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« on: December 16, 2008, 17:26:21 CET »

This one deserves a topic of it's own and I hope the guy responsible Davian can enlighten us as to how it was caught etc as it definately doesn't deserve to be 'lost' deep in the gallery.

Certainly this is the largest squid I've seen locally, and would be nice to know some info behind it.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 18:15:33 CET »

i agree 100% skip!!

Hope we get a reply, im rly looking forward  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 18:33:05 CET »

Jesus Christ  Shocked ....... now that is one hell of a squid. It would be nice to get more info about it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 18:35:31 CET »

Surely not spinning from land!!! If it would give me a pull I would be surely swimming
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 18:45:10 CET »

Im really impressed because such a squid will bend the "labardi" i.e. the hooks, of a normal squid jig!! I think Davian was using another technique and for sure a thick line.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 19:43:51 CET »

that squid must have been on steroids....lol

joking apart i think that is a jumbo squid and those can be violent.... i never though you could catch them from malta
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 20:55:04 CET »

There are squid jigs that are made for good sized squid only, they have huge needles and a whole dead fish are put into it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 20:57:36 CET »

Surely one of the largest i have ever saw Smiley

Ermmm just thinking, could have been caught on a swordfish longline as i know of Squids (mainly totli) that were found on surface long lines Wink

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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 21:24:55 CET »

I am thinking that this could be a totlu...aldo the flaps are like the ones of a squid not a totlu...totlu do grow as big as that and even bigger..but for a squid its quite a nice size !! prosit  Grin..did it still taste good man? or was it like chewing gum since as they grow their meat seems to get even tougher .
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 22:06:04 CET »

nop its a squid
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 08:55:02 CET »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked I never tought that we had such gigantic Squids in Malta:)

In my opinion you deserve more than a welldone you're the god of squid catching:)
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 09:14:20 CET »

It is absolutely a squid. The side flaps indicate so. The totlu ones are much smaller and even color differs too. As Granitu said ... these can be really vicious. There has been cases where divers gets surrounded by big squids and attacked too. They are even cannibalistic. They attack and eat each other quite often. When fishing for these big ones sometimes you'll end up with half a squid on the jig while pulling it up. I saw this during a squid fishing documentary I was watching recently. The indication they give before attacking is that they start changing colors like crazy.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 10:39:18 CET »

I think its a klamar.  Never thought they grow so large.

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 13:13:38 CET »

do not tell him to come on jannuary for the klamari sesion  Cheesy Cheesy, he will leave us astonished  Shocked Shocked Shocked Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 14:33:39 CET »

do not tell him to come on jannuary for the klamari sesion  Cheesy Cheesy, he will leave us astonished  Shocked Shocked Shocked Roll Eyes Tongue

LOL .....
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