Russell Banks of Congo sent us photos of a rare wahoo speared off Batemans Bay with Paul Martin and Josh on Tuesday morning.
The Narooma News’ fishing report last week predicted that a wahoo could be a possibility in local waters due to the push of very warm water coming down the coast.
Russell said he read our report last week. “It was with that in mind that I ventured out. We trolled threw and jigged a few lures around for a few small dollies before jumping in and seeing the wahoo,” he reports.
“The fish was made even sweeter seeing as I ventured out to the Bay FAD yesterday to find it missing. Apparently washed away over night. The water was around the 25 degree mark.”
Paul said they went spearing before work.
“We jumped in a bit after dawn and about 6 mtrs below us was this wahoo just sitting there, I motioned Russ to spear it before it took off, as I was still loading my gun, so he went down and stoned it with a beautiful clean shot. Epic fish for the far Sth coast hey! Went 14kg. Don’t know if anyone’s speared a Wahoo down here before but I hear reports of them being caught from time to time. A spearo shot a 10kg model off Sydney Heads last weekend too.”