“I run about 3 metres of Black Magic 80lb Tough Trace every time, as it can handle the reef better than most other leaders on the market”.
These were the words of wisdom that came from experienced angler Cowan Wise who caught this exceptional 1.5m samson fish off the rocks in Albany, Western Australia. He says it was the best fight of his life. The fish took a dead bait on his light 6-8 kg rod and ran for 200m through reef, nearly spooling him. After a 20 min fight the fish surfaced and he new he could not release the fish so he had to take a gaff shot and put it down. Congratulations on your trophy catch Cowan, well done.