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Wish this bloody weather would let me get out Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Even next weekend and the Marsden Classic looks like more Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.Angry
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And the fish are there too...... Mon/Tue looks ok
I love catching fish. But fishing isn't always about catching.
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So decided to ignore the weather forecast and entered Bonze's Skins tournament at the club last week.
Only four trailer boats entered this year so we knew we were already being pretty intrepid.
I did a bit of a recce Monday and Tuesday and had a great plan which the weather put paid to. First two days stayed close south of the Knights down to the Coppermine. Saw a few fish in pretty nasty conditions but couldn't buy a bite that didn't come from a toothy thing. Spent second day pulling livies out of makos' mouths before they could snap shut.
Third day and while the forecast was the worst of the three days we decided to go for the doctor and get into blue marlin country. After a two hour slog we were at the K Patch and started zigging and zagging our way wider. Crew were wet and a little over the 3.5m walls of water when the green bottles took effect and we decided to keep fishing for the day.
Decision paid off at 1300 when the D Shackle on the long rigger got hoovered (we had 3 D Shackles out as they were working best in the conditions). Figured it wasn't a marlin after the first short run. Figured it wasn't a shark after the second scorching but short run. Sure enough after a bit of deep circling up pops a nice 30kgish yellowfin.
Crew were stoked with this, better than a stripey as far as they were concerned and I concurred.
Huge effort from the crew who braved the **** for so long for this fish, Brian's first landed yellowfin and the biggest for the boat so far.
Epic effort from all the boats who braved the conditions, especially the trailer boats. Amazing test for my boat too.
Huge congrats to the WDSAC and the Bonze crew for an amazing tournament.
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Son was out today off Oceans ways with LOTS of other boats too. RT very quiet. He said just the one Strippy and a BB called in today. Few skippies about but so too is the purse seiner, so wont naff left soon. They managed a distant release on a rather large fish with teeth. Never mind dad will buy another hook. 
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Nice one xtoad .. that's a fantastic catch. Yellowfin more rare than marlin these days and that's a real nice one! Hats off.
Krow get you're act together... us aucklanders are coming your way along with crews from far and wide as far as Hawkes bay... we are gunning for you locals as usual and a few weeks ago saw our first marlin this season ... free jumping inside the poor knights reserve. After days & days of trying to catch one off Coro, west coast, and your home coast ... so we are running cold to barely luke warm ... so due to hit the honey pot soon! None of us have caught fish apart from the flukey Sambosi crew who are 2 up.
Get ready, will be there few days before one base looking to turn our season around. Looking forward to rough unfishable weather which my 16ft stabi revels in... not!
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The fish are about, just not feeding. We had 2 strikes yesterday. Saw them but just 1/2 interested and had another eyeball a lure for a while before fading off. Mate in same area had one knockdown and 3 others in the gear over the day just looking. 58+ boats and near 200 anglers fishing the Marlin classic out from Mardsen yesterday today and tomorrow. Weather isn't the best though. Looks like we could have fished today but with 15+ SE forecast on the Northerly swell And roughing it yesterday we pulled the pin last night. Yesterdays Total just 4 ( one boat got 2 of them) today I think just the one so far. 
Shane look at the weather. You might be up here a couple days early but best do some landlock activities. See you at the one base. 
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We had a similar experience on Tuesday Doug. Lots of fish about just totally locked in to the baitfish schools.
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Krow you well may be right looking at swellmap, not so good. Oh well I am quite good at landbased activity ... but bit of a bugger really.

At least will hopefully be in great company and who knows hopefully forecast is horribly wrong. Cheers shane.
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Nice yellowfin Stu

Shane enjoy the few days before one base to catch up....have you painted your prop yet?
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Nope... gunna try livebaiting
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We were out again Yesterday to the knolls and back. Due to the lack of fish we took Bottom gear too and came back with a nice feed. Was a great weather day but only activity was a few pods and workups of dolphins, nothing else in with them (lures and bait deployed). Just the one solitary game fish on lures a skippy LOL
Water went green as we went past 120 and then came right further out. Plenty bait about but the fish as the saying goes, have their heads down so far this season. I think the onebase weather might just be ok fingers crossed Shane. If not I'm going to work and wait forever for the very odd good days. 

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Weather was crap we fished 3 of 4 days. And it was challenging in small 5m boat. We never saw a marlin but weren't alone.
Congrats to Malure and Wild Bill who took out one base tournament, both with two tagged, Tony Martin on Wild Bill won on a draw this time for second year in a row. Fantastic fishing by that team in very difficult conditions. Good to see trailer boats winning in what was weather made for 50 footers.
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Yep, was a tough 4 days. Got a y/fin on day 2, saw his mates busting up for a while and then a freejumper about 40mins later and that was all our action over for the comp. Sounds like fish fairly well spread out from Mumu down. Hopefully a bit more action with some nice weather over easter weekend.
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Yep, long weekend is looking good.So, if its not too rude Bakes, what depth was the tuna in roughly please?
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Hi Dave
350m Kumara Patch / eastern edge of 'V' sort of area. No bait around just a few gannets and marlin birds sitting on water. Good luck if you manage to get out there. Ill be closer to home snapper fishing with the kids.
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Ditto...snapper fishing is where it is at after a rough few days at one base.

Bring on the small boats
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Ok some intel from a boat heading north, report was about 1pm.

The V area quiet but patches of bait, water colour average.

South of Q'boy average water...

Nth of Q'boy, approx directly off redhead in 157m - 21.5 deg, several fish seen, trailer boat hooked up and fighting on one side of them and a launch on the other fighting another fish...Clap
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More intel for Pinnacles, south of knights and Lachlan reef area;

Lachland lots of skippies.

Pins area lots of saury.

Off Ngunguru bay area lots of baitfish.
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.... and off Oceans, someone had a shot in 111m, reports of good water and plenty of bait over 100m.
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