Hayley's First Marlin

Hayley's First Marlin

I took Hayley out to catch her first marlin today and after a good run on the billfish lately hopes were high. It was pretty sloppy weather but after 1.5 hours trolling we were on. Her biggest fish before this was a longtail tuna then a King George whiting but she fought it well and 15 minutes later I traced her first at around 15kg. After a few pics I jumped in to film the release which went well. Unfortunatly that was in for the day except a dolly that she lost at the boat. Hopefully it's the first of many for her.


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Thats awesome, well done.

Mon, 2009-05-18 20:06

Goooooone Fishin!

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Well done

Mon, 2009-05-18 20:16

Well done hotstuff. Wink  Looks a bit bigger than the one I got today.

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Very well done!

Mon, 2009-05-18 20:17

You're certainly a tinny bugger Tim, and it looks like its rubbed off on Hayley.....

 

Keep the pics coming, it gives me hope until my next fishing trip when I can get away from Perth.

 

P.S. Hope she didn't get a rash from the marlin on her exposed arms. Its allegedly itchy as buggery......

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Nah no itch from this fish

Mon, 2009-05-18 21:08

Nah no itch from this fish Huggy, I've only got that once so far and it was from a sailfish. Wasn't itchy just a mild burning feeling.
I'm waiting on a windy day to sort all the other pics from the last few weeks to post up so they're coming don't worry.

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Not just dairy queen huh,

Mon, 2009-05-18 20:24

Not just dairy queen huh, thats some serious multiskilling Hayley =0

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Well Done Hayley

Mon, 2009-05-18 22:19

I told you that Moonshine would give you the Edge "LOL"

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you need to give her 2

Tue, 2009-05-19 07:23

you need to give her 2 glasses next time Oz, she didn't have much left in the arms if it went on another run.

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congrats on your 1st marlin

Mon, 2009-05-18 22:25

congrats on your 1st marlin hayley ...............

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Well Done Hayley Nice pic

Tue, 2009-05-19 08:07

Well Done Hayley Smile

Nice pic Tim, What depth did you get it?

 

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100m exactly Simo, right in

Tue, 2009-05-19 08:29

100m exactly Simo, right in that area where we were trolling the other day. Heaps of scattered weed made it hard, it only cleared up out past 100m, even then it was still around but in bigger groups. Pretty lousy day weather wise too.

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Well done Hayley on your

Tue, 2009-05-19 08:08

Well done Hayley on your first marlin if Tim takes you out more often you'll get more chances the way he keeps raising them

 

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Well done Hayley

Tue, 2009-05-19 09:41

excellent fish,you and tim have get it,and im going back ward ,we got the big fat 0 lots of small fish and i didnt even catch any of those the same4 day good fishing hayley

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Nice fish Hayley

Tue, 2009-05-19 10:08

Nothing like catching that first one. Then the addiction starts. but it isn't a bad addiction to have, I have survived with mine for some time now. oh how to eplain the rush of pandomoniam on the boat screeming reels and retreival of everything from the water. oh!admn can't wait to get out again.

Wishin I was fishin and only 500k's to the water..

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congrats

Tue, 2009-05-19 10:14

the 1st is always one to remember, now to bigger and better ones

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Nice work - you def have the

Wed, 2009-05-20 14:13

Nice work - you def have the touch of getting onto those things Tim

Congrats Hayley

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Cheers Gully, no luck today

Wed, 2009-05-20 21:54

Cheers Gully, no luck today with Unlucky Adam onboard though.