Big tuna caught on Hervey Bay flats

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Image courtesy of Jonathan Jones.

FLY fisher Jonathan Jones caught this big eye tuna, estimated at over 70kg, while fishing the flats in Hervey Bay on Saturday.

Jonathan told Fisho the big tuna was spotted while chasing marlin in shallow water. Something didn’t add up, he explained, and after hooking the beast in the shallows it became obvious this fish was no marlin.

Using a 15 weight fly outfit, 750 grain line and 80lb leader, the tuna took over two hours to subdue before Jonathan and his mate, Alexis Pageau, brought it onboard.

Jonathan is currently in Hervey Bay filming and chasing marlin on the flats.

Check out his crew’s Facebook page, The Endless Session, for more.

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Image courtesy of Jonathan Jones.


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