Mud Crab uses long week­end to drop a line in

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

I fish ev­ery day, around Cairns a lot and up here. We’re stay­ing up here for a few nights.

I like to fish around struc­tures like this pon­toon. That’s where fish like to hide and shel­ter.

Just a mo­ment ago I had a co­ral trout on the line, but it got off. I thougt at first it was re­ally big jack, un­til I saw it at the sur­face. It was a whop­per, about a me­tre.

My best fish was a yel­low fin tuna which I got off Machans Beach about a year ago.

It was late in the af­ter­noon and I had given up and was just reel­ing the line when it hit. It was just a lucky snag re­ally. It’s all about be­ing in the right place at the right time isn’t it?

It felt like a mon­ster. I reckon it was a me­tre and weighed about 30 kg.

On the line it felt like I was fight­ing a mo­tor­bike.

It only took about five min­utes to get in. You don’t want to be too slow get­ting them in or they might get off.

I got a friend to fil­let it for me and it fed about four of us.

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