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    Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 2:55pm
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On the weekend just been,  i was invited to take part of the Grumpys game fishing comp aboard ASSASSIN .
On sat we had spotted a few tailers but weren't interresetd in any thing so i got told that the next one we spotted I could have a crack at.
This is the resultSmile
It took just over 2 hours to land with four spear guns. Dead
It was a 213 blue marlin.
No one in NZ has speared a blue before.

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Some of you know Nick, a very unasuming 18 year old .
As Nick said on Friday Pete aboard Azerack  had lots of tailing marlin not interested in feeding.
So we decided to move after broadbill drift, one broken rod and some gemfish aboard Assassin.
The water was was flat as it gets so sighting a tailer was not hard.
The first must have see our lures as it accelerated up to them as we past, not to be seen again.
Right lets get right into them .
The boys set up the floats and lines . Just as they were getting organised out look out Michelle spotted a fish . I turned Assassin around .to follow it.
Nick was on the side of the cockpit in boardies, fins  and the speargun at the ready. As we came to a stop I gave Nick the go ahead so he dove in the water and swam hard to the fish.
The Marlin must have heard the splash and circled  around behind him. Nick stopped and looked around and the marlin  came in all lit up, then turned away. Nick swam hard and fired , not sure if he had hit home or not. Then his float line started whistling past . As he hit the surface he sait "yip I got it."
The floats shot past at incredible speed , this took about 20 seconds!!! Then the big swim after float with the second gun that our son Mark, Nicks friend  as support.
Nick had told us that striped marlin stay on the surface  and aren't aggresive.
This fish didn't stay on the surface, as Nick worked his way down his float line with his second gun, the marlin turned on him. This is disconserting . After he finally got the second spear on a 20 metre float  into the marlin , the fish took both floats and Nick down several times. Nick worked his way down with the 3rd gun that Mark had got for him  having trouble with the fish coming at them. At one stage Mark though the marlin was going to eat him as it was charging at him within a metre!!! . Mark was gutted that his underwater camera he got for his 21st last October had died and was sent back to the repairers. Angry
After and hour and a half the fish was slowing down but still spnt most of the time circling the boys. When Nick got the 4th spear into it, it really slowed down so Nick manouvered it to the boat and with it's head out of the water a sucker fish leapt off, this must have been when the marlin passed away.
We got hold of the bill and pulled it through the door and onto the boat. This was a difficult excerise what with Nicks legs and arms like jelly, and four spears at all different angles we got it aboard.
Then the celebrations begun!!!!!

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Kick-ass! That's a massive effort in boardshorts no less. Well done!!

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Clapwelldone nick , brett and crew senfreakinsational!
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Brett forgot to mention that he speared the fish in the shorts but Mark took him the wetsuit and all tho it was a struggle he managed to get it on.
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Geeze, that thing is big. WOW.
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well done son i hope i see a tailer me self soon good effort
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how far out of barrier you guys see the tailers
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congrats!!  fish of a lifetime
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That'll be hard for him to beat!
 
Wicked stuff lads, good to se ethey gave it a go and won. 
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What a fish! PM me if you are claiming it for a NZ record - I can send you the application stuff.
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Thats pretty impressive...
 Are you sure that fish is dead...It looks like it wants revengeLOL...Looking at you guys like thatWink
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in the herald today, accoarding to a spearo its only medium sizeĀ Shocked
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My first time posting in "Spearos".
What I know about spear fishing you could write on a blade of grass with a crayon.
I don't even think I've ever seen a speargun in real life! (sad but true people, sorry)

BUT even I find this story one hell of an achievement. Well done that team!Clap

As for a 213kg blue marlin being "average size"... this is a reporter making up words to fill a space. They all do it you know.
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