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Finally got out for a fish and managed to stretch the fly line as well as some dirty old bait on the Kaipara

YouTube video here
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Good video g
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My dad and i shot down today aswell
I spotted sambj in the car park
So i shot otdrmn a message to see where he was hiding turns out he was hiding exactly where I was heading great minds think alike eh πŸ‘
G reported fishing was quiet which is kind of expected this time of year

We just burleyed up sat and waited
1st half hour was quiet as then the rod in the holder went off and up came the 1st snapper of spring/summer for me a very respectable harbour snapper of 550mm and arround 6lb
Very quick after dad hooked up on a slightly smaller fish arround 500mm

I then snaped off on what I believe was a very big snapper i I think the line touched the motor as it took off

The next few hours till high tide were very slow with a fish comeing onboard every half hour or so
All good harbour snapper no small ones

Smallest fish was 42 biggest was 550 6 fish total

Yes they were on ice just removed for photo
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Tough day at the office yesterday. Forcast was totally backwards with a very fresh northerly early morning I did not stick to plan to hit the middle banks for bigger snaps. Stayed closer and shallow,loads of just legal snaps....still holding on to my record of no undersize fish on the Kaipara this year . Water very warm at over 20deg already.

Got one good sized gurnard and did battle with 3 rays which tested out the light gear and the arms . As the day went on the wind died away and by the time I headed for home it was glass. Tried softies as well and got a few hits but nothing stuck. Home with 1x gurnard and 1 x snap....still good to be out on the water as due to a combination of moving house and work, my last trip out was 45 days and 15hrs ago....approx😁😁. Bumped into Gumboot at the carwash on the way home, good to see ya.
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Yeah great to see ya and the quick catch up.
Iv found my last few trips on the kaipara like that aswell seems just as they come on the bite the small stuff turns up in numbers
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Hi everyone! I'm heading out tomorrow for the second time on the Kaipara in a couple of years... Anyone been out recently?
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Hi Im hoping to head out there tomorrow as well , let you know how I get on , cheers
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Been out twice in the last week got limit of snapper both time nothing under 42cm.
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Awsome catch, where's the ice or cold water slurry? I'd be looking after those fish a bit better and will taste alot better! Just my opinion of course and do as you like
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Forgot to buy ice the night before. So just put afew frozen bottles in the bottom and put water in when I left. Usually have a bag or 2 in the freezer but used them on the previous trip. Luckily I was only fishing for 2 hrs. And the water is nice and cold
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We went out for a few hours from Ruawai in the thick fog . Visibility was 50m max , we didn't see land til we got back to the ramp ,about 1.30. We caught 3 snapper 450-490mm and 2 kahawai , plenty enough for tea and raw fish .Incoming tide was better , cheers
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Had a really good day yesterday, launched Shelly at 6am to hit our outgoing spot at the right time, clear at first till the fog rolled over and held through to midday.


Fishing was slow and steady with good size snaps, gurnard and kahawai coming in.





Kept six snaps 45 to 60, nine stonker gurnard most 45 to 50 and a good handful of kahawai. Still have to weigh the carrots but reckon there should be a few pushing 1,3 plus kgπŸ‘.

Not sure of temp as the sounder not working but reckon slightly warmer than last trip out which was 13deg. Another great day on the mighty with good weather, good fishing and great company πŸ˜‰
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Trip report for Wednesday 24th

What a day...



First 3 fish were Ky, gurnard and a stonker of a snap that went on a run that looked like it was going to end somewhere around Port Albert😁






Wind came up and we got rained on, rain passed and we were putting on sunscreen, one of those days. Got a few more snaps and Ky...



Call made to move down to the outgoing spot almost cancelled as the navionics would not load, rebooted phone and off we went. Glad we made it there, got into the snaps which just got bigger and bigger





At the end we were just having fun in 2m of water, strong current and light gear



Bin full with 12 snaps, 3 carrots and a handful of kahawai



Catch board with sizes and weights



Found gurnard had fair bit of roe and snaps been feeding at the crab shack πŸ˜‰





Best trip on the Kaipara to date, great company and loads of fun. Heads, frames and fillets shared out with many families that would never be able to get fish like this themselves πŸ‘
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Awsome report Transformations, appreciate all the detail and photos. That haul is up there, one of those special days that make up for the slow ones.
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Fri 02 Sept.....

Snap!



Snap!



Snap!



Kept 9 snaps (45 to 60), 5 carrots (all around 45cm and over)and good kahawai πŸ‘. No undersize caught. Great day out....againπŸ˜‰

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Nice one
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Does anyone know if there are cameras at Shelly Beach, and if so who to contact.

Was out the other Tuesday and some low life helped themselves to one of my brake calipers.

Pretty dark having to replace caliper due to this!!

OH, we got a few snap, and the fish had spawned.
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i don't think there is any cameras, but cafe would be worth a call. We put in about
6.45 and back around 1pm. didn't notice anything suspicious
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Cheers
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