heart breaking

heart breaking

After an awesome visual strike on the short corner, a big jump straight up to show the size and a 30 minute fight this fish wore through the leader just as we were getting ready to grab it. Talk about heart breaking and it would've been a great chery popping first marlin for Pierce. Easy 120kg plus.

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Nice Fish

Sun, 2011-03-20 17:58

That must have been devastating to loose it so close in.

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Sun, 2011-03-20 18:00

That's so unlucky. I've had a few that got away but never a fish anything like a marlin. I'm sure it will make the one you guys land in the future only more special.

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Too bad Pierce, but at least

Sun, 2011-03-20 18:16

Too bad Pierce, but at least you know what the fun is about now.

Good luck on the next one!


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Unlucky Tim

Sun, 2011-03-20 18:46

Pardon the pun mate. Good fish would have been a heartstopper to see the line go slack!

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good fish and photo, shame

Sun, 2011-03-20 19:05

good fish and photo, shame you lost it mate

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Sun, 2011-03-20 19:11

At least u got a great pic and he lives to fight another day


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Leader Size

Sun, 2011-03-20 19:39

What size leader are we talking about Tim?



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 it was a 12 foot 150lb wind

Sun, 2011-03-20 19:45

 it was a 12 foot 150lb wind on which was attached to a 250lb 6 foot leader with the lure on it. It wore through or broke the wind on.
All been upgraded now so it's not going to happen again.

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mate, that was an awsome

Sun, 2011-03-20 20:01

mate, that was an awsome fish, You had the great excitement of seeing it jump, fight it and nearly get it to the boat. Nothing wrong with such an awsome experience.


Well done



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Close enough

Sun, 2011-03-20 20:30

Could call it as caught if you had hands on the leader but bad luck if the end of the leader is a foot out of reach.

Top pic Tim

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Bugger, good pic though.

Mon, 2011-03-21 06:21

Bugger, good pic though.

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 Bad luck Tim. I know the

Mon, 2011-03-21 07:30

 Bad luck Tim. I know the feeling. Still gutted about dropping that marlin in Bay. Have tried numerous more times without even a sniff. Getting a few tuna to keep me going. Least in Exy there will be another one just around the corner.

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Bad Luck

Mon, 2011-03-21 07:55


but great photo.

This marlin game is all new to me, all the reads and all the practice doesn't allow for that X Factor that makes the difference between caught and lost.

I think I might go away and upgrade my 100lb leaders for the forthcoming trip.


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It happens

Mon, 2011-03-21 08:05

That's fishing I guess. I agree; as good as caught. Raised and hooked is at least half the battle. Top fish that will keep you going back for more beaky battles.


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Cool photo mate. Well done on

Wed, 2011-03-23 01:38

Cool photo mate. Well done on the hookup, but like Tony Abbott said, Shit happens sometimes.