Huge Landbased GT

 About bloody time!!! I’ve tried for nearly 6 years to crack a good GT off the rocks and far out it’s been a struggle but this past trip north I managed to pull it off on light gear from a very rocky spot somehow! 

No idea on weight or length but at a guess we’ll over 25kg and length somewhere around 130cm I reckon. Caught on the old metal after I’ve spend thousands on dedicated GT gear. 

Gear used: 

oceans legacy specialist pe3-6 10ft rod, Shimano Twinpower 10000 SW-A, 50lb (pe4) Tasline, 100lb Varivas leader and 85g metals with upgraded hook and split rings. 

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amazing fish and great job -

Wed, 2018-06-20 10:44

amazing fish and great job - think you will remember that for a while!

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That is a great effort

Wed, 2018-06-20 10:56

 Did it live up to expectations 

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certainly did! They fight

Wed, 2018-06-20 15:24

certainly did! They fight like a much more powerful sambo. Thank god they don’t play dirty like kings or they really would be unstoppable. 

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great job

Wed, 2018-06-20 11:20

 you should be proud

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 Ridiculous Capture, well

Wed, 2018-06-20 13:41

 Ridiculous Capture, well played sir

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 Ha ha that's off the planet

Wed, 2018-06-20 14:19

 Ha ha that's off the planet Chris, well done!

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Thats a horse man

Wed, 2018-06-20 14:55

 Outstanding LB catch for sure

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Wed, 2018-06-20 15:48

 Cracker GT off the stones, well done.

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 awesome stuff, dont see any

Wed, 2018-06-20 16:57

 awesome stuff, dont see any spear holes in it either. 

certainly one to remember and wont be easy to beat, well done

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 Amazing

Wed, 2018-06-20 17:59

 Amazing

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Damn! you've done it again!!!!!!

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:02

 Well done Chris.

How far north did you have to go for this beast?

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 Was from Quobba this one. I

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:42

 Was from Quobba this one. I certainly got lucky! 

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 And a fair bit West

Thu, 2018-06-21 07:54

 And a fair bit West

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 This was actually quobba

Thu, 2018-06-21 08:00

 This was actually quobba this fish. 

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Wow

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:23

Top effort. Big fish.

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OMG

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:24

Respect!

Top fish Chris.

Cheers,

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 Good stuff Chris. A fish to

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:39

 Good stuff Chris. A fish to remember. 

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 Cheers guys. I’ve got some

Wed, 2018-06-20 18:42

 Cheers guys. I’ve got some pretty special captures but this one is up there with the best that’s for sure!!

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 It looks like if you held it

Wed, 2018-06-20 19:39

 It looks like if you held it the other way we wouldn't see you

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Awesome

Wed, 2018-06-20 20:12

That looks big. Well done  

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 Great fish, nice work. Funny

Wed, 2018-06-20 20:21

 Great fish, nice work. Funny about catching it on a metal, I caught a nice GT on cocos on an 85g raider I found on the beach, which I upgraded the hook and split rings.

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 Hope DPAW didn’t have the

Thu, 2018-06-21 07:46

 Hope DPAW didn’t have the spotter planes up 

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 All good spoke to them

Thu, 2018-06-21 08:01

 All good spoke to them before and after no issues

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 Well done on an amazing

Thu, 2018-06-21 11:36

 Well done on an amazing fish! I've hooked big ones from boats but they always won due to using the wrong tackle or tactics!

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wow

Thu, 2018-06-21 14:59

 nice fish mate  on pe4!. i love the tasline too.

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Great capture that and a big

Thu, 2018-06-21 19:01

Great capture that and a big respect from me, as I have only caught GTs half that size and know how hard they pull!!

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 beast of a fish even with

Thu, 2018-06-21 19:08

 beast of a fish even with the lean back 

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 I know that smile! Nothing

Tue, 2018-06-26 10:57

 I know that smile! Nothing better! Great job landbased! Take some beating.

Im back in karratha in july thats just got my juices going again! 

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 That is epic. Hard to ever

Thu, 2018-07-12 21:20

 That is epic. Hard to ever beat that! Well done!

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 That's a bloody great catch

Fri, 2018-07-13 08:33

 That's a bloody great catch mate. Well done.