FW Member Accident Prone wins NZ Jigging Comp!

WINNER of this years TopCatch jigging tournament Josh the "Accident Prone" Morrison;

Reel: Shimano Stella 20000SW
Rod: The Prototype Synit DeepShot 450
Line: PE5
Jig: 300g Anderman by Fisherman colour was all black
Leader: 130lb Varias  tied with 4 turn Uni
Swivel: 5/0 NT
Hook: 13/0 Fisherman
Assist Cord: #40 Varias Kevlar
Fight Time: just enough to win the comp.
Breakfast: RedBull
Fish Weight: 30.1kg
Fish Length: 1.380mtrs
Special Thanks: Biggear for putting the boat on the spot
You can read a little about the comp here; TGFC
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Well done Mate

Mon, 2010-07-12 16:21

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That rod looks the

Mon, 2010-07-12 16:57

That rod looks the business.

Congrats mate.

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Its a Synit, not sure anyone

Mon, 2010-07-12 17:03

Its a Synit, not sure anyone does them here.

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well done , gotta be stoked

Mon, 2010-07-12 17:07

well done , gotta be stoked beating all the rest.thats one hooter of a fish too. by the looks of the rod it gave you a bit of curry

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Nice king!

Mon, 2010-07-12 17:26

Nice king!

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very nice king there. well

Mon, 2010-07-12 17:33

very nice king there. well done.

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Ball Tearer

Mon, 2010-07-12 17:40

Congrats on the win. Its one  ball tearer of a kingfish.

You should be able to scratch you ankles without bending down now that your arms are stretched.

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Well done that man

Mon, 2010-07-12 18:51

By NZ standards that fish was considered to be out of condition.  An in condition fish of similar length is expected to be in the 38 - 42kg range. 

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congrats

Mon, 2010-07-12 20:28

Congrats also goes out to member 'The Smudge' (Richo) for taking out the Broome billfish comp.

Well done to accident prone as well, monster kingy.

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Well Done ,more member

Mon, 2010-07-12 21:24

Well Done ,more member getting out there and giving it a go well done mate well done

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Thanks

Wed, 2010-07-14 13:18

Thanks for the comments lads, it was certainly tough fishing! With around 120 anglers there were only about 22 kingfish weighed in i think the total was. Right place and right time and the faithful black Andaman = a lucky combination Wink

 

My mates wife who was fishing with us also won the biggest kingfish for a female angler in the comp to caught at the same spot in 220m. It was 17kg I think.

 

Cheers,

Josh

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Congrats Josh

Wed, 2010-07-14 13:49

That is awesome.

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Well done! What a horse!

Wed, 2010-07-14 15:10

Well done! What a horse!

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yep nice work Josh, lack of

Wed, 2010-07-14 21:45

yep nice work Josh, lack of fish would've made for hard jigging, especially heading out to those depths. Was Stu fishing as well or just skipper?
What was the prize?

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Hi Tim

Sat, 2010-07-17 08:32

Thanks Tim, yeah mate Steve and Stu were both fishing. Once I landed my fish I drove the boat so Stu could fish for the rest of the day.

 

Prize was a 4 rack Bradley Smoker, a voucher for 75% off any model of Maui Jim sunglasses, a Stella 20000SW and a Shimano Blue Rose S4810F. 

 

Cheers,

Josh 

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