This was reely unusual

ONE of the catches reported this year off the Tubes at Jervis Bay was by Wollongong land-based game fisherman Jason Stanley, who landed a 64lb (23.9kgs) sailfish.

Unusual for these waters, it is believed to be only the second caught off The Tubes - the last one was in the late 1990s.

Stanley, 30, a regular at The Tubes, witnessed more than 100 marlin hooked off the rocks this season.

He landed his catch on six kilogram gear.

Originally thinking he had hooked a marlin he said the fish only leapt from the water three or four times during the 40-45 minute battle and it wasn’t until it  was close to the ledge that he realised it was a sailfish. 

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