20 pounder

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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:55 am

Sorry, not kayak, but thought it worth a post. My first confirmed 20 pounder. Pretty sure I've caught at least one fish of this size before, but this is the first I've actually weighed. It looked huge!

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Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:49 pm

It does look huge!! Congrats Andrew, man, I'm looking forward to the day I land one of those, must be fun.

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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:54 pm

Thanks, it was a lot of fun. It took well over 100 metres of line on the first run. Thought it was a kingie at first, but didn't feel quite right for that. I expected a shark, so was surprised to see this monster!

I was toying with the idea of using lighter setup as my "go to" rod and reel. Glad I didn't now!
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:58 pm

Very nice fish Andrew and don't be sorry that you didn't land it on a kayak mate bloody well done :y: :y:
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:09 pm

GHOST RIDER wrote:Very nice fish Andrew and don't be sorry that you didn't land it on a kayak mate bloody well done :y: :y:
Cheers mate!
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:09 pm

Awesome!!!
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:44 pm

Cracker result right there ,well done Andrew :y: :y:
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:40 pm

Excellent snapper A R !! :rock: :y: :rock: Was that with a SB or a jig??

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Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:53 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Off Topic
AndrewRawlingson wrote:Sorry, not kayak
wow, someone must really have given you a hard time about converting to jetskiism! I think ex-kayakers will always be welcome here, mate.
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:32 pm

:rock:

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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:51 pm

Ruff as Gutts wrote:Excellent snapper A R !! :rock: :y: :rock: Was that with a SB or a jig??
Cheers, slow jig ;)
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FatherOfMany wrote:wow, someone must really have given you a hard time about converting to jetskiism! I think ex-kayakers will always be welcome here, mate.
Nah, but there is an American dude who fishes from a jetski and prolifically posts on a British kayak fishing forum and get loads of shit for it. I can see both sides I suppose.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:21 am

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
FatherOfMany wrote:wow, someone must really have given you a hard time about converting to jetskiism! I think ex-kayakers will always be welcome here, mate.
Nah, but there is an American dude who fishes from a jetski and prolifically posts on a British kayak fishing forum and get loads of shit for it. I can see both sides I suppose.
I do over on my Texas forum, but in fairness I give grief to the guys who mount outboards on their kayaks too. Think a lot of it is in the delivery too. This post, I have no issue with because it's a straight forward "I'm happy because it's my best" vs a "hey losers look what we caught farther out" or the "I motored out 8 miles but I still deserve recognition because it's a kayak". The second two cases are where I have to start editing myself :)

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Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:42 am

Doesn't matter is it's from a yak or otherwise, 20 is 20

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Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:35 am

Nice AR :y:
Jetski isn't the advantage, Northland is!! :^)
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Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:47 am

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Thanks, it was a lot of fun. It took well over 100 metres of line on the first run. Thought it was a kingie at first, but didn't feel quite right for that. I expected a shark, so was surprised to see this monster!

I was toying with the idea of using lighter setup as my "go to" rod and reel. Glad I didn't now!
I think a lot of newbies cut there lines thinking they have a shark and never realize they had a 20 pounder. I always bring mine in close for a look, means they have a better chance of survival when you cut them off too.

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Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:24 pm

Nice fish mate ... Welcome to the club !

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Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:41 pm

WEE WILLY wrote:Jetski isn't the advantage, Northland is!! :^)
I think you're right! Some of my best fish over the last year and I don't get out that much!

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Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:23 pm

Awesome fish!! :rock:
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Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:36 am

Nice one mate. I don't currently fish from a kayak either, but still love this place :y:
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