Fish of a life time

Hi guys,

 

After many sightings and missed chances i managed to spear my first Pink Snapper on the weekend a very very wary and flighty fish underwater.Weighed it on certified scales it went 9.485kgs and 94cms
 

 

 

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 top effort there. was that

Tue, 2011-03-08 22:06

 top effort there. was that down dunsboro area by chance. great size pinkie on the straight hook

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Very nice. That looks down

Tue, 2011-03-08 22:07

Very nice. That looks down south?

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snap

Tue, 2011-03-08 22:08

 top fish there deacon and some great pics too boot mate.... what kinda depth did ya work for it? certainly a prized target for a spearo! something im yet to see with a gun in hand let alone shoot. congratulations mate

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got him down here in Albany

Tue, 2011-03-08 22:12

got him down here in Albany on a shore dive :)

 

Poddy: i have seen all my pinks on the same chunk of reef as this one was shot ins only around 6 -8ms deep witch makes it hard to sneak up on them but with plenty on burly they can some times let there guard down for a second or two you have to be quick :s

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nice work man! beautiful pics

Tue, 2011-03-08 22:14

nice work man! beautiful pics as well. love the scenery down there

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nicee catch!

Tue, 2011-03-08 23:46

they are a hard fish to spear

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Great fish mate. Did

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:00

Great fish mate. Did well.

 

Now to try for one minus the burley ;)

 

How was the vis?

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cracker snapsnap

Wed, 2011-03-09 06:58

very, very nice fish deacon. those big ones take ages to approach. usually by the time you see them, they are already scurrying away from you, so you've done well mate. i got one around that size a little while ago at DHI. took me about 20 mins to con.  i reckon i actually know exactly where you are too

 

any GW's this time?!

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 solid pinky mate, would've

Wed, 2011-03-09 07:13

 solid pinky mate, would've got the blood pumping when that fella came into the sights.

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thats a bloody cracker! well

Wed, 2011-03-09 07:56

thats a bloody cracker! well done buddy something to be very proud of

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Big Pinky, shore dive, shallow???

Wed, 2011-03-09 09:25

What a ripper, all the above factors make it very very hard.

in the younger days with scuba and a gun hardly ever came anywhere near any. They get spooked by the bubbles. Tried free diving to them but didnt have the lung capacity, and that is despite running marathons. Underwater something changes. I tried and tried to no avail, so you can imagine how stoked I would be with that one. Just awesome.

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nice work......i was down in

Wed, 2011-03-09 10:22

nice work......

i was down in albany over the wkend but didn't manage to shoot anything like that.

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I would be stocked if I

Wed, 2011-03-09 15:16

I would be stocked if I caught that with a rod and reel and by the sounds of it spearing it one alot harder so well done mate!

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sweet fish, your gonna be fed

Wed, 2011-03-09 16:53

sweet fish, your gonna be fed well for a while