Narooma crew take on big bluefin in epic battle

Solid: Customers of Charter Fish Narooma stoked after landing a 148kg bluefin on Monday. Image: Georgia Poyner.

Solid: Customers of Charter Fish Narooma stoked after landing a 148kg bluefin on Monday. Image: Georgia Poyner.

The crew of Charter Fish Narooma had an epic experience on rod and reel, searching for bluefin tuna on Monday, June 29.

The crew had a late bite, at about 3pm, hooking up to three sizeable fish, but unfortunately lost one on the first run.

Hook up. Bluefin on the bite. Image: Georgia Poyner.

Hook up. Bluefin on the bite. Image: Georgia Poyner.

"An hour or so in, it became apparent that these were no ordinary fish," staff member Georgia Poyner said.

"At four hours, and well into dark we finally managed to land the smaller of the two fish."

It weighed in at a whopping 148kg!

Not bad, good size. Image: Georgia Poyner.

Not bad, good size. Image: Georgia Poyner.

"The larger of the fish just didn't want to budge," Poyner said.

"At five hours, we marked the fish at 20 metres, but then suddenly it did a big run and was bitten off by a shark."

After such a long battle, the crew were devastated, but spirits weren't dampened.

"I think we can all say that we're absolutely over the moon to have managed to land such an amazing fish out of the three. This fish was also tagged and we look forward to finding out its story."

Check out Charter Fish Narooma's Facebook page for updates.

One of three hit the deck, after an epic long battle. Image: Georgia Poyner.

One of three hit the deck, after an epic long battle. Image: Georgia Poyner.

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