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    Posted: 07 May 2024 at 8:06am
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From our Puka spot a few days ago. 40k out. Not my fish.
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Bejesus that's a solid bass Alan.
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That's a big fish alright
Best gurnard fisherman in my street
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Never caught a bass. Would like too. Have fished that spot for about 15 yrs, and never seen one. Generally smallish puka - when you can get one. This guy is a survivor (was).
Wonder what it is like to snag something like that. I am guessing you would think you were snagged, until a head shake.
Would be a real effort to prise it off the bottom I would think (320m).
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No they actually make a run and pull serious string. 
This was was 85kg and weighmaster said likely over 100 years old. Shame they can't be released. 


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Dinosaurs of the deep.
Puka tend to sit tight, not wanting to move. These guys must be different. 
Yes - pity they can't be put back - like most of the deep dwellers. Swords would be the exception I guess - but they are specialised in their ability to change baro pressure very fast.
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Doug, that's a top fish as is the one in the OP.
My best below. The pic would be close to 50 years ago.

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