My first GT

My first GT

 1st day fishing at dampier.

If anyone says you need thousands of dollars of gear to catch one ignore them and buy what you can afford.

It will do. Mine did.

Make sure of your knots though and terminal tackle and rub some deep heat on your back the night before... in preparation.

They are fair dinkum brutes!

Can only compare the feeling to making your first ton in cricket.




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Congrats mategood job

Fri, 2017-09-08 12:11

Congrats mate

good job

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 what did you get them on

Fri, 2017-09-08 13:57

 what did you get them on mate ? Tacklewise...

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 Good work mate. That ones a

Fri, 2017-09-08 15:10

 Good work mate. That ones a cracker.


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 He took a halco laser pro

Fri, 2017-09-08 15:31

 He took a halco laser pro 160 chrome pink that hooked a just undersize coral trout a cpl of hours earlier then was lost to a hungry mackie but then  bobbed up and was found floating with about 2 inches of leader cleanly snipped by his teeth lol!

I put a trace on and rigged it up again then immediately hooked up a 70cm mackie (maybe the culprit?

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 Oh sorry uluabuster mustve

Fri, 2017-09-08 15:38

 Oh sorry uluabuster mustve timed me out typing...

The whole setup is not meant for gt's obviously but it did the job... eventually.


The rod is a shimano 3 zero topend  5-10kg line 10 -35 gm lureweight (lol i know )

The reel is a Shimano Stradic Ci4+ 4000xg fb spooled with 15 lb daiwa j braid x8 chart.

Setup recommended by a fishing guru friend of mine!

Thx maaaate!!


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Fark youve done well on that

Fri, 2017-09-08 19:26

Fark youve done well on that gear, epic capture!


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 well done. one off the

Fri, 2017-09-08 19:35

 well done. one off the bucket list. a decent one at that 


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 Cheers guys!!Yeah and ive

Fri, 2017-09-08 23:58

 Cheers guys!!

Yeah and ive still got a week on thevenard island to go after dampier!! 

Havin a ball!

Will hopefully have a fuller report of more firsts after that.

Tight lines everyone. ;-)


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 First CT after first

Sat, 2017-09-09 20:45

 First CT after first GT!

Dined in style tonight after picking up a lovely 54cm coral trout!

Man they arent wrong, what a beautiful tasting fish!

Not sure how to insert a pic here sorry.

Happy and full