Swan river giant herring

Swan river giant herring

 Went to one of my go to swan river spots where i have landed bullsharks but never the mulloway that ive been chasing. After spending most of the night sitting in the freezing cold chasing that illusive mulloway i was begining to give in. Around 2:30am I threw my flicky with 9lb braid and a small strip bait of tailor on a red longshank out in the hope of catching some more live bait to reset my two mulloway rods. I felt the line tighten and bang! i was on to what i thought was decent mulloway! The line screamed out and the head shakes were insane! I seen a huge flash of silver as the fish leaped out of the water and i seen that it was definalty not a mulloway. After a few more nervous leaping runs i landed it to see it was a huge giant herring. Measuring 85cm

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Mulloway mentality


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 Wow! At this time of the

Tue, 2018-05-15 14:47

 Wow! At this time of the year?!!

Great Catch!

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 This was almost 4 weeks ago

Wed, 2018-05-16 22:21

 This was almost 4 weeks ago now but the river is still full of marine life, even upstream near belmont racecourse there are big crabs coming up

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Mulloway mentality

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 Well done. Have heard of

Tue, 2018-05-15 16:20

 Well done. Have heard of them in the swan before but not that big. Certainly would have been a surprise for you. Thats one species many of us would never catch

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 Back in march they were

Wed, 2018-05-16 13:35

 Back in march they were schooling in the shallows near melville beach. Must have been over 100 along that stretch all around the 50-60cm mark. Wouldn't take any bait or lure! I think they were spawning. Id say that would be good place to target them!

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Mulloway mentality

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Cracker fish

Tue, 2018-05-15 19:52

can tell by the hand around the tail, would of gone like rocket 

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 Thanks mate

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:30

 Thanks mate

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Top

Wed, 2018-05-16 13:32

 Top catch mate, would have got the old heart racing for sure, well done . 

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 Thanks

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:30

 Thanks

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Awsome.

Thu, 2018-05-17 17:51

Mate that's awsome!! Don't do much in

the swan myself but that's killa ..

good job . Pirate  

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Some people spend countless hours targeting

Fri, 2018-05-18 18:09

 .Some fishos spend countless hours targeting them and are lucky if they even see a couple of giant herring and here you are catching one as a by catch.

Great going buddy that is one hell of a catch that will give you some great memories