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    Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 3:33pm
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Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.

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We've been out a few times for a look since the New Year.

2 December- couldn't believe it when we motored into dark purple 24.5 degree water between 65m and 70m. Dropped the lures in and 10 minutes later saw a marlin cruising on the surface (first time I'd seen one swimming around so that was pretty exciting). Didn't seem bothered by us in the slightest, worked around it for 5 minutes and it didn't appear to be interested until one of the tuna lures went screaming off before the line promptly snapped. We carried on trolling and 5 minutes later came across another marlin lazily swimming along (couldn't believe my eyes haha), unfortunately I think I got a bit close and this one promptly dived and wasn't seen again. We trolled on for an hour and picked up two skippies and two albies (we saw a tonne of tuna work ups but couldn't get much action), unfortunately we haven't got tuna tubes as we came across our third marlin of the day. Although swimming along in the wake wave for a minute it didn't seem interested in the lures and disappeared shortly thereafter. Blue water was all the way in to around 45m.

3 Dec - naturally we headed to the same area but could only find 21.5 degree water (nice and blue still) and picked up a couple of skippies.

Today - headed out to 70m but could only find 21.5 degree water which was very green and despite acres of saury on the surface couldnt find any game fish. Saw what I think was a huge Manta Ray, would that be right? Also saw a reasonable size hammerhead which was cool.

Dolphins were playful and plentiful on all days between 35m and 70m.

Rest of the week is looking good for some missions so we will see how we go.
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Great report to kick off the new season Ben. Were you off the Manukau. I don't see why manta rays wouldn't be on our side of the ocean. Coxie got albies in at 45m today.


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Yep off the Manukau Smudge.
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Nice! Did you mean Januaray or were you out in December?

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Haha Jan! Usually I only forget what day it is when on holiday, not the month!
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Did you head out deeper at all?
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Not yet but likely over the next few days.
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See you out there Friday
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One landed today of Manukau and another couple seen from FB reports. Now watch the hoards head out there this weekend and the catch tally start rising haha
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We saw a boat flying a blue flag at 120m so assume they caught something. We only managed a very large mako from a slow trolled XL Albie at 200m. Nice blue water from 70m but it was only 20.6 degrees until about midday when it warmed up to 21.2.
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One weighed at Te Toro today, went 89.0kg
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The 3 knot northerly forecast for yesterday was a bit off, very sloppy conditions out there. We only managed a Skippy and a couple of albies.
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Two more weighed at Te Toro last night.91.2kg & 92.4kg. Both taken from 115 to 120m. One well south, one right out front.


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Yellowfin weighed for raglan club today 44kg.
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Originally posted by matto1234 matto1234 wrote:

Yellowfin weighed for raglan club today 44kg.

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that's wicked cool!!
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That's awsome.west coast Gunna go off
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Interested to hear the tally for today (saturday) Looks to be atleast 5 or 6 stripies that i've seen on facebook
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Team Joker finally made it on the board with an estimated 85 - 90kg Marlin off the Manakau West Coast yesterday. Starts the season with a 1-1-1 
We are running 2 x 50W & 2 X Talica 25 sets.

Caught at 9.00am at 120m straight out from the bar. Took 2 hours to land on the Talica 25 set on a Bonze lure with light gauge hooks. Nice when a Xmas present does the damage.







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