Finally got my Big Blue

 For years I have seen monsters or hooked them to be busted off in seconds but finally after nearly 7 years of trying I stopped a true monster! Not as big as my brothers ridiculously large one but it’s still huge. Before this I had been cursed and getting one over 20kg had always haunted me on rod and reel. Absolutely smashed the 20kg goal with this beast. Big story to go with it but I’ll save that for another time but getting to this spot was a mission and a half! I do believe this spot hasn’t been fished before by a single person and doubt it ever will do again. In roughly 10 casts at this spot we caught and released 2 small fish about 10kg, landed this monster, landed a smaller 8kg one we kept and lost another fish over 18kg on the surface before packing up. 

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 Jesus Chris, that's off the

Wed, 2018-09-26 05:43

 Jesus Chris, that's off the planet! Is that a burley bag in the water behind you? What gear did you use?

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 Haha cheers man. Yeah burley

Wed, 2018-09-26 06:21

 Haha cheers man. 

Yeah burley bag tied off. Gear used was Daiwa Dogfight 8000H, Maven Coast 37-45kg 10ft, 100lb Tasline braid, 200lb Varivas leader, 7/0 BKK Beastly cat hook and a half crab bait. Even on that gear it still reefed me on every single sharp edge that it swam past and I got lucky to get it out after the first run. 

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Reward for effort

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:15

 That is epic. Love the commitment mate and such a good photo!

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 That’s nuts, well done from

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:23

 That’s nuts, well done from the rocks

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Keen

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:29

You boys are certainly keen. Cracker fish.

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 Mate good to see you

Wed, 2018-09-26 08:32

 Mate good to see you rewarded with all the effort put in.

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Sweet as ..

Wed, 2018-09-26 09:19

mate that's sweet as ! Been looking

at those nz made maven rods !

One powerball! Cheers pirate  

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Wed, 2018-09-26 09:39

 Hooley farken Doolies, put a saddle on that. 

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 Absolute monster . Certainly

Wed, 2018-09-26 11:51

 Absolute monster . Certainly a catch worth bragging a out . Anyone would be stoked to get one like that fro. A boat let alone the stones. Congrats on the pb.

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Hard core everything right

Wed, 2018-09-26 12:21

Hard core everything right there...Great Fish Chris well done.

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Massive

Wed, 2018-09-26 20:04

Well done. That is an impressive fish. 

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Yup yup

Thu, 2018-09-27 11:15

 Never fail to disappoint Chris, epic.

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Great fish

Thu, 2018-09-27 15:35

 Put in the time and get the reward

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 Magnificent looking fish,

Thu, 2018-10-04 09:22

 Magnificent looking fish, awesome colour and well done off the stones to stop it

that would have been fun carrying back to the car

piggy back ?