| Arron wrote:|
Nice report Arron. Got to say it was one of the better charters I've been on and I have been on many!
Full marks to Craig (Tzer). We told him what we wished to target and he had a great plan for the day that maximised our fishing time and he managed to get us everything we wish for plus a bonus bass and some lovely gemfish. Very tasty smoked up!.
Tzer is a hard case and it pays to listen to him. He really knows the area well and tells it like it is. We had a chat over a few beers afterwards and all four of us were absolutely stoked. Full credit to Radman who took a ribbing all day but took it in his stride. He even wants to go back. The vote was 100% for an annual event but next time we will solely try for hapuku and bluenose which means we need an early start, a great weather pattern and some harden up elixer. Or we could just kindly ask to use the electric reels.
Top quality gear on board but I'd take my little inchiku jig set just to piss him off by using braid
Really enjoyable day on the water and one of the best value charters I have been on. My pet hate with charter operators are those who don't at least try to put you onto the fish. While we had a great catch he worked hard all day to keep us happy.
Well done Tzer.
If you get the chance to fish Gizzy I suggest you do it
| Tzer wrote:|
Certainly going have dose yourselves up on some harden up pills if this is anthing to go by. You will of course need to learn how to use a rod properly first.
| JasonEdward62 wrote:|
Is this a piss take? Craig knowing what he's doing?
You have to be f-ing joking guys.
Guess you're just Tzing right?
| bazza wrote:|
What depth of water were you fishing as judging by the size of the reels looks as tho it could be much shallower than required at most localities for those species, apart from maybe the Chathams where last week we were hauling in grouper / hapuka etc. from less than 30 mtrs .... no gemfish tho even if the blue cod were of a similar size to them.
Hauling in the literal sense, as hardly qualifies as being a contender for "sportsman of the year" for they use about 8 mm nylon hand lines & heavy sinkers fabricated from short lengths of 30 mm dia. reinforcing steel welded together. This makes bringing in a fish akin to pulling up a wriggling anchor .... certainly produces the results tho providing you are not adverse to "meat hunting"
| bazza wrote:|
OK .. was never much good at maths but according to my calculations 130 fathoms converts to :-
130 X 6 = 780 ft
780 X 12 = 9360 inches
9630 divided by 40 = 244 mtrs approx.
Which is about what I would have expected to be the minimal depth for such species in most localities around NZ.
Reckon few species would rival gem fish when smoked yet strangely enough imo are no where as highly rated if cooked by conventional methods ..... wonder why that is ?
As for making things more difficult for them next time, that is likely to be an exercise in futility given that Smudge is well used to epic battles contested against monster Manukau gurnard, meaning anything less would be a "walk in the park" for him, or even to a lesser extent for Skoti !
| bazza wrote:|
Reckon few species would rival gem fish when smoked yet strangely enough imo are no where as highly rated if cooked by conventional methods ..... wonder why that is
| KikBac wrote:|
A bit like you Northerners (of the Bombay Hills!) rate kahawai - says I as I am tucking in to my second fillet of pan fried kahawai