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Monk fish or star gazer, massive!
As a chef I can tell you they are great eating, very firm textured fish. One classic dish is to wrap the fillet in proscutto & roast until just cooked through. Yum!
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Should have swapped it for a case, to a home sick POM, yep they yummy. "Penquin" you listening, oh thats right your a kiwi now.
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Hugh  aged 12, 13.5lb snapper on a 5" gulp nuclear chicken on an overhead set up, berkley IM6 dropshot rod, abu inshore reel, 8lb fireline braid on a 5/8 nitro jig head in 30 metres.
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                    DATE  Labour weekend2010
                    
                   ANGLER  Bryce age12
 
                    RIG  diawa regal/okuma xfactor rod,9lb braid,1/2 oz nitro jighead
 
                    DEPTH  20m
 
                    WEIGHT  16lb
 
                    LOCATION  near top of coromandel,gulf side.
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Christmas Eve, 2010.
 
Nick, PJay Son (NJay???), on La Vista on the afternoon when we arrived at Russell from Westhaven (129nm, 7 knots, do the maths...).
 
Had a SB fish on the Middle Foul on the way in to our mooring.
 
2 x 65cm, consecutive casts, both on the same Gulp! 5" jerkshad Curried Chicken on 1/2oz 1/0 jighead, in 38m of water.
 
 
A couple more fish later (guests to feed on Christmas Day), our half-hour fishing finished and we moseyed on in.
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23 Dec 2010 Doubtless Bay  ..  Just in time for xmas for the BBQ lunch...


13.8 Pound on Shimano Ultegra 1000 reel , 6 pound braid and Starlo 3-5 kg rod..


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Caught just out of Ngunguru on 9th Jan in very unpleasant conditions

8.54kg on 8lb fireline




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That is one nice snapper there MarxClap in fact I would be happy with any of the ones you have thereWink
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nice fish,well doneThumbs Up

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a few skippys i cought on a 3 inc soft bait fast retrived in front off them
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16.5lb Snap caught off my jetski up Omaha way
1.5oz jig
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Thought you guys might enjoy this from the otherside of the pond...
 
My buddy Noweeds using my gear, Berkley Air 9ft and my Stella 6000 with PE 4 ( ok, not exactly light SB gear, but considering the grounds we were fishing, its about right ) in 26 metres of water over some nasty coral ledges...
 
2 OZ Nitro with a 7" Gulp Anchovy Jerkshad...
 
Good 10 minute tussel this and pushed the gear to the max keeping this critter out his hole...
The Battle...
 
 
And the Glory...
TO RIDE, SHOOT STRAIGHT AND SPEAK THE TRUTH.

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Great photos there Nepptune, what sort of critter is that?Looks like some sort of spotted puka.

Also those Jigstar Africa field tester shirts are very cool, I bet you could sell a few truckloads of those.
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Weight -16lbs
 
Location - Alderman Islands
 
Line weight 8kg fireline
katana setup.
 
1/2 oz white softbait not sure on type. Berkey brand.
 
Water depth 7 metres
Fresh kahawai that's where it's at!!!
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Originally posted by Raumatibeach Raumatibeach wrote:

Great photos there Nepptune, what sort of critter is that?Looks like some sort of spotted puka.

Also those Jigstar Africa field tester shirts are very cool, I bet you could sell a few truckloads of those.
Cheers RB...
 
Thats a Potato Bass, its a kind of Rockcod/Grouper we get on our east coast and right up the African Coastline on the east.... they are a protected species in SA waters due to the fact they were brought nearly to extinction by commercial fisherman and Spearos in the 80's, as they are typically aggressive and inquisitive, making for easy shots for spearos and commercials alike... kinda strange because they are one of the very few grouper species that taste like Shi!t!!!!
 
So since the intorduction of the ban, they ahve rebounded incredibly, especially in Southern Mozambique which is where we got this one.... they can be a bit of a nuisance as they are partial to stealing a hooked fish more often than not... pretty common to hook a small fish on SB, to have it suddenly grow into a monster 30 seconds into the fight...
 
we estimated this sucker at about 25 kilos, but they grow to nearly 100 kilos....
 
Awesome to dive with, as they get very tame very quickly... we had a resdinet one called Clive for years at Sodwana who was a major attraction as he was so tame, and huge, you could pet him, rub his tongue... feed him trigger fish ( pretty fun watching him inhale a whole trigger you just pulled out of a crevice from about 50cm away... ) until a few years ago some moron with a speargun and no brain decided to be a hero and shoot him.... guy arrived back on the beach thinking he was a hero to show off his monster fish and he nearly got lynched!!! They had to air lift the stupid bugger off the beach to avoid him getting the daylights knocked out of him...
 
Thats not a dig at Spearos as a note, alot of my buddies are fine spearos, and I have nothing but respect for spearing, and have spent my time under water with the "Metal Bait" but like everything, you have some idiots who spoil it for everyone else....
 
 
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Last week in Darwin, caught with one of the new Kilwell Nano ultra light blanks.
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Caught at my new favorite spot Wink      

rod was a shimano mexican fire 2-4 kg 3 piece 

reel a shimano exage 2500 spooled with 8lb powerpro 

sb was a storm muddler (absolutely lethal!) 

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 a Tuskfish 

caught at hervey bay in Oztralia 

in a shimano mexican fire 3 piece 2-4kg and a shimano exage 2500 with 8lb powerpro 

sb was a extremely small squidgy





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10.64kg (top one) and 11.5kg (underneath), in close at Bland Bay yesterday:

 
1/2oz Nitro jigheads on 1/0 hooks; gear Citica baitcaster on Catana 732 rod; Tufline el cheapo 10lb braid, 7-turn spider hitch to double, then Albright knot to 30lb Black Magic fluorocarbon leader.  5" Gulp! jerkshads, various colours, mainly BBQ Chicken.  Backup set a Rovex X-ct500 also on a 732 Catana, otherwise same set-up.
 
Both reels got dunked.  My good gear never goes yak fishing.
 
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Kilwell Nano BVC641-7 4kg cut down to 6ft
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