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Port Day 4


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Adrian and Rob’s fish – Rob’s was brought close along side the boat to retrieve a previous tag. On what started out as a rather slow day, we were still tied up to the fuel dock at 8:30, turned into our best so far with 5 Striped Marlin tagged. A group of local contractors who’ve fished with us previously without a lot of success, managed to turn things around with all guests catching a fish – including a couple of feisty Stripey’s on the stand-up 50lb for Adrian and Pete. Frank started the day off with a nice fish on a deep live bait following by Peter on a nice trolled surface bait with two fish up at once. The others, including Mark’s were all caught on dead bait. Rob’s fish, which was tagged to fight another day, had already previously been tagged with a steel tag number S207659 which we retrieved from it along side the boat before releasing the fish once again. Hopefully more information about this tag to follow.Fishing away from the fleet certainly improved our action however other boats were also in the action. Tsunami fished further south for four tags and Diversion was in the middle of the fleet for five tags as well as a number of other boats that tagged four.

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