Angler: Nick Botic (Center Photo)
Crew: Nick Curmi, Asher David
Date: October 1997
Lure: Pakula Cockroach
Colour: Pink Screamer
The only other Luvaru caught on game fishing tackle that we have found out about was a 2kg specimen caught off Sydney in 1986 on the boat Tantrum, also on a Pakula Cockroach!!! If you know of any others please let us know.
29 January 2013 Hi Peter I caught this Mako over the Manukau bar in 60 m last Sunday on one of your mouse lures with a keel weight on 15 kg tackle. We had 3 solid hook ups to Makos released 2 and dropped one due to letting the line go slack. I was impressed with how well the 15 kg tackle handled the fish. Maybe just luck but there were no lures lost with the keel rig. Now if I can just find the marlin!!! Cheers, David Crossman PhD
31st Dec 2012 A couple of fish a couple of us caught yesterday, my sailfish was caught on large Softease sprocket off the left rigger.
Marlin was caught on a lumo sprocket.
Cheers Jeff Murray"
Luke Darby 27 November 2012 Yellowfin in 90kg range on lumo
Pq Almada 28 July 2012 Pakula zipper, Fallen Angel...so many sails and marlin on this lure!!!
Michael Ashton Dampier WA caught on one of your lures... you can see them on the bait board 11/05/2012
BlueWater magazine 16 April 2012 This yellowfin was caught by Ken from Simrad aboard Peter Pakula's boat. It might have made heaviest for the tournament except we processed it for eating and put it in the cool box because another boat radioed in that they had a 100lb yellowfin in the boat As it turned out, the biggest other game fish weighed was around 21kg!!!. Oh well, next time. All the best, Tim
Michael Jacob this was my brothers first sailfish pete. caught in Exmouth, Western Australia. it was the day after he caught his first Marlin. A blue i estimated at 650lb that we released. Your lures fishing really well on Blue Marlin over here in tonga at the moment!! 29th March 2012
Seth Nafte 20 March 2012 Caught on a Pakula Wombat
Alistair Arkell 6 February 2012 Hey Pete, I fished the counites one base over the weekend and snapped this pic at the weigh station... Taken on a Lumo Sprocket. The fishing was very hard with only 3 marlin and one Fin taken for 4 days fishing with approx 50 odd boats trolling every day!!
Christian Cross yeah shows an old favourite lure- Pakula Lumo Cockroach 7th Jan 2012
Young SPGSFC club member Luke Vlach-Robertson came out with us today and got his biggest fish so far and did a great job on the underwater footage ok Ken's big Blue today. Well done Luke. Peter Pakula 4 January 2012
Ceasr Ruiz December 2011
Don Malkowski 17 November 2010 Peter, here's a video of some marlin we've caught over the last couple of years. One of them (fish with the teak covering boards in view) was caught on a Pakula Rat. Enjoy!
Riccardo Tamburini 20 October 2010 Ciao Peter, I send you some shots from Med sea. Your soft head are lethal for our Spearfishes
30 September 2010 ·
This little Fallen Angel Zipper keeps producing...over and over again!!
22 September 2010 ·
So many billfish on this tiny Fallen Angel Zipper lure!!!!