King­fish and beer

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - San­ti­ago Vil­lamil

I COME from Uruguay. I fish quite a lot back home, but it’s noth­ing like the fish you have up here. There are quite a lot of fish, one that I don’t know the name in English but it’s like snap­per and bar­racuda, a lot of dif­fer­ent things but much smaller than here.

I’ve been fish­ing places from Syd­ney to Port Dou­glas.

The best fish I ever caught was a 24kg king­fish in New Zealand about a year ago.

I was on a work­ing hol­i­day visa there. We had gone fish­ing out off Nel­son. The char­ter started at about 6am, and about 8am I had this big bite on the line.

We were jig­ging. We had caught a few smaller ones, but this was a mon­ster. It hit the line — bang! I didn’t know what to think, just “wow!” I was let­ting out line, the reel was scream­ing and the skip­per was say­ing “let it run, let it run”.

It took half an hour to get it to the boat. I was get­ting tired. I was amazed when I fi­nally saw this fish.

We made a big din­ner in the hos­tel where I was stay­ing. It was good with lots of beers.

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