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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

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I will send you some coordinates Paul. Where are you launching from?
More than likelt Te Toro,so can stop off at sis n laws . Busy Weekend,Friday night Glenbrook xmas lights train,fish saturday and will post smoking when I do my beef lollipop 3kg Sunday

I don't understand a single word of that Paul!Big smile

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Hell yeah, come on over. Sam managed to do a trip last year and caught some good fish. I’m keen to check out your side. I’ve got plenty of time off over Xmas to make it happen.
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Went to Te Toro around 8.30am,set off with thomas to Huia bank,nil,acros to destruction gulley area,2 x frieght trains,ping gone. Up to some bay past huia towards Puponga pt,got these 2 fellas,1 on bait 1 on S/b


Moved on around to Puponga Pt for lots of throw backs,a nice group in a extreme stoped and gave us a nice snapper,Thank you.
Made a call to tripod,Thanks Smudge,Hmm another couple of non stopping fright trains,Stuff it we are going home. Found a small school of kahawai,so had a troll and got a couple.Waiuku channel up from Grahams beach,not quiet to first maker,stopped in 13m and tide slack and got 9 snapper,Thomas was the winner a 42cm.



Thoroughly enjoyed the day.Next time I will catch for beers Smudge,had some browns on ice.Back to ramp 3.30

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We had a similar experience yesterday too. Launched around 7 into the last of a gentle but murky incoming tide. Hunted for some suitable live baits over the slack water but our search was in vain.

Decided to move down to waterfall bay area for a couple of hours of jigging as the current picked up but only managed to raise 1 small 60cm rat for all our efforts.

Once we had enough and arms were tired we     move to a old favourite shallow water spot in the Papakura not far from the tripod. With an interesting back eddy present at this spot it takes a little getting used to and quite often the fish are swimming straight at you so tension is key to a good hook up here.

As the outgoing tide slowed the bite got better and the mix of fish species was great.
Caught plenty of KY, Trevs and lots of 30 something cm's snaps, a couple of Sharks, 1 stingy and 1 eagle ray. Last fish of the day was this girl at 61cms who was deeply hooked so she came home for the boys at work.






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Some great results there from the weekend, thanks for the reports - good work guys.
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Great results guys.  I hit the local patch in Weymouth.  I didn't go far beyond the mouth of the inlet as the tide was coming into the Pahurehure inlet.  

I caught one fat pannie snapper and caught many undersized snapper.  There were a couple bird workups near the boat ramp, unfortunately I didn't catch anything amongst them.  I did catch and release a couple mud marlins and although they are fun to catch on light gear, they're a bloody nuisance!  Water temperature is 21.5°C.  
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https://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-reports/saltwater-fishing-reports/manukau-west-coast-fishing-report-14-12-23/

Tuesday & Wednesday are looking stunning out west. Don't expect one hour bag limits, but yeah, the fish are there for sure
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Looking at next Saturday afternoon.(KKB wlil be a night mare with the new ramp open) 8.15 high with a 3.7m tide so will be looking to fish same area in the waiuku channel around 1.00pm to about 4.30pm hopefully still holding fish? Work xmas eve so a short trip.
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

https://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-reports/saltwater-fishing-reports/manukau-west-coast-fishing-report-14-12-23/

Tuesday & Wednesday are looking stunning out west. Don't expect one hour bag limits, but yeah, the fish are there for sure

Does that go for the harbour as well?
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Jenkins bay on the banks this morning 6-9am
Rat shet, saw almost zero sign going over the main channel to the banks and hardly any sign for the first hr
Anchored in 5m, buggar all happening, heaps of undersize, kept 3 for the bin 36cm
Around 8ish heaps of sign coming thru, haystacks of snaps, big bait schools and nothing really hungry... gave up.... dirty ol refrozen mullet that was salted was the best today then squid, no real bites on salted pillies
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Originally posted by Kevin.S Kevin.S wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

https://www.fishing.net.nz/fishing-reports/saltwater-fishing-reports/manukau-west-coast-fishing-report-14-12-23/

Tuesday & Wednesday are looking stunning out west. Don't expect one hour bag limits, but yeah, the fish are there for sure

Does that go for the harbour as well?

The harbour should be primo
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I hit Clarks beach at the change of light last night. I wanted to stay away from the shallows, as I was plagued by skate and stingrays last weekend.

I paddled to a spot I found earlier with lots of potential. A running rig was deployed, (as there was a steady amount of current running through slack tide). Some good snapper were caught, (35-49cm) and a horse of a kahawai measuring at 58cm.

The Kahawai was shaped like a tuna, it had alot of girth and put up a hell of a fight!

Salted baits worked best. Recorded water temperature at 19.5C.

I was surprised nothing hit my softbait unlike previous trips. I absolutely love this place and the accessibility for my kayak. I plan to have a lot of holiday time at our cabin this xmas to explore this area. It’s been five straight weekends of fishing so far and I’m very fortunate my missus is very understanding.
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Wow! Go the small boats! I have never caught a skate in the harbour, only one off the coast. Very cool. Great report
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Fantastic day yesterday spent fishing the turn of the low on the Karore bank not far from the tripod. I took a couple of the old boys from work who had a great time on the light gear in the shallows.

The harbour was flat like a pancake!


Plenty of fish for Christmas!



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We got out on Wednesday and it was one of those (rare) trips where everything comes together perfectly: Idyllic weather, loads of wildlife and plenty of fish.  I had a friends son over from the UK and was keen to show off this incredible country to them, so it was perfectly timed:
We hadn't even left the harbour and we stumbled into a massive work-up of kingfish chasing mullet.  Fish were leaping for their lives all round us and big kings busted up on the surface.  There were some barrels among them too - easy 20kgs.  I always carry a stickbait set-up ready for just such occasions, and I lobbed a few casts into the action, but unfortunately my lure wasn't fooling them.  Incredible sight to see though and certainly got the adrenaline pumping.
We then left the harbour and did a loop out to the 60m mark looking for livebait.  Saw dolphins, penguins and a huge sunfish en route.  Alas no birds or lives anywhere so we came back in to the shallows and had a snapper fish.  Things were all on and in no time there were 15 fish in the bin.   I'd noticed some bigger shapes on the sounder so threw the lures in for a quick troll and straight away hooked into a small king.  Had another pass over over the same spot and got a double hook-up just minutes later.  Landed one, lost the other.  The chillybin was now literally so full we had trouble closing it, so we called time and headed for home.  Happy days.



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Great Report and results Alex! Visitors must of been stoked...Thumbs Up
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That's an awesome result Mr Recurve
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Arron and two others I know went out west today. The harbour must be snotty as with a 15 to 20kt NE puffing away. I know Mars did well but Arron was struggling early on. My call was 30 to 40m off Cochranes but what would dad know so Arron went to 50, came back in closer Big smile I will let you know how he got on. I got a msg from a friend asking if it was me he saw out there. 'Nah' just my boat. He struggled too but I think they just needed to wait for a later bite. I caught up with a mate yesterday too who made hard work of it. All these guys are very capable west coast fishermen. Right now the fish are where you find them out there.
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Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Arron and two others I know went out west today. The harbour must be snotty as with a 15 to 20kt NE puffing away. I know Mars did well but Arron was struggling early on. My call was 30 to 40m off Cochranes but what would dad know so Arron went to 50, came back in closer Big smile I will let you know how he got on. I got a msg from a friend asking if it was me he saw out there. 'Nah' just my boat. He struggled too but I think they just needed to wait for a later bite. I caught up with a mate yesterday too who made hard work of it. All these guys are very capable west coast fishermen. Right now the fish are where you find them out there.
Made the call Friday night to stay home,N 15knt would be uncomfortable in the waiuku channel.  
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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Arron and two others I know went out west today. The harbour must be snotty as with a 15 to 20kt NE puffing away. I know Mars did well but Arron was struggling early on. My call was 30 to 40m off Cochranes but what would dad know so Arron went to 50, came back in closer Big smile I will let you know how he got on. I got a msg from a friend asking if it was me he saw out there. 'Nah' just my boat. He struggled too but I think they just needed to wait for a later bite. I caught up with a mate yesterday too who made hard work of it. All these guys are very capable west coast fishermen. Right now the fish are where you find them out there.
Made the call Friday night to stay home,N 15knt would be uncomfortable in the waiuku channel.  

That's a good call, the harbour would have been very uncomfortable
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