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MIDDLE HARBOUR JEWIE! 96CM!

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Hey raiders,
what a day! I can't wipe the smile off my face! Heres how it went down!
Arrived at Roseville Bridge at 2:30 this arvo. Armed with live poddy mullet, mullet fillet and prawns i set up camp. Sent the livies out and had a flick around with lightly weighted prawns. After no more than 5 mins hooked onto a 36cm Trevally. Not massive but a PB for me. Over the next hour my mate caught around 30 tailor. Most were under size but a couple were legal. Put the legal guys in the livie bucket and around 15 mins before the tide change i chucked one out. Thinking positively i used the tailor on my heavier outfit with 50lb braid as i was near heavy structure. Literally right on the tide change (4:50) the Baitrunner came to life!! What an amazing sound it was. Gave him 10s then struck hard. VERY HEAVY! He shot off upstream and ran for a good minute or so. Then the fight began. After a good 6-7mins i got him in. Nervous times with my mate trying to put the lip gripers on him around oyster encrusted rocks. Finally got him up. What a feeling!! Measured him up to be 96cm. He was a bit ginger after the fight so i actually got in the water with him (probably suicide as its a bull shark hotspot...) and spent a couple of mins reviving him. Most would think thats crazy but i really respect these fish. I have spent so much time trying to catch one that i felt i had to put him back in the drink. He started to show some life and then swam off.

I would definitely sum this up as one of the bets moments in fishing for me!!!! Its also a little ironic how it left my hard earned poddies alone (looked after them at home for 2 days and spent 3 hours catching them..) and scoffed the tailor... Anyway, can't complain. Its also quite funny how J Hooked status came true and i thought i would say it too and i works!! Spewing that i forgot to include the can for COTM!!

Cheers, Tom

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Hey raiders,

what a day! I can't wipe the smile off my face! Heres how it went down!

Arrived at Roseville Bridge at 2:30 this arvo. Armed with life poddy mullet, mullet fillet and prawns i set up camp. Sent the livies out and had a flick around with lightly weighted prawns. After no more than 5 mins hooked onto a 36cm Trevally. Not massive but a PB for me. Over the next hour my mate caught around 30 tailor. Most were under size but a couple were legal. Put the legal guys in the livie bucket and around 15 mins before the tide change i chucked one out. Thinking positively i used the tailor on my heavier outfit with 50lb braid as i was near heavy structure. Literally right on the tide change (4:50) the Baitrunner came to life!! What an amazing sound it was. Gave him 10s then struck hard. VERY HEAVY! He shot off upstream and ran for a good minute or so. Then the fight began. After a good 6-7mins i got him in. Nervous times with my mate trying to put the lip gripers on him around oyster encrusted rocks. Finally got him up. What a feeling!! Measured him up to be 96cm. He was a bit ginger after the fight so i actually got in the water with him (probably suicide as its a bull shark hotspot...) and spent a couple of mins reviving him. Most would think thats crazy but i really respect these fish. I have spent so much time trying to catch one that i felt i had to put him back in the drink. He started to show some life and then swam off.

I would definitely sum this up as one of the bets moments in my life!!!! Its also a little ironic how it left my hard earned poddies alone (looked after them at home for 2 days and spent 3 hours catching them..) and scoffed the tailor... Anyway, can't complain. Its also quite funny how J Hooked status came true and i thought i would say it too and i works!! Spewing that i forgot to include the can for COTM!!

Cheers, Tom

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What a catch!!! great work and solid jewfish :thumbup::biggrin2:

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Great catch mate, well done!

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Hey Mack Attack, that is awesome! We have to start a looking into the future business. :mfr_lol: It’s funny how he went past the poddies. Goes to show how unpredictable these fish can be. Awesome catch mate. :yahoo:

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congratulations mate that is a cracker fish to break your duck! dont underestimate tailor or fresh tailor fillets for jew bait I got one myself in middle harbour on a fillet on friday night, they are gun jew baits. my mate joe got one last year 54lb on a fillet also! welcome to the club your going to have many sleepless nights now as the bug has bitten you :074:

pete.

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bloody legend!

that is EPIC!

great stuff man :)

(no need to stress abt the poddies now the gun bait is tailor!)

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It’s funny how he went past the poddies.

you can talk Mr salted pilchard!!!

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Awesome catch mate, congrats.

And yeah you never know what weird and wonderful baits they will go for, i had a super poddy on my hook on sunday, had him on there for at least an hour with no touches and he was still fighting me when i would bring him up lol. To the point where i am starting to believe he was fending off all the fish.

As for the tailor never look past a good tailor fillet, my brother caught one up at Stockton beach filleted it and sent a piece out, was onto a jewie within a 5 minutes. And we had been fishing that spot with pillies for well over 1.5 hours.

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A great fish for your first ... well done! :thumbup:

Cheers

Hodgey

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Well done Tom,

That's a very respectable fish and a highhly meritorious capture around such structure.

The only thing I would question is your sanity to get into the shark-infested water with a fish that is emitting major stress signals !

I get goosebumps just thinking about it...

Then again, for a fish-eater like me, to let go a cracker jew like that - I just couldn't do it, but kudos to you for letting the fish go and I hope you get a bigger one next time mate.

Tony

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grea fish there, thankyou for practicing catch and release

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beautiful jewie there mate congrats on the great catch!!

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Great report mate and well done on the Jew on a live Tailor u must of been thinking if this goes off its goin to be decent.. :thumbup:

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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm still thinking to myself, is this real? Did it actually happen? haha. I guess it was a bit stupid to get into the water with the sharks though.... he was a reasonably fat fish measured 96cm. Does anyone wanna have a guess as to what it may have weighed?

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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm still thinking to myself, is this real? Did it actually happen? haha. I guess it was a bit stupid to get into the water with the sharks though.... he was a reasonably fat fish measured 96cm. Does anyone wanna have a guess as to what it may have weighed?

9.2 kgs :biggrin2:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/saltwater/weigh

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Hey raiders,

what a day! I can't wipe the smile off my face! Heres how it went down!

Arrived at Roseville Bridge at 2:30 this arvo. Armed with life poddy mullet, mullet fillet and prawns i set up camp. Sent the livies out and had a flick around with lightly weighted prawns. After no more than 5 mins hooked onto a 36cm Trevally. Not massive but a PB for me. Over the next hour my mate caught around 30 tailor. Most were under size but a couple were legal. Put the legal guys in the livie bucket and around 15 mins before the tide change i chucked one out. Thinking positively i used the tailor on my heavier outfit with 50lb braid as i was near heavy structure. Literally right on the tide change (4:50) the Baitrunner came to life!! What an amazing sound it was. Gave him 10s then struck hard. VERY HEAVY! He shot off upstream and ran for a good minute or so. Then the fight began. After a good 6-7mins i got him in. Nervous times with my mate trying to put the lip gripers on him around oyster encrusted rocks. Finally got him up. What a feeling!! Measured him up to be 96cm. He was a bit ginger after the fight so i actually got in the water with him (probably suicide as its a bull shark hotspot...) and spent a couple of mins reviving him. Most would think thats crazy but i really respect these fish. I have spent so much time trying to catch one that i felt i had to put him back in the drink. He started to show some life and then swam off.

I would definitely sum this up as one of the bets moments in my life!!!! Its also a little ironic how it left my hard earned poddies alone (looked after them at home for 2 days and spent 3 hours catching them..) and scoffed the tailor... Anyway, can't complain. Its also quite funny how J Hooked status came true and i thought i would say it too and i works!! Spewing that i forgot to include the can for COTM!!

Cheers, Tom

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Hey mate, firstly, congrats!! what awesome specimen!

secondly can i just asked whether you weigh your livie down with a sinker or just let it free swim? i find when im live baiting off of a wharf the fish swim right back at me if unweighted, which causes many a recast,

thanks dude.

Gilbey

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Hey mate, firstly, congrats!! what awesome specimen!

secondly can i just asked whether you weigh your livie down with a sinker or just let it free swim? i find when im live baiting off of a wharf the fish swim right back at me if unweighted, which causes many a recast,

thanks dude.

Gilbey

Hey mate,

i've tried many different rigs. The one that i used to snare him was VERY SIMPLE. Just a 5/0 Octopus and a running ball sinker (size varies according to depth and current). Makes you feel a bit silly when you have spent hours mastering different types of rigs and you get the good fish on a 30 second rig...

Good luck!

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Well done Tom! :yahoo:

You really deserved that fish & I know it will be the 1st of many for you.

Congrats mate.

Cheers,

Grant.

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Well done Tom! :yahoo:

You really deserved that fish & I know it will be the 1st of many for you.

Congrats mate.

Cheers,

Grant.

Thanks mate,

Im already craving another one! :biggrin2:

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My guess closer to say 8kg, good fish mate.................

err, it was an estimate .. 9.2 kg per dpi site .. that'll do me.

well done on a very nice jew mate ! .. isn't a 5/0 hook a bit small for a live tailor. where did you pin the hook ?

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