Jake Lowe and his giant catch of the day.
Jake Lowe and his giant catch of the day.

Now this is a big mackerel

A LOCAL angler is on tenterhooks awaiting confirmation his catch of the day has landed him a place in the record books.

Jake Lowe was hoping to catch a big Spanish mackerel when he set off with Dirk Van Lint aboard the Iron Maiden last Saturday.

His wish came true as he trolled a lure over Split Bommie.

It took more than 15 minutes to get the massive fish to the back of the boat and, according to Dirk, a few anxious minutes before it could be gaffed and brought on board.

The pair were so impressed with the mackerel they called ahead to the fishing club to make sure the game scales were available, and they were not disappointed.

The fish hit 37 kilograms on the dot and after a quick check of the Game Fishing Journal, Jake hoped it would be eligible for a state record in the 10kg line class, the State All Tackle record and the Australian 10kg line class record.



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