Biggest fish caught on reel and rod?
Posted March 03 2009 - 10:31 PM
Any idea which was the biggest ever?
Posted March 03 2009 - 10:34 PM
Posted March 03 2009 - 11:31 PM
Posted March 03 2009 - 11:49 PM
The largest caught on rod and reel was 2664 lbs caught near Ceduna, South Australia, on april 21, 1959 by Alfred Dean
Which one are you refering to
Posted March 03 2009 - 11:50 PM
Posted March 03 2009 - 11:52 PM
Mundus/Braddock was disqualified because it was feeding on a whale carcass.
Posted March 04 2009 - 12:13 AM
Posted March 04 2009 - 12:22 AM
I understand that it was a whale, but its a hunter scavenger and if its eating how does that disqualify you?
Posted March 04 2009 - 5:33 AM
the largest pacific blue marlin isn't in the record books because six tourists handled the rod. Choy's monster shattered the current record at the time but, was disallowed. had a large yellowfin tuna stuck in it's gullet if i recall correctly and the fight was over relatively quickly
Posted March 04 2009 - 8:06 AM
Posted March 04 2009 - 8:10 AM
The one he caught on rod and reel was feeding on a floating whale carcas and they threw him a bait from what i have read.
Posted March 04 2009 - 9:19 AM
Posted March 04 2009 - 11:41 AM
Bottom fishing is more exciting to me than fishing a surrface blitz because of the unseen and unknown happenings in the depths.
But I'd surely fish a blitz given the opportunity.
Posted March 04 2009 - 2:37 PM
Pt. Judith, RI
Posted March 04 2009 - 6:37 PM
Originally Posted by MakoMike
The Frank Mundus/ Donnie Braddock fish was disqualified because the line test was well above the 130lb maximum allowed by the IGFA.
I'd agree with this. The feeding part alone should not have disqualified the fish.
Now the big question: How on God's earth do you pull a 1.5 tons fish?