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Done the filleting and even though expected it's still amazing just how fat and healthy these west coast snaps are. From the 4 snaps going 44, 48, 51 and 56 the tables show average weights from 1.74kg to 3.41kg with a combined weight of around 10kg. These fatties went from 2.8 to 4.7kgs with a total combined weight of 14.7kgs. the 56 was almost 1.3kg over ๐Ÿ˜€. Too late for weight watchers now๐Ÿ˜Š. Even the KY left that layer of fat on the blade, awesome.

Big batch ready for the smoker, heads and frames delivered and fillets ready for the pan...yum๐Ÿ˜‰



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We had a good session on sunday. 5 mins from the ramp back towards parakai. Mixed bag couple of carrots ,Trevs, snaps ,kahawai

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Good one Gumboot, looks like the fish are still well up in the harbour๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
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Seen the weather window yesterday so shot my boy out for a crack at some carrots as he was itching to get his rod wet he won at the boat show from shimano. ( thanks Shimano for that he was stoked. Awesome) only got 2 not sure why water was very dirty from all that rain but we did get into the snaps with the little man getting one just over 10lb which put up a mean fight for him. Took 8 for a feed and left them there biting. Mint day out home round midday
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Hi Guys,

The good lady and I are about to try a first expedition into the Kaipara.
We have fished the East Coast extensively for many years but have now downsized to a smaller boat (509 Stabi) so want to venture a bit further afield.

Research tells me the markers near Shelly Beach are a good place to start but was wanting some info on the best wind/tide conditions in the area.  I know it is quite shallow in places so does this lead to a short chop/wind-wave type effect and in what wind forecast, strength/direction should you just not bother.

Any and all advice gratefully accepted.

Thanks in advance

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Welcome to Fishnet Tommy, PM Bazza he's the guru know it all good 'ole buggar for the Kaipara. LOL

Lets see if that will draw a bite from himTongue
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Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

Welcome to Fishnet Tommy, PM Bazza he's the guru know it all good 'ole buggar for the Kaipara. LOL
Lets see if that will draw a bite from himTongue
 
Like your good self Al always happy to give advice even on things I know nothing about.
 
PM sent to Tommy & about to follow on with another.
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Been a while for me on the kaipara.
Ynot and I on his trustee Surtees did an early mission on the kaipara.
Shelly beach launch.
Carrots the quarry, we did succeed but seemed hardish pleasant work.
Many were of a good size a really good size.
Not like those pip squeak manukau muddy things Smudge drags up.
Kawhai from small to large were a plague nuisance. Even on light gear after thirty odd I'd had enough of there interference.
Good to spend time with Geoff on the water, and we even refrained from solving the worlds problems. Glorious sea state and sunrise.
Think the fishwhisper was out there screaming for more luck.
No snaps in our shallow zones.
Entirely pleasant.
Well until it was interrupted by a swoffer.
Those guys are lethal with there gear wizzing past your earlobes.
Thinking of petitions against swoffers on the kaipara, primarily as they are having too much fun.
I'm sure OTDRM will sign up.
Actually place was full of celebrity fisherman, should of taken my bits to get signed.
Haven't been to Shelly since the scallop season last year.
Boy has the beach area been dressed up. Very nice thank you.
Finished the day with coffees and burgers and chips at Shelly beach and swapping yarns.
Great day out made better with mates and fish in the bin.
Just cruising in my now sweetas pimped out Southern 755 HT0!
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Sure was a great day. party time on SamBJ with Pink Floyd the Wall album getting blasted, tagged some nice kahawai and got a feed of carrots
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Love the work G, a few too many kahawai for my liking but out there doing it and hope all is well.

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