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Was out at the trench last Sunday and Monday. Water temp was 18.6 and colour not to bad. Trolled last 2 hours and first 2 but no luck. Water temp was 19.2 at the 80mt mark on way out and in, may be going the same way as last year as I saw a mako feeding on a dead sun fish. This was the pattern up until about mid Feb then the marlin moved in but before that they stayed in cooler water out wide and stayed away from all the makos in the hot water at 90 to 75 mt mark. Was in Otorohanga today and a mate told me that he had heard that a Marlin had been caught out of the Manakau. True or False????
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Looks like a good northerly blow coming. With good weather coming after xmas day. Could be time to hunt the Big-eye.
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Nothing has come across Scales CH... and I havent heard that rumour
 
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all gassed up and heading out to the 100 m + to get a  marlin off the manakau , boys had a 8 ft mako at the boat yesterday in 35 m of water off Piha heaps of bait getting chased water was blue as looks like mid feb water out their haven't seen it that close at this time off the year ever !! 
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I was pottering around in the shed today with the VHF on, and heard that a few guys where heading off to find aberts. 
Any news on from anyone on how far off Manukau they are?
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Well no marlin off the Manukau for us today, but some good size alberts got the first one at 45 m about 6 kg had a bunch that size on the way out to the 110m mark where we hit a patch of them there pulling five 8 to 9 kg rockets then it went dead. Water was blue as had 19.8 most of the day hit a current line and got 20.1 ran down that for half hour but it had all gone quiet .All in all was good to dust of the gear and its looking good out there someones got to get a stick face soon!!
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Sunny Saturday out there with light winds... water temp about 19.4 rnd da 100m mark but got into the 20's in the arvo and lookin good - heaps or alberts in patches but only a lonesome skippy - 2 teethies - one extremely agressive one had a go once or twice - tried 2 avoid these guys but they are still even out at 110m - good to test the gear and strengthen da arms - LOL even got a tan Smile
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capitol O for effort auw !you headin back out there on thurs nik ?
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On saturday straight out from port waikato river bar we had 20 degrees easy, big schools of bait fish 100 m off the boat, snapper was going off so we did'nt investigate, 2  or  3 makos hangin about, one of good size!! hopefully dies out for a look on thurs,fri!!

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Dont ya know makos can smell woodys from miles away......theyve been waiting for you LOL
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Will it be worth having a squizz out from the Manukau next weekend ? when do the Marlin start to turn up in numbers ?
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may be an early stray hangin around ya never know your luck ,but generally feb march has better numbers AC ,should be plenty of alberts and makos to play with , keep in touch bro always good to do that bar with other boats around
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haven't seen too many Yellow skin come from that side anymore...
used to be a early run in Dec but no more for some reason...
i guess there ant too many around now in NZ waters..

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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Originally posted by RU4REEL RU4REEL wrote:

 
Sunny Saturday out there with light winds... water temp about 19.4 rnd da 100m mark but got into the 20's in the arvo and lookin good - heaps or alberts in patches but only a lonesome skippy - 2 teethies - one extremely agressive one had a go once or twice - tried 2 avoid these guys but they are still even out at 110m - good to test the gear and strengthen da arms - LOL even got a tan Smile
I Bet you skulled a few beers and chained a few packets of cigs on this trip.LOL 
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Originally posted by skidoggg skidoggg wrote:

may be an early stray hangin around ya never know your luck ,but generally feb march has better numbers AC ,should be plenty of alberts and makos to play with , keep in touch bro always good to do that bar with other boats around
 
Will do ski, all geared up for this year, may wait a bit then 'till folks start reporting a few.
 
Not many Yellowfin anywhere around NZ at all these days Eric, certainly not like 20 years ago.
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maybe only 12 years ago AC...
in my 19fter 3Y/Fin an a Marlin was the norm back then, an all on marlin lures....
yellowfin were small 18-20kg but they where still Y/Fin back then...



this one was in 2006, caught by CJs Dad...





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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Think been posted before but may have been the last  "offical" YFT caught over the bar as far as Im aware caught in 2007 by Chantelle James
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