alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Five marlin from a kayak in one day by an Ozzie Legend!
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« on: February 12, 2018, 07:21:50 AM »

http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/five-marlin-from-a-kayak-in-one-day?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#jYQVsCR1FQ2X5qFx.01

GRANT Ashwell has been a very keen kayak angler for over 18 years. Sadly he became ill recently and was booked in for a round of chemotherapy.  Before he went to hospital, he took his kayak out for a big day on the water targeting marlin. Incredibly, Grant was successful in landing not just one marlin but five, an accomplishment that pushed him to his long coveted target of 50 billfish from his ‘yak…an incredible effort.  This is his story, as told from his hospital bed.



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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 07:26:15 AM »

WOW!!

Now that's a real fisherman. Imagine having someone like that to mentor you.
Most enjoyable and thanks for the posting,  ..  Lou
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:51:26 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 01:50:29 PM »

Most of us won’t see five marlins in our lifetime.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 02:58:02 PM »

That's incredible!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 04:11:25 PM »

Last time I saw a Marlin was 1967. I think it was a Plymouth, ; Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 05:18:17 PM »

Much respect....well done...Bill
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 05:21:16 PM »

Great job!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 10:20:50 PM »

Awe Inspiring right there. Wink
I am no stranger to a Kayak, but I only use it to deploy baits.
I can't wrap my head around fishing in one for eight hours.
Congrats to you Grant!
Godspeed my Friend. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »

This is a pretty major achievement. I like hearing of stuff like this... Jeff
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 11:56:54 PM »

I can't wrap my head around fishing in one for eight hours.

I hear you there mate. Four hours is a big session for me.

I wonder how much of that was fueled by Marlin though Smiley

Grant would put to shame most blokes half his age - what a great veteran kayak endurance athlete.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 03:22:02 AM »

That's a strong and spirited angler , respect .
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 04:03:34 AM »

Great article Brett, Grant sounds pretty down to earth describing his extraordinary achievement.
"Blow me down but I had only gone a few hundred meters when this bait was taken......"  Haven't heard that expression for ages - Great stuff!

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It can't be too difficult - a lot of people do it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 01:11:32 PM »

You are now a legend !! Congratulations and hope the health improves !!  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2018, 05:46:10 PM »

Grant Ashwell:

 I guess I was a bit lucky with the double but it also took a fair amount of seamanship and rod work.

The fish on my lap is not one of those involved. It was a wriggler of about 22k that I landed 2 days earlier.

The double was of bigger fish about 40 k and too heavy for me to lift.


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