Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

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Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by jpb15 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:26 pm

Hi,
After having a sh..ty Long Weekend, with 2 Boats playing up, and only catching 1 legal fish, coming in at 72 cm, after 3 Days, I finally managed a new PB 107 cm. New PB for the whole family, so I have the absolute Bragging Rights.
We fished upstream, so that we new we cauld always drift back to the Camp, if that happened to occure. (it did, but we only had to drift about 30 metres, and we only had to walk 500 metres).
Caught the fish about 10.00 am, opposite the Community, at the Creek mouth.
Dropped a Barra, that was about an 80 cm, shortly before, then this one took the bait.
Took the Bait, and headed straight towards me, straight under the Boat, into Reeds against the Bank behind us, only to come out, and then head straight into The Reeds in front of us.
Never Jumped out of the water, only coming to the surface a few times, letting us know that it was a reasonable sized fish.
Concidering the location, I was lucky the fish didn't break me off, it certainly had its chances.
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Beat my previous PB 104 cm, caught last Year, on New Years Day. Looks like I will be fishing the January Public Holidays, for the rest of my life.

Last Weekend we came across this fish flapping around on the surface.
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It had a Powertail stuck down its throat.
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It was 67 cm, to the Anal Fin, and weighed a lot, for the piece it was.
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Sick of coming home Fishless

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by jeffish » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:47 pm

great effort mate , ripper fish :mrgreen:

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by Lats » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:36 am

Congrats mate. You would have bragging rights on more than just your family

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by Chubbs93 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:32 am

Good effort mate still to get the magic metre mark

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Post by Edo » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:31 am

nice fish mate

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by craig.g » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:27 am

Great work, that other 1/2 a horse was interesting - does anyone think it may have choked causing its demise to then get chomped???

cheers Craig

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Post by jabsy » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:56 am

Nice fish, bigger than any of mine.

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by Finatic2 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:06 am

Congrats on the new PB
Fish stories told here....some true !!!

When in doubt...exaggerate !!

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Post by nomad » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:32 am

Good on you. make me jealous

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by steve29 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:26 pm

Great fish mate well done

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Re: Australia Day 107 cm Daly River

Post by jpb15 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:04 pm

Thank's for the comments.
craig.g wrote: that other 1/2 a horse was interesting - does anyone think it may have choked causing its demise to then get chomped???
I think the fish was still alive, when we found it.
It was flapping around on the surface, when we went past. I think it was being attacked at that time. We just scared the sharks away, when we went back to have a look.
Sick of coming home Fishless

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