Barrel at cape schank

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Barrel at cape schank

Postby mazman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:32 pm

Before you read this I would like to point out that it wasn't me who experienced this but a very respected member of the peninsula fishing community Dan Lee.

BARREL AT CAPE SCHANK
A very unusual day. Me and mate Jack were out fishing for gummies on the south channel when we got a call from Luke McCredden and Jarrod Day at ARL head office. Luke's mate, Cam White (cricketer) had just hooked a tuna down at Cape Schanck and needed help. Fishing one-up he couldn't land it.
We didn't have enough fuel so we retrieved the boat, fuelled up, got the boat back in and headed to the Schanck. A few km off Cape Schanck we found Cammo still hooked up and fighting the fish. We anchored my boat, and jumped on board with Cam who was by this stage exhausted. Now this is a crazy story... Cammo who had been fishing for kings, put a live squid down only to have it nailed by a big bluefin tuna. Cammo was only in 10m of water and at first thought it was a Thresher only to see when it came to the surface that it was a genuine barrel bluefin.
By the time we jumped on board he was rooted.... he gave me the rod and we spent the next 1.5 hours fighting the fish...we would get the fish to the boat only to have it turn and dive just out of gaff range. Hard thing here is that we were fighting this fish on a terez rod, 50lb braid and a talica reel... spaghetti stick at a gun fight.
So five hours in.... we were working and working trying to land this fish and finally the 80lb leader wore through... painful. Unfortunately, this story will be confined to the 'one that got away' album... but it was pretty remarkable to see. The peninsula has shown me some amazing fishing these last few years and although I am disappointed we didn't get the fish, it was pretty wild to be standing 3km from shore, fighting a genuine barrel, on our home ground. Hat's off to Cammo... he fought it one-up for 3 hours. Sorry we could help you seal the deal bud. Gut wrenching.
From the tuna I have seen this was a genuine 80kg plus model. A barrel at Cape Schanck! Not sure I will see one again anytime soon.... a pretty amazing story though and a sight I won't soon forget.
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Re: Barrel at cape schank

Postby DougieK » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:50 pm

Dan has the best stories. Do you listen to his podcast?
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Postby frozenpod » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:58 pm

Wow!!!!

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Postby mazman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:02 pm

DougieK wrote:Dan has the best stories. Do you listen to his podcast?

no, unfortunately just going on forums uses enough bandwidth as it is
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Postby Scraglor » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:09 pm

DougieK wrote:Dan has the best stories. Do you listen to his podcast?


Are they on itunes? I am desperate for some good local podcasts on there. I have a couple of NSW ones that I love (the big fish, etc) However, I dont have any Vic ones. I work for a NSW company and am up there once a month for meetings, and can sometimes get away to go fishing, but 99% of my fishing is in Vic, s would love to get hold of some local ones.

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Postby DougieK » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:22 pm

Casey Radio fishing show podcast edition. If you google it it should pop up.
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Re: Barrel at cape schank

Postby mazman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:25 pm

Youtube channel:Hawkesy Fishing

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Postby DougieK » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:27 pm

Yeah. It used to be two hours on friday morning and is recently one hour on a thursday arvo.

Tons of good info and up the minute reports going on in there. Funny blokes too.
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Postby mazman » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:31 pm

might have to download them, when i have free wifi, each week and give them a listen. Thanks for putting us onto it doug
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Re: Barrel at cape schank

Postby Wolly Bugger » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:28 am

also 94,7 the pulse

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