Madfish bag and Mackie bagout

Had a bonza day with a Mackie bagout north of Exmouth around the Islands on our last trip in July.

Occasionally you get a good day. And this was one of them.

Found a lump trolled it early got 4 Mack's before the sharks took over.

Went and bottom dropped for 3 hours finding new ground, then went back to lump and bagged out on the Mack's in half hour.

You've got to be quick and have a very effcient system to beat the sharks. 

The Madfish bag managed all the fish easily and the ice lasted all day (even to 3am the next morning) when all the cleaning and cryovaccing had finally been completed.

It's not just the catching/cleaning boat etc - it's also cleaning the fish with some skin on and cryvaccing that takes time.

The biggest Mack went 1.3m. One of the reds was a Tomato Cod - what was the other?

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well done good work

Thu, 2021-08-12 11:43

well done good work


Got keen?

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Thu, 2021-08-12 12:17

 That is a bonza day, other red being a coral cod?

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 Cracking day out! Well done!

Thu, 2021-08-12 16:13

 Cracking day out! Well done!

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 Gotta be happy with that lot

Thu, 2021-08-12 17:35

 Gotta be happy with that lot . Well done


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Wowsers ..

Thu, 2021-08-12 17:41

What a bag of Mack's there

all still intact.. cheers pirate  

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Tomato Cod

Wed, 2021-08-18 10:48

 Aren't they both Tomato Cod? 

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Sun, 2021-08-22 05:15

 Thats a good day out for sure

Would have thought both were Tomato Cod. Good eating too


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