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was out yesterday afternoon between 2.30 and 5.30 and saw no orca. Nasty, choppy, windy,

but still got plenty of kahawai and a couple of big gurnard.
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It was snotty on Saturday butSunday was a lot better.

I didn't see the Orcas but most years they come for a play in the harbour.

11210 - they are HUGE gurnard, we had a tough time finding them but ended up with 9 for the two days, all pretty fat between 700g and a kilo.

A couple of spiny dogfish turned up too

But the harbour is absolutely full of these


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Made  a very last minute decision on for a fish saturday afternoon. Launched little Huia 2 hours before low. First & only gurnard before low. Tried in the deep channel at low water for nothing-not even a bite. Went shallow for begining of incoming. Lost a gurnard at boat. Also hooked something,gurnard like bite, line slackened a bit. Took weight,fish on ,fish gone.Didnt feel overly heavy. Trace ,everything gone. This has happened a few times on the muddy. What fish would do that.
To me has been a hard season,numbers seem down. Also this time of year fish are getting roed up.
This year only one with roe. Others no sign. This is different than other years. Is it possibly a late spawn.
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while typing above post could hear distant duck sounds. Then i hear wife going bonkers ,loud duck sounds. In short a pair of wild ducks had wandered in the french doors and had gone through the lounge and were standing in front of the fridge. Think it is the same pair that were here last spring eating bread put out for the birds.But they hadnt learned to do this.How would they know about fridges & food.? Hard case.
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Cirrus probably a baracoutta I hear there are a few in the harbour
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Plenty of sharks with teeth sharp enough to slice through trace in there as well.
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the orcas were just to the right of french bay probably 3 to 4 km out looked like they were after the stingrays or something but there must have been around 7 or 8 of them we had a quick look at them on our way over to the fishing spot.
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Heres a bit of Spam but its for a good cause, for those who havnt seen it in the briny bar.
 
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its spam, but it's a good kinda spam!

im working that day so i cant make it, but good luck to everyone else Thumbs Up


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Thanks Fishin Chick, did I see you in the paper the other week?
how is your fundraising going?
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yup you sure did! haha, i'm getting there, i haven't raised a lot yet but i'm hoping the sausage sizzles and bake sales i'm putting together will raise me a bit of moola to put into savings Tongue it's quite exciting really!

maybe i'll have to put together a gurnard competition to raise some money Wink
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Good idea mate, best of luck on the fundraising.

I love carrot cake, let us know when your first bake sale is on!
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I'll keep that in mind craysee Thumbs Up thanks
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THE GREAT GURNARD GRAB IS POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY 21st JULY

due to the poor weather forecast.
Hope to catch you next week,
1st prize adults is a Tandem paraglide, now that sounds like fun!
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If I hadn't seen it with my own two eyes would never had believed but watched a bloke bring in a lovely little 5-6lb terakihi off the old Mangere Bridge this morning.Was surprised to see a fish like this so far up in the ol'muddy!!!
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A tarakihi or a trevally? Terrors have a prominent black band behind their head. Trevally will start showing up in numbers from now til summer.
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Teraki really that must be rare never heard of that before.
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1000000% Terakihi. 

I was riding my bike across the bridge and saw a guy fighting a fish so I stopped and watched as I have never seen a fish caught on the bridge despite riding over it most weekends.

Saw it on the surface and intially thought kahawai or trev, but when he began winching through thin air to land it on the deck of the bridge I saw it was a terakihi. Brown/black saddle behind the head running down to the gill plate with that distinctive juju lips on the terakihi.

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Definately not a trev.
I was gobsmacked


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Wow,that is totally amazing. Have never heard of a terry in the Muddy,never. Have seen trevs and blue Moki. Any previous records of these in the muddy.?
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Off the bridge even thats a good effort.
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