Slow Pitch Debut in Perth, Australia


Here’s Gerard from Perth, Australia. Congratulations on your debut in slow pitch jigging! A nice catch in a tough condition!

Gerard’s tackle
Rod Evergreen Poseidon Slow Jerker 603-6
Reel Shimano Ocea Jigger 2000NR-HG
Line Shimano Ocea EX8 PE2.0
Leader Yo-Zuri FC 60lb
Jigs Seafloor Control Gawky 260g

Location 70m deep, Gracetown Australia


Hi Totos,
This a picture of my first decent fish I caught using the slow pitch technique. It is a Pink Snapper of about 4kgs caught in about 70m, I also caught a southern bluefin tuna of also about 4kgs.

The Gawky was 260gms, the leader was Yo-Zuri fluorocarbon 60lb and caught in about 70m. We were fishing of Gracetown which is about 280kms South of Perth.
The Southern bluefin was caught on the drop using a Reactor which I think was 210gms but I was using the 603-3 and Ocea Jigger 1500HG with 40lb Yo-Zuri leader I did not take a photo of the fish as I released it at the side of the boat.

The conditions were not the best winds up to 20 knots and swell between 2.5m to 3m which meant how drift was quite quick. I had to keep rewinding and re drop the jig to try and keep the jig vertical.

Kind Regards

  1. Mark

    Hi Gerard
    Glad I bumped into you @ work and put you onto Totos. Very nice fish there mate on your firsts trip out. How do you find using the slow jerker ? Will have to catch up and have a fish some time. Anyway congratulations on yr first capture and hope you enjoy this style of fishing as much as myself.
    Regards Mark

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