How I just about had a reef boat
WE’RE staying up here, from Melbourne.
My best fish was the first snapper that I caught. We were out in Port Phillip Bay, four or five years ago. You get some pretty big ones around there. This one was only about 4.5 kg but it was the best fish I ever caught. I’ve seen pictures of 10 or 11 kilo snapper pulled out of there. There they’re the sought after fish.
We were in a Haines Hunter 4.8m.
It put up a good fight, took me about 15 minutes to get it in. Not the biggest fish but definitely the best. The biggest is probably some sort of carp up on the Murray where we tend have family holidays.
The biggest one that got away was just here at Dickson Inlet an hour ago – I got a big bite and this thing just ran and ran. I couldn’t do anything but let it run.No matter what I did, tightened it right up, it just kept going – shark probably.
Then one of the big reef boats came along and we got snagged on that. So I was attached to a catamaran.
And then the line was cut and that was it.
TOP: This gentleman was pretty happy with the gold spot trevally he caught with Outrageous Fishing Adventures in Port Douglas. MIDDLE: Mark with a chinaman, caught with Cooktown Barra Charters. BOTTOM: Ron with a fingermark, caught with Cooktown Barra.