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strange to see them go through the farms alright

fished a massive work up off Omaru bay coro west  a few weeks back with 50+ dolphins in the shallows going hard.

caught 2 keepers for 12hrs on the water that day, saw bush billy heading out as we came in so could have the got the bite time wrongLOL
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Fishing Addiction thank you for the photo's - great to see 
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Sweet as. so hard to photo as come up for few seconds then down for 3-4 mins and low.zoom camera. glad ya enjoyed them
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Yes thnx heaps FA-loved them.. Will show the kids tonight.

How far down was that ? near where come out by cow and calf , manaia or further down by waikawhau?


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Just heard on radio 1ZB  -a southern wright whale gave birth to a calf off Browns Bay this morning.
Hope our local orcas are off eating stingrays somewhere else.
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Sorry these were from the tiri area saturday but prob the same whales seen in browns bay area today.
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My bad--yes i see you did say that earlier you saw them at Tiri... 
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Originally posted by Fishing Addiction Fishing Addiction wrote:







This has a dorsal, SR whales don't... Looks like you saw 2 species!
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great spotting Herby....



Thanks for everything you did for us Eric. may you rest in peace, You were one of the real legends of NZ recreational fishing
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Yeh we saw a few different ones. was an amazing sight
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heres a photo taken by my GF infront of her house in Milford 
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Just saw on the news there are only 2000 southern right whales in nz and 10000 worldwide so makes me feel pretty lucky to see one
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The one with the dorsal is a Brydes Whale, they are permanent Gulf residents.


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Originally posted by Lethal Lethal wrote:

great spotting Herby....




Love that pic. I think that is Brandon Stone of the Mount there on assignment in the Campbell Islands. He reckons they were real inquisitive, interactive and yet soo gentle this day in the shallows. Amazing creatures.
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