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gday raiders I had an RDO today and decided to go for a fish late this afternoon for a couple of hours in the harbour, all in all it was pretty quite but I managed a huge blue swimmer on a prawn! a new raider record at 112mm from front to back and the nippers outstretched were a whopping 83cm across! I took a photo with a spool of line for catch of the month!

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gday raiders I had an RDO today and decided to go for a fish late this afternoon for a couple of hours in the harbour, all in all it was pretty quite but I managed a huge blue swimmer on a prawn! a new raider record at 112cm from front to back and the nippers outstretched were a whopping 83cm across! I took a photo with a spool of line for catch of the month!

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Good on you for getting out and about best way to enjoy an RDO :thumbup:

Great work on the blue swimmer,should make for a really great feed

NEw raider record :yahoo::yahoo:

chris.

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That's the biggest blue swimmer i've ever seen !

Well done Pete :1fishing1:

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gday raiders I had an RDO today and decided to go for a fish late this afternoon for a couple of hours in the harbour, all in all it was pretty quite but I managed a huge blue swimmer on a prawn! a new raider record at 112mm from front to back and the nippers outstretched were a whopping 83cm across! I took a photo with a spool of line for catch of the month!

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your very brave to go out in the weather we are having at the moment - well done

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I'd hate to step anywhere near that monster in or out of the water :1yikes:

cheers

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I'd hate to step anywhere near that monster in or out of the water :1yikes:

cheers

You would loose a leg!

Nice crab! Congratulations!

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woooahhh nice blue swimmmer! i once got a blue swimmer on a prawn also, but no where near that size!

:1fishing1:

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Nice crab there pete,

I must take one for a feed one of these days as I have caught a couple decent ones none of that size but usually give them away!!!

good work!!!!

Regards,

Nathan

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Nive blue swimmer Pete, that would have gone down well with a beer :beersmile:

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Well done pete thats the biggest blue swimmer i have ever seen.cheers Stephen. :thumbup:

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Great Blue Swimmer mate! I just wanted to show mine off as well caught 3 years ago on the mighty Hawkesbury River on a bloodworm of all things! It felt like I was bringing up a brick from the bottom until it started to give me some curry when it saw my ugly melon :074:post-1300-077151400 1306992603_thumb.jpg

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Any meat in it though, the last couple i have picked up have felt very light and have let them go....interesting to see whether it's full or not. mine were in sydney and water bit cold

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Good effort mate, stonker crab there!!! big ones always seem to be caught on line rather being trapped.

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:1yikes: thats huge mmmmmmmmmmmmmcrab on bread and butter aaaaaaaaaggggggggg

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That's one helluva blue swimmer crab tide'n'knots :thumbup: not only absolutely worthy of a Fishraider record and congratulations on landing it. What a magnificent meal it's going to make. :thumbup:

Cheers

jewgaffer :1fishing1:

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Any meat in it though, the last couple i have picked up have felt very light and have let them go....interesting to see whether it's full or not. mine were in sydney and water bit cold

As long as the shell isnt soft they usually have a lot of meat in them.

If you turn the over and you see orangish bands running through the whites of their legs

this means the crab is just about moult and will be crammed full of meat

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Wow :1yikes: That's a big blue swimmer and to get it on line. Well done mate :thumbup:

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congrats on your record pete that must have brightened your day even better by line too

cheers mick

thought it was a lump of kelp at first but luckily I decided to get the landing net ready just in case it was a crab, the hook fell out of it when it landed on the floor of the boat! best lump of kelp I ever caught!

pete.

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Thanks tide'n'knots for taking my record away from me!!! Well done. I'll do my best next season to get it back, will be tuff at 112mm.

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