Huge Flathead

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owzat
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Huge Flathead

#1 Post by owzat » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 pm

This big old Girl,smashed my Rio Prawn at the entrance to Manning River at Old Bar about a year ago.
When I saw she was a huge Flathead,my thoughts immediately flashed back to another one like her
I hooked some months prior ,but sadly after a short struggle,that one just up & died on me.
So,trying to nurse this one to the shallows for a quick release,I soon learned she had other ideas,and
the battle was on.It went for longer than I had hoped, so I was dreading a repeat of the last time
I had a fish this size on,but finaly I swam her up onto the Sand.Laying my rod flat on the sand,
I grabbed my phone,clicked two photos & wrestled her back into the shallows.Much to my great surprise
after swirling her in the water,she gave an almighty kick,& took off at speed into deeper water.
My Rod measures 7.1 Feet long,and running the tape over my Rod,and allowing for the bend in her head
I measured her at 110-113 Cms.Best thing about the whole day was,we both lived to fight another day.
OWZAT
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Re: Huge Flathead

#2 Post by muzza111 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:40 pm

That thing's as wide as it is long!! Must have been a few too many real prawns going past before your artificial one.
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Re: Huge Flathead

#3 Post by Zonbie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:11 pm

That is a ripper. Well done indeed. You win !

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Re: Huge Flathead

#4 Post by cwsco » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:35 pm

well done , great fish!
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Re: Huge Flathead

#5 Post by arpie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:13 pm

Well done, mate! Great fish!!

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Re: Huge Flathead

#6 Post by Green Hornet » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:14 am

That is one hell of a flathead.
I thought I was the only one still using rio prawns. One of the all time best flatty lures.

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Re: Huge Flathead

#7 Post by ScuLL&fIsHbOnEs » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:02 pm

thats not a lizard its a komodo dragon with fins.

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Re: Huge Flathead

#8 Post by hillbilly » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:15 am

I should have commented earlier. That is one hell of a fish. Congratulations. Bill
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