Big Blue to christen the new rod

Big Blue to christen the new rod

 Did a quick mercy dash to the south coast for the tiniest break in the winter weather to test out a rod I have been waiting ages to arrive. After having trouble with short or to low of a rating rods I bit the bullet and went all out and bought the best. Busted fishing sorted me out with a New Zealand made Maven fishing coast series rod 10ft 37-45kg rod. Impressed is an understatement and what a fish to call its first!! 

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Cracker photo

Sat, 2017-08-19 20:21

And fish top stuff . Well done

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Great fish great pic

Sat, 2017-08-19 20:38

 Expect nothing less. Thanks for posting it up.

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Gee that is a big blue

Sat, 2017-08-19 21:00

What a fish to christen the new rod with, you have to be happy with that.

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Sweet fish

Sun, 2017-08-20 07:00

You need to change your name to Mr Consistant 

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 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....

 

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 Nice fish from the stones.

Sun, 2017-08-20 09:13

 Nice fish from the stones. That's a nice rod mate no gaffs needed I assume?

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 Still needed the gaff as

Sun, 2017-08-20 15:40

 Still needed the gaff as this was a 16-17kg fish and was not easy in rough weather. I'll share the video of the fight and landing soon when I edit it up a bit. 

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 Yeah true that fish is a bit

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:58

 Yeah true that fish is a bit of a fattie, what sort of weight you think you could deadlift up those rocks.

yeah please share the vid also

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 POTM winner right there!

Sun, 2017-08-20 10:53

 POTM winner right there!

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 well done. certainly a fish

Sun, 2017-08-20 11:25

 well done. certainly a fish to be proud of and a great way to christen the rod

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  Great fish Chris...bet the

Sun, 2017-08-20 13:24

 

 

Great fish Chris...bet the Rod builder will be sticking that photo on there page!!

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 They sure will be, think

Sun, 2017-08-20 15:42

 They sure will be, think they are just as happy as I am with this fish. 

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that colouring is amazing -

Mon, 2017-08-21 08:37

nice fish and that colouring is amazing - that's the colour I want to paint my hull!

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Awesome

Mon, 2017-08-21 19:30

 One of the best fishing photos ive seen, quality.

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 Thanks, certainly one of my

Mon, 2017-08-21 21:09

 Thanks, certainly one of my all time favorites also

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