Nice day on the G's

Nice day on the G's

Got a few good GT's today including this thug.  Geez I sleep well after stretching the arms on a few of these!

 

steve


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Excellent fish

Fri, 2008-02-22 15:53

Another photo of the month contender for Scuttlebutt, can't say I'm suprised.  Good to see you back out and amongst them!

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thats massife

Fri, 2008-02-22 15:54

well done mate
that is a huge fish
did u put him on the scales

cheers shaun

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Yeah Adam, it's been a few

Fri, 2008-02-22 15:57

Yeah Adam, it's been a few weeks.  Just that time of the year unfortunately!  Oh well, can't be clear sky's and light winds all year round..

Shaun, nah my scales only go up to 10kg.  Probably in the 20's.

 

cheers,

steve

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Excellent

Fri, 2008-02-22 16:20

Nice fish mate. How far do you need to travel from the ramp to get onto these G's?

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hi steve i have the link to

Fri, 2008-02-22 16:38

hi steve
i have the link to the formula for estimating GT weight from length if you want.

nice fish.

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Thanks guys,   John, can

Fri, 2008-02-22 16:56

Thanks guys,

 

John, can get some real good GT's around 30km from the ramp, though today we went around 40k's

Kasey, is that the one where they measure girth etc?  I'll check it out but I'm thinking of getting some scales and making up a sling so I can get a quick accurate weight without damaging the fish. 

 cheers,

steve

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correct

Fri, 2008-02-22 17:31

correct steve
girth and length. length is pretty easy, but girth is a bit tricky... would need a wet deck and a hand.

http://www.fishingtanzania.20m.com/reef.html

dont know if its better than a sling, but i know of a few captains in asia that use 'spring dial scales' like these:
http://www.panscale.com/english/item_spring.htm

of course much bigger with a flat cradle on top, and up to 50kg. i'm not sure if you can find one easily here though. just some ideas

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Ripper fish...

Fri, 2008-02-22 18:06

mate , he even looks like he's got an attitude problem

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good stuff steve, nice fish

Fri, 2008-02-22 20:21

good stuff steve, nice fish mate

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mmm nice GT mate, you're

Fri, 2008-02-22 21:27

mmm nice GT mate, you're pulling in some nice ones these days hehe. I'm going out to have a crack tomorrow... hopefully cyclone nick didn't stir it up too much.