Record GT photo

Hi fellow fisho's. By now many of you would have heard of the Bozos katch 1 jigs so i thought I would attach some photos of recent catches. This GT was caught on a 600 gram katch 1 jig. These jigs actually send out a hummm due to their design and flutter on the drop yet still have a fast sink rate. The technique used is also very different. We use Japanese mechanical jigging technique where you turn half a turn on the lift and half a turn on the drop. Because the jigs actually hummm in the water you can slow the action right down and this method is also much easier on the body and enables you to jig relatively heavy jigs with ease. Anythin you would like to know please ask. Cheers phil Bozos 


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weight

Mon, 2009-10-12 13:42

What was the weight of the fish Phil?

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Record GT

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:02

Hi Callum the weight of the GT was 82kg.  The chap who caught it was the Assistant editor of Fishing news magazine from new Zealand while fishing with one of the writers from Modern Fishing Australia. Its a monster and it was fat as well. They caught it on a 600g Bozos katch 1 jig in the green colour.

Cheers phil

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:O

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:10

cheers Phil.

thats a bloody monster

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monster

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:12

Thats an absolute monster, must have pulled some serious string!

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Spelling Typos

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:21

Just fixed all of my typos in the post. I was that excited to get it posted the brain was working much faster than the fingers.

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Geeeeeez!

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:14

The mind boggles as to how hard that would have gone...

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Hells bells

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:17

Hi Chrisp it sure would have. I am going to try and find out a lot more details and will let you know. The boys told me Modern Fishing wrote it up but I didnt read it. They just sent me the photos and that made me sweat just thinking about it. Cheers Phil 

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Adam

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:15

Hi Adam

It was written up in Modern Fishing and they also caught a massive Cod. I will find out some more details for everyone but I am glad it was them on the reel and no tme. Cheers phil 

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Holy sh!t!

Mon, 2009-10-12 14:25

Surprised Holy sh!t! Where was it caught and how did they weigh it?  Biggest I've heard of.

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lol that's not 82kg.

Wed, 2009-10-14 20:57

lol that's not 82kg.

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Haha im with you Jay not a

Wed, 2009-10-14 21:03

Haha im with you Jay not a chance, Push 50 maybe but 82?? no way

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Ha, I was waiting for

Wed, 2009-10-14 21:18

Ha, I was waiting for someone to mention that. No way could it be 82kg

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Hi Bozo, It is a nice-fish

Wed, 2009-10-14 21:43

Hi Bozo,

It is a nice-fish indeed but by the shape of its head, I would more confidently call it just over half the weight proposed. It is a very big-blown up picture, so it looks mighty impressive, but that can also be very deceptive. If you zoom out and compare the height of the fish to the person holding it up then it looks alot smaller.

Here are some examples of a big fish showing how their heads look different, and their height. Both fish are well over 60kg, and taken on popper.

 

 

"The technique used is also very different. We use Japanese mechanical jigging technique where you turn half a turn on the lift and half a turn on the drop" - I also don't believe that this technique differs very much from any other jigging method, unfortunately.

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Now they are some monster G

Wed, 2009-10-14 21:49

Now they are some monster G bangers Kasey. When are you gonna land one of them?

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i'm glad Jay had the balls

Wed, 2009-10-14 22:50

i'm glad Jay had the balls to say it. The only way to call a fish 82kg is to weigh it really.

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mmm

Wed, 2009-10-14 22:56

maybe 82lbs??? a 82kg GT sounds like something from hell but.... imagine that chasing your popper or stickbait down.... wouldnt want it running into the side of your boat thats for sure! ahaha

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I have no doubt GT's grow up

Wed, 2009-10-14 23:14

I have no doubt GT's grow up to 100kg if allowed. The biggest GT speared that was published was 191 lb, or 86kg. I think that fish would be taller than me.

 

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man there is

Wed, 2009-10-14 23:43

man there is noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

way

that i'd put a spear in that!

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Yeh i agree , taking a

Thu, 2009-10-15 01:02

Yeh i agree , taking a closer look at the pictures Jay showed to the ( record photo ) the camera angle is alot closer and shot slighty upwards, these fish appear to be relativly the same size. But many things in photo's can be quite deceeving, Unless that gt had eating sayin 15 kg of lead ??

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True Weight Of The Fish

Mon, 2009-11-09 10:44

I called in to the New Zealand Fishing News office to drop in my latest jigging article to them and I spoke to Mark Kitteridge who is the angler who caught the GT in the above photo and i asked him how much did the fish weigh......he said it weighed 43kg Laughing and i told him that is had doubled in size since then, he just laughed Wink

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freight train

Mon, 2009-11-09 12:40

that thing wouldve pulled my arms outa me sockets! absolute horse of a fish! imagine hooking that on fly!!! hehe! Id cut the line before it took me over the side!

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82kg

Mon, 2009-11-09 21:32

Maybe they weighed the cameraman instead of the fish!!