WPB Land Based Giller!

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby STriplett1997 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:19 pm

purple5ive wrote:well done, thats a cracker fish, 4000 sienna wouldnt have stood a chance, you must have burnt out the drag washers for sure.
whatever reel you have got now i hope its atleast a 5000 minimum if going to fight these sort of fish and upgrade the drag to carbon drag washers..
ideally a daiwa BG6500 would be ace for these fish and they come with carbon drag as standard..



Cheers mate! I had two setups out, one could easily withstand something that size, the other was a much lighter setup (wasnt expecting that beast to come on the chew) :-D , went in to local tacklestore and showed a mate, he hooked me up with something new! works a treat.



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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby dazz999 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:01 pm

well done great pic its amazing what can be done with cheaper model reels sure its rooted now but that experience would have payed for its self many times over

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby STriplett1997 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:47 pm

dazz999 wrote:well done great pic its amazing what can be done with cheaper model reels sure its rooted now but that experience would have payed for its self many times over


That's it :thumbsup: , cheers mate

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby Hosery » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:57 pm

Welcome mate. Top report and nice fish for off the beach. Look forward to round 2 on the gummies or maybe another toothy

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby STriplett1997 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:05 pm

Hosery wrote:Welcome mate. Top report and nice fish for off the beach. Look forward to round 2 on the gummies or maybe another toothy



Thanks mate. Giving it another crack Monday night.. hopefully you'll be seeing another post!

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby TheLoneTurtle » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:12 am

STriplett1997 wrote:New to FishingVic, this is my first post.

Last week, Monday 7/8/17, my mate and i found a nice spot along Somers Beach in hope of a Gummy. Conditions were as good as they get with the Low Tide at 4:50pm, and the rising tide beginning with the sun setting + A full moon! Using Fresh Salmon i had caught a few days earlier cut into decent sized chunks. Well it wasnt long before the mayhem started..

About 90 minutes/2 hours into the rising tide and i was hooked up! My reel was absolutely screaming and my heart was pumping. I was running down the rocks to the left, then the bugger switched and took me more than 100m to the right, ending up on the beach.. the cheeky bugger was running me parallel to rocks and reef, couldn't believe how smart it was. after a 20 minute fight, i finally had it tired out but this is the worst part.. my ezyrig/sinker was caught up the top of my rod, tangled in my braid along with a nice patch of weed... i was screaming for my mate to come down and help me, he did.. but it was too late, and i was bit off. Thats when i knew it wasnt a Gummy..

We walked back up to the rocks from the beach, well it wasn't long till things got even more exciting.. my second rod and my mates rod started going off like a rocket at the same time! after another 10 minutes we had it to the surface.. it was huge! I had to jump into the water almost waist deep (NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN) and grab her by the tail.. once it was beached we looked at eachother in amazement, we'd never caught something this big, ever, in our lives! It was a big Seven Giller, 2m and my estimate is around the 50-80kg mark, fairly certain she had pups. After a few photos taken whilst waves were crashing against us and our hands were too wet to even work the camera (she slapped my mate in the face with her tail ;D) , i pulled her back around and pushed her off into the waves. Perfect release! Not bad for our first trip together huh? :D



I've attached a photo!


Hey mate i think i saw you on the wpb fishing report site on facebook, or maybe somebody else?
I saw a very similar looking shark.



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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby STriplett1997 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:23 am

TheLoneTurtle wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:New to FishingVic, this is my first post.

Last week, Monday 7/8/17, my mate and i found a nice spot along Somers Beach in hope of a Gummy. Conditions were as good as they get with the Low Tide at 4:50pm, and the rising tide beginning with the sun setting + A full moon! Using Fresh Salmon i had caught a few days earlier cut into decent sized chunks. Well it wasnt long before the mayhem started..

About 90 minutes/2 hours into the rising tide and i was hooked up! My reel was absolutely screaming and my heart was pumping. I was running down the rocks to the left, then the bugger switched and took me more than 100m to the right, ending up on the beach.. the cheeky bugger was running me parallel to rocks and reef, couldn't believe how smart it was. after a 20 minute fight, i finally had it tired out but this is the worst part.. my ezyrig/sinker was caught up the top of my rod, tangled in my braid along with a nice patch of weed... i was screaming for my mate to come down and help me, he did.. but it was too late, and i was bit off. Thats when i knew it wasnt a Gummy..

We walked back up to the rocks from the beach, well it wasn't long till things got even more exciting.. my second rod and my mates rod started going off like a rocket at the same time! after another 10 minutes we had it to the surface.. it was huge! I had to jump into the water almost waist deep (NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN) and grab her by the tail.. once it was beached we looked at eachother in amazement, we'd never caught something this big, ever, in our lives! It was a big Seven Giller, 2m and my estimate is around the 50-80kg mark, fairly certain she had pups. After a few photos taken whilst waves were crashing against us and our hands were too wet to even work the camera (she slapped my mate in the face with her tail ;D) , i pulled her back around and pushed her off into the waves. Perfect release! Not bad for our first trip together huh? :D



I've attached a photo!


Hey mate i think i saw you on the wpb fishing report site on facebook, or maybe somebody else?
I saw a very similar looking shark.


Oh really? Not sure - my mate who I've mentioned in my post also got a photo with it as we both caught it! Maybe you saw him with it, I'll have a look

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby STriplett1997 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:47 am

TheLoneTurtle wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:New to FishingVic, this is my first post.

Last week, Monday 7/8/17, my mate and i found a nice spot along Somers Beach in hope of a Gummy. Conditions were as good as they get with the Low Tide at 4:50pm, and the rising tide beginning with the sun setting + A full moon! Using Fresh Salmon i had caught a few days earlier cut into decent sized chunks. Well it wasnt long before the mayhem started..

About 90 minutes/2 hours into the rising tide and i was hooked up! My reel was absolutely screaming and my heart was pumping. I was running down the rocks to the left, then the bugger switched and took me more than 100m to the right, ending up on the beach.. the cheeky bugger was running me parallel to rocks and reef, couldn't believe how smart it was. after a 20 minute fight, i finally had it tired out but this is the worst part.. my ezyrig/sinker was caught up the top of my rod, tangled in my braid along with a nice patch of weed... i was screaming for my mate to come down and help me, he did.. but it was too late, and i was bit off. Thats when i knew it wasnt a Gummy..

We walked back up to the rocks from the beach, well it wasn't long till things got even more exciting.. my second rod and my mates rod started going off like a rocket at the same time! after another 10 minutes we had it to the surface.. it was huge! I had to jump into the water almost waist deep (NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN) and grab her by the tail.. once it was beached we looked at eachother in amazement, we'd never caught something this big, ever, in our lives! It was a big Seven Giller, 2m and my estimate is around the 50-80kg mark, fairly certain she had pups. After a few photos taken whilst waves were crashing against us and our hands were too wet to even work the camera (she slapped my mate in the face with her tail ;D) , i pulled her back around and pushed her off into the waves. Perfect release! Not bad for our first trip together huh? :D



I've attached a photo!


Hey mate i think i saw you on the wpb fishing report site on facebook, or maybe somebody else?
I saw a very similar looking shark.


I just saw the photo you are talking about, looks like the exact same giller.. and it was at the same spot.. posted online 1 day after I caught mine.. chances of it being the same fish?? :-D :)

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby TheLoneTurtle » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:05 pm

STriplett1997 wrote:
TheLoneTurtle wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:New to FishingVic, this is my first post.

Last week, Monday 7/8/17, my mate and i found a nice spot along Somers Beach in hope of a Gummy. Conditions were as good as they get with the Low Tide at 4:50pm, and the rising tide beginning with the sun setting + A full moon! Using Fresh Salmon i had caught a few days earlier cut into decent sized chunks. Well it wasnt long before the mayhem started..

About 90 minutes/2 hours into the rising tide and i was hooked up! My reel was absolutely screaming and my heart was pumping. I was running down the rocks to the left, then the bugger switched and took me more than 100m to the right, ending up on the beach.. the cheeky bugger was running me parallel to rocks and reef, couldn't believe how smart it was. after a 20 minute fight, i finally had it tired out but this is the worst part.. my ezyrig/sinker was caught up the top of my rod, tangled in my braid along with a nice patch of weed... i was screaming for my mate to come down and help me, he did.. but it was too late, and i was bit off. Thats when i knew it wasnt a Gummy..

We walked back up to the rocks from the beach, well it wasn't long till things got even more exciting.. my second rod and my mates rod started going off like a rocket at the same time! after another 10 minutes we had it to the surface.. it was huge! I had to jump into the water almost waist deep (NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN) and grab her by the tail.. once it was beached we looked at eachother in amazement, we'd never caught something this big, ever, in our lives! It was a big Seven Giller, 2m and my estimate is around the 50-80kg mark, fairly certain she had pups. After a few photos taken whilst waves were crashing against us and our hands were too wet to even work the camera (she slapped my mate in the face with her tail ;D) , i pulled her back around and pushed her off into the waves. Perfect release! Not bad for our first trip together huh? :D



I've attached a photo!


Hey mate i think i saw you on the wpb fishing report site on facebook, or maybe somebody else?
I saw a very similar looking shark.


I just saw the photo you are talking about, looks like the exact same giller.. and it was at the same spot.. posted online 1 day after I caught mine.. chances of it being the same fish?? :-D :)

Hahaha

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Re: WPB Land Based Giller!

Postby matt1991 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:01 am

Awesome read and great job with the catch! Would of been a rush!



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