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Gamefishing Updates - Whangaroa - 17/18

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    Posted: 26 Nov 2017 at 6:52am
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Well I better kick this season off with a report of what i have found recently. Boated this nice YFT off Doubtless Bay in 420m last Wednesday, went 54kg Pinfish for Whangaroa Club at present, sure to be beaten any day. Another smaller YFT also caught similar area same day on Albacora, plenty of shallow scattered bait sign, from 450m into 200m off Wekaroa, with nice temp breaks of 18deg to 19.5 deg , water clarity was nice blue/green, with skippies and albacore mixed in same area, so all looking like a great start to an early season. I see there was a few more YFT and a Mahimahi and a Shortbill also caught there yesterday. cheers swordfishsteve

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Well done Steve, that is super Cool
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Great start, well done
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NICE Steve!! 
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Hope it is just start of massive season,
Congrats steve
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Ok you guys, whats happening out there??

those of us that are stuck slaving to the tax man need some stories from you guys that are out there chasing the pelagic's...

hows that water looking!! pauls last update has me thinking i should be heading out the back of barrier and chucking the lures in!!
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Out with a mate, towed lures out to the garden patch, not even a sniff.
Heaps of skippies, had to pull the bungies in eventually.
Stayed at Northcape for the night, boys slayed it on a cray dive.
Towed lures back out to the garden patch & then half way home after a puka fish. Dead
Water 22c up to 22.5c, some nice blue stuff not far out from the cape. Very little bird sign.
Bit early I guess
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Nice report. Good to see you're out there giving it a go. 

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Glad to see someones out!  How deep were you off NC?
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A little bird tells me a boat got 8 stripies on the King Bank, very recently.
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Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

A little bird tells me a boat got 8 stripies on the King Bank, very recently.

not showing off at all... Angry

 Clap jealous as LOL
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Is there more to tell..... 
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We got lucky with this Nice 155kg Blue Marlin for us on 30-12-17 , caught in 200mtrs off Bergans Point on Grand Slam Evil lure, dead on arrival so had to winch up on 24kg not easy in sloppy conditions, nice 20.5deg water , fish was full of Albacore, so go get them boys and girls, cheers swordfishsteveSmileWink

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Nice one Steve and crew..
Great way to end the year congrats...
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awesome steve good start to the season
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Had a tow today ,headed up to the 140m off Wekarau.Stayed between 140 and 120m and then back down to behind stevies .Saw one fish feeding on the surface about 100m in front of the boat  but when i finally got to where I saw it ,Zilch.Picked up the smallest kingfish ever ,about 200mm on the bungy .Saw a few schools of saurie doing the dance in these areas.Heard a guy hook up 400mm sea mount and got spooled .About 15 boats up my way ,not to much action .Nice day out !!! 
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Similar day for us to.
 
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Whopper of a sword, 381.5 kg (841lb) on 37kg line

Weighed at doubtless bay, boat Breathless, Christine and Larry were the anglers. Outstanding effort. ClapClap

I would post the pic, but this site won't allow me to...Cry

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Wow - that's massive!!
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STRIPED MARLIN ( Updated ) ! ! Ive just received word of a Marlin on its way into Whangaroa for weighing. Angler ...Felix Scheibmair , vessel Chicwama.....Multiple fish were seen and I believe one of a double from work ups out wide while sword fishing. I have another report of a marlin swimming around a boat puka fishing out at the Nine Pin as well. Just goes to show aye !!! year round marlin fishery cant be to far away. Pics and angler/boat details to follow 



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