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PLD15 game fishing reel vs a black marlin

Posted 3/09/2013 9:44 PM
Updated 4/09/2013 1:30 AM
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Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Hi team

Thought this may interest you.

The fishing tackle rod is a little Goldstick 8 kg fitted with a PLD15 fishing reel. What is on the other end of it is a marlin that took a stripey lure about 2 ks off shore from Long Point, Merimbula on the Wednesday before Easter. I had it on for an hour but the the leader gave way eventually, having been abraded through by the bill. I was getting the fish back towards the boat for the third time and I'm confident that we could have got it to the boat if the leader had held. Although I couldn't put a lot of work into the fish, the fishing gear performed very well. I found that it is a bit nerve wracking having a level wind when you hook a fish that runs out line for nearly a minute. We think it was a black marlin, no idea of size but certainly not a juvenile. It was taking line off me even at full drag. Very exciting day.

Kind regards.
Keith

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