XL pike..

 Plan was a herring fish . With water dirty

only managed a handful . Chucked on some

lures for a pike troll . First lap my mate pinned

a beauty of 98cm weighed 4kgs on the money. 
picked up another 3 and lost one on a double 

hook up . Salvaged a quiet day . Cheers 

pirate ..

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Curious cook up

Mon, 2023-09-25 15:13

Ok great catch I'm curious on what you did with it cook it or reuse for bait ????

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I would call that as a true snook

Mon, 2023-09-25 17:01

 Rather than a pike......used to catch them that big and much bigger on the Yorke Peninsular SA 

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Geez …

Mon, 2023-09-25 18:30

I've fished for them years  .. one of 

the biggest I've seen at 1m and 4kgs !

much bigger sunshine ?  must be some

monsters over there .. cheers pirate 

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Used to fish Treasure Cove at Hillocks on the Yorke

Tue, 2023-09-26 20:14

Off the rocks.....actually a tiny island at high tide.  Float fished mulies and that size was common. My mate caught the biggest I have ever seen after he fish hooked a very large squid on the mulie before having it utterly devoured by a monster snook which went a shade under 7kg......we had gutted and gilled the fish before being told by the owners of the farm that it was a state record but because it was cleaned did not qualify.....ooooops. Flesh always had a slight greyish tinge but tasted pretty damned good.   The location has now been declared a sanctuary zone ....



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Snook ..

Tue, 2023-09-26 21:14

Far out mate .. unbelievable. Now

thats a snook . Geez .. 

cheers pirate.

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Best surf fishing

Mon, 2023-09-25 18:40

Best surf fishing bait!! 
Really good catch I'll give you that much. The ones I get down rocko jetty are 25-30cm. Been getting a fair few in dongara marina the last couple of years after work. 

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Yeah ..

Mon, 2023-09-25 19:02

Yeah me too mate bait for beach

fishing . Have chucked a few in the

smoker. But rather turf em off the 

sand in summer. Cheers pirate 

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good size

Mon, 2023-09-25 19:09

 when they are that size they are well worth eating. 

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 That's a ripper snook. These

Wed, 2023-09-27 07:58

 That's a ripper snook. These bastards would give us grief on the yaks, they'd destroy leaders and plastics and cover me and everything else in slime making a stink all day long. Well done tho


 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

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Update ..

Wed, 2023-09-27 17:42

According too my mate who caught 

it . The state record for giant snook 

is 4.2kg caught at Hamlin bay in 

1986 .. so 200 grams short of the 

record !! I thought it was large

being I've been purposely targeting 

them for my beach baits since 

2007 .. cheers pirate.