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A 265kg blue on standup you say? 
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you've got me all excited now Sossie. let's get out for another try bro, i'm itching to wet my kodak killers
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Possibly a stupid question to ask, but how far out behind the mercs in "The Hook"? Ive heard it mentioned alot yet still cant work out on charts where the hell it is Confused

Any tips to find it?
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Originally posted by Mikeyb Mikeyb wrote:

Possibly a stupid question to ask, but how far out behind the mercs in "The Hook"? Ive heard it mentioned alot yet still cant work out on charts where the hell it is Confused

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Not to far, on the 200m line 5-6miles N/E of Red Mercs
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hmmmm so its possibly do-able in a 4.6metre boat on a good day, from Opito.......

I think there could be a devious plan in the works......
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Looking at the chart its closer to 10 nautical miles i think from Red. About 17-18 from Opito. Thats to the 200 contour
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The Hook is 8.8 nm from the SE corner of Red  26.4 NM from Opito and 34nm from Whitianga. In a small boat you realy need to pick your days as it can be a long ride back to shelter
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roger that....will see how things pan out Thumbs Up
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requin is on to it with the distances, we have been out there and beyond to the 500m mark ne of the hook in our 5.5m tinny but it was a flat day, if you get a flat day the hook will be within your reach
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Just be aware of an afternoon sea breeze that can often kick up fairly quickly out there, be a fun long ride home in a 4.4mtr.
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A word of warning - Often sea conditions in the hook area can be very glassy and close to shore its very choppy - look for westerly conditions where its not like glass but a slight westerly chop then in the afternoon the westerly stops the seabreeze from developing and you get a calm trip home and it wont be to bad out wide for you. I'd say you dont need to get out that wide to be chasing marlin this weekend though by the looks of things the bait and temp will be nice and close - we've hooked up in 50m of water inside the aldies 2 times now. both times this time of year. 
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if the weather holds we are heading out friday for a looksie, any latest news on where the bait is or where anyone has had any strikes lately, cheers
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in close is the word i have -
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we had a blue marlin on for 15 mins or so on in much the same place as boulder last week, first decent stint trolling for the year after some jigging first thing, gunned it up to boulders marks and worked it, didn't take long, had a shot the next day too, most of the fish i've heard of have been inside 200, hook or back of the aldies. looking forward to a decent shot over the next few weeks
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you got any marks mate?
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cheers tobez and epic, change of plans though, heading to white this weekend instead, will be there for the whiti classic though
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ocean monarch agged a 150kg blue this morning - 22deg at the hook

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and another fish - diddnt hear the model, wasnt a black -  weighing fish at 4-430
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that'll be a stripey from Athena got it up was tailwrapped
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yup - roving repoter whiti fisho reported in
 
3 in the gear this morning but no luck - not him
stripy s/e of the aldies
triple strike lost 2 still fighing the third
water hot and work ups all over
 
whitifisho reports 3mako's and 2 snapper for his days efforts .
 
 
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