A fishing story with a great end

Well me and a mate went out last night down to long point to try our luck and we were there for about four hours just getting nibbles.  in the end we ended up catching a couple of whiting that went back in and a bream that also went back in. 

We had a visit from a dolphin that nearly gave me a heart attack went he surfaced pretty close after being out a bit deeper, and now for the actual great part of this story and I would like to thank this person very much because it doesn't happen very often.

so we were thinking of packing up and heading home when a boat came in and the bloke driving the boat gets up on the jetty starts walking over to us carry something    (at this point I didn't know what it was) and goes  do you guys want a fish?  to which i replied after seeing it closer with a wtf is that ?!!! and the reply being its a mulloway. I can't be stuffed gutting and cleaning it so after thanking the generous stranger and shaking his hand we packed up our gear and headed to the car.

When we got to the car we weighed it and it weighed 19kgs and I roughly estimate to be about the 90cm mark but i could be wrong.

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 horse fish mate, easily over

Sat, 2012-04-28 07:51

 horse fish mate, easily over the metre mark. A 19kg fish is roughly in the 130cm range. Props to the skipper for giving it to you!


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Ah ok cheers and yer all

Sat, 2012-04-28 08:05

Ah ok cheers and yer all credit goes to him but i do wish i had hooked it lol

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Sat, 2012-04-28 10:53

Thats's a nice thing for the skipper to do. I Was at Long point last night too. Caught about 20 herring and lost a big snook/pike just on the shoreline. Had a 33cm tailor take a peice of coral prawn too! Not a bad bycatch i say!

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Maybe he had his bag limit

Sat, 2012-04-28 14:39

Maybe he had his bag limit already?  I have seen this type of thing before:


A couple years ago in the Barra Classic in NT we were on  hot barra bite.  These 3 old nomads were slaughtering fish left right and centre.  They came over to us and offered us a big barra.  "We already have our limit (which is 15 barra), so we should give this one away.  Why the fuck keep killing fish when you already have your limit.  Bloody grey nomads.  They went back to their caravan, unloaded the fish and were back out the same afternoon.

I cant understand why people must kill every fish they catch!!


Another old bloke landed a monster barra, right in front of us.  He quickly cut it's throat, then opened his big esky.  He pulls out a meter plus threadfin salmon and offers it to us.  "Got no room in me esky"  he says.   "NO we are in a tag and release comp, we cant have dead fish on board!" we replied.   Well, he fed that huge thready to the crocs???


Rant over


Anyway, it was great for you to score a nice fish

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Got to Love Your First Reaction

Tue, 2012-05-01 13:11

I love how your first reaction is to assume the worst, Maybe the fish wouldn't release so instead of wasting it he offered it to someone who might make the most of it. You don't know so why carry on like you do?


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Thats shamefull and he had

Sat, 2012-04-28 15:53

Thats shamefull and he had two other passengers so if he was over i'd hate to see what was in the boat and you probably saw us we were the two guys on the end of the jetty with one been abit rude and loud mouthish (not me luckily) next time i go i'll go alone and probably burly up if the currents not too bad

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Bloody great fish that Bet

Tue, 2012-05-01 14:30

Bloody great fish that


Bet you were tempted to put up a post saying you caught it


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I was tempted but thought

Wed, 2012-05-02 12:45

I was tempted but thought better of it incase the bloke was on here lol

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Wed, 2012-05-02 17:14

hey mate

I am the bloke that gave you the fish on friday night.

I went to work on monday and told the guys what i caught and that i gave the fish away and they thought i was mad.

One of them uses this site and funnily enough came accross your post and printed it off for me and i thought it was hilarious. Just to set the record straight to the few party poopers that seem to look at the negative side of things NO i didnt have anything else on the boat the only other fish we caught was a few small bream, pike cobbler, stingrays and a shovel nose ray that was returned imediatly like all the other fish, the one i gave to you guys was the only fish kept. We measured the length and it was 130cm long but didnt have anything to weigh the fish with, i estimated around the 17kg mark so was stoked that it came in at 19kg mate. Its a shame use packed up and left straight away because my winch line came off the rollars and became so tangled i spent over an hour in the water trying to fix it but ended up having to cut the rope and fasten the boat to the trailer with some rope hahahah. So im glad i gave it away by the time i finally got home i was well and truely over it. If you have any more photos of the fish i would love to see them as i only have one that was taken from a mobile phone.

If i see you at the pub it must be your round haahahah cheers Ryan.

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you shoulda called out we

Sat, 2012-05-12 17:25

you shoulda called out we would have helped out and thank you so much for the fish its the first decent sized fish i've seen since coming back south from living near broome and when i get back from work i'll pm you the other pic we got of it and yer will definantly have to be my round lol

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Wed, 2012-05-02 17:17

Good on ya necky, welcome to the fishwrecked btw.

Plenty of glass half empty and glass half full folks on here mate, goes with the territory of an online forum and anonymous members.


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Good score

Wed, 2012-05-02 17:27

Top score mate, and very generous of Ryan, congrats all round.

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story gets better

Thu, 2012-05-03 08:28

And the story gets better!  Great to hear, good onya Ryan.


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