Gamefishing update - Great Barrier 2012

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I think you may have me confused with someone else...I don't do little blighters, only jumbo jacobs
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More details to follow, word is that Lou and Cam Rathe (dad & son) are anchored in Fitzroy tonight with a 150kg Broadie in the boot. They got it today up around the Hauraki Canyon 20 miles north of Barrier. Short fight of a bit over half hour for such a good conditioned fish. Hopefully Cam will post some pics and first hand account after the rumbos have left him alone.

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Did they get it on a daytime drop?
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Think so, will find out later today because I'm weighing a snapper from the boat that was tied up to Brenda L last night.
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I'm sure Cam will post a pic. Day time drop. Great catch! Clap Good way to break in the new rod I just built for him eh Wink man those fellas know how to catch fish. 
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Hi Tom, it would've been a good trip to be on. Location was the Barrier Bank, and after soaking a bait much of the evening it struck at 8:45am and was landed 35 minutes later. The line was 60kg (take no prisoners!) and the bait was a very soggy skippy. Cam was the angler. It weighed exactly 150kg. Looking forward to some pics. Our weighsheets have a 'comments' section, and on this one it says "tastes good"! Well done lads. Hope it was on your rod Tom.
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Thats like saying "the cow was living in the Waikato" The barrier bank is bigger than the garden patch or the knights rise
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we would be silly to give details of location. we did the hard yards to find this spot, get out there and start looking guys
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Absolutely...just joshing...congratulations you deserve the success. And of course there is more than one spot in the ocean where a fish lives
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Brenda L now 4 /4 they got another today
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We put in a solid 24 hours out wide thursday and friday for only a few jemfish, bluenose and rays bream. We did 15 daytime deep drops and drifted baits all night but no swords came our way. Bluenose and jemfish were such a pain this trip. No matter how big a bait, or even 60m off the bottem they still found most baits after a while. I think they have all headed north to spawn for the time being. The old man had 5 bites from 13 drops the last time he was out in late July but september must be a bit late in the year for them. Might give it another go in January i think.
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well at least you were out trying mate, got to be happy with your results thus far
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fully agree BA... 
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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So good we can catch billfish all year round congrats guys that's next on my list after the marlin leave
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Grumpys One Base 2013 January 25th - 27th (anniversary weekend).
Loads of cash and prizes.Friday night stay away, Saturday night at Smokehouse, Sunday night at the Fitzroy Hilton (thanks again Karp). Tournament flyer and rules and entry form on www.wwgfc.co.nz/tournaments . Early bird draw for 3 hundy cash on Thursday 17th Jan. Tickets at H&F Ww or at Sandspit Yacht Club tomorrow night 6 -7pm and Thursday 17th 6 m-7pm OR print off the entry form on the website and PHONE us that your cheque is in the post and we'll put you in the draw.
Check out last years Grumpys report on the tournaments page, and photos on the gallery page.
There's a substantial 'Barrier style Sunday night dinner included in the entry fee. This event runs on the smell of an oily rag thanks to GREAT sponsorship, so that means we have a serious cash prize pool. Come join us for a no frills straight up stonkingly good time.
104kg stripey weighed by Karp last weekend, and Nick Dobbyn was looking for a gantry and weighmaster tonight after a day at the Barrier Knolls.
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