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Don't get too many tarpon on my line...Wish I did, as they are a great sporting fish. This one went ballistic and made 5 aerial leaps. Length, 63 cm (29'') and they grow to 1 metre (39'')






Cheers, Bobj.

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Great sporting fish but a devil to hook up and keep on. I fished for the at Airley Beach and it was frustrating as hell. I only got one in.

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Species caught in 2020: Barbel. European Eel. Bleak. Perch. Pike.

Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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Yeah, Indo-Pacific Tarpon (aka Ox-eye herring) got one in the Jardine river in '05 - on fly


They do fight well, but nothing like as well as the Atlantic Tarpon. Got a 22 pound Atlantic on a #7 fly outfit in Belize - perhaps the most memorable fight of my life. Marlin/sailfish tame by comparison.

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