Thursday, September 19, 2013

2013 giant bluefin winds up

Kevin Bakers world record claim 352.5 kg
 Hi all, as you read this the 2013 Bluefin season is done and dusted, Wow what a season it was with the fish some of the biggest we have ever seen, two world record claim's and three over the magic mark of 300kg with great fishing right to the end, the last trip no different with Tim and his friends scoring well by tagging 2 and keeping 1 with another busting off great fishing indeed. The trip before seen Kevin Baker land this incredible 352.5 kg monster that smashed the old world record by nearly 20kg !!! that will take some beating mark my words, well done as he did this in 40 minutes stunning !. We will count the days and hours down to next years run of giants , with Covarose and crew heading north to the bay of plenty for some well needed RNR. till next time cheers Lance
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The winning team

The proof

Tim's puppy

Les's tagged an released
Fishing around the burly machine's

Les works his fish in

Sunday, September 8, 2013

More Bluefin Maddness

Gordon Battles away
 Hi all, well the Bluefin battles continue with the latest group getting into the thick of the action, they did two nights releasing one est at 240kg and keeping two that taped out at 260kg and a whopping great 306kg. This fishing is going from strength  to strength with now 3 over the magic mark of 300kg, and no signs of things slowing down, in fact all  signs point to some very good fishing for the last few trips we have booked, with the factory ships seeing fish for the first time this season, and not just one or two but numbers of fish smashing their bags and ripping hoki out, very exciting stuff  so till next week cheers Lance.
260kg Bluefin

306kg monster

Monday, September 2, 2013

Bluefin Tuna Records Fall

tim locked in battle
 Hi all, well just finished a stunning trip with Leanne and Tim Jones of Auckland, Leanne was here to have a crack at the womens 60kg line class record and Tim's wish list was a good fish on board then have a go with the silly string (24kg). First in the chair was Tim and up to the task nailed a 304kg fish in about 90mins, great start to the trip but now for the hard stuff , Leanne's turn in the chair and 3 hours later she was locked in the battle of her life, from hook up to gaff's going in was an unbelievable 45mins, man this chick is tough never giving the fish an inch. Next night was their good friend Kasey's turn for a shot at these big boy's and he didn't have to wait too long before line started screaming off the 130 wide and he too was hooked into a brutal battle of wil, tag was placed after an hour and the fish released to fight another day. Again Tim took the chair but this time armed with 24kg yer right was my first thought, so when line started peeling from the baby 50 wide and just didn't stop for 700mtrs and not much line left on the reel we were in real trouble but to Tim's credit bit by bit he started to get line back and after a short time he was in control of the runway, tag was placed and the fish est at 240kg well done that man !!. Back at Greymouth Leanne's fish smashed the old line class record by 80kg when it pulled the scales down to 294.5kg, Tims weighing 304.5kg Tuna fishing at it's best, till next week Lance

304kg bluefin
Leanne 294.5kg