Winter Snapper 09

Winter Snapper 09

Well finally after at least three hundred or more hours, of fishing the winter storms in freezing cold, rain, hail. lightning, huge swells, etc,etc, doing trips of between 8hrs-16hrs at a time. I've been catching quite a few small fish but no big whoppers until the other night it happened. Sitting there bored out of my mind I was on the phone talking to my daughter when I noticed the tip of my rod twitching. I said I'm getting a bite, then it started to scream off. I knew straight away that it was a snapper and I started trembling with excitement and adrenalin. it wasn't a long fight but there was heaps of headshakes and one longer run then shorter runs. I left the phone on and my daughter could hear the reel as it was losing line. The hardest part was that I was on my own and it tried real hard to dive under the rocks at my feet, but I managed to keep it away from them and soon it was in the net and mine. Yeehar.

Danny

ps a mate got out of bed and came down from about twenty minutes away and took the pic


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Dan the Snapper Man does it again

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:09

Great capture Daniel. I have been waiting for you to put up one of your great successes. And that is an awesome one.

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well done mate.... Hard work

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:21

well done mate....

Hard work but what a beauty of a catch!!!

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Great Fish Dan!

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:21

Well done mate, nice capture!

 

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Gee you have worked really

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:24

Gee you have worked really hard for that one ,,,well done.

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Nice pink there well done

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:43

Nice pink there well done ,welll worth the wait.

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What a relief. Nice one

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:51

What a relief. Nice one Danny. I bet you're STOKED!

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no one can like the Dan

Thu, 2009-07-23 10:32

no one can like the Dan can!
put in the hours and you get the rewards
well done mate

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NIIIIIICCCCCEEEE - IM JEALOUS - LOL

Thu, 2009-07-23 10:33

BEAUTIFUL FISH MATE WELL DONE

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awsome dan, time & effort =

Thu, 2009-07-23 11:27

awsome dan, time & effort = rewards......

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The master at work - great

Thu, 2009-07-23 11:34

The master at work - great capture Daniel.

She looks a little thin.  Just the pic?

Cheers Pete

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Awesome Daniel

Thu, 2009-07-23 13:48

The master at work indeed.

You certainly put the hours in and deserve every one of those big fish you get from the stones.

Well done yet again.

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Well done buddy. You well

Thu, 2009-07-23 16:53

Well done buddy. You well and truly deserve it. good things come to people who wait a long time

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onya

Thu, 2009-07-23 17:51

Good onya Dan, rewarded for effort.  Good pic too! :)

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well done Dan ! commitment

Thu, 2009-07-23 18:27

well done Dan ! commitment paid off mate. Oh and I hope you gave a few fillets to the photog...what a legend.

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What a hero! Great fish!

Thu, 2009-07-23 19:38

What a hero! Great fish! Presistance always pays off! Its fish like this that will bring you back always waiting for that next bite... hopefully it won't take you 300 hours for the next one!

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well done

Thu, 2009-07-23 20:09

great pink mate,

i think your matey deserves some of the cred for the pic!

its dedication getting up for that!! aha

 

well done

 

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Absolutely Awesome Dan! I

Thu, 2009-07-23 20:47

Absolutely Awesome Dan! I bet your daughter thinks you're just the best mate! Great capture! Did you get it from ASI or North Mole?

I fished for years trying to get a snapper from North Mole with no luck, then tried Palm Beach jetty in Roco for 1 result over many, many hours. After that it was ASI for again many many hours until I decided to fish with a standard boat rod and overhead reel dropping my baits in close to the rocks. Once I did this I used to catch some awesome big Snapper, but again it meant putting in the hours and being in the right place for the conditions. But when they were around I would hook up time and time again and everyone else fishing their baits way out would fail.

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well done on the awsome

Thu, 2009-07-23 21:14

well done on the awsome pinky , a fish like that will be hard to beat from the stones

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good on ya mate

Wed, 2009-08-05 19:29

crakker fish buddyy

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thats a PInkie ha

Wed, 2009-08-05 21:23

thats a PInkie ha

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