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Should Blairv tuna be given the award?

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Voting closed: Sun 29 Apr 15:05 2018

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Offline blairv

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Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
« on: Sun 8 Apr 12:13 2018 »
So I know there is no brag at photo but this was on holiday off a little hire tinny. I am 174cms so hopefully this will demonstrate the fish si well over 100 cms.

Caught a Tangalooma with a ballooned live bait (Rainbow Runner)

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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #1 on: Fri 20 Apr 13:24 2018 »
    We've drawn a pretty hard line on awards since their inception, they must be measured clearly.
    If we didn't, it would open the door for all manner of guestimates and arguments.
    Great catch, now go catch a bigger one, next time take a tape.
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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #2 on: Sun 22 Apr 14:47 2018 »
    OK fair call and understand the rules fully and would have certainly measured if I had a brag mat.

    But as they say in legal circles - if I could indulge the court for a few minutes.....

    I was racking my brain how to get an accurate measure on this fish to satisfy the rules - until one of the kids came up with the idea of measuring something I had on the day I got the fish and that I still have today. Great idea! But What? Then I thought I had my sunnies on!

    Yes this is very unscientific but I believe pretty accurate - I have measured and attached the photo of my sunnies on a ruler - 145mm long. So then a quick resize in photoshop to get the correct scale and I have a 145mm pair of truth sunnies!

    Next copy the image and lay them down the length of the fish that I was holding by the tail vertically gives me approximately 9 sunglasses worth of length - 145mm x 9 = 1305mm in length. Even with a 10% margin of error (not suggesting there is one), this is still well over the award length.

    I was really stoked with this fish and bummed I did not have anything to measure it with so I hope I am not coming across as a smartarse - just someone proud of his catch.

    I will throw myself on the mercy of the court for the verdict.....

    We've drawn a pretty hard line on awards since their inception, they must be measured clearly.
    If we didn't, it would open the door for all manner of guestimates and arguments.
    Great catch, now go catch a bigger one, next time take a tape.
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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #3 on: Sun 22 Apr 15:08 2018 »
    Give you 10 points for trying... and another 10 for persistence!

    Lets put it to the members - I've added a poll at the top of the thread - members vote is anonymous, nobody will know what you voted. The poll expires in 7 days, the member's decision is final.
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    Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #4 on: Tue 24 Apr 21:41 2018 »
    Give you 10 points for trying... and another 10 for persistence!

    Lets put it to the members - I've added a poll at the top of the thread - members vote is anonymous, nobody will know what you voted. The poll expires in 7 days, the member's decision is final.
    That fish is easily a metre. Couldnt find the poll but its a yes for me


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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #5 on: Tue 24 Apr 22:14 2018 »
    POLL IS AT TOP OF this post
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    Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #6 on: Thu 26 Apr 22:19 2018 »
    POLL IS AT TOP OF this post


    Sorry, but theres no poll there

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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #7 on: Fri 27 Apr 04:52 2018 »
    I don't know if it shows up on a phone.
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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #8 on: Fri 27 Apr 16:28 2018 »
    I don't know if it shows up on a phone.

    I showed up on my phone. And I was able to vote. It's an iPhone 6s n I don't do updates. But it is how I usualy look at the forum. Not sure if that helps.
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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #9 on: Sat 28 Apr 17:28 2018 »
    I'd had said at least 1.2 b4 the sunnies shot and whilst rules are rules and a brag mat or metal ruler would have been a gold award, I believe in fair play a 1m award is feasible, he's not claiming a state record or anything, just a comment

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    Re: Award Claim - Longtail Tuna
    « Reply #10 on: Sun 29 Apr 16:26 2018 »
    The yeah have it - award issued
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