Serious Malabar Cod?

Serious Malabar Cod?

I've been stalking this awesome site for some time now after my best mate put me onto it.
Love the content and photos so thought I better join proper and make a post.
This little bloke was boated in my Quintrex 20nm off Coral Bay in 80m of water.
Once in a lifetime fish.....maybe.

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crasny1's picture

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30kg??? .Now thats an awesome

Fri, 2014-01-24 14:57

30kg??? .

Now thats an awesome fish. How did she go down. The big cod I caught in Karratha took some time to "recover"

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At least 30kg's that one! Did

Fri, 2014-01-24 14:58

At least 30kg's that one! Did you have an engine block for a release weight handy?!
Nice fish.

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 Yep, be interested to hear

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:04

 Yep, be interested to hear how it was released. You would deffinitely need some serious weight.

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Hee Hee 30kg!

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:07

Sad story on release I'm afraid, after air release and a long time towing around it was evident life had left the beast. 80m of water had taken its toll. Even though as you would imagine on 50LB gear, the pump to the surface was a super slow one.

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 Remember, in Bunbury;

LBS=KGS and never actually weigh your fish.

Just guess away!!!!

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And that shits me

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:41

Because it is >1m you have to let it float away. Despite some efforts I recall 2 floaters I HAD to leave behind. Must have spent 30minutes swimming one in an attempt to revive. The other was dead on the surface.

And then you have to "release" them. After a while up there you knew what it was on the end off the line. If the water was deeper than 20m I cut the line rather than risk a beautiful fish floating away to be sharked latter.

Dont know how you would overcome the problem though.

 

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Love your avatar comments.

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:12

Love your avatar comments. Bit like the Dampier boys!

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Those big bastards hurt hey! 

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:14

Those big bastards hurt hey!  I landed 2 consecutively off Barrow Island.  Put me out of action for about an hour.

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Small dinghy

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:24

I remember when you got it to the surface, thought you had brought up a small tinny when it finally floated!!!

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 Now I'm curious. That size

Fri, 2014-01-24 15:42

 Now I'm curious. That size they are protected over a metre ? Please correct me if I'm wrong . So what did you do with it? Or what are you meant to do if you inadvertantly catch a big fella like this and it dies? There's enough there to feed an army.

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Cod Realease

Fri, 2014-01-24 16:02

Quite correct all, over 1m they must be released, and even my anchor was no help to pull it below so as you said, yes.............let it float away and try not to cry.

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 Remember, in Bunbury;

LBS=KGS and never actually weigh your fish.

Just guess away!!!!

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arm stretcher

Fri, 2014-01-24 20:19

that's an arm stretcher squiddly!! bit of lactic acid burn after bringing that puppy up! yeah there has to be some common sense to the rules by the powers that be. big bottom dwellers like this just don't stand a chance when they come up at any retrieval rate! good to see you tried to get the big brute back down mate! swallow a goat that one!!

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That thing is ridiculous!

Mon, 2014-01-27 23:59

That thing is ridiculous! Monster of a thing

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Top catch mate. Crying shame

Wed, 2015-11-18 18:35

Top catch mate. Crying shame it didnt release to well. 

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Ha ha I'll bite

Wed, 2015-11-18 18:52

 He said he said popcorn anyone

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Pmsl

Wed, 2015-11-18 19:05

 Wow I hope you haven't got kids . Try justify killing a beautiful big creature like that. See how it goes. Who said you haven't got a funny bone. Lol nice fish

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its not easy to release these big boys

Wed, 2015-11-18 19:17

we caught one several years ago while trolling at Exmouth on a rapala deep diver, we tried for ages to revive it to release but it was to no avail, it was huge, even the ones that go back on a huge release weight,do they survive?

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Uncle

Wed, 2015-11-18 19:36

 Only taking piss. All good. Some people can't let go. Good entertainment. Some of the best runs I have ever seen. Few good ones landed also:):):):). I love fish bans. Come on 16 th counting down