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    Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 9:21am
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Got this beauty off the reef between Rothesay Bay and Murrays Bay on Wednesday a.m. Was a cold morning with biting southerly wind and I was tempted to leave as soon as I got there. However, stuck it out and after landing a (smaller) pannie with my 2nd cast managed to land this 74cm snap with my next cast after a bit of a tussle through the foul. Measured up and released with much satisfaction as my philosophy is not to keep snaps over 50cm.
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Well done Gatt and good on you for releasing. I remember that area, fished there a wee bit off the shore many moons ago.
"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau
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Great looking fish, well done on landing and releasing.
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Cracker well done!
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Nice Gatt! well done on release, liked....
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Great effort!


Best gurnard fisherman in my street
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That’s a fantastic result!!
The gods do not subtract from the allotted span of men's lives the hours spent on fishing - Assyrian Proverb
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Good solid snap off the rocks Gatt.
Top 10 finish
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Good on you - good to put a breeder back like that may he/she have many more!
 
Amazing how they thrive so close to the city....
Good fishing trip nothing breaks, great trip catch fish.
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Nice work Gatt.  Fortitude to stay out there, and well done to release the biggun.  Liked.
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Thanks for nice comments. I am passionate about fishing but also doing my part to not kill the resources. I try not to fish the same place too often (from rocks). Some try their best to wipe out an entire bait fish population in a small area by fishing there day after day (Black Rocks at Milford used to have heaps of piper). Likewise , with larger fish, once having caught a few of them, the thrill for me after the fight, is in releasing , not eating. I do however appreciate that some are fishing purely to put food on the table, so hope I do not come across as sanctimonious or self righteous (had to look those words up.Geek)
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