Gamefishing update 2012 - Mercury Bay

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Apparently the swords pretty much swim strait to the surface once hooked so you dont need to worry about line capacity just the arms in winding 800m! I've used the 700m rated lights to about 800 and they seemed to be okay. Were you able to mark bait on the sounder in that depth BA? 
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Looks like we are going to do the snappa tourny sat and then weather permitting refuel and head straight back out and fish sat night around the aldie knoll.
If anyone else is going to be out there drop me a line, it can be a lonely place out there at night especially when you are only 5.2mtrs and would be good to know for safety reasons.
 
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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Originally posted by Mashies Mashies wrote:

Apparently the swords pretty much swim strait to the surface once hooked so you dont need to worry about line capacity just the arms in winding 800m! I've used the 700m rated lights to about 800 and they seemed to be okay. Were you able to mark bait on the sounder in that depth BA? 

yes mate very much so the joys of having simrad gears with the monster ducer, weather here is predicted 10kts variable for next few days so looking good for another shot at one.
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We'll be down Mayor ways Slick, give us a shout on the radio if you like. Andari is the boat name. Good luck
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Might see ya out there mashies. Boat name westcoaster, best of luck.
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We ended up pulling the pin for a sword mish sat as the sea state around Cuvier wasnt the best especially for 5.2mtr boat, however when drifting for snapps north of cuvier in 70mtrs of water we had a s/marlin swim straight past the boat not 12feet away from us, you could clearly see the stripes and he wasnt a big fish either, wicked when it was the 2nd of june, 17deg water and pee soup water.
 
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Crikey ! Thats not too far away either ! Might have to do a wee mish out to Cuivier !!
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The divers on Taranui reported seeing a Marlin cruise by as they were about to get in the water at Richards rock over the weekend as well and also a marlin was seen at Motiti last week so I heard 

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