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And the moral of that story is never count your feet when a sharks onboard

Great old school stuff HY love it.

Touching wood here but thinking on all the hours done never had too much trouble with the toothy buggers.
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Saturday looks goooood... i am trying to scam my way onto a mates boat for a change but if I can't swing it, you'll see me at RP.
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:



Touching wood here but thinking on all the hours done never had too much trouble with the toothy buggers.


Same here. 15 years of yakfishing and only a handful of sitings.
Softbaits and keeping the catch contained is probably the main reason.
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Everytime I haul a kingi up towards the yak I do generally cack myself a little at the prospect of an attack from a shark in for an easy feed.

Fully expecting it one day.
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Been locked out of here.. forgot my password Embarrassed.
Great to be back ... was pretty scary, would rather be wrestling those 1 meter long school sharks Hard yakka.
Great to know you have had pleasure of fishing with John Going, John is a very interesting character and a NZ legend in game fishing.
I have had pleasure of knowing him for few years, and he definitely still has a larger than life presence round WDSA and Tuts. Still fishes hard.


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Looks like I will be paddling under the stars alone tomorrow....
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I’m in mate, where we launching?
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Same bat place just a tad earlier launch as it is light earlier. See you there at 5.
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Originally posted by Hard yakker Hard yakker wrote:

As I was tying on the giant hook to my new heavy trace, as per Shane's recommendation, I was thinking, you're going to need a bigger boat.
Nothing touched it all day, the big bait must have scared of the pannies and gurnard that were pecking at my dropper rig.
Whatever, a good day was had, and 35cm snapps taste about as good as snapper gets for me. There are still a few gurnies left too, and they are tops on the plate, I'm a happy fisherman.

I wonder if snapper movements around Auckland harbour are anything like this Australian research from Victoria, from Port Phillip. A snapper  being tracked moving 50kms in a day is quite astounding, no? 
https://vfa.vic.gov.au/science-in-fisheries/fisheries-research-findings/science-supporting-key-species/tracking-snapper-in-port-phillip-bay
  • During October-December adult snapper move around a lot. They rarely spend any more than one day near an individual listening station, and mostly spent less than a few hours at any one time,
  • Adult snapper commonly move distances of up 10 km in a 24 hour period, some fish traversed the bay from north to south in 24 hours, covering a distance of 40-50 km,

The only tagged snapper I ever caught was near Crusoe Rock (Near Motuihe).  It had moved about a km max between release and recapture.  I calculated that if it swam directly from its release point to its capture point, it would have to swim at 3mm per hour. LOL  Of course it could have circumnavigated the North Island (or even Australia) in the meantime - we'll never know.
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Met up with Dan for a 5.15am launch, caught a few nice pannies , kept 4. Lots of small ones around and no big bait schools yet. Caught and released a nice one in 10m depth, around 70cm. Good fight on the 10lb softbait gear.

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Yeah was not much about. No sign of the mass spring run but still kept four nice eaters so can't complain.
Decent swell too.
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That is a fine looking snapper Telecaster.
I caught my usual pannies today, but I nearly caught a big something. What ever it was took out a lot of line very quickly, I played it for a couple of minutes before it spat the Kahawai's head it ate out.
The next fish I caught with what was left of the  head was a small hammer head shark. Shane mentioned that catching baby hammer heads marks the end of the Spring fishing in our little patch. There are still a few gurnard about halfway through October, so that's good.
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Hey Dave been watching election, very entertaining, drinking red wine.
There was quite a big snapper 12 lber caught in a boat off here the other day. I’m meant to be taking few lads for fish tomorrow in boat, probably off here tomorrow for arvo for fish.

Helped a fella get his OK Gamefisher GT kayak with raised seat up beach about 5 pm tonight and onto his car. He had got turtled coming in.. bit of work for reel service guys I suspect as some nice gear that got dunked. Although full marks he wasn’t too perturbed and seemed to be taking it well. Funny he mentioned one of his mates got turtled same day as you a while back Dave.  We deduced it was you as we’re talking about bixbys. I said turtling happens to all best guys, including myself.. Sleepy
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Quite a lot of nice snapper this arvo on incoming .. was out of boat today so probably doesn’t count on here .. lot of 40cm models and one bigger 55cm one.
Young lads I took were happy taking quite a lot of fillets home... which I filleted off for them from 9 we bought home, plus one bonus gurnard, which was my dinner tonight.

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Shot out from Arkles bay yesterday afternoon to test the new sounder setup and it worked a treat. Went with mounting the transducer in an internal well and shooting through the hull. Nice and tidy! Fishing was good with a couple of bust offs that now have me thinking. First time for me at Arkles and thoroughly enjoyed
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I took advantage of the nice weather yesterday and headed out from Shakespear Regional Park at the very gentlemanly hour of 9.30am. Managed four Snapper in the space of around an hour and a half. Two in the mid 30's and the other two in the mid 40cm range. An orange slider accounted for 3 of them, while a Z-Man shard dragging behind me in the rod holder got the 4th. I was back on the beach by 11:30am.  

The late start was nice for a change. For once I wasn't falling asleep on the couch at 4pm!
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Good on ya snapper stalker and flaw one... no one says you have to get up too early. Fishing should be fun and fit in with normal sleep patterns, biggest snappers I have caught ( 2 notables 27 lb and circa 30 released)  were between 12 noon and 4 pm.
Of course if you get really keen ... too early is never a problem... still remember 4.30 am starts and having marlin on board by 9.00am Not yak mind you. Having said that nothing like arriving at beach on winter morning just after day break and seeing hard yakker all ready to launch. Motivating!
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One of my best sessions involved a 3.30am alarm, drive from Manurewa to Martin’s bay, a big paddle and into the spring snapper. I was back at the beach by 8.30 with a limit bag, including 3 over 10lb (one was 72cm). Was mind blowing to all the boaties who were only just launching 👍
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Said it many times the spring is for arvo fishing.
But first light gives you things you don't normally see plus it is a cooler paddle.
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Originally posted by Telecaster Telecaster wrote:

Met up with Dan for a 5.15am launch, caught a few nice pannies , kept 4. Lots of small ones around and no big bait schools yet. Caught and released a nice one in 10m depth, around 70cm. Good fight on the 10lb softbait gear.



Awesome Snap there Tele. Looks like you did better than most who were in closer 👍
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