My 30kg+ Coral Bay Cod

Caught this in 15m of water in the north passage off Coral Bay on my 20lb Daiwa Caldia/ Demon Blood combo. Successfully released to fight another day.

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 Nice!!

Sun, 2013-06-02 15:44

 Nice!!

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 Water looks magnificant...

Sun, 2013-06-02 15:51

 Water looks magnificant...

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 I disagree.

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Very nice fish. Pitty it

Mon, 2013-06-03 06:47

Very nice fish. Pitty it wasn't under the 1mtr mark.

 

 

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Good fish .. done well on the

Mon, 2013-06-03 09:20

Good fish .. done well on the 20lb setup

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Impressive effort getting him

Mon, 2013-06-03 09:21

Impressive effort getting him out of the reef in 15m on 20lb!

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Thanks guys, couldnt beleive

Mon, 2013-06-03 10:13

Thanks guys, couldnt beleive it when we got colour, originally thought it was a shark. We were just floating bait down for spangos, which we werent doin too bad a job at with 3-4 60cm+ in the boat already, and next thing line starts peeling off. Pulled the pick and chased him for about 20 mins, great fun!!

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30kg cod?

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:12

Hey mate that is a nice fish and top effort in shallow water but...............

Might be a good idea to look at a true 30kg cod OR pick-up 30L of water to get an idea of its actual weight.

Funny thing too, never ever heard of a cod being "chased" for 20mins, must be some new sort of pelagic estuary cod eh?

Keep in mind this is a site for fishermen, frequented by, fishermen. So if your pic tells one story and you tell another your just gunna look like a pillick!

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Pillick

Fri, 2014-01-24 10:41

Only person looking like a pillick is you Squiddly. Get a life.

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 solid fish mate, good

Fri, 2014-01-24 11:58

 solid fish mate, good effort! Glad to hear it was released :)

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Pillick!

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:04

Sorry my comments hit your nerve West Coast.
Got a life and loving it thanks man.
Your from Bunbury then eh?

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Hey boys

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:30

Its only a fish! Who cares what it weighs. No need for name calling and getting the rhoids raging.

It is to soon in the day for sitting back eating popcorn!!!

By the way nice EC (whatever it weighed!!!?)

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Too True!

Fri, 2014-01-24 12:35

Hee Hee, all in fun isn't it?
I think my first sentence was completely overlooked eh?!?
Don't see any problem with calling it as I see it and stand by my comments/thoughts too!!

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Right. Squiddly. Obviously

Fri, 2014-01-24 19:26

Right.

Squiddly. Obviously you were out on the boat that day. Surprised you missed this. That appendage hanging off your forehead must have been blocking your view.

While there was no official weight, 30kg was just an estimate. PM me your number, then next time i can bring the fish to you and we can use your 3 monthly certified calibrated scales.

Yes we did chase it. The thing prob didn't even realise it was hooked for the first 10 mins. I know cod normally look for the nearest ledge, but believe it or not, this one went for a run. Hope that's ok with you.

Oh and are you sure this fishing forum is full of fisherman?? Comments like yours make me feel like it may be a c@&$ measuring site, in which case, your the winner mate!

To everyone else thanks for the positive comments, next time ill make sure I put up exact weights.

Ps. Isn't part of being a fisherman, being a good exaggerators???

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nice cod

Fri, 2014-01-24 20:14

nice cod and I know ive caught 20kg plus estuary cods in 24fthm off wagoe and its taken me nearly 20 plus minutes to pull in so in 15m of water he would've been the king of his area and easly put up a big fight! they are dirty fighters in the shallows. every fish on every drop will fight differently. good fight on light gear bro.

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 Yours truly driving the

Fri, 2014-01-24 21:08

 Yours truly driving the boat....

was great effort on not much more than herring gear!

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Mason85

Fri, 2014-01-24 22:42

Nice to see a quick and CALM response to my comments.
I did not realise you would be stupid enough to endeavour to actually back up the story and "unofficial" weight YOU claimed!
Dude, I'm not sorry for making my comments about the most ridiculous weight and story I've ever seen on this site.
I stand by my comments wholeheartedly and well, tough stuff if being called on it hurt your feelings.
Most other site readers are content to laugh behind your back.
As for the "appendage" guess you only have the scar.

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 Squiddly need to be sure of

Sat, 2014-01-25 00:58

 Squiddly need to be sure of your facts before you post crap u know nothing about

old mate holding the cod is 205 cm tall & 110kilos that's 6"7' & 15 stone in the old money,so yes the cod is closer to 30 kilos than you guessed 

 

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Boing

Sat, 2014-01-25 09:25

 

Nice return Big Blue LOL

Oh and cracker Cod mate !!Well done

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Just one more cast , honest !!!