Huge Squid

It had been a while since my last fishing session, due to the cold weather and various tasks for the house. The weather was beautiful and finally warming up to Spring standards as we near the end of Winter. Surprisingly not many people there today, probably due to the quick storm that passed by in the hours earlier. The place was littered with yellowtail and a few guys next to us caught a few near legal trevally, but apart from that, not much was on. Decided to change over to the squid. I used a small jig and felt a tap as I brought the jig up to the surface. I did not hook up, but saw a large brown shape emerge to the surface. I called my brother over who brought over a larger jig and after two casts, he was on! Judging by the fight, the squid was a big one. It took off a few times, and after a short fight, we brought up this beauty:



The squid measured 38cm from tip of the head to the tail.



Towards the end of the day, dad hooked up on something big on a small bit of pilchard which took him for a 5 minute run! We dragged it all the way to a landable area but it unhooked itself in the last few metres! Disappointment. We saw a few flashes on the surface, I thought it may have been a kingfish or a tailor at about the 35-40cm mark.

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