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Will's Swordfish Fishing Report - September 17, 2018

Date of trip: September 17, 2018
Posted September 18, 2018 by FishTrack Member
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As a Smallfry angler, Will Cunningham landed many billfish in Western Australia aboard his father’s charterboat, and also tagged a grander black marlin off Cairns. Recently he wanted to have a go at a broadbill swordfish, so accompanied by his father Arthur they charted well known and respected swordfish angler Richard Abela on his Victorian charterboat Dream Catcher II.

Leaving from Mallacoota in Victoria’s far east, they headed north, fishing the continental shelf south of Eden where he hooked-up on stand-up 37kg tackle and thought he was in for a long fight.

The total fight time was 45 minutes, which is a remarkable achievement for a battle with a broadbill swordfish.

Measurements taken estimated the sword to weigh 120kg.

A tremendous catch, even though it can’t be counted in the National Junior Tournament. Well done!

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