Since we are all talking about fish weight I have got a couple.
I was once getting to spot from where a friend of mine was returning, he had his bag which was full of stuff and rod and reel in had, mind you the bag was barely a foot long and deep by the same length.
"Got anything?" I asked, "Yes a 6lb Ravas" he replies, I asked him where's the fish, "in the bag" he says, I asked him if I could see it and out comes a fish of just about 8" - 10", I don’t know where this guy got his estimates from.
Another one was like what Owen said "growing fish" where another guy after finishing his night shift at a hotel just about where we used to fish, walked down to us, he borrowed his friend's rod(who was resting after some continuous casting). Using one of those Japanese feathered tuna trolling lures (that was already on the Rod) he somehow managed to hook into a Barramundi. After a brief fight managed bring the very lively fish close in. I was just about to gaff the fish when in his excitement yanked so hard that the Lure tore out of the fish’s mouth and flew past us like a bullet. How it missed us was a miracle.
Anyway this was the first decent fish this guy was into, his legs turned to rubber, after he lost it and he just flopped onto the rock. We estimated the fish to be about 13 – 15 lbs and even he agreed, just before he left the fish in his estimation had “grown” to 20lbs and when I met him that evening, it was a whopping 35 – 40lbs.
I wonder how large it must be now..
So much for the one that got away