Big big squid

Had a ball . One in picture went 1.320 up there . I had 2 on separate rods . Ones attacking them where almost double . 200 meters of line . Couldn’t stop them x3 it happened . spoiled me got to last bit ( full lock) up there with my pb I think . 125 mm width on tube . 15 Squid 12.5 kilo . 10 over the kilo mark . I bent 60 percent off prongs on one jig . ( not weed) 1 cent peice suckers on jigs . Spew . I’ve kept big one in fridge for my andy . ( doesn’t believe me ). Only reason I went in area there was 6 boats where I normally go .

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Yep ..

Tue, 2022-05-10 19:12

Yep I'm a believer Johnny . Few

seasons back my mate got one

similar size . I swear it was pulling

the corner of the tinny round ..

cheers pirate. 

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Top job !!!!

Tue, 2022-05-10 19:17

Good sesh mate you are making me hungry...... 

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 Nice Kraken LJ 

Tue, 2022-05-10 20:56

 Nice Kraken LJ 


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Up there for me

Tue, 2022-05-10 21:50

Ones that blew me away . I will come back for them. When you get big squid getting attacked by monster squid , pretty good . The old coke bottle trick on way with whole herring on squid prongs . Hand line jobs .

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Illegal practice coke bottle use

Wed, 2022-05-11 07:32

Illegal practise to catch squid that way  I suppose only if you get caught doing it that way 

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Fri, 2022-05-13 15:52

You put on your rod ( with rubber band) at set depth . float it away from other jigs your working .set drag on rod put in rod holder . and squid as normal , Obliviously have no idea at all . Seen many do it ,( old timers more so) how is it illegal to attach a float to rod ?

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Unless attached to boat

Wed, 2022-05-11 07:34

More rules from fisheries 

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Wed, 2022-05-11 17:05

 Whats a coke bottle trick??


Why is it illegal?

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 Squid jig on a few metres of

Thu, 2022-05-12 07:52

 Squid jig on a few metres of line tied to an empty bottle, chucked in the water. A number are distributed and monitored, the bottle bobs when a squid is on. 

Regarded as an unattended line, thus illegal fishing. 


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It’s no different

Thu, 2022-05-12 16:17

Having a float on rod while drifting . Doesn’t make sense. So if I clip a float on squid rod with jig below And put in rod holder ,it’s not allowed ? News to me . You don’t throw it over ( it’s on your rod while drifting ) . Mmmm

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No I think your good

Thu, 2022-05-12 16:27

Its when the float is doing its thing without a line back to the boat. 


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Absolute crackers...great fun

Wed, 2022-05-11 18:20

Absolute crackers...great fun and feed. Nice one.

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 Bloody hell there huge , you

Wed, 2022-05-11 19:25

 Bloody hell there huge , you are the squid whisperer  LJ 


 Happy dayz 

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cracker squid

Thu, 2022-05-12 13:58

 what depths do you normally target these in?


Got keen?

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 Well done on the huge squid.

Thu, 2022-05-12 16:02

 Well done on the huge squid. A meal in each one


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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I’m in ..

Thu, 2022-05-12 17:46

I'm in Sunday LJ .. I shall see your

squid and raise you two .. confident

ahh yes .. I have a Order too fill and

shall fill it .. cheers pirate  

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Few around

Thu, 2022-05-12 18:27

This weather may stuff you up for Sunday . ( big swell +wind = murky) . Be over a week I would think .hopefully you get into them .

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Thu, 2022-05-12 18:51

Yeah I'm thinking that too but.
shall give it a red hot go .. joys

of working the week and only

having the weekend to have

a crack.. cheers pirate