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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:06 AM
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Default Any fisher's out there?

If there is, this may interest you.
A man in NZ caught a Tuna fish today on rod and real only.

It was just under 600lbs (270 odd Kg's) apparently (taller than the fisherman).
3 others caught on rod and real only were also close to this weight.

Is that big or what?

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:19 AM
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He should fly that tuna to Japan. They are paying $100 U.S. per pound of tuna. That's a $60,000 fish!

An 800 lb'er was caught here a few years ago and the captain of the boat radioed for a helicopter, which came and got it, flew it to the airport where a rental plane was waiting, and off to Japan it went.

An $80,000 fish.......................WOW!

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:23 AM
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A mold of the fish is being taken tomorrow so it can be replicated and mounted in the club house.

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Old August 23rd, 2005, 02:42 AM
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Default Re: Any fisher's out there?

Liam,
That is quite a feat.

Many years ago during a marlin tournament I hooked into what many commented that I had lured a Big Eye.
Went straight to the bottom. Spooled me out and the reel got so hot I could not touch it without burning the fingers. As always a good fishermen has a beer on the side for sipping while fishing. Picked up the brew and poured it on the reel to cool it off. The fish finally snapped a 110 pound line. True story, not a fishing tale.

I quit fishing and sold our boat, lot of respect for those big fish.
Can we say JAWS boys and girls ...

OK, sold the boat because of my business travel, not the fish. But the above fishing adventure was true.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 07:58 AM
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Wow, tuna sandwiches for life.
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Old August 23rd, 2005, 09:30 AM
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Wow!!! those are some really big fish..I caught a catfish on our local lake and took a picture of it and the picture weighd 12 lbs....>VBG< .>JK<...I would like to catch one that big LIam..I am like Thomas..send that rascal to Japan and get rich instantly.

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Old August 24th, 2005, 05:00 AM
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Liam:

This catch made our reagional TV. Saw of amateur videao of it.

Quite a fish!!!

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