exmouth 2017 gets a tick

targeted species for this trip where billfish and ruby's. ticked of both in what was a great trip away. had no real desire to fill the fridge with fillets 

we lost 3 days to weather but still managed to push on and scored some great fish.

went 1-1-1 on sails and 2-2-1 on blues

handfulls of ruby's and a solid 18kg 8 bar

by catch trolling was 2 wahoo one of them was a hooter of a fish needed to be bent in half to fit in the big esky

no real shark problems had a few circling the boat but only lost 1 fish to sharks

chrisG hooked and fought a well WELL over 200kg blue for just over an hour before the little tld 25 couldnt take no more and the blue decided to take 400m of line straight down giving us no choice but to try and lock up the drag and unfortunatly....pop. the reel was to hot to touch after the run that finished us off

the other 2 boats in our convoy struggled till late in the trip with dirty water but managed to clean up on macks last couple days

not nearlly enough photos but to much high fiving and beers

huge thanks to matty for leccy reel usage and a massive thanks to mick and the team at shore catch, your time and effort sorting our bait was much appreciated 

thanks to all the members ive hassled for tips and techniques as well

next years already booked bills bills and more bill fish 

thanks for reading guys, 



 spent all day throwing my guts up but late in the day and after a swim with the sharks to refresh we hooked this sail and it put on a nice show


my first ever marlin had me grinning for days





chris getting worked over by a big marlin on the smallest reel of the fleet





lay day shallow water fun

















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Good stuff Gilly

Thu, 2017-04-13 20:50

 Crackin photos 

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 Good stuff Gilly.Great photo

Thu, 2017-04-13 21:04

 Good stuff Gilly.

Great photo of your first marlin, so glassy, one to remember.

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Good sh*t Gilly

Thu, 2017-04-13 23:10

 The weather in the pics looks awesome! But I know it is not always that way. 

We are off there on Tuesday morning, these pics have got me frothin!


glad to hear you managed to catch your target species. 









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Good work gilly.

Fri, 2017-04-14 06:21

Good work gilly.

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 Nice little black there.

Fri, 2017-04-14 08:42

 Nice little black there. They are definitely addictive.


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Awese stuff!

Fri, 2017-04-14 10:20

 Great report mate!  Awesome photos and nice grin! 



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 Wicked Love the pics of the

Fri, 2017-04-14 11:12


Love the pics of the reels/lures


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Solid marlin in good

Fri, 2017-04-14 12:46

Solid marlin in good conditions, that second photos one for the wall.

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Fri, 2017-04-14 19:20

 Nice fish and good pics Gilly, plenty of memories there.


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 Nice trip Gilly! 

Sat, 2017-04-15 08:07

 Nice trip Gilly! 


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 Superb ....well done  

Sat, 2017-04-15 12:14

 Superb ....well done  



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Sat, 2017-04-15 17:38

Great report Gilly, looks like you had an awesome trip.

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Top effort !!

Sat, 2017-04-15 21:46

 the stuff that dreams are made of !!

cheers pirate