mulloway madness

two nights before new years i caught this beauty it weighed a staggering 20kg, it wasnt a long fight but with its enormous head shakes i could identify the fish as a mulloway before it breached the murky water.What a feeling seeing a huge fish surface with its gold flanks flashing with the bright light.Back to the story this is my second mulloway and a good size at that what a way to finish a already great year with alot of first's and some nice pb's.
i also caught this on a reel i got for christmas and a rod i bought that day, what a way to cristen a nice combo.
hope everybody has a good new year
cheers Brad.
sorry for bad quality pic as it was off a phone some people took some decent photos but have failed to deliver them.

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swan

Wed, 2011-01-05 18:34

was this in the river ?

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looks photoshopped.

Wed, 2011-01-05 18:50

looks photoshopped.

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 You look photoshopped.

Wed, 2011-01-05 18:52

 You look photoshopped.

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 murky water you mentioned? i

Wed, 2011-01-05 18:57

 murky water you mentioned? i have a feeling it's at the narrows or somewhere up river.. damn...

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couldnt have been the narrows

Wed, 2011-01-05 18:59

couldnt have been the narrows if it was 2 nights before new years. flangies and i were there lol

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swung past the narrows later

Wed, 2011-01-05 20:35

swung past the narrows later on about 10pm -11 went for a little paddle in the yak and the bloke jumping off the bridge asked for a hitch if you were there you would of seen me around then i went and talked to a few people but no one had caught much.

i was on the southern side.

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 well done. a nice size mulla

Wed, 2011-01-05 19:00

 well done. a nice size mulla for the new outfit. hope you can start the new year the way you finnished the last

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nice mulloway

Wed, 2011-01-05 19:04

 nice mulloway,was it mosmans by the lights in the background

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Wed, 2011-01-05 19:46

                  PHOTOSHOPPED,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Looks like a beach mully to

Wed, 2011-01-05 19:48

Looks like a beach mully to me

haha in anycase, top fish buddy!!

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 nice fish bradpic is legit

Wed, 2011-01-05 20:20

 nice fish brad

pic is legit some of the background has been edited out but thats it

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it wasnt photo shopped i had

Wed, 2011-01-05 20:22

it wasnt photo shopped i had to edit the background out and thats fine if you dont think its real i really dont care.

the carcass is still in my freezer.

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i think it may be photo shoped

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:10

look at your (his) new display pic and u tell me its not photoshoped

 

thats my opinion srry if ofends..

 

but if somone can prove it is a photoshop job the this young yakker should be banned from fishwrecked.

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and if he can prove its not

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:20

and what happens if he proves its not?
we dont need this kind of negativity i reckon.....

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 even if it is photoshoped it

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:43

 even if it is photoshoped it isnt enough to ban the young yakker. its not hurting anyone or demoralising anyone. we just dont need your sort of negativity on here. havnt seen any pics of you and your fish yet .

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lil old but here u go

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:56

http://fishwrecked.com/image/swan-river-bream-110209

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i think you missed the

Wed, 2011-01-05 22:05

i think you missed the point.....

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 Nice croaker Brad! Way to

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:02

 Nice croaker Brad! Way to christen the new Daiwa.

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Awesome mate!! congrats 

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:09

Awesome mate!! congrats

 

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Some real wankers here

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:33

And hey Silk... you make some accusations.. It's up to you to prove things otherwise I would be very carefull.

 

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thats my opinion

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:53

careful of what??? Im not abusing anyone "its my opinion" or threatning (like you) only wankers are the ones that get all offenceive...

 

there are people that may work in the didital image industory on this site that may shed a lil light on this (theses) pics.. Thats all im saying. NOT posting about this again so u can say what u like as everyone can have a opinion with out threatning or abuseing everyone that has a opinion that differs from theres.. I realy hope this pics are real, it would be great to not only catch a nice fish as these but to be in company at the time..

 

MY OPINION...

 

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That is well edited, to take

Wed, 2011-01-05 21:41

That is well edited, to take the background out.. and fair enough too... He puts in the effort and doesnt want people taking his spot.

 

Nice fish... Solid !!!!!

 

hope it tasted good.

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Photoshopped

Wed, 2011-01-05 22:10

Photoshopped.... Paintshop Pro'd... MS Painted ??????

Who cares it's a ripper of a fish and why ban someone for not disclosing where the capture was? If I caught a 20+ kilo dhuie and the pic showed possible location I would possibly do the same.

 

OH BTW young_y... I recognise those lights

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Wat a bunch of wankers!!!!!

Wed, 2011-01-05 23:19

Good work young_yakker! As for all you negative pricks out there, its people like you that stop others from even bothering taking the time to post reports and pics.

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Great fish mate

Thu, 2011-01-06 00:39

Well done on an awesome capture!!!

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who cares if it edited bloody

Thu, 2011-01-06 01:00

who cares if it edited bloody nice fish good catch mate keep up the good work

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Awesome

Thu, 2011-01-06 05:26

Great stuff. Now that is the way to put an Xmas present to the test.

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Top effort

Thu, 2011-01-06 05:46

Top effort yakker, we've seen enough of your catches by now to know its legit.  Don't mind the knockers, just jealous they didn't catch it themselves!

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too right adam hahaha.

Thu, 2011-01-06 07:44

too right adam hahaha. extremely jealous! well done brad, awesome mulloway lol

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Nice fish, and great stuff on

Thu, 2011-01-06 08:31

Nice fish, and great stuff on the catch. On the photoshop comments, I do a fair bit of photography and am pretty familiar with photoshop and what selections look like. The background is photoshopped, entirely around the subject,  (black contrast is different, edges look sliced and the fishes fin is deformed by it, and the lighting on the subject and fish don't make sense). The only thing that concerns me of the actual fish/fisherman is the thumb something quite wrong in its dilineation to the fish. This made me look a little further...there is an unusual persistence with blurring of the boundary between the fisherman and fish...almost as if to hide a selection being added. The same can be said for the differntial in the lighting between the fish and fisherman, again, looks to be suss, the lighting on the fish is very centralised as if associated with a flash, while the lighting on the fisherman is very consistent...thats a little odd. Anyway, I can't prove it one way or the other, just add those comments based on my experience with photoshop. I don't think it was done to decieve, it may be just because the photo is off a crappy camera phone, without enough MP to counteract the rigours of photoshop.

Perhaps to clear the air just state exactly what you did with the shot so people understand...i can understand if you wanted to hide the location of your catch...it may be that there was artificial light giving the unusual effect above. Anyway, looks a massive fish, how long was the fight? Was it 20kgs cleaned or dead weight? Well done and a nice PB. Hope to get a Mulla like that one day.

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Does this make everyone who

Thu, 2011-03-24 16:32

Does this make everyone who thought it was photoshopped feel better ;)

 

 

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hahaha.there is nothing to

Thu, 2011-01-06 09:47

hahaha.

there is nothing to clear up.

He caught a damn good fish and doesnt want to display the location and if you dont believe him then move on, no worries.

 

this is all just getting really pathetic.


 

 

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Well...i'd be willing to put

Thu, 2011-01-06 11:14

Well...i'd be willing to put money that I could photoshop a fish like that into a picture and you'd struggle to work it out. You might have failed to notice that I complimented his catch and said I don't think theres a problem with what is shown....the only thing that is pathetic is that you failed to be able to read that from a simple post. I was trying to help point out that even though its a clear photoshop, it looks a legit picture. Won't try and help anyone again on this forum, I assume thats what you are trying to achieve here. 

 

Moral of the story, don't do half a$$ed photoshop jobs without making it clear what you have done to the image. Then there is no arguments, questions or queries.

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if you want me to prove it i

Thu, 2011-01-06 14:51

if you want me to prove it i will yake a pic of the fish skeleton

i will post it to mulloway skeloton and my snapper isnt photoshopped and had the same picture since march last year so silky dont know what youre smoking but ease up on it.

and thanks everybody that said something nice.

and  RF youre right about half ass jobs but no good with photoshop and i posted saying i had edited the image but the internet turned off for some reason so had to repost it

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Ripper fish mate, alot of

Thu, 2011-01-06 16:34

Ripper fish mate, alot of fisherman spend there whole lives trying to catch a fish like that. Well done..

How big was the snapper in your avatar? Its an absolute stonker!!

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Top Fish

Thu, 2011-01-06 20:33

Top fish young yakker.

Great fish to catch anytime, let alone break in a new outfit on.

As for the tall poppy loppers, 'If wishes were horses, beggars would ride'!

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Nup...def photoshopped

Thu, 2011-03-24 17:10

Nup...def photoshopped Brad...you took one of the boys mulla's and grafted it onto yours I reckon...!!!!

(Just ribbing a mate people!)

Young Yakker is one of the most wired up youngsters I've ever met, this fish is so legit it makes me sick. And expect a lot more to come!

What a ripper fish, gonna be tough beating your first tho...what was that, 50lb odd? Mad...

 

 

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dubbed

Mon, 2011-05-02 14:36

its dubbed ,its obvisiously a smaller fish he made look biga.look at both photos.....if i am wrong and proved wrong ill shut!