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Located just behind red merc comes out of about 70 - 80m from memory. Always has heaps of bait fish on it.
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Richards Rock is just north of Red Mercs
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kinda the 'perfect' black marlin haunt really and I remember last time Matt W and I were there we both agreed "black marlin here"....skippies, trivially, kings, kahawai.....almost a replica of Taheke off the Cavs

Kev - any been caught there before?
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Thanks guys, that's why I was having a look...sounds like a spot that's going to get a good looking at in the near future i'd imagine...
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When talking with one of the guys from the mercury bay club last year a boat hooked a black just south of Red and was going backwards through the cray pots awesome stuff, est 250+kegs

Your right kezza, it has all the attributes in my eyes to hold black marlin, current, open ocean, BAIT and lots of it and all the time too.
We will certainly be putting some effort this season in that area to see what we can pull out of it.
People say if fishing was easy then it would be called catching, I say these people who say that obviously had a bad day's fishing.
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The marlin lost at richards rock was estimated 150kg stripey trace broke when the fish was inches away from the gaff.  The guy was targeting kingis was on a TLD25 with a live ky first bait of the day only been in the water seconds when it was smashed baloon popped 5 metres from the boat!
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Wow, awesome effort all the same.

Wonder if the Top Ten Tuna tourney is going ahead with the impending forecast?
Not that I'm fishing it...
They seem to always strike crap weather for this tournament
Saturday 1/7
Morning
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.
Seas: NE 1.3 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: E 14 to 19 knots
Afternoon
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
Seas: NE 2 meters at 8 seconds
Winds: ESE 19 to 26 knots
 
Sunday 1/8
Morning
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large short period wind waves.
Seas: NE 3.4 meters at 10 seconds
Winds: S 24 to 33 knots
Afternoon
Light winds with a slight chop. Large short period wind waves.
Seas: ENE 3.4 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: SSW 6 to 8 knots

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See my post from (Posted: Today at 10:33am) Otdrmn - postponed 'till next week.
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Originally posted by Kezza Kezza wrote:

kinda the 'perfect' black marlin haunt really and I remember last time Matt W and I were there we both agreed "black marlin here"....skippies, trivially, kings, kahawai.....almost a replica of Taheke off the Cavs

Kev - any been caught there before?


Yeah mate.. Astraea(local boat) hooked a monster a couple of years ago just leaving the Reds. spooled him in no time and he has caught heaps of marlin, blues included

PS.  there is a black hanging around Castle, mate who does heaps of free diving has seen it twice last season there(hint, he doesnt dive there much)Wink
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Originally posted by Grunta Grunta wrote:

See my post from (Posted: Today at 10:33am) Otdrmn - postponed 'till next week.
Missed that one, thanks Grant.
Could be a starter for 10 if the weather comes right by then
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trolled out and around to 400m out from the pins along past The aldies saw a few other boats out there, only a few skippies and albies temp 19.8

Congrats to the guys who hooked up today, unlucky dropping them...
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Yeah was a wicked fight. We droped my brother on there boat with some gear. The angler had no harness and was hurting under an hour in. The guys still think it was a strippy, but this topic always causes plenty on discussion.....
The fish Jumped twice, one on the hook up and second near the end of the fight. They had it on for arround 4hours and it was deep most of the fight in came to the surface when they gave it some line.
 
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We had a big day on the water yesterday. Put the lures in just short of the hook and then trolled out to the ammo dump then north to footprint. Came access a big work up of gannets and dolphins along the way smashing saurie but worked it for nothing. Turned at the footprint and ran straight back to the hook. Best water was back towards the hook. Heaps of sunfish seen but no marlin.

Hard luck to the boats that hooked and dropped fish. Sounded like they were in closer.
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hard luck daveo maybe next time
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Has Whitianga been affected by any of the Rena rubbish? Has there been any restrictions been put in place that will effect game fishing?

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Originally posted by Fish_Bone Fish_Bone wrote:

Has Whitianga been affected by any of the Rena rubbish? Has there been any restrictions been put in place that will effect game fishing?


Been a bit of rubbish off Whiritoa but none at Whangamata yet so none at Whitianga from the on water reportsClap With the wind forcast to go North to n/west none will get this far for a while anyway
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marlin in 114m today..20.1deg
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Originally posted by tobez tobez wrote:

marlin in 114m today..20.1deg


Did you see that on the way home tobez? She was a bit messy coming back from the pins.
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tony nearly ran over the thing...but they are there..propably very thin..some very big red marks at the pins at the moment might be a big shark/anchorite black as the bite is super weird.
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thats interesting tobez, what way is it weird? kingies must be getting a round up by something hungry.....
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