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There is bigeye tuna out there at the moment, out wide.
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heard of one Albacore caught out there but nothing else ,should be out there now ,just a matter of the weather playing ball 
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Im going to head out to the 1000m on Friday if the weather allows, sst still looks a bit iffy though... Owel it's only fuel. Anyone else thinking of getting out?
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Originally posted by Merlin the marlin Merlin the marlin wrote:

There is bigeye tuna out there at the moment, out wide.
Ben , how wide is " out wide"
 
When do you head away again ?
 
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anybody have gps coordinates for the alderman pins? gonna be in whiti over some of the holidays so mite head down there and try a few live baits for kingy's, maybe an early marlin
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on ya chart plotter mate, or down load navionics on an iphone
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I went out of whangamata yesterday to the aldy rise, saw a free jumper at 800m on they way out and we dropped two big tuna 1 at 1100m and 1 at 900m Heaps or birds scattered around at 500-600 straight behind aldermens
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Originally posted by -prozac- -prozac- wrote:

anybody have gps coordinates for the alderman pins? gonna be in whiti over some of the holidays so mite head down there and try a few live baits for kingy's, maybe an early marlin


got them off Bathy chart, not exact but very close. Alderman knolls will be on your chart plotter anyway

176 . 31.000E
36. 58. 500S
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Originally posted by Dave775 Dave775 wrote:

I went out of whangamata yesterday to the aldy rise, saw a free jumper at 800m on they way out and we dropped two big tuna 1 at 1100m and 1 at 900m Heaps or birds scattered around at 500-600 straight behind aldermens
 
Bugger, good on you though for being out there giving it a nudge....Clap
My fav spot out at the 1000m mark on the rise, good YFT there in the past this time of year....
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probably big eye, they seem to hang around those knolls early in the season
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Works for me Kev, only wish i could be out there... wide open blue water, sunshine, big fish... only 26 more days before I'm home...Cry
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Hot of the press from the MBGFC news letter....
 
The best news first – our first marlin report from a team fishing for trevally in 100m out from the Red when a marlin devoured a hapless trev as it was about to be landed. Light gear and sabikis not ideal for marlin...
 
Bugger, enough to make you cry...
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Cool both cool and sad mateCry
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Probably not one of Uncles Sabiki rigs then Wink

 
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They are bigeye tuna. They have been out there for a month now.
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bring on tuesday, can't wait to get out down there
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Originally posted by Dave775 Dave775 wrote:

I went out of whangamata yesterday to the aldy rise, saw a free jumper at 800m on they way out and we dropped two big tuna 1 at 1100m and 1 at 900m Heaps or birds scattered around at 500-600 straight behind aldermens
 
What sort of temp you getting out there Dave?
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Our temp gauge is playing up so could not be 100%. It was saying 16.5-17. I checked seasurface sst in the morning which said it was 20 in the afternoon before we went so not sure which is correct.
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Took my 5.3mtr stabi to Chile today, Launched Tairua at day light and trolled out to the Aldie rise. water wasnt as good as it was last week, and only 18.2' worked the rise for 3 hours then carried on NE out to 1400m, back into 1000m and headed up towards the hook, Better water in the north, went into 500 and ran down the 500 to the aldies. 110 miles today, 95litres. hand full of albies. 
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