‘Secret spot’ yields dhuie gold for Kam

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Kameron Holland, 12 with his monster 22kg catch.
Camera IconKameron Holland, 12 with his monster 22kg catch.

A keen young angler has caught a monster 22kg dhufish at a “secret spot” in Geographe Bay.

With the dhufish sustainability management ban ending on December 16, Kameron Holland, 12, and his dad Mark “Holly” Holland jumped in their boat Romax to go fishing last Saturday.

Kameron hooked the 1.2m dhuie and was a shocked by the weight as it took him for a 15-minute ride.

Mr Holland said his son got a bit scared that the fish would pull him in the water so he lent a hand.

“You know when you’ve got a good dhuie, they give a huge bite and have so much power they wrestle with your line,” Mr Holland said. “The harder you go the more likely you are to lose it so we were nice and patient.”

The local Triple M fishing report announcer said whenever the weather is good he goes fishing.

“It’s just amazing when you drag a fish like this over the boat, and for the young fella to catch one so big, it brought big smiles.”

According to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development: Fisheries the change of season has brought bigger male dhufish into the Geographe Bay area.

Mr Holland said that his secret was using fresh whiting as bait and knowing a great spot.

So what do you do when you’ve caught a fish that’s almost bigger than you? Brag of course.

“We drove around to all my mates’ houses for an hour or two to show off the big guy,” he laughed.

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