Big Game Rock Fishing Is Rated One Of The Most Deadly Sports On The Planet But Has Got To Be One Of The Most Adrenaline Pumping
The rocky headlands and platforms of some areas of the East Coast Australia , New Zealand and South Africa provide the perfect spots for crazy fisherman to tangle with species like Marlin and Tuna, where it requires huge amounts of strength, skill and sheer insanity to land these beasts . Places like Jervis Bay in Southern NSW Australia are rumoured to be the birth place of Land Based Gamefishing ( LBG) where Point Perpindicular is truly a word class deep water location for nailing big big fish with your feet planted on rock.
High-speed spinning with metal lures for pelagic fish is where it all began for land-based game. Thought to have originated in Cape Point in South Africa, this new way of fishing reached Australia in the 1950s and has now developed a cult like following of hardcore dedicated fisherman who charge the rock ledges hunting for big thrills.
But like every addictive thrill comes an element of danger and this sport has to be one of the worlds most dangerous – the Australian Surf Life Saving Organisation estimates that every year along the Australian coastline there is 13 drownings due to rock fishing ( 2002-2014) – that is a seriously deadly sport !