After a Hunter family reeled in what may be the largest bass caught in the Paterson River in 2016, many local fishermen were inspired to send in photographs of their own big fish.
This included Aberdeen angler Kerryanne Thompson with her 137.2kg blue marlin, which she caught off Port Stephens Fishing Club boat Milo during the Golden Lure tournament at Port Macquarie.
Check out some of the amazing catches in the photo gallery. Send in your own photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or check out more than 700 photos from the Hunter’s avid anglers here.