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    Cheers my man.

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    Hamils Tauranga bro, go see Richie and tell him I sent ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy View Post
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    Here's another one out of there with a lure probably similar to what you are going to run.

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    This is where we often moor for the night there. It's my favorite place on NZ coast I think.

    My wife and I gave it a rev a few years ago in a small boat off the tuts coast and hooked what we still think was a black. It swallowed a big kahawai. We fought back and forth through a bunch of runs then had it die on the bottom. Thing weighed a ton. We got advice on how to plane a fish of the bottom but took forever to just get it off the bottom. We hooked it at 1pm at 7.30 we were still batting away but had it close to the surface. Unfortunately it was near dark, as I would have chucked my free diving gear on and swam the flying gaff down to get it up. It had got choppy and dark and I just wasn't keen on being eaten by something.
    After 7hrs we must have touched something on the boat as we were under huge strain on 37kg and it broke at the back of the boat. We were devastated. I was bruised for a week. The point is, even though there's a chance of nothing happening... if it does... it's epic.
    Bummer. All that work and nearly had him in the bag. I know that feeling.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Yesterdays effort
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    First marlin landed for me and my boss. 105m mark off raglan. Released happily and roughly 90kgs
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    Nice One matto. That first is epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Guessing its a Talica? May be lighter and nicer to use but certain Not as robust as a Tiagra, inside and out
    I'm running a Talica 25 and a Speedmaster 25. Both spooled with 80lb hollow core and 50m(ish) 37kg mono topshot.
    “The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” - Thucydides 463BC



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