Tuna Derby Day 1 – 109.95kg Monster !
Fishing under ideal sea conditions the action was slow on the first day with only two yellowfin coming to boat, however this did not put a damper on the day due to the monster yellowfin tuna landed by Captain Dave, just after consuming a whole bag of jub jubs – the yellowfin tuna did not stand a chance and was at boat in about 45 minutes….
When it took we knew it was a monster – it came up to the surface very soon into the fight to give us a glimpse of its size as it turned and the light caught the silver under belly.
At the scales for weigh in it tipped the balance to 109.95 kgs the official weight and of note the second biggest yellowfin ever officailly recorded having been caught on rod and reel in South Africa! Quite an achievement and setting the benchmark of the “fish to beat” in the Derby. Well with two more days left in the competition lets hope the fishing stays as good as it has been and we get a couple more giants 🙂