Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Impressive Jewfish Caught on Hand Line

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Impressive Jewfish Caught on Hand Line

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Byline: Chris Lees chris.lees@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE look on everyone's face said it all.

A 22.6kg black jewfish is what drew the crowd to the weigh-in yesterday.

The fish was caught by Jared Falls on a hand line in the Gladstone Harbour.

A rather understated but clearly chuffed Jared said "yeah, it's a good fish".

"It tried to dislocate my shoulder for 10 minutes and tried to pull me out the back of the boat," he said.

It's the biggest jewie Jared has ever caught and he has only begun targeting them this year.

He said it was a great feeling to actually land the species they were targeting.

"It was the only bite that we got all day," Jared said.

"There were two little taps, then I gave it a bit of a tweak to see what it was and then it just took off."

Jared's partner Tiffany Falls was in the boat when the big jewfish was hooked. …

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