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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 07:27 am
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shagnrelease
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either this guys a midget or this is a pig!!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 07:28 am
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shagnrelease
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World record caught by a 16yr old girl, not sure if this still stands 83.46KG!!!!!!!!!!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 07:50 am
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Used to be one of my favourite fish to target, explosive bite, fast clean fight and great steaks. Apart from high speed trolling many experts now also fish alot slower with downriggers and marauders / Halco GT's or livebait. You can fish much lighter this way (8-10kg class) and have a much better fight. A few pointers, always use new straight wire, stay away from trebles, run the bait / lure a long way back from the downrigger ball, fish at lighter drags. Rig the livie on a bridle with a stinger loosely cable tied / rubber banded to the tail. One thing to remember when trolling is that wahoo, even more than most other fish, swim into the current at a preferred temp / depth range. It is important to troll across the current in a zig zag rather than just one way as you will get the lures in front of more fish. Also, where there is one, there will be more. Keep a pitch bait handy.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 08:19 am
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Thanks for your input Fin-s, when you were targeting them on Lures at speed, did you keep them tight to the boat wash or did you run the lures further back in cleaner water??

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 08:30 am
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That world record by the girl was caught without steel, amazingly. its an absolute snorter. The one with the guy was also caught in mexico, and was supposedly over 200lb but there was some or other discrepancy and not verified, but no matter, it is a huge hoo.
I unfortunately have never caught 1. spent plenty time in places where they are being caught, but never on the boat i have been on. sod. its on my to do list.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 08:37 am
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We would run lures in a shallow W pattern way back, starting where the shotgun normally is. Remember that at high speed your wake and white water are much further back. Typically the closest one would be 40 - 50m depending on the sea. Even when trolling for marlin, most of our wahoo incidentals were on the shotgun.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 09:15 am
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Caught this 18kg one in Tanz, thought it was a sizer but it's actually a baby! Thanks Shag for a brilliant report. Din't know the Wooo get that big....

The rig as shown in the report, can you buy them made up or do you make your own?

 

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 09:28 am
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I think Shag is right, there are plenty around, we just don't target them correctly! My mates who are big time into spearfishing shoot them as regularly as other gamefish, all the way up and down the KZN coast, but specifically on the shoal and northern KZN.

Here is a pic of one my mate shot in Malongane about a month and a half ago.


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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 12:17 pm
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Hi Shaggie

Nice post man. I love to learn. I have caught one of 22kg two years ago at Ponta. They are definately around as my friends caught three more over the same weekend. I have seen one coming out at Soddies that was around 50 kilos. What a beaut.

 The one I caught swam so fast of that I thought it was a sailie coming around the boat. Everybody was waiting in anticipation for the first jump but the fisrt time we saw it was when it was close at the boat. They are nice eating fish and excellent to fight.

Me must make sure to target them at the comp we are going to do. Looking forward.

Cheers mates

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 04:33 pm
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BigVan wrote: Hi Shaggie

Nice post man. I love to learn. I have caught one of 22kg two years ago at Ponta. They are definately around as my friends caught three more over the same weekend. I have seen one coming out at Soddies that was around 50 kilos. What a beaut.

 The one I caught swam so fast of that I thought it was a sailie coming around the boat. Everybody was waiting in anticipation for the first jump but the fisrt time we saw it was when it was close at the boat. They are nice eating fish and excellent to fight.

Me must make sure to target them at the comp we are going to do. Looking forward.

Cheers mates
my thoughts exactly!!! its a species comp after all!!

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 05:38 pm
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Great fighters.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 07:13 pm
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would that be the OET by any chance

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 08:21 pm
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Tremosso that's a great pic!!

Rory: no mate I am busy at vidal over the OET this is a comp I am fishing with Big V next year...myn manne.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 08:23 pm
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Glider wrote: Caught this 18kg one in Tanz, thought it was a sizer but it's actually a baby! Thanks Shag for a brilliant report. Din't know the Wooo get that big....

The rig as shown in the report, can you buy them made up or do you make your own?

 
you can buy them rigged from the USA but they are easy enough to make up yourself.

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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2009 09:18 pm
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tkei wrote: That world record by the girl was caught without steel, amazingly. its an absolute snorter.

It was probably so old that it had no teeth left :)

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 08:34 am
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Amazing pic Tremosso! Thanks Shag, will give it a go! Is the Myn Manne a nice comp? I've had an invite but not the time.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 08:48 am
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Glider I have never fished it before, this will be my first time. I was invited by Big V, so I am going in Feb.
I believe it is a great comp, very social and a good laugh!!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 09:09 am
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shagnrelease wrote: World record caught by a 16yr old girl, not sure if this still stands 83.46KG!!!!!!!!!!
Fook me!!!......thats a bomb!!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 09:21 am
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I got this speeedster at Stretch reef off Linga in Mozambique on a 2kg downrigged kawa kawa.

(Sorry about the pic quality but it was taken from another boat at distance with a *** camera.)

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 10:38 am
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Glider wrote: Amazing pic Tremosso! Thanks Shag, will give it a go! Is the Myn Manne a nice comp? I've had an invite but not the time.

Wasn't my doing, I was busy holding the rod ::S

My skipper was so good that he had time to drive the boat, pull the fish inside and even take underwater photos: Daryl over at Desroches Island.  Thanks to him.

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