Nice to get my pb Dhu

 Been lucky to getout the last couple of Thursday's and finally checked out the fads off o/reef Thursday week ago ,still learning my new boat so a little nervous going so far offshore, not much going on out there as far as mahi mahi  but I was surprised at how many boats were out there so early, i was lucky to have my mate Eric  take his boat as well so I felt pretty safe. After a couple of hours we made the call to at least try to catch something so we came back into the bank for a Dhu hunt, as in the last post the comments the tide on the crazy current were bloody hard to fish, I was working pretty hard to get a bite but if you let the sinker stay on the Bottom  the bait was getting hammered , really hard to hookup; had prepped a couple of new vexed meats the day before and chucked one on and got a great 94 cm beast, pretty happy with that so the world for me was pretty good at that stage, we got another nice one in closer where it had glassed off and no current, nice day out and did  almost 80nm: this Thursday went Dhu hunting again and had an awesome day , had my best rod in a rod holder that I fitted the day before onto the bow rail thinking it was tight enough with a jig on on the line ( Stella  8000) , I was fishing wth my bottom bouncing setup and concentrating on the bite ,I don't know how long it was but after a little while I glanced at my stella and it was gone and the rod holder was on an angle that was pointing to the water, my heart sank so fucken low I could of cried like a baby, I looked at my mate and said Eric I just lost my Stella it's at the bottom of the ocean, very low moment I can tell you going fuck is all this effort worth it, picked up my other rod and started fishing again trying not to think how much money just went down the drain: after a minute or so I felt a light tap tap on the line, felt vague and light, I thought better check my bait anyway ,winding slowly up my line felt a little strange,up came the first hook no bait 2nd hook no bait , the tag on the sinker line had my braid I had just lost hanging there on top of the sinker and attached to that is my Stella and I all  of a sudden I felt a whole lot better, attached to the Stella was a great baldie; faark could not believe it; gets better, loaded up my bait again and put dropped a fresh prepped meat on the rod I just lost and put it in my back rod holder where I knew I wouldn't loose it, all good fishing again; soon as I hit the bottom with my other rod I hooked up and had a great tussle with a 82 cm Dhu; happy days; just happened to look at my Stella and the rod tip was almost touching the water, had so much load on it I thought I hooked the bottom; got it out of the holder and holy fuck it was screaming out line, I thought just maybe it could be the one I been chasing for a while; after a truly epic battle up popped something I dream about at night and it make all the effort worth it, cheers fello fishos; had to tell the story:

Big boy went 107 cm just on 20 kgs

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Hah ..

Sat, 2020-05-23 17:41

Great story

great outcome

great fish

top photos .

well done mate . Cheers pirate  

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sounds like a great day

Sat, 2020-05-23 17:46

anything for Eric? thanks for the pies on the fads trip, same area for the pb?


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Sat, 2020-05-23 17:46

Awesome.  !


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Shit yeah

Sat, 2020-05-23 17:51

Nice work.


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 That would have been a truly

Sat, 2020-05-23 18:08

 That would have been a truly sinking feeling noticing your rod was gone . How damn lucky were you to hook it up like that . Worst day turned into a fantastic day. 20kg banger is a holy grail to any fishos. Well done all round 


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Top fish

Sat, 2020-05-23 18:11


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you were blessed

Sat, 2020-05-23 18:37

 by the fishing grateful. 20kg dhufish are getting hard to come by. Well done.

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Sat, 2020-05-23 18:56

Different spot uncle, it was nice to meet you,I had to tell the story because no one would believe it ,I'm really passionate about my fishing and it's not often you have days like that;just before we got back to the ramp the fisheries whom had steamed down form Lancelin  pulled me up and I have never been so happy to show someone my bag and every square inch of my boat as well ; hats off to them as I believe they are doing a great job; still buzzing over our day, it makes all the days with no fish worth it;

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Nice one Stevie

Sat, 2020-05-23 18:59

The expression kissed on the dick by a fairy comes to mind with respect to the recovery of the Stella.  Top fish too!!!



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 Great fish and even better

Sat, 2020-05-23 19:28

 Great fish and even better that you've got such a story to tell with it. Well done cheers for sharing


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Got a good share of the catch

Sat, 2020-05-23 19:31

Hi Uncle

Steve did all the damagebut I did get to pull up a nice baldie on Steves rod which went off in the rod holder. Steve couldn't take it as he was fightinga 25+kg Bronze whaler at the time so I did "get" something 

Did get a fair share of the days catch - bag out with 2 dhu and 2 baldies so very happy with the day

Cheers Steve for a great day as always


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 Quality day out there.

Sat, 2020-05-23 19:34

 Quality day out there.

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 Ha ha thats crazy ,great 

Sat, 2020-05-23 19:35

 Ha ha thats crazy ,great  story well done mate awesome  fish too


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Great read... Love it! well

Sat, 2020-05-23 19:54

Great read... Love it! well done.

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 That is one hell of a

Sun, 2020-05-24 07:40

 That is one hell of a story 

Nice big dhui,  those bottom meats are getting very popular. 

How deep was the big boy caught in?

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Sun, 2020-05-24 11:28

Great job on the jig.


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 Who cares about the fads

Mon, 2020-05-25 07:01

 Who cares about the fads when you catch those bad boys.

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 Who cares about the fads

Mon, 2020-05-25 07:01

 Who cares about the fads when you catch those bad boys.

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 Great story even better fish

Tue, 2020-05-26 08:15

 Great story even better fish