stingray battle

went for a shark fish friday night with a few mates south of rocko me mate brang down his yak to paddle out some baits after bout an hour of soakin me tcurve revo bent over an finnor started screaming after bout an hour of heaps of runs an draging it out of the sand puttin myself an my gear through hell this is what pulled up

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Holy shit what a monster!

Sat, 2011-11-19 18:14

Holy shit what a monster!

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That is a stonka!! well

Sat, 2011-11-19 18:58

That is a stonka!! well done...50lb or 80lb braid?

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 got it on 80lb

Sat, 2011-11-19 19:18

 got it on 80lb

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what was the wing span

Sat, 2011-11-19 19:21

what a rip snorta it's got a wing span like an aircraft carrier, did you return it to the water

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Nice work! That would have

Sat, 2011-11-19 19:27

Nice work! That would have tested ya gear and back!

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What a monster! Rather you

Sat, 2011-11-19 19:33

What a monster! Rather you than me!

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Thats a bloody beast

Sat, 2011-11-19 19:44

Thats a bloody beast mate.

Hope it released well.

Good catch!

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 yeah it was a monster ay

Sat, 2011-11-19 20:31

 yeah it was a monster ay wing span would of been close to 2 meters an at least 100kg big tail an barb ay. it swam off well kept it just out of the water so the waves would just crash on it 

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Woooah

Sun, 2011-11-20 00:43

That's a big boy!

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Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge, congrats

Sun, 2011-11-20 08:26

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge, congrats matey.

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looks like an alien

Sun, 2011-11-20 10:42

hows the size of that barb.  good to hear it released well.

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Horse

Sun, 2011-11-20 12:35

Lost a few rigs to those bad boys, great to see one hit the sand. Great fish and well done.

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fark!

Sun, 2011-11-20 21:22

thats massive! nice work!

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Raytastic!!!

Mon, 2011-11-21 12:59

Thats a seriously large ray...   Flipping that over to get the hooks out would of needed some work.... 

 

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Now taht is a challenge

Mon, 2011-11-21 15:41

Huge and they just love to suck onto the floor, and then you have to dead lift them. Massuer today hey. Gimble or not. My poor eyes are a bit on the old side.

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 Hooked one like that in duns

Mon, 2014-05-05 20:23

 Hooked one like that in duns and it was like hooking a boat. I didn't think it was possible to land them but you have proved it is possible. Maxi

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Huge ray well done!! I would

Mon, 2014-05-05 20:53

Huge ray well done!! I would have given up and jammed the spool well before making any ground!! Hurts just thinking about it....

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 i reakon thats what i hooked

Wed, 2014-05-07 00:21

 i reakon thats what i hooked the other night an 1hour 45mins just started getting line back when the 60lb leader rubbed through