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Tuna vs. Rabitech

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Jun 13, 2003
Hi there, visited the Rabitech workshop today and thought i just had to show you what i saw!!!:p

Weights were as follows:

Louis : 62.1kg, 63.9 kg, 75.4kg, 54.6kg

Andries : 56.9kg, 45.5kg, 81.45kg.

Deon : 67.3kg, 65.0kg, 59.5kg.

I think after seeing this some of you guys should come and visit us in Cape Town, South Africa :D :D


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Here is a close up...........


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they got close to these fish by drivinng out there in a boat
PS sorry for smart reply I couldnt resist it.
hi goatfish, we have a small recreational tuna fishing community and running 20 to 50 miles offshore is a very costly affair. The fisherman therefore decided that they would always keep in touch with the other tuna boats so as to maximise their chances of catching fish. So, even in competions the first couple of boats to hook up will announce their gps co-ordinates via vhf radio to the rest of the fleet and then its generally a charge for that specific area. The way we go about finding these tuna is to get the gps co-ordinates of the area where the fish was caught/seen the previous day. You then run offshore to that area and normally start trolling. Whilst waiting for a hook-up, the crew normally watches for signs such as feeding birds, schools of fish, etc. The skipper also sets the fish alarm on the echo. Once fish has been found, the boat is stopped and chum is thrown into the water. If you get it right, i've seen a school of 50-70kg tuna gobbling up chum right next to my boat!!:p I've been out on the tuna grounds and seen big fish, 70kg+ sizes, jump around the boat whilst you are driving!!! Wierd because first a crew member will go : check the dolphins........(then silence).........wait dolphins don't have yellow fins!!!! :D
We are also very fortunate that the average size tuna we get is fish in the 40-50kg class!!!!
Ive been off North Carolina and we were chunking for tuna. The big bluefin tuna were like goldfish. They would come RIGHT next to the boat (within 1 ft of the boat) and surface to get the cut menhaden on the surface. They looked like dolphin coming up for air. Each fish was like 300lb plus
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