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Hard going !

The family and I fished the firth last night, just off the beach at the top of the tide. We got 4 snapper (sorry the Mrs and my son did) I just cast baits and baited hooks. Some nice pannies though. Kept one!

Does anyone know if you can net mullet by the Tuakau bridge? There's a lot of current but there's a small beach there that I have thought about putting the net in on dark parallel to the shoreline.
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Originally posted by gurnard gurnard wrote:

Hard going !

The family and I fished the firth last night, just off the beach at the top of the tide. We got 4 snapper (sorry the Mrs and my son did) I just cast baits and baited hooks. Some nice pannies though. Kept one!

Does anyone know if you can net mullet by the Tuakau bridge? There's a lot of current but there's a small beach there that I have thought about putting the net in on dark parallel to the shoreline.
I believe south of Hoods Landing only,theres a sign there that shows where you can or cant net.
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Yeah, Tuakau is south of Hoods landing. I guess I'll have a go with trial and error. Have set the new net twice this week for zero fish so I'm itching to work this damn thing out
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Originally posted by gurnard gurnard wrote:

Yeah, Tuakau is south of Hoods landing. I guess I'll have a go with trial and error. Have set the new net twice this week for zero fish so I'm itching to work this damn thing out
No tuakau is in a northly direction,netting allowed from Hoods to the ocean



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Agree with rocko
 
Hoods Landing. Motor to the left from the ramp. I have a spot thats out of the current. Set your net so its right up against the reeds. This way it wont get run over, nad the mullet sit in the reeds. Leave it overnight if you can and reap the rewards. My mate and I got over seventy in two days a couple of weeks ago. (Limit is 30 per person per day)
I could take you to some good spots, but I may have to blindfold you to get you there.Cool
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CORRECTION
 
Go right from the ramp.
 
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Have a look at the MPI website or download the fishing rules app. There is NO set netting allowed anywhere near the heads.

This photo is a screen shot from the website.

Hoods landing is much closer to the heads than Tuakau is.

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Originally posted by gurnard gurnard wrote:

Have a look at the MPI website or download the fishing rules app. There is NO set netting allowed anywhere near the heads.

This photo is a screen shot from the website.

Hoods landing is much closer to the heads than Tuakau is.

Take a drive out to "Hoods" and  read council bylwas,I see mpi  have revised set net rules in December 2023. I know bylaw says you cant net left of the ramp,so maybe no go area?  Think we gave it a go in 2023 june?cant remember but what I do know was a lot of effort for 1 mullet and a carp
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Not too sure. Probably different councils too as Tuakau comes under Waikato. Does Hoods still fall under Auckland ? Either way it's pretty unclear and wishy washy. Ended up setting it just on dark last night for one black Kpi carp (cheers smudge for the ID). One big mullet appeared to jump over the top of the net too.
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Talking about 'left of the ramp' is pretty confusing, I would say east or west of the ramp. Pretty sure it is west of Hoods that has the restrictions but I haven't been mullet netting in years
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Pretty sure the line goes from the Port Waikato wharf to the southern most picnic area through the forestry.
Where did you get your net? I bought one from Smart Marine but it did not have enough floats, which ended in way too much by catch as it was sitting to low. After adding more floats it was away. Mullet have been hard to come by lately in my end of the harbour.
Haven't been to the river for a few years now.
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Originally posted by Tonto2 Tonto2 wrote:

Pretty sure the line goes from the Port Waikato wharf to the southern most picnic area through the forestry.
Where did you get your net? I bought one from Smart Marine but it did not have enough floats, which ended in way too much by catch as it was sitting to low. After adding more floats it was away. Mullet have been hard to come by lately in my end of the harbour.
Haven't been to the river for a few years now.

This is correct. It's perfectly fine to net for mullet up around Tuakau.

 I chase them around Hoods in the reeds and also further upstream towards the Elbow boat ramp. They are pretty thin on the ground at the moment and have been all summer. So don't think your lack of success is due to your chosen spot. They are just not around, hopefully they start to turn up soon.
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Gurnard, come to Te Toro one evening. The river opposite has some mullet. We want an early evening tide. Never netted there but I reckon it would workWink
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I set it again last night, no luck. Saw Koi carp infront of the net but they were monsters, probably too big for my mesh size.

The net is only a 20m jobie, floats seem to be okay but the mullet I have seen love to jump all around the net, however refuse to go into it!

Smudge, I may have to head up there soon. I thought about wading out in the mangroves between Clarks and Waiau Pa. Could set it off Te Toro too. Preferably without needing the boat. All I want is to fill my chest freezer with some bait for winter.
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When I start to see fish around I will let you know.
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Cheers mate. Much appreciated
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Spotted heaps of mullet in the waiuku channel over the warmer months. Heaps of stingrays as well. The shallows were teeming with them.
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Great fish over high tide this morning in the habour. Took home mainly snapper in the 45 to 47cm range. Lovely weather.
There were about 15 big boat trailers at tetoro this morning, the bar must have been busy.
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What depth Mo? My son 's early start yesterday paid off for him with a 97kg stripey caught at 88m
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The best were in 15m. That is not my normal but my super light anchor had pulled. I don't like lots of current anchoring the jetski.
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Originally posted by Mo-Mac1 Mo-Mac1 wrote:

The best were in 15m. That is not my normal but my super light anchor had pulled. I don't like lots of current anchoring the jetski.

I've been telling people to fish that depth but my mate had no luck at 15
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A busy day out on the Tasman yesterday . Just about a queue of boats at the South Channel at 8am . Chucked an array of Skippy and Albie lures in at 70m and got the first big 5kg Skippy taking the ever reliable CD9 Rapala at 80m. Had a Marlin in the gear at 90m,  but probably our lures were too small to induce a strike. After a number of triple hookup chaos sessions we hooked a marlin briefly at 100m . It had grabbed a skippy that had just taken the smallest little Williamson feather Jethead lure. Within seconds it was 20m off our beam, thrashing around trying to wolf down the jumbo Skippy. It then shot off tail walking around the back of the boat at which point the 10kg line snapped . Great sight though. Saw lots of surface splashing at 60m in green water on the way back in so put the lures back in in the hope of some Albacore but it was more Skippies. Tried for snapper at 30m off Hamiltons Gap with not a touch so came back in to the 50m Paratutae hole, but it looked like sharks had taken over for the day. 
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