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Any news from up this way?
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Originally posted by Adam... Adam... wrote:

Any news from up this way?

Seems to have gone quiet.. Ill be out saturday / sunday from the looks of the forecast.
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We were out Monday but swells and wind were a right pain in the ar$e.
 
Went out behind Aldies to 400/500m area for a look around, not much in the way of birds/bait and water temp was 19.6-19.9. Spent a while trolling north then back south but no sign of bait so moved out to the 1000/1500m square area over the back of Aldies. Didn't get much done here as the swells were so steep and so close together it was getting a bit hairy as we had to turn into about every 3rd swell to prevent going roly poly. Water temp out there was 19.8-20.0 and there was a little bit of sign but we decided to come back in due to conditions becoming unsafe.
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Water quality isn't the best of Whit/aldie area, not until you reach aldie rise
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Originally posted by Accident Prone Accident Prone wrote:

We were out Monday but swells and wind were a right pain in the ar$e.
 
Went out behind Aldies to 400/500m area for a look around, not much in the way of birds/bait and water temp was 19.6-19.9. Spent a while trolling north then back south but no sign of bait so moved out to the 1000/1500m square area over the back of Aldies. Didn't get much done here as the swells were so steep and so close together it was getting a bit hairy as we had to turn into about every 3rd swell to prevent going roly poly. Water temp out there was 19.8-20.0 and there was a little bit of sign but we decided to come back in due to conditions becoming unsafe.
nearly took a piccie of yas as ya bashed ya way north alot of hull out of the water..looked cool
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Good to see you the other day Tobez!, yeah at that time we were just having a stooge around the Aldies in close looking at kingies spots, didn't have any gear in the water then.
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Saturday might be good enough to get out to the rise this weekend.  seems like any billfish will be hard work.. weather is lining up nicely though

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Some one told me that in close near whale was holding fish could this be true?
Hoping to take the boys out from work this weekend have not looked at weather yet but sounds like we would not be the only ones out there.
Has anyone been up to the footprint lately ?
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have you got that new vhs of yours working yet chris as I will give you an update on the fishing off Kawhia. Hope you have taken  out the patent on it as you will make a fortune.
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Still fish here ,have heard  a fair few fish at 400m NE aldies pulling string but not hooking up .Just heard on VHF vessel not sure if Y/Fin or bigeye had a crack at lure but didnt hook .Was marlin at hook yesterday as well ,nothing weighed to my knowledge ,weather ,work ,and people counting pennies means less boats chasing fish each week at moment
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40 pluskg yellowfin caught on friday off the aldies in the tgfc billfish tourny
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boat went past us today towin glivies, hooked up a few miles away - had in on for 2hours, 12yrd old fighting fish - diddnt get it back, think line broke, saw some interesting things close to the aldies today
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tobez, were you out with carlos today? do you know how the day went?
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all good bro, nailed plenty, lots of smokings mainly fishing 150 and new jm185, jaws was back inhaling a fair few too
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JUN CUN! JUN CUN! - what a crack up - too much fun

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Originally posted by Accident Prone Accident Prone wrote:

Good to see you the other day Tobez!, yeah at that time we were just having a stooge around the Aldies in close looking at kingies spots, didn't have any gear in the water then.
u should have Wink
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Originally posted by Epic Epic wrote:

all good bro, nailed plenty, lots of smokings mainly fishing 150 and new jm185, jaws was back inhaling a fair few too
 
choice man....Ill bring the gear this weekend and we can sort him out for you, glad to hear it went well then too...catch you soon
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Managed to tag another stripie @ the Aldie rise on Saturday
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well done. on a lure or bait? coming up for the weekend and wondering wether to bring up 4 reels to tow plastic or just 2 for baits. reading all the messages, neither seem to be working any better than the other. what was your water temp then?

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on lure,had a billfish comp on in tga last weekend total of 6 marlin,2 on lures 4 on baits,water temp has dropped best water we had was on the rise,20.5 any thing inside 1000m seemed to be 19.9 and below to 18.7  but in saying that four of the 6 fish came out of green water 19c
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