60lbs of mulloway magic

went down to a local beach to try for one of these mulloway that have been getting caught lately and at 7:10 the dream came true.
After we had arrived and set the first set of baits i decided to go have a chat to a couple of blokes next to us to see what had been happening recently and to see if they had got one of theese elusive creatures but they hadnt got anything so we started talking about how crap up north has been and how the water is so hot.
About 45 minutes after sunset i hear my mate screaming BRAD BRAD BRAD so i do the 50 sprint to my rod as i get to my rod nothings happening so i tighten the drag and start winding fast then i come up real solid with huge head shakes and screaming runs.  In one of the runs it took over a hundred meters.  As im fighting the fish my mates line gets tangled with mine and i thought disaster, but with him walking with me it was fine.
But then there was another bloke fishing just next to us, i yelled can ya bring in ya line but he didnt and i ended up with two lines tangled around mine but this wasnt going to stop me. Eventually i had one massive knot in the two lines so i couldnt even wind so when the fish would  run i would run into the water and when it stopped running i would run up the beach.
After about 15 minutes the fish was starting to tire , and becoming easier to bring in. as the fish was in about a foot of water the people helping me land the fish were saying its a shark its a shark, and i thought it could be the way it fought as it went harder than all my other fish including my sharks. but after a gaff cleanly got it and my mate grabbing its tail it was finally landed and safely on the beach.
I let out a few huge screams of joy and went and thanked everybody who helped me land it. the fish was caught on my new setup i got for spinning for macs and was the first fish caught on it.
It weighed in at 27kg/60lb.what a great fish and experience as well as having so many people willing to help me land a fish of a lifetime.
im so STOKED CANT BELIEIVE IT. it also took twenty minutes to land

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Man you catch some good

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:06

Man you catch some good fish!! Well done mate, you must be wrapped.

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Sat, 2011-03-26 16:13

That thing is huge mate. Top effort.

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Another LB beauty

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:13

thats killer dude, you know ya stuff

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Sun, 2011-03-27 08:40

stupid iphone double post

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Top Catch

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:17

Well done mate that is a huge fish from the beach, great way to open your Mulla account...........


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Sat, 2011-03-26 16:21

That is a monster you got there, well done mate and congrats for keeping it cool with the tangled lines , that could have easily been lost.

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Bloody awesome man.

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:37

Bloody awesome man.

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Great story to go with a

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:45

Great story to go with a bloody huge effort Brad. Did very well to bring in such a fish with 2 other lines in the way!


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cheers everybodyand mick my

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:45

cheers everybody

and mick my mulloway account was opened along time ago ahahaha

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Fark yeah

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:46

Nothing else to say!


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That fish is in great condition

Sat, 2011-03-26 16:49

Well done.



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Doesnt get much better to

Sat, 2011-03-26 17:07

Doesnt get much better to that when it comes to mullas. Great fish

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What a ripper

Sat, 2011-03-26 17:15

Thats an awsome looking fish mate. Well done with the line problem.

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Great fish mate

Sat, 2011-03-26 17:20

once in a lifetime Mulloway. You'll do well to better that in WA waters.

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well done mate, bloody good

Sat, 2011-03-26 18:16

well done mate, bloody good size!

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 thats one huge croaker. well

Sat, 2011-03-26 18:35

 thats one huge croaker. well done in landing that monster under the circumstances. some people just have no concideration when others are onto a big fish


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Brilliant fish there!!I'm

Sat, 2011-03-26 19:50

Brilliant fish there!!

I'm getting more and more envious reading all these mulloway threads :(

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great catch man, love the

Sat, 2011-03-26 21:40

great catch man, love the relief shot.

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 that is massive!

Sat, 2011-03-26 23:22

 that is massive!


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Awesome fish mate!!!!Good

Sat, 2011-03-26 23:54

Awesome fish mate!!!!

Good story too. I can just imagine how frustrating it would be if everything didn't go so well but it sounds like a combination of skill and luck helped you land the beast!


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alot of luck and goog

Sun, 2011-03-27 01:33

alot of luck and goog terminal tackle, if i didnt have circle hooks i would have lost it

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Great fish

Sun, 2011-03-27 06:58

Top fish Brad. Good write up as well. Obviously know your stuff.


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Solid Croaker

Sun, 2011-03-27 07:40

Awesome catch Brad, be hard to top that fish.


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What a fantastic fish!

Sun, 2011-03-27 07:54

What a fantastic fish!

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Top Mulla mate well done

Sun, 2011-03-27 09:57

Top Mulla mate well done

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And here I was saying how

Sun, 2011-03-27 10:26

And here I was saying how it'd be hard to top your first mulla, which for the record people went 50lb odd...

Your a freak mate.

Thats an excellent fish Brad, knowing the hours you put in its also very well deserved.

Can't WAIT to see what you top that one with!!!

Makes you wonder what the hell we went north for huh!


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Top work. Surely you cant

Mon, 2011-03-28 00:10

Top work. Surely you cant beat that!!!!!!!!!     

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Mon, 2011-03-28 12:45

That's just awesome- great story, great pics, fan-fkn-tastic fish from the sand...


Well Done Mate!!!

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Thats not a croaker, thats a groaner

Mon, 2011-03-28 12:52

Bloody big Mulla. That size is rare as rocking horse shit.



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great fish

Mon, 2011-03-28 12:58

Well don Brad thats a serious good catch for land base,   i hope you got the jewels out of its head they would be pretty big,  well done

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Cracking mulla mate - well

Mon, 2011-03-28 14:14

Cracking mulla mate - well done.


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cheers guys i think this is

Mon, 2011-03-28 15:36

cheers guys i think this is the only post of fish ive put up without people sendidng me dirty messages about how i didnt catch  its all bullshit, so thanks again and just dhu it i got the jewels out and they are massive nearly a inch long but the ones out of my 20kg are alot bigger must of been older.

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thats a bloody great fish

Mon, 2011-03-28 15:42

thats a bloody great fish mate, congrats!!

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Good stuff mate well done

Mon, 2011-03-28 16:53

Good stuff mate well done love to see ppl who put in the time and get the reward


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Well done mate!!

Mon, 2011-03-28 17:55

Well done mate!!


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