Land based sambo

Land based sambo

Hi all,
 Went up to Wilbinga for the weekend. Caught a couple of nice tailor before i was into a battle with a big sambo. Stripping 250m of line and a long hard battle, 20 minutes later, eventually it gave up. I won!!!! Measuring 1623mm and weighing in at..... well you can be the judge of that. I think between 30-40kg...maybe more!!! Tried to release it but didnt stand a chance. Tried swimming it for about 20 minutes but to no success. I'll never forget my first sambo.....



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All I can say is @#$% me !

Mon, 2012-10-22 14:30

All I can say is @#$% me ! That thing is a giant . Gotta be a record land based surely !

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monster!!!!

Mon, 2012-10-22 14:44

well done mate, that is a fu#%ing MONSTER from the beach !!!   cheers

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 Awesome effort!!! That's a

Mon, 2012-10-22 14:44

 Awesome effort!!! That's a monster!!

Out of interest what gear where you using?

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Awesome catch ..well done !!!

Mon, 2012-10-22 15:00

Awesome catch ..well done !!!

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bloody top catch!!!

Mon, 2012-10-22 15:02

 well done that is a MONSTER!!!!

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Gear used..

Mon, 2012-10-22 16:32

I was using a 12ft okuma 10-15kg rod, 8000FI shimano stradic spooled with 30lb daiwa tournament braid. 80lb leeder with a set of gangs and a scaly for bait..

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Awesome

Mon, 2012-10-22 18:09

Yep you're right, you won't ever forget that SOB. Absolute cracka of a fish, congrats.

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Monster

Mon, 2012-10-22 18:26

Catch of a life time Land based. Well done

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congrats on your first . that

Mon, 2012-10-22 19:21

congrats on your first . that thing is a monster in anyones books, land or boat you gotta be stoked.

pity it wouldnt swim away but you will be feeding for a while. well done landing that  on the gear of choice

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cheers..

Mon, 2012-10-22 20:17

cheers guys for the comments!!

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Very long... 40 plus if I was

Mon, 2012-10-22 20:24

Very long... 40 plus if I was guessing

 

Awesome capture

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 that .07cm taller than

Mon, 2012-10-22 21:29

 that .07cm taller than me!!!!!  nice1

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 SOLID.... well done this

Mon, 2012-10-22 22:50

 SOLID.... well done this man. I would buy you a beer.

 

Photo of the month for sure. .. !!

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No point having a photo of

Tue, 2012-10-23 05:54

No point having a photo of the month comp next month - this is the winner for sure!!!

Well done mate

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Oh my @#$% god! That is a

Tue, 2012-10-23 06:58

Oh my @#$% god! That is a monster ! POTM contender right there!

Well done!!!!

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Its funny because i been to

Tue, 2012-10-23 07:31

Its funny because i been to wilbinga twice, and only ever landed a 30cm tailor :(

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 monster!!

Tue, 2012-10-23 08:55

 monster!!

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Well Done!!!

Tue, 2012-10-23 13:24

What a monster Sambo, this definately needs to be entered in the photo of the month competition.

More points for catching it land based.

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PHARK! Props to you mate,

Tue, 2012-10-23 15:30

PHARK! 

Props to you mate, that is an amazing LB capture & POTM 

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that is gold i am

Tue, 2012-10-23 20:34

that is gold i am jeealous.......well done 

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JESUS!

Thu, 2012-10-25 12:51

Thai fish cakes for the next 6 months lol

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An absolute beast!

Wed, 2012-10-31 18:18

An absolute beast!

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 Dammmmm thats a stonka ! top

Thu, 2012-11-01 20:12

 Dammmmm thats a stonka ! top catch

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Nice one

Thu, 2012-11-01 21:40

 Thats huge and on 30lb andddd land basedd... jesusssss well done

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streauth

Sun, 2012-11-11 19:23

streauth

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Awesome!

Mon, 2012-11-12 08:01

That is bloody huge! Probably be a while before you get another one that size.

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I call that

Mon, 2012-11-12 08:07

closer to 50 kg,   Cant see how fat it is----- BUT over 40kg

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Looks like a 100 pounder,

Wed, 2012-11-14 23:56

Looks like a 100 pounder, what a horse of a fish land based.

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Bugger me . . . . .  thats a

Thu, 2012-11-15 13:23

Bugger me . . . . .  thats a frikkin monster. Great job on the capture.

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Damnnn .....

Mon, 2012-11-19 20:15

Congrats on the horse, especially for your first sambo. If only all my first fishes was monsters of their species.

Unlucky on the release as I would've tried like you did.

Well done!

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weellllllll done

Tue, 2013-01-15 20:29

 holy cow

didnt know they could grow that fat! that's farking monster!

well done! what line rate did u use? farking hell

 frame your reel mate...(put it straight in the pool room ah aha) 

 

 

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Came up in random

Mon, 2014-11-17 10:42

And OMG thats sooo massive.

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What a monster! We were up

Mon, 2014-11-17 11:00

What a monster!
We were up that way over the weekend too and didn't see anything bigger than a 30cm Tailor
Well done mate!

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Nice work!!

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:27

Nice work!!