First Spaniards for the year and blooded the new boat! AUstralia day YOU BEAUTY!!

its not a monster, but this Spaniards the result of lots of hours just waiting for conditions to come good at Kalbarri.

 

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Nice

Fri, 2017-01-27 19:33

Good way to open the year's account Lance.

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Holy Torpedo!

Fri, 2017-01-27 20:15

 Nice catch!  Judging by the slimline body, the fish would've fought hard! 

Can you please advise what sort of tackle I would need to fight and hopefully bring aboard one of those "torpedos"? Haha

How far would I need to go if launching from Hillarys or Ocean Reef?   Generally, any info on how to land one of those fish would be great! 

 

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On lighter gear Spaniards go well.

Sat, 2017-01-28 18:09

 mate we troll mainly 6 and 10 kg gear, any minnow will catch them when they are on the chew.

I have no Idea where you would need to go from a Metro launch...we are 600km north.

Good luck. Spanish Mack is so underrated as a food fish , it isn't funny.

Tteat them with respect, bleed, slurry, and you will have some primo tucker! 

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Thanks!

Sat, 2017-01-28 19:35

 Thanks for the info mate.  Have done a bit of researching and its highly possible to catch Spaniards in Perth metro, sometimes at North Mole!  Just need to wait for warm water ideally 23deg +

 

No wonder theres talk about water temp on FW lately! You blokes are waiting for the Pelagics!!!! 

 

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 Good stuff mate, seeing that

Fri, 2017-01-27 20:15

 Good stuff mate, seeing that photo makes April seem sooooo far away.... hurry up the 3rd!

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Looks like a Fishwrecked catchup is in order for the Classic?

Sat, 2017-01-28 18:10

 yeah, and I get back from the bush on the second!!!!

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looking happy

Fri, 2017-01-27 22:24

Looking pretty happy with that 

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 Great fishing shirt for

Sat, 2017-01-28 08:26

 Great fishing shirt for photos, good work on the fish too

 

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This one looks like a tiddler.

Sat, 2017-01-28 18:12

 The missus landed a honker about 20 minutes later, and it was a corker! Made this one look like a scalie!

 

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 Nice fish ! Gotta be happy

Sat, 2017-01-28 13:00

 Nice fish ! Gotta be happy with that. Caught on the troll judging by the setups on board ?

 

new tub looks real nice also !

 

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Yeah.....old faithful Halco Lazer Pro.

Sat, 2017-01-28 18:14

 The new boat is a bit of a learning curve thing being a small ally cat....but I am getting there.