2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by AM » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:04 pm

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llama wrote:I am coming up from the gold coast to fish the comp.Pete Pakula will be crewing for me.He is always good to impart some information.
Mate that's cheating. !!! Be good to have someone of his calibre up here .
Come on Doug you should handle that lot standing on your head



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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:12 pm

AM wrote:
DOUG wrote:
llama wrote:I am coming up from the gold coast to fish the comp.Pete Pakula will be crewing for me.He is always good to impart some information.
Mate that's cheating. !!! Be good to have someone of his calibre up here .
Come on Doug you should handle that lot standing on your head
Yeah I know :) :)
I was just trying to make peter fell good ;)
Nah I learnt a fair bit from him on just one presentation he have at a billfish comp with different tactics !

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by llama » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:11 pm

Hey Doug

Just a quick couple of questions

What type of fish are in the bait schools the billfish generally feed on and how big are they.

Seems as though almost everyone up there just fishes mullet or gar and no lures.Is that right?

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by llama » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:14 pm

sorry

in answer to your previous question ,a 6.9 metre yellowfin centre console with 200 4 stroke.Boat is called Bird Up.We keep that boat in Darwin.Our home boat Sea Eagle is a 27ft Albermarle.

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by deepblack » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:04 pm

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DOUG wrote: Mate that's cheating. !!! Be good to have someone of his calibre up here .
Does Dean Butler fish the comp?
Not sure mate can't say I recognise the name ?

I do, and his name might still be mud after he cut a Juvenille Black and a couple of Sails up for teaser baits in Exmouth and then tried to defend it by saying baits were hard to come by and it's not like Marlin are rare........ In his column in Bluewater no less. We don't need experts like that, don't know what he was thinking. Yeah we kill fish for food and bait, but Marlin?!? Really?!? :? Not an issue if you really want to eat one but necking one for bait is a bit over the top.
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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:25 pm

llama wrote:Hey Doug

Just a quick couple of questions

What type of fish are in the bait schools the billfish generally feed on and how big are they.

Seems as though almost everyone up there just fishes mullet or gar and no lures.Is that right?
Yeah mate not a lot of people tow just lures like pakula has some do but not solely they will normally have baits out
The bait varies from small white bait that's a few inches long to sardines that are 4 to 5 inches long and the larger bait the jelly bean tuna of about 300mm to 500mm
We don't get any slimy type mackerel baits schools like down your way but baits bait I guess
I think a charter operator got 2 blacks last week trolling just pushers in a few hours !
Send us a PM if ya wanna have a chat at all and I will try and help with anything I can. .

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by llama » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:23 am

thanks Doug. will do.

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:36 pm

This thread sure went quiet ...

NT Billfish Classic Results Day 1
16 billfish raised, 7 hooked and 3 tagged. All tagged were sailfish, the first one from Mick Carey from Meg II and the others by Brad Dienhoff from Bill Collectors and Mal Hauser from Raider Boyz.

NT Billfish Classic Results Day 2
Dunno ...

NT Billfish Classic Results Day 3
Gary Simpson 1 sailfish and Clint Jebbink from Demon Rangers 1 black marlin

Final results to come ...

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by Sy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:35 pm

Haha

Went out today to dundee for a fish

Accidentally hooked a Sail while trolling for Mackies!

Was awesome to watch and feel, maybe will have a crack one day....
Cheers

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by deepblack » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:10 pm

Still waiting to see who won the Sheep Station...............
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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:27 pm

Team demon rangers won 1 black and 1 sail scores are on dgfc Facebook page and maybe website

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by AM » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:36 pm

Hard lines Doug, how did you guys end up.

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:40 pm

AM wrote:Hard lines Doug, how did you guys end up.
Landed one sail day one lost a nice black day 2 and nothing today ..


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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by Kp NT » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:51 pm

Looks like everyone had a hard time getting fish in to the boat
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