5 Mar 2007

World Record Attempt

Tim Simpson and Trevor Manwarring of BlueWater magazine and DeepVee Marine will be coming to Kadavu Island in June 07 to board ‘Bite Me’ and make another attempt at the Wahoo and Pacific Sailfish IGFA World Records.

Last year’s week of light tackle record hunting fun saw the Mens 6kg Fiji National Record smashed with a nice wahoo weighing in at 28kg (about 62lbs) but the World Record fish remained elusive. On three occasions a potential world record Pacific Sailfish was fought for over an hour on 4kg line, only to be lost in the last stages of the fight.

In one such fight, a double hook-up resulted in a 42kg sail on 8kg and a possible world record sail on 4kg. The fish on 8kg was allowed to move off and the angler moved to the foredeck whilst the team concentrated on the possible world record fish. One and a half hours later, just as the sail was visible behind the transom, the sail on 8kg came right back to the boat and bust off the record fish. Bugger!

Oh well, that’s ultra light tackle for you.

Better luck this year !