29.2kg Metro Spanish Mackerel

Fished the MAAC comp yesterday with the daughter in what were atrocious conditions in my small boat. It actually became dangerous mid to late morning and we had no other choice but to come in early. Nice work weather forecasters!

The catches for the day were generally down on normal, EXCEPT Dave’s massive mackerel. In a combination of skill and luck Dave landed the fish on a snelled mono rig where the top hook had set in the corner of the jaw. Apparently, the first run was very close to spooling him too.

The fish was an absolute beast in real life and the photos don’t really do it justice. Well done Dave for a truly momentous metropolitan capture.

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Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it - LH.

 


Walfootrot's picture

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 love it

Sun, 2018-04-08 15:41

 love it

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More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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 Stonker! My biggest is 20+

Sun, 2018-04-08 16:30

 Stonker!

 

My biggest is 20+ kg.  Knowing how big that was its amazing to see one almost 50% bigger again.

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Fish! HARD!

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Beauty

Sun, 2018-04-08 17:05

 very similar weight to one I got off West End a few years back, would of got the heart rate up when first spotted boat side. Great metro fish.

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That would have been a

Sun, 2018-04-08 17:39

 Happy chappie.nice fish

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all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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 phawwww big old mac 

Sun, 2018-04-08 19:20

 phawwww big old mac 

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

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 hooter. would have gone hard

Sun, 2018-04-08 19:34

 hooter. would have gone hard . 

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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What a great catch

Sun, 2018-04-08 20:40

Well done on catching a really great Mackie.

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 Amazing metro fishGreat to

Sun, 2018-04-08 21:44

 Amazing metro fish

Great to see

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 Awesome fish!

Mon, 2018-04-09 22:23

 Awesome fish!

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Cheers
BarraSlayer

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 Thats a cracker! And yes

Tue, 2018-04-10 09:56

 Thats a cracker! And yes those conditions we're pretty ordinary.

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 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

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Tue, 2018-04-10 16:58

 Solid Mac, would have been good fun. Well done 

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Fkn awesome

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:38

 All the sweeter victory for bad conditions,  awesome outcome. 

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Must have taken a while...

Sat, 2018-04-14 08:30

...to get all the Mackie slime off ya after that photo!

Well done, great capture.

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