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213kg marlin speard by Nick

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Topic: 213kg marlin speard by Nick
Posted By: assassin
Subject: 213kg marlin speard by Nick
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 2:55pm
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.

by Nick Dobbyn

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!!!!!

by Brett

More pix to com

Posted By: spearo_steve
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:02pm

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

Posted By: Mullins
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:09pm

Posted By: Elpescador
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:11pm
Clapwelldone nick , brett and crew senfreakinsational!

Posted By: assassin
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:13pm
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.

Posted By: TG
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:14pm
Geeze, that thing is big. WOW.

Posted By: LEVCAT
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:19pm
that's insane...

Posted By: redfox
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 3:27pm

Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 4:57pm

****ing mint

Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 4:58pm
well done son i hope i see a tailer me self soon good effort

Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 4:59pm
how far out of barrier you guys see the tailers

Posted By: K Dogg
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 5:04pm
congrats!!  fish of a lifetime

Posted By: kuuni
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 5:08pm
That poor sea kitten

Good stuff

Posted By: TheSnapperWhisperer
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 6:58pm
That'll be hard for him to beat!
Wicked stuff lads, good to se ethey gave it a go and won. 


Posted By: Diver Dan
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 9:23pm
What a fish! PM me if you are claiming it for a NZ record - I can send you the application stuff.

Posted By: brown
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 9:55pm
too meke fullas....awesomeThumbs%20Up

Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2009 at 10:24pm
Thats pretty impressive...
 Are you sure that fish is dead...It looks like it wants revengeLOL...Looking at you guys like thatWink


Posted By: KeriBOI
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 6:15am
in the herald today, accoarding to a spearo its only medium size Shocked

Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 7:20am
Big brass ones that boy ApproveThumbs%20Up

Too much , well done Clap

Posted By: Donald Duck
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 7:25am
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.

Posted By: biggear
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 7:47am
Thats a fantastic effort.

Dont let the grey hair fool you!

Posted By: Llyr
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 8:15am
Finally get to see a picture!

~ Llyr

Posted By: Nick W
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 8:59am
Awesome fish

Posted By: Bull
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 9:25am

Top effort that!


..'.'..'. ><((((>

Posted By: Snoop
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 11:16am
That is "Team America **** yeah"

Axemen Spearfishing... "Putting the crap back into elite"

Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 11:23am
Awesome report and huge congratulations on the capture, Id need adult nappies on before I targeted one of those with a spear gun :)

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Posted By: Diver Dan
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 11:39am
Well, as Blues go in NZ, it is average

Posted By: hightower
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 12:20pm
That is one hell of a fish - congratulations on an excellent achievement. Will take a while before you can top that effort!

Posted By: wave hunter
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 12:39pm
mate what can you say! congrats to you and the whole crew dont think you will have adrenilin like that again in a long time! amazing fish what gun did you use?

Posted By: Ragtag
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 6:59pm
Well done, that is one kick ass fish

Posted By: BlairM
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 7:21pm
Just saw 3 news. Awesome story, good on them.

Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2009 at 7:39pm
great effort guys......... good to see you guys nailing a few........

Thanks for everything you did for us Eric. may you rest in peace, You were one of the real legends of NZ recreational fishing

Posted By: spearo_steve
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2009 at 9:42am
 They were discussing the catch on RadioLive last night. Talk about overnight fame!

Posted By: Espresso
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2009 at 12:43pm
Clap outrageous and fantastic!!! Incredible effort and results. 100% ups. Stunning fish too.

Posted By: R Jack
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2009 at 12:53pm
Holy ****! May I suggest a post in the hall of fame topic?

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