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SOUTH ISLAND BROADBILL, 201 kg

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    Posted: 05 Apr 2017 at 9:24pm
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My good mate Troy & i hatched a plan mid last week to go and target our first Broadbill.
With lots of reading on these forums and watching videos we came up with our own rig ideas and tackle gear and set-up and headed off down south to Greymouth.
With a good weather window we got out over the bar and set off in search of the 'gladiator' of the sea.
We tried a couple of daytime deep drops and stuffed them up to some extent, then took a break and caught some good bluenose with the biggest going 21 kg.
Then we decided to have one last daytime drop while we get out night time gear ready,  and just before dark we got a bite, troy jumped on the reel and after 20kg of drag for a hour & half we had sight of the mighty sword in the dark by then.
Then we did a laurel and hardy silent movie clip were it took us two a full hour to get it on board. hahaa.
It came up snotty that night and was a long slow sleepless night back to front of the bar.
Have to say thanks to all the posts on here that we read and gave us ideas to give it a go.
Was so rapt with our efforts and success on the first time trying, and a massive thanks to my mate Troy Dando for an Ultimate Adventure out wide.
Funniest thing is we tied a glorified kingfish setup onto Troys 50W of 120lb braid with a PR knot to 300lb leader, worked so well even after going through the roller on leader approx dozen times before we finally secured the fish.
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That is awesome guys, you have a great fishery there which is totally untapped. It looks a good sized fish, how much do you think it weighed?
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Thanks, we had it weighed on commercial scales at wharf and it was 201 kg.    
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Massive effort guys well done.should of taken ya mate josh James with you troy.would have made great viewing
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Yeah, we asked him along but he too busy...............  but would hav been a laugh as always with Josh.

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Would of been a hoot alright gav.hes done bloody well for himself with his you tube channel.out of interest have ther been many swords caught recreationally down south.i would of thought the West coast weather patterns wouldn't allow many opportunitys
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WS your right, the weather and Bar naturally protect the Westcoast fishery.
Small windows of good weather and a reasonable size boat needed for sure.
We haven't heard of other recreational catches down that way, but not to say there hasn't been.
Matt Watson got one of a charter boat a couple of years back.
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What a great result.
Good to hear this forum was able to help towards your efforts.
Creating a plan and being able to implement it has gained you the rewards for your endeavour.
Can see a future of a "Gamefishing West Coast South Island".
Just cruising in a pimped old Surtees!
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Well done Capt Gav and Troy. From what i understand it is the first South island sword recreationally caught one out of your own boat. Very very well done Cool
There are one or 2 guys trying to catch one off Kaikoura .... its only a matter of time.
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Well done. Id be all over the swords if I had to live down there!!
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WOW congratulations!  a really epic fish there!

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Well done guys
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Clap Great going lads Clap
Good to see the South Island getting in on the swordie act.Thumbs Up
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Fantastic to see the South Island on the board, congrats Capt Gav and team.ClapClapClap
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Thumbs Up Well done. Congrats 
Excellent result. Looks about the perfect size too.
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Good work chaps
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Great effort for a good result alright, well done!


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The value in these forums is that they help keen folks do exactly what these guys have gone out and done.

Congrats. Awesome.
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Great result guys - good on you
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