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#21 argyll

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:58 AM

Did someone mention marlin? Sorry guys its a broadbill (swordfish)...which depresses me even more. 520lb marlin are not uncommon in some parts of the world, big swordfish are getting to be a rarety everywhere. It looks like someone has tried to rip the bill off too as a trophy judging by the angle and the blood. Very undignified.
The only positive thing I can say is that the guy standing next to the fish is looking at it right now and probably wishing he'd tagged and released it. Thats the way it takes you.
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:02 AM

Hope he passes all of this negative feedback to his skipper !

If his skipper starts to do catch/tag and release he might even get some bookings from AN


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:06 AM

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:08 AM

yeah i see wot u mean ! its a big GAME OVER!
how cool would it be to battle the mofo and then watch it glide back into the blue instead of this grey twisted lump of twisted nothing! snapped bill, skin drying in the sun like aload of old paper!
all the massive energy that was amazing gone! turned into a lump of meat!
like nicking a classic jag E type convertable and smaking it into a wall for a larf! just to see if u can brake it!

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:14 AM

Haven't posted for a while but....

What a p*ss poor, pathetic sight that makes!

A cracking catch - if it had swam away! Anyone impressed by this photo should be strung up in the same fashion!

I can only hope the next one drags you overboard and someone is there to capture the moment :mad:

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:17 AM

Boy! you realy are a buntch of know all know nowts :mad:

If that poor fish was hooked by a game fisher person, for say what 4/6 hours.
Released it would sink and be six gill shark
fodder.

What YOU gonna do, hook it or stick with the pout
and whiting, or use it for Skate bait?

You guys are realy getting sadder and before you comment i have only taken one fish home, and used a few for bait.

I have fished in the US the last five years and cannot fault anything they do to preserve their fishing.....you guys just have no idea its amazing how dumb you are demon

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:22 AM

n4lly:
Boy! you realy are a buntch of know all no nowts :mad:

If that poor fish was hooked by a game fisher person, for say what 4/6 hours.
Released it would sink and be six gill shark
fodder.

What YOU gonna do, hook it or stick with the pout
and whiting, or use it for Skate bait?

You guys are realy getting sadder and before you comment i have on;y taken one fish home, and used a few for bait.

I have fished in the US the last five years and cannot fault anything they do to preserve their fishing.....you guys just have no idea its amazing how dumb you are demon

And?

Still doesn't make it any better in my opinion!

If that's the reality then why bother?

Your 'justification' makes it no easier to accept for me mate!

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:24 AM

Snatcher:
Take it that 520 was Kg :(

Nope, that would be 527 lb Snatch - and as Argyll says, its a broadbill.

I know a lady who caught a marlin of 900lb, tagged and released it :D :D

BTW the fight took less than half an hour.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:25 AM

A fish even that size on normal stand up gear should have taken 60-90 minutes to deal with...tops. Unhooked and 'swum' alongside the boat until it had recovered it would have been capable of swimming away with a tag in its back and would have quickly recovered. Thats how billfish like that are being dealt with all over the world now.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 05:28 AM

You should see this Forum http://www.swordfish...ishing3290.html

There not one negative comment.
I joined and asked them to check out AN for our comments.
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