Caught the snapper south of Kingscliff on 20lb fireline 20lb leader TSS4 reel and 10kg silstar rod with Berkley water melon 4" jerk shad on a 1/4 oz jig head,he put up a good fight for 10 min and had him in the yak 5 min later
Occy- for snappers that big the best way is to smoke them. They become a bit tough once past 4-5kg.
As they say in all good cooking shows... here's what I prepared earlier.. the smoker shot is 1 x 8.4kg snap and the plate is just a small part of it
Hi Stu, just dropped by for a nostalgic look at some of the Queensland fishing photos - good to see you are still catching the big fish over there - well done! Must have been a lot of fun - and looked like a perfect day to be on the water (it is still dark here).
l am posting a better pic of the awesome snapper just to clear up what the lenght was, l said it was 800 long but if you have a good look the pics the snapper is 830 long, the 800 was just a rounded off figure