29/2/12 - The ones that got away

29/2/12 - The ones that got away

Well after some serious efforts out wide and a lot of hours trolling for nothing recently, today turned out to be the day where a couple of 'to dos' were almost ticked off the list.  After having a lunch break chasing rubies (as pictured) we decided to go back on the troll to find that big blue, what we found around 3pm was a very angry striped marlin of around 70-80kg that smashed the lure on the short corner, jumped accross the spread spectacularly and threw the hook.  (This was with 50 seconds left on my half hour strike rotation)  Before we had time to say 'phhhark' with 17 seconds left on the clock the right rigger snapped out and bang, second stripey on and well hooked, jumped half way accross the ocean and settled in for a deep fight (No time for photo as we had to clear the spread).  15 minutes later and about 40m from the boat the hooks pulled as he was starting to come up, DEVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.  Trolled for another 2 hours looking for more action but to no avail, so the leap year's from now on will be remembered for the wrong reason, 'the one that got away.'  Anyway, I'm off to cry myself to sleep. :(

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 cant have all the glory

Wed, 2012-02-29 20:16

 cant have all the glory Adam. today belongs to sherbs. . would have been spitting it after looseng 2 stripies. oh well , thats fishing for you. they will be there for next time

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Tragic! At least in 4 years

Wed, 2012-02-29 20:17

Tragic! At least in 4 years time you have a reason to get out there again!!

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Unlucky

Wed, 2012-02-29 20:20

Well not really u still had a corker day by the looks

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Unlucky but a good size ruby

Wed, 2012-02-29 20:37

Unlucky but a good size ruby ,Got some marks fore those little puppies .

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Nice goldfish there Tim,

Wed, 2012-02-29 21:39

Nice goldfish there Tim, tough luck about the bills though Adam.

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Bad luck on the dropped fish

Wed, 2012-02-29 22:34

Bad luck on the dropped fish guys but I love the look of that Ruby! Jigs or bait?

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 good fish there Ads, and the

Thu, 2012-03-01 06:06

 good fish there Ads, and the chased go s  on for the BIG BLUE ,i so have to get out there before gamex for a run

 

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Nice Rube

Thu, 2012-03-01 08:20

And pity about the stripeys, but thats sportsfishing. If it was a sure catch it would be called haul fishing. There would be no fun if the fish was gauranteed to come onboard would there.

PS Tim, whats with the jumper, I thought it was bloody hot there yesterday!

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Maybe Tim has to sweat off a

Thu, 2012-03-01 14:36

Maybe Tim has to sweat off a couple sizes for his wedding dress :P

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nice

Thu, 2012-03-01 12:27

love it!!!

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