Tuesday, December 11, 2018

shark-trophyJust home from good trip with client using new boat skippered by very experienced international big game angler, great boat and fantastic quality gear.

After a few hours on the drift we all saw a good fish swirl around the floats! The skipper and I just looked at each other and said thats a b!!!!! big one! This fish then followed the rubby dubby trail to the boat and swam around the boat, the skipper quickly pulled in the nearest rod and dropped the bait in front of the shark, to our surprise, after a few seconds the shark took the bait and battle commenced.

 

Melvin had this rod and considering he had never had anything bigger than a 35lb tope before, he did well playing the fish and bring it to the boat. We unhooked the fish at the side of the boat and estimated it at 125lbs+. A little later I had a run but missed it, on checking the bait found the hook bare, quickly put a full sardine on and drifted bait back out to be immediately taken again, clearly the fish were here and hungry. This take resulted in a nice fish off around 50-60lbs that put up a great fight on light tackle 30lb line with well balanced rod and great quality reel,  the end tackle was well up to the job with size 10/0 circle hook 170lb wire and 300lb rubbing leader.

All in all a successful trip for Melvin and TLP.

John

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