Yellowtail King

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 After coming up short last

Sun, 2018-10-14 06:20

 After coming up short last year with only a 17kg fish, I managed to land this beast yesterday while downrigging in 3 metres of water.

It weighed in at 42kg and put up an epic fight considering it was foul hooked. 


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Down rigging in 3 metres of water?

Sun, 2018-10-14 08:51

 Typo--30 metres?

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 any pics. sounds like a

Sun, 2018-10-14 08:15

 any pics. sounds like a monster


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Cracka west coast fish mate,

Sun, 2018-10-14 16:58

Cracka  fish mate, dont hear of too many over 40kg! top effort.


Rust stains, small gelcoat/fibreglass repairs, bilge cleaning etc


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 Hopefully pics uploaded

Sun, 2018-10-14 08:22

 Hopefully pics uploaded now?


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No not a typo mate was in 3

Sun, 2018-10-14 09:18

No not a typo mate was in 3 metres as had live squid on, normally balloon in this depth but wanted to prospect and cover more ground.

Hooked it 20 metres from shore and managed to lead it out into 10 metres. Was caught out of Whyalla SA.

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Sun, 2018-10-14 09:19

 That is a true sea monster! Well done it must have been an epic battle ? Live squid? What outfit and where was it? 

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Yes wasn’t an easy fight in

Sun, 2018-10-14 09:50

Yes wasn’t an easy fight in shallow water and being foul hooked. Was caught on a quantum Cabo 80 loaded with 50lb braid on a Samaki absinthe PE6. 

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A big well done

Sun, 2018-10-14 11:17

What a horse of a fish, mate that is one hell of a tallow tail king, great going/

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Killa yellow!!

Sun, 2018-10-14 12:55

 Glad ya getting into it over there bro ! Is 

that your new boat ? You planning on

staying in SA for few years or ya gonna 

head back over brad ? 

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Gday Pirate, nah my mates

Sun, 2018-10-14 13:04

Gday Pirate, nah my mates boat. Won’t be getting another one til I get back to Perth in 12-24 months. Will be looking to get something around 23-25 feet with an inboard diesel like the seaswirl striper I had and planning to use it up north more for extended trips offshore. Will have to hit up the mullas with you when I get back!!!

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epic king

Mon, 2018-10-15 12:27

 what dreams are made off. Live squid has got to be the deadliest bait!


Stay salty

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Man, what a horse

Mon, 2018-10-15 19:23

 Well done!!!

I haven't seen a Kingi that size since I use to spearfish in NZ back in the late 60's, bugger I miss those days.

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 I'm guessing now the Pt

Thu, 2018-10-18 20:41

 I'm guessing now the Pt Augusta power station has been shut down the big beasts are still roaming the gulf but more wide spread...


Top effort mate, SA is a very under rated fishing destination IMO....