Pb blue gropper (35 years to get)

My first on rod and reel,Had many landed in my boat over the years but never mine. Seen many diving , refused to shoot .I thought I had big dhue boy. Ended up being a 10.2 kg dhue on top rig. 15.7 kg blue on bottom rig . ( Ian and Ang ) lol yes yes. Absolutely pissed .

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 Good double header!

Thu, 2018-02-08 21:09

 Good double header!

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Crackers

Thu, 2018-02-08 21:20

 Well done LJ.

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 Just wow! Well done LJ 

Thu, 2018-02-08 22:05

 Just wow! Well done LJ 

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Great catch !!!!

Thu, 2018-02-08 22:49

there mate .....  are they going on the BBBQ ...

 

 

 

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 Well done John congrats on

Fri, 2018-02-09 05:48

 Well done John congrats on your first, done in style 25.9kg in one drop!

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Fri, 2018-02-09 07:38

 good drop that one

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 Fantastic John- I can only

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:17

 Fantastic John- I can only imagine winding in one of those fish,let alone two!

 

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 Congrats mate, an awesome

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:19

 Congrats mate, an awesome fish.

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Awesome

Fri, 2018-02-09 10:20

Those two would of gone hard!! 

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Great catch....some serious

Fri, 2018-02-09 10:23

Great catch....some serious fillets, well done.

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Fri, 2018-02-09 11:34

 Nice fish LJ

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nice work

Fri, 2018-02-09 11:46

 epic drop mate , ive never caught a blue yet and definately right at the top of the list for me.

 

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 what a haul. were they

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:11

 what a haul. were they fighting each other or just you. would have been ecstatic seeing them come to the surface after a great fight but also dissapointing in a way, would have been good to see a monster dhu come up. well done on your first

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Would have looked good

Fri, 2018-02-09 15:30

 On the surface

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Sweet and great to hear you won't shoot them

Fri, 2018-02-09 15:39

 used to hand feed pencil urchins to a huge blue half way to Rotto. Had hooks and scars around its mouth so had given several fishos a thrill before breaking them off.  How was it on the tooth? 

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The blues are on my bucket list

Fri, 2018-02-09 16:33

Never having caught one so I have no idea as to what they are like to eat, would be very interested to here what they are like.

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now THATS a double header

Fri, 2018-02-09 20:58

 

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Sun, 2018-02-11 08:29

Great stuff, would have been stoked seeing them pop up next to the boat. 

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I was surprised

Sun, 2018-02-11 08:54

They come up about 20 meters away. That's why I thought I had big dhue boy. ( floating) shouldn't have landed it tell you the truth. Took me under ledge to start. Lucky I had shock leader on . Normally I have braid straight to snaplock. Blake from compleat taught me easy way to do fg knot . Shock leader was chaffed to max. Otherwise whiplash would have pinged instantly.

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 and they say you cant teach

Sun, 2018-02-11 09:57

 and they say you cant teach old dogs new tricks, old seadogs that is. 

lucky for sure. ive always ran shock for that reason. bet you wont be going back now

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Happy Dayz

Mon, 2018-02-12 08:51

 Well done Johnny..