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Hi
I must get down to this lake. Anyone know if this comp is on again this year? (The annual Lake Pupuke Challenge)
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Sorry for the slow reply, yes it is on.
It will probably be the first or second Sunday in May.
It is usually timed to happen a couple of weeks after the annual Trout release.
Same deal as normal, no entry fee, just need to show a licence at weigh in, all legal methods are accepted.
It will be run by the North Shore Flyfishers Club as usual.
I will put something on here once we have a firm date.
 
Also, a few Club Members have been down there in the hour before dark and have seen some very solid fish rising quite aggressively.
To Caddis maybe???
 
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Thanks, hope its the second Sunday.

 
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Just heard from Dennis Smith and he tells me the dates just need to be finalised. As soon as I hear will post them here or feel free to do so if anyone has them confirmed.
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I was at Lake P. today to watch the Masters Games (Dragon Boat Racing) - an amazing vantage point from up on the hill by the boat ramp - and overheard a German asking "if zer ver any feesh in za lake" so I advised I had read on here that there was, in fact, a fishing competition taking place in the near future.

A passing Canuck/Kiwi who was in the Canadian (old) Mens team commented that he was part of the crew (with lots of kids) who released 30,000 trout into the lake a fortnight (or so) ago. He reckoned many were 'This big'. (Holds hands 10-12 inches apart). Hug

So, good luck to all the fishos!!
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I think the Canuck may have been spreading it a bit thing.
Fish and game did the release on Thursday and it was meant to be 1000 Rainbows and 100 Browns.
 
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Sounds better Dunc. Thumbs Up

How do people fish this lake competition? From the shore or on boats? There doesn't look to be many shore access points but the boat ramp could get a bit crowded.

I don't suppose my softbaiting rod would be much good but it might be fun to watch the weigh-in anyway.

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Best places to fish for me, would be the Pumphouse wharf or the Hospital Wharf. Other good places are Sylvan Park, where the fish are released each year, (if the Windsurfing school is not too busy), and the gap between the Quarry and the Lake beside the Kayak / Canoeing Club. Also the hospital Wharf, if you can get onto it.
 
At this time of year, floating or sinking tip lines for me. And the Wooly Bugga works all year round, but if you are fishing off the Wharfs and there has been rain then try a Black and Peacock on a short dropper as a snail imitation.
 
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For the Comp, the boats definitely seem to have the best success but fish are still caught from the shore. No outboards though, paddle power or Electric motor.
 
If you want to use your soft bait rod, no problem at all. All legal methods are fine for the comp. However, as I understand it you can't use scented soft baits like the Gulps, but to be sure have a read of the regs on the Fish and Game website.
 
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Originally posted by Foxtrot Oscar Foxtrot Oscar wrote:

Sounds better Dunc. Thumbs Up

How do people fish this lake competition? From the shore or on boats? There doesn't look to be many shore access points but the boat ramp could get a bit crowded.

I don't suppose my softbaiting rod would be much good but it might be fun to watch the weigh-in anyway.

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You can use a conventional rod & line using a bubble float then a swivel, with a trout hook suspended about a mtr or so beneath it.
 
Bait can be worm, a section of noodle or a small ball of compressed white bread. However a problem with the above baits is that they are likely to fly off the hook when cast so need some way of securing them on ( have heard super glue works sometimes ) or if wind in the right direction simply let that take the line out.
 
Or you could simply cast the bubble with a lightly weighted fly suspended underneath using either "heave or leave" or a slow retrieve.
 
Be aware you will need a F & G licence.
Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn't fit any of your containers.
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Thanks Dunc & Bazza. I think I can buy licence at Top Catch. F&G website is next port of call.
I have a small box of trouty-fly-looking little hooks & lures that i got at a garage sale. Not good for snapper apparently so that's what I think I'll try with. A couple of little floaty-thingys in the box too.
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Hi All,
 
The Pupuke Challenge is on this Sunday, the 24th.
Details as per below.
 
 
 
North Shore Fly Fishers Inc. announces a fishing competition to be held on Sunday 25th  June 2017 from 7:00am to 3:30pm. The objective is to promote Lake Pupuke as a fishing spot and to obtain some data about fish numbers, size and condition that will assist the Auckland / Waikato Fish and Game Council in the management of the Lake Pupuke fishery.
- No entry fee or registration. All participants (including juniors) must present a current Fish & Game Licence to collect prizes.
- Any legal fishing method. Sports Fishing Regulations must be observed.
- Weigh-in at the Sylvan park reserve, on the elevated area near the car park and toilet block from 3:30 pm. Estimated length of undersized trout or trout that were released would be also appreciated. Prize giving shortly thereafter.
- Anglers keep fish.
- No litter to be left in the water or on the land.
- No motorboats permitted on the Lake. Anyone using watercraft is requested to observe water safety regulations and use a life jacket.
- Anglers participate at their own risk. An adult must supervise children under 12 years of age.
 
Cheers
Duncan
 
 
 
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Hi All,
 
The Pupuke Challenge is due to be held again this year. It will be on Sunday, the 22nd of April.
Details as per below.
 
 
 
North Shore Fly Fishers Inc. announces a fishing competition to be held on Sunday 22nd  April 2017 from 7:00am to 3:30pm.
 
The objective is to promote Lake Pupuke as a fishing spot and to obtain some data about fish numbers, size and condition that will assist the Auckland / Waikato Fish and Game Council in the management of the Lake Pupuke fishery.

 - No entry fee or registration. All participants (including juniors) must present a current Fish & Game Licence to collect prizes.
- Any legal fishing method. Sports Fishing Regulations must be observed.
- Weigh-in at the Sylvan park reserve, on the elevated area near the car park and toilet block from 3:30 pm. Estimated length of undersized trout or trout that were released would  also be appreciated. Prize giving shortly thereafter.
- Anglers keep fish.
- No litter to be left in the water or on the land.
- No motorboats permitted on the Lake. Anyone using watercraft is requested to observe water safety regulations and use a life jacket.
- Anglers participate at their own risk. An adult must supervise children under 12 years of age.
 
Cheers
Duncan
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ALSO:
 
Fish and Game Auckland / Waikato will be doing the annual release of Trout into Lake Pupuke at Sylvan Park on Thursday the 19th April.
 
This usually takes place around 11.30 - 12.00 in the morning. Exact timing depends on how much traffic the fish tanker encounters in the drive up from the Ngongotaha hatchery.
 
This release is deliberately timed to take place during the school holidays and Fish and game encourage parents / grandparents to bring the kids along and experience the release. From experience of past releases the kids really enjoy it.
 
Cheers
Duncan
 
 
 
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Hi All,
 
Fish and Game Auckland / Waikato will be doing the annual release of Trout into Lake Pupuke at Sylvan Park on Tuesday the 16th April.
 
This usually takes place around 11.30 - 12.00 in the morning. Exact timing depends on how much traffic the fish tanker encounters in the drive up from the Ngongotaha hatchery.
 
This release is deliberately timed to take place during the school holidays and Fish and game encourage parents / grandparents to bring the kids along and experience the release. From experience of past releases the kids really enjoy it.

Adam Daniel, the Fish & Game Manager (Fisheries) will have numerous raffle prizes and giveaways for children and also set-up rods for children to have a go" at catching a fish.

 

 

 

Cheers

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My son rows for takapuna grammar and I was asked to donate my boat as an umpire boat for the day at the recent head of harbour rowing regatta. This involved launching my stabi 1850 frontier at the rowing club and driving up and down the course behind the rowers all day. I have a 1kw transducer and had it on most of the time to have a little look at what was there. Huge amount of fish - mainly on the pumphouse side of the lake- stacked up in big schools - with some big specimens showing on the furuno accufish readouts. Not so many on the milford side of the lake. If it was me and the weather was calm enough - rowing out using pat swift jig rigs at the 20-30m depth level would be the go. 
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