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robjones

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Thresher off Burnie
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:08:02 pm »
The forecast looked pretty calm today so we thought we would try for a mako off Burnie. Had a lot of fun on the salmon and mackerel on the way out - headed out to the 50m line. Weather was perfect with a light ne wind. Found a nice patch of flathead around 40m, but after 4 hours of burlying headed in to pickup 2 passengers to continue our luck on the flat head spot.
On one of the rewinds, we managed to get a small, but fat little mako up, probably around the 80kg mark. We dropped a bait into the water under the boat and added some burley. It wasnít long before the big line went off, and a huge first jump showed that we had a thresher shark on. We also spotted another smaller 1m mako around the boat.
The thresher had some pretty good jumps, and a couple of huge tail swats that we didnít really know how we were going to land it. With 4 of us in a 15í boat there isnít much spare room, so in the end we decided to drag the fish onto shore and pull it up the beach, as we were only 3nm off shore. The trip back pretty much killed the shark and by the time we got to the beach there wasnít any fight left. Anyway, itís all cut up and ready for distribution tomorrow. The skin seemed much softer and the meat easier to cut than a mako. Apparently they are very nice to eat.

Rob



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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 05:57:43 am »
Nice fish. Thank you for sharing.

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Thresher off Burnie
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 03:48:59 pm »
The forecast looked pretty calm today so we thought we would try for a mako off Burnie. Had a lot of fun on the salmon and mackerel on the way out - headed out to the 50m line. Weather was perfect with a light ne wind. Found a nice patch of flathead around 40m, but after 4 hours of burlying headed in to pickup 2 passengers to continue our luck on the flat head spot.
On one of the rewinds, we managed to get a small, but fat little mako up, probably around the 80kg mark. We dropped a bait into the water under the boat and added some burley. It wasnít long before the big line went off, and a huge first jump showed that we had a thresher shark on. We also spotted another smaller 1m mako around the boat.
The thresher had some pretty good jumps, and a couple of huge tail swats that we didnít really know how we were going to land it. With 4 of us in a 15í boat there isnít much spare room, so in the end we decided to drag the fish onto shore and pull it up the beach, as we were only 3nm off shore. The trip back pretty much killed the shark and by the time we got to the beach there wasnít any fight left. Anyway, itís all cut up and ready for distribution tomorrow. The skin seemed much softer and the meat easier to cut than a mako. Apparently they are very nice to eat.

Rob



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They do eat pretty well


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Thresher off Burnie
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 09:54:28 pm »
goodjob1 goodjob1 awesome report and catch. Have you had any yet. Similar to gummy, mako think1

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