1.2m Cod

1.2m Cod

Finally got one of these Cod off the bottom. Smile

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Fri, 2009-05-15 07:54

done well to get that off the bottom, well done mate

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did it go back easily Simo

Fri, 2009-05-15 08:08

I find the big ones generally go back well and have only had one floater that needed a weight.

Cheers

Neels

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I tried attaching every

Fri, 2009-05-15 08:21

I tried attaching every sinker I have to the release weight but it wouldnt go down, almost lost all my sinkers when they unhooked from the fish.

Found out that a Spheros 14000 cant reel up over 100 oz of lead, had to pull it up by hand, ended up tangling all my braid. By the the time I sorted that out the fish had floated away, we went looking for it but couldnt see it, hopefully it went back down.

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smile

Fri, 2009-05-15 09:24

That one made you smile mate. Good fish. Have seen many a big Cod out from Exmouth including one bigger than that trolling XRaps at speed. They really get your heart rate up when they take off. At least you tried to get him back down. Great fish Simo and good to see you smiling.
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wow

Fri, 2009-05-15 09:41

wow nice thumper of a cod.... saves going to the gym Smile 

 

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yep gotta be careful with

Fri, 2009-05-15 11:07

yep gotta be careful with those big cod.

I wonder if puncturing the bladder would increase the survival rate to these fish that are too big for a release weight??

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what a horse mate. too bad

Fri, 2009-05-15 12:40

what a horse mate. too bad about the release though!
ya look a tad green, did ya take your pills? LOL
starting to get a good spread of captures there mate well done.

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Yeah I was feeling a bit

Fri, 2009-05-15 16:39

Yeah I was feeling a bit sick because of the big swell

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IMO and what I do for a living dont puncture ever

Fri, 2009-05-15 19:18

There is a lot of reasons not to puncture and infection getting into the central areas of a fish is the one I would be concerned about. Like opening your head and letting bugs into your "meninges". Meningitis is not fun and neither is peritonitis which is a infection of your belly, which is what they get.

 IMO try to revive, release weight and if this fails you have tried your best. What saddens me is that these fish have to drift off and not be "used" as food etc. If it is captured on camera, video and other modern technos drifters is sad.

I wouldnt risk it but sometimes I think that if everything is tried responsible fishos should be able to keep these otherwise dead fish.

I consider myself as very responsible with our fish and just would like a feel for this sad topic. Sorry Simo sort of drifted off your Fantastic Cod

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Great looking fish mate. 

Fri, 2009-05-15 15:06

Great looking fish mate.  What bait did you get him on?  Good photo

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It took a whole Cockburn

Fri, 2009-05-15 16:40

It took a whole Cockburn Sound squid

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What a porker! Nice work

Fri, 2009-05-15 16:09

What a porker! Nice work getting that off the bottom =)

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Simo

Fri, 2009-05-15 18:52

IMO if you tried to revive that is all that count. It is a trophy of a fish and from my experience it is probably back down with its mates.

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plum fish

Fri, 2009-05-15 18:57

plum fish

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thats only a baby one mate - if ya cant lift it off the ground

Fri, 2009-05-15 19:10

its a big one 

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awsome cod simo, congrats

Fri, 2009-05-15 20:09

awsome cod simo, congrats m8.....

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Well done Simo ,good fight

Fri, 2009-05-15 20:12

Well done Simo ,good fight or just deed weight.i'll get a dhuie tommorrow to match that one ,,i wish.

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Put up a great fight, went

Fri, 2009-05-15 23:13

Put up a great fight, went into the reef a few times, got it up then it powered back down. Took me right over the other side of the boat.

 

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beautiful fish

Fri, 2009-05-15 20:22

Magical fish there simo you have really been gettin stuck into some Quality with a capital Q fish of late bud... nice codlet there shame about the release heres hoping it did go down.. good work on the effort in trying to get it down but alot of ppl would have just left it float off... keep them pics coming mate 

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Great fish Simo

Sun, 2009-05-17 16:31

This wasn't at the Gallash/Pilbra crew secret location was it??

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I have my own secret spots

Mon, 2009-05-18 05:40

I have my own secret spots Tongue out

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secret location

Sun, 2009-05-17 20:56

Its called a secret location for a reason Huggy... ;)

Great photo by Amanda too!

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Dont fret Adam

Sun, 2009-05-17 21:17

I have a good source of pingers that can supply me with that spot. But rest assured, I'll keep it secret unless people are prepared to pay for it.

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