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Goooo Wanabae -marlin with your name on it is out there -you've done 1 day off west coast  (THIS YR)  so your way ahead of me -I've only done 1 day off tuts -1day out west counts for 3 off tuts.  You've got 2 go for for it good man -may the MARLIN FIND YOU (they will when your OUTHTHERE - drop in some time to the asb gate)  and I may be able to help n the quest.  Fishin girls comp nx weekend hopefully -but may be able to help u afta that -bout time some one who lives it got one.  Hope your gettin offers from others. Take nothnin for granted I say! Thanx for the book Shaneno!
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haha you know its a crap day when you the only boat out there and your copping greenies over the windscreen every 3rd wave , even eyeballs was chuckin up !and its not like him to waste food !makes you feel good to be in a good seaworthy hardtop boat thats for sure...

smudge smoked albacore tuna is mean as they dont call it chicken of the sea for nothin . !however dont try the skippys smoked absolutly disgusting !! we were still gettin em at 60 m just behind the bar . just run a of bungys on the corners with macskippys and you cant miss. have a fishbin with a lid ready and as soon as you fling em in there a quick icky and  cut behind pec fins to bleed , when all the flapping stops whip the fillets off and put in a bag on ice
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north channel outgoing tide ,southerly wind ...
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you can just see the bar in the background but there was no way i was takin my hands off the wheel to take a pic goin thru there !she was hammers down and even then i was thinkin 2 motors would be nice!the outgoin tide really   makes the swell stand up !
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cant have been that bad or ski would have gone for a swim through the bar to see if the boat could handle it first
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They're like sparrows out there!

3 weighed today at CSFC One Base, from 93kg or thereabouts to 130+ (sorry not got all the details) to a 15yr old guy on his first gamefish - he stuck a couple of tags into makos also - all up we had over 30 makos tagged. Forum member Biteme2000 and something was on the boat for the big fish maybe he can supply more details..... yoohoo Mark!!!

One was t & r also.

Not wanting to lower our lofty standards to stink old game fish we concentrated on bottom fishing today & guess what?

Heaviest gurnard... not to me but to Denise on our boat at least.

What we did have was a sun fish swim around our boat in only 12m pretty cool dont you think?

The bar was flat as no worries at all so ski wont be interested ... Out wide it was pretty flat too by all accounts, looking even better tomorrow! Tuna were showing up around the 40m mark if my drunken neighbour knows what he's on about.


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Shizzle sticks - 30 plus makos tagged on a week day... has da comp started already Shocked
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Yeah today was the first day, 90+ boats. Fantastic.
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There were a heap of boats not fishing the first day through work commitments etc.
I will find out the figures and put up a full post after the tournament.
 
Man it is flat arse calm out there, I snapped my steering cable at 100M so am now home for repairs.
back on the water by 10 hopefully.
 
A jury rig tiller got us into the bar and EZonOD towed us over the north channel at 18 Knots against a 4-5 Knot current. Thanks Jas.
 
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Lucky you had a calm day!!
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Here you go guys, pics of the current leader in the Comp.  Not in the comp myself but managed to get down there after work just before this one came in Thumbs Up
 
135.8KG Stripped Marlin
 
Also saw something else a bit rare for the west coast waters... a small Dolphin Fish/Mahi Mahi, think it was around the 2 - 3 kg mark
 
 
 
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Also notice that it was tagged first before they decided to keep it, lucky that they didLOL
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Nice one Seth awesome.Thumbs Up

Just heard today from the wife of a fella I work with that he got a Stripey a few days agoClap

He launched his waka off Bayleys Beach Dargaville, will provide details when I learn more.

But good stuff, Steve Waters for those that know himClap
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so the old POM got one
 
its good to see age hasn't slowed him down.
 
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trolling one knot faster, one degree off course, is where we should have been yesterday? or !
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Yes Paul, the Pom is still the legend, with a few records to boot, damn top fisho, will get the details ASAP.

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interesting to see the dollies back off the Manukau again this season - last year they appeared to be in plague proportions for a couple of weeks.......go ya ears on AC?.....might pay to pack a soft plastic spin set for Saturday. Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Kezza Kezza wrote:

interesting to see the dollies back off the Manukau again this season - last year they appeared to be in plague proportions for a couple of weeks.......go ya ears on AC?.....might pay to pack a soft plastic spin set for Saturday. Thumbs Up
 
It's still in the boat cuzz ............. with all the rest of the clobber Big smile 
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Maihimahi in plague proportions.. bring it on!!!
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Last year there were a lot of mahimahi caught, I however was unlucky with my gurnard rig ... all I caught was gurnard! There was a tiny mahi caught today .. under a kilo but it shows they are there.

Ski, I took your advice, Macskippies are well known to me and we dragged a blue one around today, along with another brand, 4 nil to you Uncle! We lost the best one at the boat that was tail wrapped, but we still managed 2nd tuna ... churrrr. The albie is going in the smoker as soon as I'm off here.

One marlin t&r for Counties today but plenty of action seen. We had some serious work ups of skippies and albies feeding on saury, gannets and dolphins everywhere at 60 to 67m as we headed south from the bar. After we left a boat called in a free jumper from there. The water looked good to me but then I consider light brown a good water colour, temp was 21.6 on our ff. I think the most action is coming from 80 to 110m.

Yesterday the bar and the Tasman were great, today the conditions just got better. Amazing, game fish or not it was one of the best days I've had out there.
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