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Post by Drew on Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:17 am

Hi all,

Whilst fishing for Bass on Friday 19th November on Offshore Rebel (Weymouth) I inadvertantly landed a 7lb 5oz Ballan Wrasse on a blue 4" Storm Shad. Due to the atrocious weather conditions it was impossible to get an accurate weight, however the fish was on the upper mark between 7 & 8 lbs. on three sets of scales. Paul Whittal and the others involved agreed to settle at 7lb 5ozs.

If there are no objections I would like to claim the Boat Fishing Ballan Wrasse record.

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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:24 am

Well done Drew. Can't say I've heard of a Wrasse that big from Boat or Shore before - most of us would happily settle for a 5Lber!

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Post by Drew on Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:35 am

Hi Andy,

Despite the conditions 9 of us landed over 60 Bass with 50 keepers, most between 3 & 6 pounds

I had 9 myself, one of which was the biggest, none were weighed. the weather was the worst that I have ever fished in, no one was seasick and all but one of us caught fish. Tackle losses were high and other than the professional boats we were the only boat that stayed all day. Not for the feint hearted.
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Post by fishdorset on Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:25 pm

Nice fish Drew, well done.
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Post by Weaver on Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:45 pm

Thats a cracker Drew. Can't imagine what a wrasse that size would look like, well done. Sounds like a trip I'd rather miss even with the successful results Ballan Wrasse 565105

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Post by Weaver on Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:15 pm

Added Smile

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Post by oldage on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:31 pm

Well done Drew....thats some fish.

Rich........As for " Can't imagine what a wrasse that size would look like..?"

It's like a small one only BIGGER......! rolling rolling
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Post by Weaver on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:37 pm

Darn, didn't think of that. Oh and a cod is like pout, only tastes nice Wink

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Post by Big Brad on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:55 pm

heres the british record shore caught by Pete hegg at Portland. it's what a biggie looks like. it was a bloody monster. about 9 1/2 lb.
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Post by Record Eater on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:58 pm

Well done Drew that's a hell of a wrasse!!


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Post by Big Brad on Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:03 pm

well done on the wrasse Drew, what a great specimen.
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Post by arther jay on Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:32 pm

well done drew, great fish mate and a record that could well stand for years to come..

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Post by deano on Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:25 pm

Great fish ,,,,,thats gonna take some beating,,
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Post by PompeyPete on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:13 pm

great fish Drew well done mate
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Post by JBUTS on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:12 pm

well done Drew.may as well pick your prize now. Very Happy
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Post by junctionboxjonny on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:03 pm

well done Drew...that is one hell of a wrasse
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