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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2017, 08:06:51 pm »
I had perhaps my most satisfying fish ever the other evening.  I wandered down the beach from the camp (on my own) to have a few casts, 1st cst I had a big hit which I did not connect with, 3rd cast I had a massive hit and line screamed off my reel, I kept on tightening drag until I managed to slow the fish down (I was seriously scared of been spooled), The only way I could gain line was to walk back up the beach and then walk very fast back again, whilst reeling in.  Long story short, 10 minutes later and 200yards down the beach from where I hooked the fish, I landed a 20kg (approx) Giant Trevally.  Amazing fish. amazing fight, fecked Giles.....
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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2017, 08:11:36 pm »
Holly cow! How many people feasted on that?

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2017, 08:15:05 pm »
None, it went back to live another day.....
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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2017, 08:16:44 pm »
Here's a smaller one I caught from the boat being returned....

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And one of about 10kg caught on the Kanreki Popper....

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2017, 08:34:20 pm »
I can tell from your face in the last pic that you're having a shite time and that you're thoroughly miserable. Poor bastard.

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2017, 08:42:04 pm »
Great pics and an awesome story!  Looks like a great time.

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2017, 09:22:11 pm »
Amazing photos @Giles - pumped you caught a nice GT on the Kanreki tackle!


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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2017, 04:22:49 am »
Blue Fin Trevally...
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Spangled Emperor...
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Being released...
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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2017, 05:22:31 am »
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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2017, 06:15:08 am »
Love the pics and the catch and release. My kids always want to release and try to catch them again when they are bigger. We do keep some for eating though. Hard to beat a good day fishing. 

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2017, 07:44:50 am »
@Giles, love the pics and story...awesome!  8)

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2017, 11:58:37 am »
looks like heaven!

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2017, 04:54:55 pm »
Are you planning on eating any of those?

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2017, 05:15:55 pm »
None, it went back to live another day.....

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Re: Amanzi Wai Lodge - Yacata, Fiji
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2017, 06:10:13 pm »
So far this week we have kept a couple of Bluefin Trevally and a Big Eye Trevally for food. A decent sized Giant Trevally is about 30 or 40 years old, killing one of those is really not a good thing. 
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