2 X 20lb+ Snapper - Released

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Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:08 pm

Had a great day out yesterday. My previous personal best was 10lb so you can imagine the smile on my face when these beasts surfaced. The clip below is of the second fish which was the smaller of the two but only just.

This was the first fish caught, Tony pulled anchor to come and take a few memory shots before it was released. Thought about whacking the iki stick and taking it home to show the wife and daughter but couldn't bring myself round to killing it - so back she went.
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Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 pm

PB's: Snapper 26.2lb :whew: ; Kawhai 3lb :?: ; Kingfish 25lb 8) ; Trevally 9.5lb :rock: ; John Dory 2lb? :lol: ; Gurnard 35cm :P

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Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:12 pm

Fantastic!! well done on the release too :clap: :clap:



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Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:04 pm

An awesome pair of fish and a fantastic smile :y:
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Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:36 pm

Nice fish!! Good to see released too, well done :clap:

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Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:16 pm

Well done !!! HUGE effort...I dont know if I could have done the same if it was me !!
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Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:26 pm

Yeah well done and congrats on getting into the 20lb club :clap: :clap: :clap:

WB and I had just been saying that you might get into the 20lb club in there :rock:

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Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:37 pm

yep, as we said on the way home - "I have graduated through the Nakiman and Wonderboy school of kayak fishing" full credit to you boys! I hope Ohawe fishes that well again :x ;) oh, you taught me well. Don't need any training on the 2km turtle though - pretty experienced at that :)
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Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:17 am

Wicked. 8)

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:03 am

Nice fish :y:

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:55 pm

great fish well done
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Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:45 pm

Beautiful fish.
I would of kept one an had it mounted,,,,don't see many like that in the cow,,like none ;)

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Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:52 pm

WOW...good on you...

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Tue May 17, 2011 11:15 am

Nice fish mate :y: Couple of awesome naki snapps there, well done on the release. That last photo is gold, I feel it should be on the cover of a magazine ;)

Looking forward to getting out for a fish with you again sometime so you can show me where all these big moochers are hanging out ;)
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Tue May 17, 2011 7:36 pm

Very sporting for sure , 8) Good one :y:

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Wed May 18, 2011 8:13 am

Wowsers! The fish and your attitude are both something to aspire to! Well done!

The photo is pure gold!

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