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peter d
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12/9/2002
18:52:22
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Here's a little story to make you pull up the cover's over your head when your in bed tonight! A couple of guy's I know were floundering in the shallow's of westernport from a little tinnie with a 15hp motor,they were drifting along spearing a flounder or flattie every now and again when one said to the other have squid ever attacked a boat? in a shaky voice,the other guy said what are you talking about are you on smack or something? his mate said look over this side,as he lent over to see what his mate was on about,there it was, a squid they estimate was 6 foot long from tip of body to end of tenticle's!now I know these guy's and they have been fishing since they could first walk,and they know there stuff,they have caught everything that swim's,and if they say it was 6 foot long their guess is proberbly right,they recon it was awsome,all they could do was stare at it!they were mezmerised,the thought of trying to spear it never entered their mind's? as they drifted past it they started the motor to to swing around to get another look at it,but as soon as the motor fired up it took off! they searched the area for a while but it was long gone,you dont have to believe this story so make up your own mind's whether it's true or not,but I'll tell you something I'm not swimming at night anymore! till next post regards peter d.


glen
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02/12/2002
15:08:17
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I can't believed i missed this one. You gotta be kidding right?! Did it look like your ordninary southern calamary or was it a different sort of squid?


Cheers,

Glen


peter d
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02/12/2002
18:09:11
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Hi Glen, this story happened about 8 year's ago, I wasn't there but I believe them, I was reminded of it by a video I was watching about snapper fishing in PP bay, and how to catch squid for bait, anyway at the time they didn't say what specie's it was, and I didn't ask them either whether it was calamari or aero, I've long lost contact with these guy's one moved to broome and the other has moved to port headland last I heard, but as I said these guy's were seasoned angler's and did not talk shit,they were quiet guy's not loud mouth's,I'll tell you another story, when I was about 10 or 11 year's old, yep a very long time ago! my father had a mate called Sam, wasn't much of a worker so he used to go around in a beat up van selling fish he would net or line caught squid a couple of time's a week, back then squid were very plentiful because only the European's ate them, and where not popular to eat with the local colonial's! so Sam made a good living out of selling on the side to the new Australian's, I remember this like it was yesterday! he turned up one night [he alway's sold at night so he wouldn't get caught by the authority's] and with out a word of lie he had a cuttle fish he caught at port sea in that van, that didn't fit in those blue fish box's you see at the Footscray fish market's! my dad and Sam lifted this cuttle fish onto the kitchen table and it was 3/4 the length of it! and was as thick as a water melon side way's and he line caught it! I remember seeing his badly cut hand's, he alway's used that green cord you see at tackle shop's I think it's sold as net repair cord? if he was using mono there's no way he could have pulled it in, in all the year's I've been fishing since then I've never seen another cuttle fish this size, and I also remember when I was very young I used to go to flinders with my dad and all the squid were the length of a banana box! I wish I could go back in time to those day's,it was very exciting stuff for a 10 year old, regard's peter d.


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03/12/2002
01:59:47
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QUICK WHERE,S MY JIGS LOL
i FULLY BELIEVE THIS STORY AS NEW ZEALAND IS FULL OF BIG SQUID