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I looked at the pics this morning and pinched my self, was that for real

Kingscliff hasn't been performing lately so Steven and Trevor decided to explore further south.
We hit the water at daybreak the weather was perfect about 1 M of swell and a slight breeze from the NW at 4 knots, we trolled Halco lures for while looking for a suitable spot to anchor up.

We found a rubbly bottom about 1.5 K's out in 18M of water with a few bait schools showing on the sounder.

Steven dropped anchor and l decided to give SP a go l have been hearing some good report from a mate down south drifting them down in the current and catching snapper.

l'am using 20lb Fireline and 20lb mono leader on my TSS4 reel and decided to give the Gulp water melon jerk shads a go on a 7gr jig head.

l let out about 25m of line and drifted back over the bait school,the next thing l hear that reel go off,Trevor yells out your on,l grabbed the rod and started to work the fish up to the surface it had the tell tale head shaking of a snapper,you beauty my first snapper it all seemed to easy about half way up he must have relised he was hooked then the battle began in some big runs for the bottom.
Five min later he was still going hard and we couldn't work out what it was,ten min later l could see it under the yak but didn't realise how big he was until l had him beside the yak
 

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A very impressive fish Stu, congratulations.

Seeing the colour for the first time would have been exciting, I imagine getting into the Yak was just plain nerve racking.

Well done!
 

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What a beautiful fish! Well done.
I go to bed at night and dream of catching fish like that> :)
 

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Very,Very nerve racking John
l slipped the gaf into his gill and lifted him up and grabbed him by the tail.
l was glad to see him in a bag below deck, l have lost a 10kg Jew over the side trying to get him in a bag :cry:
 

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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.

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Well Done Stu!

Cu on the water next week!
 

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Tremendous fish Stu, reckon you'll have lots of company soon with catches like that one
 

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Ok that does it, Im going to get "photoshop" and morph my picture holding that monster, and then brag to my mate with the stink boat.....'cept my honesty precludes such a scumbunculous action.....Envy envy.... (slaps self around a bit)...

Ok, now Im over it, congratulations, more to come! :lol:

(don't look up scumbunculous in the dictionary... I think I made it up)

Cheers all Andybear :lol:
 

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Thanks Red,

Now I have to organize some lies, and put that photo on my locker at work, and try and keep a straight face for a couple of days. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Geez that was really quick too. Do you think it will anger the fishing gods?

Cheers all Andybear :lol:
 

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Awesome fish Stu :lol:
 

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Magnificent fish Stu, congratulations! Looked like a perfect late winter Queensland morning too.
 

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Bloody fantastic Stu!
Well done mate

I don't think I'd know what to do with it once I got it to the yak :shock:
 

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