Neil and Hardy were in for a battle and after putting on fighting belts each took turns to try and subdue the fish but it would have none of that! The fish ran beneath the boat and wrapped around the anchor line. I thought it was a goner and slowly raised the anchor and then reached to bring the rod from the back to the front of the boat.
After a few tries, I got the rod between the boat and anchor line and unwrapped it twice and felt the pull of the fish again! I handed the rod back to Neil and the battle resumed. After about 16 minutes the fish finally started to relent and I began to tow it to shore for measurement. However, the fish had other ideas and wrapped around a snag. I had to back up the boat and Dave helped free the fish and keep it near the surface.
We finally got the fish to shore and it measured 1.5 meters with a 59 cm girth. Just a really nice fish to end the day!
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