Game fishing update - West Coast

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    Posted: 26 Jan 2010 at 5:38pm
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91.6kg. I'm going fishing ...seeya.
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Same here mokau trench tomorrow
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who got that one Smudge?????
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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any idea of depth and diraction from bar  mite scoot out on sunday

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in 80 meters behind the bar
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Not sure who the angler was Eric, a Counties member is all I know. I dont think they are forum members.
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Yes he is a f.net member but dosnt post much
Boat name is Mahoe Howie the mad butcher from Pukekohie
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yay got windows again and swellmap looks better by the day for sunday ...the west is calling and the mofo is happy again...anyone got the sst for manakau?
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Going over the Manukau bar tomorrow can any one give me the heads up on deep or close
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Also going out over bar tomorrow, will see what we can see!
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I dont know the guy personally but yeah Boulder is onto it.... the Mad Butcher from Pukekohe.

I know two guys that were out today, one of them yesterday, albies were at 67m but no marlin caught or seen. One guy, quite experienced didnt even get an albie but another fulla got two.
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Left Mokau on the high tide at eight yesterday morning with a reasonable s/west swell breaking on the bar. Got through after a big set and headed towards the mokau trench in slightly lumpy seas. Slowed at 50 meters and caught a few albies and skippies for bait and then continued on our 60 mile trip. A wind against the swell was making progress uncomfortable with whitecaps gradually becoming bigger so at a 115 meters we set some lures to troll. Water wasnt really good 19 deg and green but much more comfortable to travel in. Saw a sunfish and a large mako on the way. Once we hit the 150 meter mark 7 tuna boats came into view workin the trench and southern shelf. However the tuna seem to have shifted and 1 boat had only caught 9 tuna by 11-30 am. They all promptly headed north, destination off muriwai. Pulled in the gear at 200 meters and popped the locks on the puka cupboard. Less than 1minute after the baits hitting the bottom both rods were buckled with puka around 20kg. 3 drifts and 7 puka later the sea had flattened out so a clean up and back to trolling. Went out to 400 meters and worked the northern bank of the trench. Sadly very little sign of life this trip but good to get out and explore this awesome play ground 

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Nice work!!
Many albies at 50 metres?
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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Yeah, but coke bottle versions.
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Nice work sink. Many skippies and what depth?
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Quite a big school at 150 meters
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did my first trip over manukau bar today. Awesome conditions in morning. No luck for us on the big uns. Heaps of alberts in several patches with quite a few other trailer boats out there today workin them. Went pretty wide but never really got out of the greenish water. Nice to have such direct access to good offshore water so close to AK.
 
Launched from French bay where the coastguard is, which was sweet when the tide was in but at bit of a pain at mid tide.  What is the first choice for boat ramps on the Manukau? Is huia better at lower tides? Or is there another option?
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Sounds like a good had though sid, beats work.I have only launched at huia,tight but good ramp at the end with a slight dog leg.Yes its ok at mid tide,but wouldnt go it at low.Dont beach launch and esspecialy dont retrieve from the beach you wagon will sink in the sand.The best thing is you are 5 minutes from the bar also.Cheers
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