Big fella

Big fella

Hi Guys,

Sorry to bore you with another sambo post but I have been trying to nail one this size landbased since I started chasing them! Made a promising release after a few pics...was so solid, might have nudged the 40 kg mark...anyway I was super stocked with it and even more happy that I was able to release it!



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Sen-fkn-sational Jack!!!!!

Tue, 2009-11-17 17:00

Sen-fkn-sational Jack!!!!!

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of a boat that would be a

Tue, 2009-11-17 17:02

of a boat that would be a sensation catch, from shore, well what can you say?

Absolute donkey of a sambo from the stones, and great to see it was released to catch when he gets 50kg's

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your a bloody legend

Tue, 2009-11-17 17:03

your a bloody legend mate!


that spot must be amazing, would kill to fish it

your certainly not boring us

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awesome catch mate congrats

Tue, 2009-11-17 17:05

awesome catch mate congrats hows the van steel goin

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Tue, 2009-11-17 18:04

Quality fish that one Jack, well and truly earned off the rocks.

Live baiting?


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Never get bored of seeing

Tue, 2009-11-17 18:30

Never get bored of seeing quality catches like that Jack.

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Wow thats a fantastic effort

Tue, 2009-11-17 18:34

Wow thats a fantastic effort from the rocks mate, well done. friggin awesome. Thats one for the mantle piece.Smile


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Yes , Yes it is a big

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:07

Yes , Yes it is a big fella.

Well done and I be it was a great fight

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Great catch! What rod did

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:27

Great catch!

What rod did you get it on?

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Sick! Bloody legend mate

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:36


Bloody legend mate well done.

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Thats bloody awesome mate,

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:38

Thats bloody awesome mate, well done!

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You Animal...

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:43

Enough said




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good stuff mate woulda

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:52

good stuff mate woulda pulled like a train.

cheers danno


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And he produces again!

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:57

And he produces again! Awesome mate!!! Horseee




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wicked mate, good on ya!

Tue, 2009-11-17 19:58

wicked mate, good on ya!

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Cheers Guys, The rod is an

Tue, 2009-11-17 20:19

Cheers Guys,

 The rod is an 8'6 Daiwa monstermesh (PE 6-8).

The Van Staal was going well but after the fight I noticed the reel seat attachment thingo had a loose connection with the body of the reel, it's currently at the local reel guru's shop awaiting the rep's attention...bit dissapointing.

Yeah slide baiting live herring is the only way to go for the sambo's!


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unbelievable!! i'd be half

Tue, 2009-11-17 20:40

unbelievable!! i'd be half afraid  i'd fall off the rocks and that monster'd eat me!

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Good onya Jack. You can see how big that fish is

Tue, 2009-11-17 20:47

by the grimace on your face trying to hold it up. We never get bored of your great captures and pictures, so keep them coming.


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Awesome, bloody awesome

Tue, 2009-11-17 21:13

That's a fish of a lifetime there for any one, the fact you keep posting these specimens consistently just blows me away!! Another great photo Jack

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faaaaaark yeah!

Tue, 2009-11-17 21:40

awesome mate, well done :D


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'nuff said

Tue, 2009-11-17 21:47

Can't say a thing without repeating what's already been said, that's a killer fish Jack, what a PB.

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yep same same

Tue, 2009-11-17 21:51

awesome fish from the rocks

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Great catch and what line

Tue, 2009-11-17 21:52

Great catch and what line class did you take him on?

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. you must be putting some

Wed, 2009-11-18 04:55

. you must be putting some long hours into getting fish like this. thats one mighty big mother of a sambo, good to see it released. well done yet again


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Wed, 2009-11-18 06:16

To catch one of these bruisers at this size off the rocks is a huge achievment, one of the best land based catches I've seen.


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What a beast!!

Wed, 2009-11-18 06:45

Impressive catch!!


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Wed, 2009-11-18 08:47

Awesome fish mate I'd be stoked landing that beast from the shore!

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What an absolute bloody horse

Wed, 2009-11-18 08:54

Congrats on an awesome landbased capture , fish of a lifetime !!! and a mighty POTM entry


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What can is say

Wed, 2009-11-18 08:54

Mate thats a huge effort i would be stocked geting one from a boat let alone from the shore.


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mate that is awesome! Well

Wed, 2009-11-18 09:05

mate that is awesome! Well done.

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Wed, 2009-11-18 18:29

That is a champion effort mate, I may as well send the photo of the month shirt now!


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unreel effect,what a fish 

Wed, 2009-11-18 18:42

unreel effect,what a fish 

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Simply awesome mate. Good on

Wed, 2009-11-18 19:22

Simply awesome mate. Good on ya.

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great fish off the bricks

Wed, 2009-11-18 19:54

great fish off the bricks fella fair shout, jealous


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Good Fish!

Wed, 2009-11-18 20:38

Good Fish! Good Fish!

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Wed, 2009-11-18 21:00

everyone has said it already but DAMN i have to give you props on that capture! Is that Albany????

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Thanks for all the reply's

Wed, 2009-11-18 22:51

Thanks for all the reply's guys,

 Yerp that fish was caught a 10 minute drive and a half hour treck from my house in Albany!

I was fishing 80lb braid and about 5 metres of 100lb leader, used every bit of power I could, especially once I figured out how big the fish was as there was no way I would have been able to carry the fish out if it had died, the climb down to the ledge is hard enough with a set of rods to hang onto! 

Is this elidgible for the Junior landbased comp thingo?


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bugger me ..great

Thu, 2009-11-19 22:08

bugger me ..great effort,also who eva helped you land it should get a bit of reco as well .not to mention the picture the bend in the horizon.. top stuff

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Awesome horse sambo Dawso,

Fri, 2009-11-20 07:51

Awesome horse sambo Dawso, especially off the rocks...


Gotta love our southern stones....send the pic east to stir up those lbg "extremists"


Well done mate

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ha ha love the facial

Mon, 2009-11-23 19:18

ha ha love the facial expression. You don't see a lot of LBG pics so that's a belter to start off with. That's a hooter of a fish from the rocks.

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right royal ripper

Wed, 2010-03-03 18:44

thats a bloody beauty mate well done awersome catch ..