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biggest bass in the world (australia)
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:01:02 AM »
A friend of mine has just had his son move in with him up here near Childers. I took him to the shop to buy some fishing equipment. All his had been stolen from his van in Bundy.We got talking and I showed him one of the holes where we pick up Bass, Silvers ect that escape the local dams in flood conditions. Anyway he said to me..I hold the record for the biggest Bass caught in Wivenhoe Dam. That's a big claim, so I said how big did it go. He said it went 73cms, didn't fight real hard and surfaced easily. He took a pic and released it. So you know what I'm doing..yep trying to get hold of that pic.
He's in a pickle having just moved, but hopefully it wont be long before it surfaces. Seems like a nice fella, though I don't know him, but his ol man does alright fishing. It all sounds real and I've got no reason to doubt him. I hope he comes up with the pic so I can post it on here. It'll definately take pride of place in the shop.
Anyone know of a similar capture that they can confirm is true? Is this the biggest or has someone got a bigger one.. ;)


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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 10:26:15 AM »
I have never seen a photo confirming a Bass of more than 60cm.  In fact I've made an offer of a $100 Sweetwater store voucher to anyone who can produce a photo of a Bass on a measuring tape that is over 60cm.  They do exist.  DEEDI elecrofished a wild fish of 83cm.  That, and a 73 would both be freaks though.

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 10:57:20 AM »
In fact I've made an offer of a $100 Sweetwater store voucher to anyone who can produce a photo of a Bass on a measuring tape that is over 60cm.  They do exist.  DEEDI elecrofished a wild fish of 83cm.  That, and a 73 would both be freaks though.

Ahhh so the real reason SteveM and Dave (novice) where chasing that (unicorn) comes out !  :P  :P  :P

Agree anything over 60cm is definatly a freak of a fish. Would love to see the photo.

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 03:45:05 PM »
I have never seen a photo confirming a Bass of more than 60cm.  In fact I've made an offer of a $100 Sweetwater store voucher to anyone who can produce a photo of a Bass on a measuring tape that is over 60cm.  They do exist.  DEEDI elecrofished a wild fish of 83cm.  That, and a 73 would both be freaks though.
Ah..glad you brought that up as this guy said he had the pic taken with the fish on a tape to show it's size. I'll ring him to see how the fishing gear went and see if that pic has turned up

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 05:24:10 PM »
Ahhh so the real reason SteveM and Dave (novice) where chasing that (unicorn) comes out !  :P  :P  :P

Agree anything over 60cm is definatly a freak of a fish. Would love to see the photo.

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 06:01:43 PM »
I have never seen a photo confirming a Bass of more than 60cm.  In fact I've made an offer of a $100 Sweetwater store voucher to anyone who can produce a photo of a Bass on a measuring tape that is over 60cm.  They do exist.  DEEDI elecrofished a wild fish of 83cm.  That, and a 73 would both be freaks though.

$100 Sweetwater store voucher???..........I'd be happy with just a Sweetwater sticker , the ones with the toga emblem on them.  ;D

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 07:15:57 PM »
$100 Sweetwater store voucher???..........I'd be happy with just a Sweetwater sticker , the ones with the toga emblem on them.  ;D

Cheers,
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Mate there out there.

Here is a pic of a 56cm wild bass I pulled out of a un-named river.(dont want you getting there before me)

Sorry its not on a brag mat but I didnt want to keep it out of the water for too long.



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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 07:35:59 PM »
How did the yak not sink ! ......

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 08:39:20 PM »
How did the yak not sink ! ......

Steve


Here's the side on view ;D



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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 11:37:07 PM »
$100 Sweetwater store voucher???..........I'd be happy with just a Sweetwater sticker , the ones with the toga emblem on them.  ;D

Cheers,
Dave.

Thanks for the reminder... Will get onto it when I get back from up north later this week.

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 11:38:31 PM »
How did the yak not sink ! ......

Steve

hahahaha

You aint the first one to ask that question....  ;D

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2011, 06:00:29 AM »
Hey Dale, where's my voucher?   ;D

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 06:37:18 AM »
Binder

big bass, big buffalo grass

only in Qld

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2011, 06:42:38 AM »
Hey Dale, where's my voucher?   ;D


Sorry Binder, your dress making tape doesn't constitute a measuring device for fishing puposes.  I'm guessing that one was about 30.  Better luck next time.
(Just think, if you do get one now, nobody, especially me, is ever going to believe you.)

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Re: biggest bass in the world (australia)
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 06:47:20 AM »
Binder

big bass, big buffalo grass

only in Qld

Funny that was the first thing i looked at too...

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