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Got out on the Manukau this morning - hooked one bouncing kahawai in the dull grey, breezey conditions ...

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Nice action shot. This constant wind has been driving me crazy, a well back to work tomorrow
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Yes, these persistent westerlies are not doing much for the fishing. An easterly will transform things no doubt.
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My new piper fly - looks and moves just like the real thing - bugger to cast though Wink


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Nearly had an IBM today (involuntary bowell movement ). Popped down to my local for the first time in a long while. Nice morning, no-one else about, tide moving slowly out, relaxed, everything's cool, getting back into the swing when without warning an easily legal kingi decides to get right out of the water onto the rocks that I'm standing on!! A metre behind my left foot. 4cm of water on the rocks. Of course as soon as it realises it's on terra firma, all unholy hell breaks loose!! Geez I could have knelt down and grabbed the bloody thing if I hadn't been six feet in the air....!! Wonders never cease.
So if anyone thinks that they can relax as their fly nears their feet with the retrieve, think again!!
Approach with extreme caution - I NEVER look where my back cast is going....
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went out to meola last night. interesting to see there are now large seagrass beds there. Also plenty of snapper diggings.
Managed to get 8 small snapper with one being 35cm. Also a stingray floundering around in the shallows so all you could see were the fins in the air.
Met another swoffer down there and had a bit of a chat. I had left my stripping tray in the car so I was mostly sorting tangles while i was trying to talk.
Will have to go out there again

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Sounds like fun Brad. The westerlies up here have been so persistent and the rain so non-existent that fishing has been going from bad to worse. There appears to be a great lack of even small snapper close in, few kahawai, and all the swimmers are moaning about how cold the water is. The only fish that seems to be biting well are trevally, but they're tricky in the ultra-clear conditions that persist. 

We're down on our knees hoping for a bit of rain next weekend and maybe a hint of a northeasterly that might stir some life into the ocean. 
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Launched from Takapuna at 0530 today heading straight for the channel markers.

First King busted half my flyline on the marker so swapped to my intermediate line.

Next King landed - 72cm - first kingi on fly for me!

Only one more follow on the markers from a +- 1m king, right to the boat. Then I headed for the workups off Rangitoto.  Lots of birds working and lots of fish.

Switched to my 6wt in anticipation of catching kahawai, only to find out they are rat kings. Landed the first, one +- 50cm, then my knot parted on the next one. The 3rd one turned into a monter 57cm (to the fork of the tail) kahawai! Man it fought hard on my 6wt!

Then the other boats showed up and I called it a day. Home for breakfast by 0830.  I will post in the kingis off marker boys thread about the tactics that worked.


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Great work Johan! Clap Water still cold up here with few kings to be seen. Hoping that this easterly blow today sorts it out.
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