with 4 Marlin Strikes in a day.....

 

 

 

First strike.....

marlin struck while skipper was releasing line within 20m from boat..

everybody's stunned when the it leapt and skipper yelled " M A R L I N " .........................

Fish spooked....released bait....

circle around it.....then came back for it.....

this time, 

skipper yelled "  S T R I K E ".....

Paul      WHACKED  !! 

then the Marlin shot like a torpedo along the starboard side, round the bow and back along the port side...


 

then straight for the bamboos.....

ala...that's when we lost it ! 

 

Second & Third Marlins

went eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,

grabbed the bait....

leapt like this 

 

and gone !! 

 

 

..... LAST MARLIN .....

 ........at 5.15pm ....

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...it went again, 

leapt & 

this time, Paul, all geared .....

went WHAAAAAACK with absolutely no mercy ...........!!!

Yes......YES.....

YOU'VE GOT HIM ! 

 

 

Paul.....a fight to remember in his lifetime

 

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a whole one and a half hours.....

everybody's tired except the angler and the marlin !! 

yet skipper offered..."beer sir ?" 

 

 

'water sir ?"

 

"coffee sir ? no ?"

 

 

the fight continues....with boat giving chase too !

 

 

Marlin leapt, danced, zoom, flipped...& 

we just went " W O O ......W  O  W ....  OH NO.....R U N   A G A I N  " !!

 

Skipper's final question ....."tired sir ?"

 

no....the fight continues....it's getting dark ! 

 

finally, finally.....Paul brought it alongside the boat ! 

 

wooo..wow...just look at that ....it's at least 3m long !

 

 

& once again.....it zoomed straight for the bow !! 

well....once the fish's along side .....skipper considered it landed ! 

so it's game over Mr Paul...

with that, we released it at 7pm...

and head for merang....tired, numb and blistered ! 

 

 

Paul's Proud Moment !!

Mr Paul, you are now on our Billfish Roll of Honor !! 

Congratulations ! 

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deutzia's picture of the year !! 

 

well, that was certainly the highlight of the trip!!

 

 

now, to the earlier part of the trip .... 

a CPR (catch, photo and release)..

thanks Paul !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul, Meow and Zara...thank you for being with us......

and thanks for the season's Grand Finale ...! 

 

 

 

 

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