Warming up the washers on the bream gear

Warming up the washers on the bream gear

This mack took an Ofmer Xminnow fast ripped through the wash. Certainly went hard on 6lb. Took over half the spool of line in a single run which made my poor stradic sing.

Lost a good spaniard at the rocks later that morning 12-15kg

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nice fish jameshow long did

Sun, 2011-07-31 22:49

nice fish james

how long did it take to get in ?


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Sun, 2011-07-31 22:54

must have been a nice rod to handle that, what stick was it on?


winner winner chicken dinner

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I think it was around 10

Sun, 2011-07-31 23:01

I think it was around 10 minutes to land, they die in the ass pretty quickly.

Japanese Ares Maverick ML (8 foot seabass stick around the sub $600 but i got it for free in squid comp) it is a beatiful stick and really gets those light lures a fair distance. The Xminnow is one of the best lures I have ever casted, outcasts a crystal minnow 2-1.

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Nice work on the light stuff,

Sun, 2011-07-31 23:05

Nice work on the light stuff, bet you were suprised to get that lure back!


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Nice Blue Steele

Sun, 2011-07-31 23:15

Nice Blue Steele


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Fair effort Flangies!

Sun, 2011-07-31 23:18

 Mate have a look at the Rapala Max-Raps for a long caster, i love my crystal Minnows as well but they don't cast for poop!!


I reckon i'd be smiling if i caught a fish like that!!!

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Haha yeah got some smiling

Sun, 2011-07-31 23:46

Haha yeah got some smiling photos too. I was really shocked to land it since you don't really have much room for error in regards to landing/gaffing the fish as well as that nasty set of chompers. I'll definitely take a look at those maxraps as I love rapala xraps and even hooked a spanish first cast on the xr6. It was a tough day, use wire and get no Hookups or use mono and get snipped off. I am trying to upload a video of Jono demonstrating how easy it was to get some decent 45-60cm trevally from garths rock. It was fish a cast for a couple of hours. Plastics, jigs, minnows, marabous and slices. It didn't matter, they just smashed it!

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nice work

Mon, 2011-08-01 05:51

theres nothing quite like hooking up to something large and angry on a "tiny" reel when you wonder if its ever going to stop that first run!!  well done!!!

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nice fish on 6lb mate ,good

Mon, 2011-08-01 05:58

nice fish on 6lb mate ,good effert



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 no more jeans!

Mon, 2011-08-01 08:32

 no more jeans!

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Top work mate on the light

Mon, 2011-08-01 10:49

Top work mate on the light stuff, no smiling pics agree with the blue steel poses.

You & Marko could have a stare off!!

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Good fish on the gear mate.

Mon, 2011-08-01 11:19

Good fish on the gear mate.

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That is a top catch on 6lb,

Mon, 2011-08-01 11:23

That is a top catch on 6lb, especially off the stones. Props to the gaff man aswell.

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Nice job

Mon, 2011-08-01 11:28

Nice job on the light gear .

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Mon, 2011-08-01 12:32

Great capture on that gear and from the rocks. Respect.

Would have needed a long arm to boga that fella.


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great capture james!

Mon, 2011-08-01 14:49

great capture james!




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definitely going to have to

Mon, 2011-08-01 16:54

definitely going to have to get some xminnows haha. wicked fish, well done.


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Well done man , did go bloody

Mon, 2011-08-01 19:08

Well done man , did go bloody hard on the bream stik was pretty suprised he landed it , photo come out alright to Not bad for a phone camera lol

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well done flange man. Top

Mon, 2011-08-01 19:37

well done flange man. Top effort on the bream gear!

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geez you're game throwing

Tue, 2011-08-02 14:56

geez you're game throwing around on 6lb up there mate, good fish in the light gear.