the boat with! And on 10kg no less......

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Nice looking fish there!

Tue, 2010-01-19 13:57

Nice looking fish there!

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Fantastic capture

Tue, 2010-01-19 15:13

10kg line on that Billfish is outstanding! Great catch in what sounds like was hard work finding them.
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thanks lads

Tue, 2010-01-19 15:54

I was stoked with it on 10kg, took about 45 minutes. I was worried when it went deep but we changed line angles and tried to plane it back up and eventually got it back to the surface, some good boat driving as well made sure we never had too much line in the water.

Length estimates put it a bit over the 100kg mark and it felt every bit of that lifting it up and in.

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Good job boys, top billie

Tue, 2010-01-19 18:47

Good job boys, top billie

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Top fish on 10kg

Tue, 2010-01-19 19:05

Looks all of 100kg and any 10 to 1 capture is a very fine effort.  Well done.

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Nice billie

Tue, 2010-01-19 21:25

how deep where you when you hooked up Simon? we where in the 80s on satureday and there was fish every where ,we had a great day well done simon

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jeff - we were in 130m

Wed, 2010-01-20 06:56

Mate trolled between 100 and 150 out from the towers. I had a feeling they may have been in shallower but the water looked better out wide. I thought it was pretty quiet by exxy standards but I think we may have had a remarkable run last year and this was more the norm. We were averaging 6-10 raises every morning last year at the end of january whereas this year we raised 7 fish in 4 days trolling and had very little bycatch, no wahoos, a couple of tuna, some dollies and one cobia.

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well done on the billie. you

Tue, 2010-01-19 21:39

well done on the billie. you would have been stoked to get that one in

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So many

Tue, 2010-01-19 21:41

So many people got lucky over the last week, I know whitey raised 6 on thurs and landed 2 and saw a monster and there were a fair few over the tantas campout too.  Can't believe I lucked out, spewn and this weekends weather is going pearshaped, sigh.  Anyway, still a bloody good effort on 10, btw, any chance of that 250m fad co-ords.. Laughing

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70+100m

Wed, 2010-01-20 13:25

we trolled there for about 4 hours to rais 4 billies nothing that big tho ,got some great bait yesterday and they are all rigged for a good skip baiting sesion i hope well done Simon

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on 10!

Sun, 2010-01-24 10:06

Descent black on 10 Simon, a "light'sh" shotgun in clean water is asking for bigger fish interest =)

 

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sounds like Exxy is firing

Sun, 2010-01-24 15:56

Pity about losing the big one, but at least you got a couple of great captures there still. Sounds like Exxy is firing up at the moment, might have to pack the boat and sneak up for a few days.