Big Blue

Went exploring on the South Coast on Boxing Day and found what looked like a reasonable spot after a 1 and a half hour trek. Bit of berleying and a nice fish came up to have a look. Managed to catch this bad boy. Didn’t get a weight as we filleted it to save weight for the trip back but it was 1.24 metres long and solid. Went real hard on a SU400 and Stella 20000 with 80lb braid. First one for me landbased so pretty stoked.  We also got a smaller one around 15kg that we released 

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Thu, 2018-12-27 21:38

 Great fish belly. What bait did the damage?

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That would have

Thu, 2018-12-27 22:10

Gone hard . Top fish

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Great fish

Fri, 2018-12-28 06:03

Would have gone hard

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Rock crab

Fri, 2018-12-28 06:27

Whole rock crab John. Basically sight fished for it. 

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Awesome

Fri, 2018-12-28 09:40

 Awesome.

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Good fish

Fri, 2018-12-28 08:09

Thats a great fish from the stones, well done mate

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 Holy shit Belly!

Fri, 2018-12-28 08:11

 Holy shit Belly!

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 Holy shit Belly!

Fri, 2018-12-28 08:11

 Holy shit Belly!

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Fri, 2018-12-28 10:32

Well done off the rocks 

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 congrats. thats one fish

Fri, 2018-12-28 15:38

 congrats. thats one fish worth bragging about . them things cant resist the crabs. thats the only bait my grandpop used for them down Augusta way

they are def on my bucket list to catch . even half that size i would be happy. 

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Mate, that’s a ripper. Well

Fri, 2018-12-28 18:18

Mate, that’s a ripper. Well done.

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Sat, 2018-12-29 00:07

 Great blue, well done Belly.

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 Awesome fish! Always worth

Sat, 2018-12-29 19:57

 Awesome fish! Always worth the walk in for a fish like that. They just love burley and crabs dont they?

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Awesome fish off the rocks 

Sun, 2018-12-30 08:25

Awesome fish off the rocks 

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great fish belly ,, nice

Sun, 2018-12-30 09:26

great fish belly ,,

nice reward for effort mate !!!

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 I'm no expert having only

Tue, 2019-01-01 21:13

 I'm no expert having only caught smaller models but you fellas on here that have caught fish this size before, someone want to put an estimate of its weight? Have to be pushing 30kegs wouldn't it if you compare to a big dhu

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 HORSE!!!!! Top job

Tue, 2019-01-01 21:44

 HORSE!!!!! Top job

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 That is an epic fish! 

Sat, 2019-01-05 17:54

 That is an epic fish! 

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That grouper really is a top

Tue, 2019-01-22 19:25

That grouper really is a top notch land based capture!

Looks real rough weather in the background!

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What a whopper

Wed, 2019-01-23 01:35

That is one hell of a catch from the stones well done. 

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 Thats a corker well done

Wed, 2019-01-23 07:02

 Thats a corker well done mate.