Aron finally found that 30kg fish off the rocks!!

 Getting a 30kg Blue groper has been a huge goal of ours for a long long time. There has been the odd one landed on handlines over 30 over the years but trying to stop a fish this large on a rod and reel setup is just phenomenaly difficult. We have hooked so many fish in the 20kg+ bracket and been destroyed. PE10 140lb tackle has helped us land a few more larger ones on a more regular basis, but that 30kg fish is a case of pulling as hard as you possibly can and praying the line doesn’t break and send you cartwheeling over the rocks. No idea on its actual weight but a 105cm fish went 25kg which was Arons old PB and this fish was 10-15cm longer than the 105cm brag matt he measured it with. Absolute dinosaur of a fish and one that is going to take some effort to beat!!

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Tue, 2018-04-24 18:12

 Did he swim off ok?

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 Honest question, is this a

Tue, 2018-04-24 22:10

 Honest question, is this a troll comment ? No comment regarding to how good the capture is, just seems to be a very directed and baited question.

 

Apologies if this is not the case... 

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Wed, 2018-04-25 08:19

 No, I just thought at a certain size they had to be released since they undergo a sex change. Like a Barra. I’m happy to be corrected though.

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the thing about big groper

Thu, 2018-04-26 09:11

the thing about big groper ime , is that they do not release well at all

they usually go so hard in the fight and capture that they are totally buggered and they blow the back out on them very often

better to target them as a catch and keep/eat for bigger models

they are good eating though at any size imo

great capture of the rocks , conditions look pretty good from the pics

hezzy

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 beasty

Tue, 2018-04-24 18:17

 beasty

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  Far out- That is

Tue, 2018-04-24 18:39

  Far out- That is impressive!

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Holy @&()"@

Tue, 2018-04-24 18:42

 holy f@"&/!!

one crazy blue that !!! 

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There used to be one that big

Tue, 2018-04-24 19:31

Almost half way between Carnac and Rotto.......we used to feed it by hand with pencil urchins cut in half until they suddenly disappeared.  The one we used to feed had so so many scars around its mouth, bits of leader and hooks but was in really snaggy ground.  Have some video of it some where but on old Vhs tape not digital or I would post it for all to see.  Stunning fish mate, a true sight to behold and unbelievable achievement off the rocks  

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 great effort on a quality

Tue, 2018-04-24 19:48

 great effort on a quality fish, you can see the age in his eyes..

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 That is a magnificent fish

Tue, 2018-04-24 20:09

 That is a magnificent fish the colour is awsome

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 awesome effort again from

Tue, 2018-04-24 20:40

 awesome effort again from you guys. gotta be over the moon to crack the 30kg. well done

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Absolute beast, absolute

Tue, 2018-04-24 22:08

Absolute beast, absolute legends. Thank you for sharing and kudos for all your hard work and dedication in chasing that fish. I take my hat off to yas...

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Holy Shit !!!

Tue, 2018-04-24 23:55

Now that's a monster

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cracker !!

Wed, 2018-04-25 06:36

 Good fish guys 

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 That is an awsome catch. I

Wed, 2018-04-25 08:06

 That is an awsome catch. I can only imagine the walls in your pool room with all these epic photos and stories to go with em. Well done

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WOW

Wed, 2018-04-25 09:02

 Well done guys! 

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 What an amazing fish

Wed, 2018-04-25 10:09

 What an amazing fish

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 top fish reward for effort

Wed, 2018-04-25 10:10

 top fish reward for effort there. definately going to be hard to beat.

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Now that is a beast of a fish

Wed, 2018-04-25 15:24

 I presume it took Aaron a bit of time to land? What gear was he using Chris? Well done.

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 He was using pe10 line,

Thu, 2018-04-26 08:41

 He was using pe10 line, Stella 20 completely locked on a mates spare rod which is a pe10 7’9” still pulled a lot of line on first hookup under huge pressure. Also lost another fish he couldn’t stop not long after this

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 Thanks guys! 

Thu, 2018-04-26 08:40

 Thanks guys! 

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 Cracker fish from the

Thu, 2018-04-26 14:22

 Cracker fish from the stones, hows the size of its tail no wonder they pull so hard! Are you guys fishing lures or baits for these things? 

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The walk

Fri, 2018-04-27 16:37

Back would have been fun. 

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Next level

Fri, 2018-04-27 20:06

 Epic fellas, thats next level.

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Now that is one impressive

Sun, 2018-05-13 07:52

Now that is one impressive fish from the rocks guys

well done