2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by deepblack » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Tough times,
27 hooked for 8 tagged, if I had conversion rates like that on my boat I would want to neck myself. :bricks: I guess the fish just weren't interested then?


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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:07 pm

Apparently world wide the ratio in billfish competitions
Is 7:1... 7 fish raised to the one caught world wide and that's the exact number that was managed in this comp..
So ratio was on par ..
Few fish lost at the boat 2 that we're trying to be pulled into boat to be tagged rather than tagged in water .
Our score for comp was 2-2-2-1
We just couldn't raise them ..
Seem to have hook ups sorted now with some changed up rigs on circles
Big mullet that we hooked the marlin on was a swimming mullet rigged with a circle
Only 100lb lead and a thin gauge 8o circle hook :)
So not really right tackle for a 150kg black :)

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by Kp NT » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:32 pm

What im interested in is how many boats fished the comp it might put the ratios in a better perspective.
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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:35 pm

19 boats.

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by Kp NT » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:03 pm

56 raised for 19 boats ain't to bad, unfortunately the hook up rate wasn't as good. But shows darwin def has good numbers of fish .
I just wish Gove had the same numbers of fish.
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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:06 pm

If you traveled 150km from gove you could have cricket scores of bills ...
Most fish caught up in Bathurst trench 140km from Darwin
Where abouts is gove main fishing grounds and how far do most travel to fish for them ??

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by Kp NT » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:11 pm

Well we've had bills free jumping just out from the boat ramp before, but mostly its around an hours travel to get where most people billfish.
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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by jeffish » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:44 pm

Doug :applause: Good job mate ,I know how hard you worked for it,,, :cheers:

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:52 pm

jeffish wrote:Doug :applause: Good job mate ,I know how hard you worked for it,,, :cheers:
;) close but not close enough ;) another 20 mins would have been interesting on the big fish
I last pinged him on the sounder at 25m up from 75m always next year :)

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by ponyplay » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:51 pm

DOUG wrote:
jeffish wrote:Doug :applause: Good job mate ,I know how hard you worked for it,,, :cheers:
;) close but not close enough ;) another 20 mins would have been interesting on the big fish
I last pinged him on the sounder at 25m up from 75m always next year :)
most likely a big sea turtle . Sum one get jeffish a straw

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by DOUG » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:15 am

There was talk of a saw shark cutting the line. ..

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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by ponyplay » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:48 am

DOUG wrote:There was talk of a saw shark cutting the line. ..
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Re: 2013 DGFC billfish Classic October 27-29th

Post by blw » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:51 am

DOUG wrote:There was talk of a saw shark cutting the line. ..
haha I was waiting for it. Thats what you get for using anchor rope as line.

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