A mighty mahi-mahi

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Kane Mon­tif­ord

THE great­est fish I’ve caught was a mahi-mahi off the coast of Mex­ico on a char­ter boat.

We were orig­i­nally trawl­ing to chase mar­lin but I got this big hit.

It was a fairly big fish, about 15 ki­los. It put up a fan­tas­tic fight. I fought it for about 20 min­utes.

Un­for­tu­nately we didn’t get any mar­lin but catch­ing the mahi-mahi was a big high­light.

I’ve al­ways wanted to catch one.

I’m on a hol­i­day up here from Mel­bourne and we nor­mally chase fresh­wa­ter trout at home.

It’s all land based fish­ing, we’d just walk along the bank and cast lures or use worms.

There’s such a big dif­fer­ence be­tween fresh­wa­ter and salt­wa­ter fish­ing, you get big­ger fish in the salt.

We’ve caught a few bream since we’ve been here but we’re hop­ing to get some­thing big­ger. Any fish is a good fish. We’re get­ting baited a lot which is a bit an­noy­ing.

I’ve love to catch a bar­ra­mundi, they look like a great fight.

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