Grouper caught on a hand line
Sam king (A Bowen Boy) Called me this morning abou his Grandfather Neville Bidgood who caught this 384lb Gold Spotted Grouper. You just don't see fish anymore. he caught it on a handline which is in the picture under the main jetty in Bowen. They were fishing for Bluey's at the time. Sam still has the same reel that his grandfather caught the Gold Spot with. His Grandad jammed the fish into his old Blue Holden Dual Cab. By the time he got the Grouper back home the tail was nearly worn out from dragging on the road.