Aaron Bennet’s sole focus for the day was to catch a ‘big red’, so he was equipped with a snelled strayline rig with twin Black Magic C Point 10/0 hooks and a slab of fresh kahawai. He was fishing near the Raurimu Island out of Whakatane and had not caught anything decent until this bruiser came along. Aaron says the snapper put up a rugged 10 minute battle over some gnarly shallow ground, so he had to wind up his drag and fight back twice as hard.
“The Black Magic C Point hooks well and truly hung in there, they were actually lodged in the hard cartilage around the mouth, so they were never getting off. Strong hooks with great penetration”.
Snapper weight: 8.58kg. Well done Aaron.