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forecast looking good for a Sunday harbour fish. Thinking across to Huis or top of Papakura channel by airport. Like the Manukau its like a game of hid n seek. Never know where you will find fish.
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I have no idea where they are at the moment but as you say it's like a game of hide & seek
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Plenty of mid sized bronzies in the Papakura Ouch
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Originally posted by Skoti Skoti wrote:

Plenty of mid sized bronzies in the Papakura Ouch
Bugger. Want to try huia side for a change Thomas loves going on manukau as you never know what you'll catch.Its all foreign to me. Was thinking trying in the shallows by the rocks at Matakawa area.Think it's only 6 m deep From weather map looks Sunday be better than Saturday and ride seems right 5.00 high so thinking last 2 hrs outgoing and 2 hrs incoming.3.6m tides. Won't be going cake island caught enough of those hiwihiwi things
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Got out late Monday for an hour either side of the high tide but came home empty handed for a change!
Plenty of small fish, constant bite, but nothing decent landed.
Had a monster fish head off on a run, felt snapper like with head shakes and all, but the line parted way at the trace!! Ouch

Was a beautiful end to the day heading back into Cornwallis.

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It is days like that where we remember the one that got away. After chatting to Skoti today my guess is a bronzie, but it could have been anything! That's why we keep going back!
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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

Originally posted by Skoti Skoti wrote:

Plenty of mid sized bronzies in the Papakura Ouch
Bugger. Want to try huia side for a change Thomas loves going on manukau as you never know what you'll catch.Its all foreign to me. Was thinking trying in the shallows by the rocks at Matakawa area.Think it's only 6 m deep From weather map looks Sunday be better than Saturday and ride seems right 5.00 high so thinking last 2 hrs outgoing and 2 hrs incoming.3.6m tides. Won't be going cake island caught enough of those hiwihiwi things

Sunday, early morning has a few things lining up - change of tide 1030am & a good bite time 6-8am with moon down, plus moon is 7 days old... basically first quarter... altho, wind against tide
Have consistently cleaned up on the muddy, numbers & size with moon down early morning change of tide few hrs after sunrise
Of course, this is on the Wairopa channel
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It's been a while since we've been out with that persistent Westerly stalling our efforts.  But yesterday it came together - no work and I managed to find a crew mate for the day.
Crossed the bar at low water and headed straight out to where I knew the fish would be: 55m . . . . and the fish were there as predicted.  The sounder was loaded - Unfortunately the fish weren't hungry.  We dangled various baits in front of their noses for 1 1/2 hours and had just 2 snapper and a kahawai to show for it.
So we then changed the game plan and headed in shallower and found a few birds working around a tide line at 35m.  This time there were no fish on the sounder . . . but they must have been tight to the bottom as we were into them straight away.  2nd fish was this beauty - 75cm.  Gave one hell of a fight on light gear.  
Finished up with 12 snapper and just the one kahawai. 
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Despite the forecast we took a gamble and went. Arrived Te Toro 8.30am and a couple others launching so didnt feel to bad. Around to Wattle bay in 4m out of the wind but just in the tide flow,1 gurnard and 1 kahawai and Thomas and his blo$dy shark,peeling off line as fin just breaking surface,cut  the line gone. Hmm now what,Fished off Mako pt in about 13m and lots of undersize snapper. Up to 1/2way  point to Te Toro,in 5m and lots of bites but no sticking. 1.00pm called it quiets. Nice day out all the same
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That is a beast of a fish Alexrecurve! I must try and get the new Mac out over the coast soon. Problem is I have to tow it all the way to Huia from Tuakau, As fuel capacity isn't enough really to justify the long run from Clarks beach to the 60m mark and back.

Been thinking about crossing the Port bar though as it's down the road.....

PCJ, sounds like a typical October/November days fishing in the harbour. I always struggle this time of year. End of the true Gurnard season, too early for the main Snapper run...good fishing around the shellfish beds for Trevs though. 


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Originally posted by gurnard gurnard wrote:

good fishing around the shellfish beds for Trevs though


What could I do to spot shellfish beds, not really sure what to look for along the mudflats when its high & dry
My home grounds are between Blockhouse bay to Huia, more so Jenkins & Armour bay

Is this something that can be spotted on the sounder when out there on the water.... we love our trevs, but seem to be by catch
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Originally posted by BananaBoat BananaBoat wrote:

Originally posted by gurnard gurnard wrote:

good fishing around the shellfish beds for Trevs though


What could I do to spot shellfish beds, not really sure what to look for along the mudflats when its high & dry
My home grounds are between Blockhouse bay to Huia, more so Jenkins & Armour bay

Is this something that can be spotted on the sounder when out there on the water.... we love our trevs, but seem to be by catch

Again it's a bit of a cat and mouse game, but usually over the flats on the edge of banks is a good bet, using shellfish for bait and small recurve hooks. Look for the boats dredging scallops too LOL Haven't lived over that side of the harbour for years now, so not sure where the current beds are around there. Someone may be able to give a bit more insight on how to identify the beds though, I only know of a couple over my side.

There's a guy on YouTube who has a few videos targeting them...fishes out of a little red stabi
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Has been a bit quiet in here as of late.... im thinking of heading out to test the Muddy waters for a possible king or two this weekend.

Have heard the mullet have been moving through for a few weeks but little reports of Kingies so far?

@banana boat - We call the green number 9 marker out from Lawry point, Trevally Alley. Almost everytime we have caught a few there, otherwise there are plenty of shellfish beds on the back of the Te Tau Bank, a lowtide walk on a king tide will show these up.

Here's a little fella I caught in a west coast harbour recently. It was in 4m of water and took off like a stingy, lucky I had heaps of silly string and good knots!

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Very quiet across the whole forum lately. I guess a few of us are keeping it alive...


Have not been out on the muddy in the boat for a while now. I don't usually fish much this time of year as past years have proved very patchy and difficult. A mate of mine has been out a bit though and his last mission seemed to be very sharky.

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With my ramp out if action.Looking at the muddy on Sunday big tide 4m but will fish out going Want to go across destruction gully way .Maybe just a cruise to mill bay in the shallows just of the beach.got some good gurnard over Xmas surfcasting.just a day on the water.
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I think all the scallop dredging is on your guys side, just divers on my side
I couldnt find the youtube videos

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Ill have to try no9 next time out on that side, usually do pretty good for better snaps along there apr/may
Thanks for that

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Thats bloody annoying reading about Mill bay & gurnard
Those feckin things keep avoiding me
Ive fished many times around Mill bay for none grunters
Met a local & MAF fisheries who said its a gurnard spot
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Fantastic day out on the water today. Hatched a plan to meet up with Smudge in the morning with the hope of crossing the bar for the first time.

On the way out from Cornwallis we jigged a couple of our favourite markers and were rewarded with a single rat of a kingie. Great to see them around and where's theres one there's always more!

Meet up inside the bar before the high tide and made the decision to cross. Plenty of boats were heading out which gave us confidence we had a good track. Conditions were good throughout and we were soon greeted by the open ocean and a lazy 1m swell pushing in.

We chose a path southwards towards the 50m mark and we'll the rest is just west coast fishing at its best. No biggies but all were in prime condition with developed row and milt. No Sharks and just a couple of gurnard and KY in the mix.

A huge thanks to Mike and his crew aboard Lamorna Cove, that is the only way we would have done it, safely!


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Was a great day out there alright. A sloppy bar coming in but that's expected at mid outgoing. Was good to catch up. I think our biggest was maybe 10lb, all nice fish but nothing super big. Arron did ok at 60m, slightly larger fish but again nothing huge. But that's all good when there's some really nice fish in the bin. Got some scallops from the harbour on the way in. 

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The Weymouth Boat Club were holding their annual KG fishing competition.  The goal for this competition is to catch the heaviest Gurnard and Kahawai within the Manukau Harbour.  


It’s never easy competing against the big boys and their boats, but I had a plan.  


The fishing was very tough in the early hours of the morning as the tide was very swift.  The water was also murky due to the recent rain.  When the tide went slack I was able to get my rigs to the seafloor.  


The Trevally were caught on a ledger rig, 3/0 KS hook with a small chuck of salted bait.  The Gurnard was caught with my strayline rig using a 5/0 circle hook, with a fairly heavy 2oz sinker.  (I don’t often use anything heavier than a 1/2oz sinker).  


The Kahawai were in good numbers, I took 2 home.  They were caught trolling a softbait while paddling.  


The Snapper I caught were very small and the water temperature currently sits at 17.5°C.  


At the weighing station it sounded like the other anglers found the fishing very difficult.  So I was very fortunate to get a good feed, as well as win a couple prizes along the way.  

https://www.facebook.com/share/p/kajyz4bohfVHPhCy/?mibextid=WC7FNe

It was a very well organised competition from the committee at the WBC.  I was so impressed, I decided to sign as a member to the club.


Off the topic for a moment.  I met Muppet (Dan) last week at work.  We’ve met few months ago and chatted briefly about fishing, but we’ve actually just formally met.  If you’re reading this Muppet, thanks for the tips.   

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