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Tuna were there over the classic weekend but didn't manage to hook up to my first. 
Bottom fishing was incredibly slow on the weekend of the classic so i went in to look for some dory.. Was not disappointed. What a privilege to be able to take home some excellent eating fish. 



Filmed a bunch of it too. 

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Great vid especially the underwater scenes of the dolphins. Thanks for sharing and well done to team skwid SmileThumbs Up
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Been out yesterday with a friend looking for the end of the tuna run.    Things looked promising with water temperature 20.9 and colour quite blue.   In 90m, approx. 12km offshore, against all forecasts I got caught by a vicious westerly wind change with gust over 25knots.     Add to that two opposing swells of nearly 3m bumping into each other and creating big watery hillocks  making  this  a fuffu valve thighening situation.      The change happened so fast that I did not have time to pull my trolling lines in using all my wits to keep the yak upright.   Halfway home I hooked a Kahawai and had to drag it until I could land it between gusts.   Aiming for port made all the wave side on and did not allow me to quarter  them for a more balanced ride.   My mate who was about 4kms further in was also struggling with his even narrower Stealth kayak.     No tuna but definitely a character building experience for both of us.      Even though it was only a 24km (nearly all paddle) my arms were nearly dropping off.   Once I had a shower and a feed then I took a Voltarin pill to mask the old body pain.

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Sounds like Tuna Alley was closed for maintenance. Appreciate the share Rainbow, always good to get be reminded about the limitations of the organic outboard.

Snuck out for a couple of BBK missions during the week. Got a bin load of snapper both trips including some weighty buggers in very shallow water with the help of the low evening sun.
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Was out meat hunting in a stiff westerly that forced me to retreat to the harbour after only an hour getting blasted out there.     Did OK with 3 snapper and two gurnard plus landed at least 10 big strong KW.     One of the gurnard was a monster weighing 2.03kg and the biggest I have ever seen.     Unfortunately like so many big females the meat was quite white and flabby.   
 
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Thats one of the biggest gurnard i have seen! She still had some condition to put on too imagine the weight in spring full of eggs. The only one bigger i have seen was 2.6kg from wellington. Great fish Rainbow!
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Don't tell smudge about that carrot, he might have to handover the Carrot king status...
Nice Fish rainbow, any chance you took a measure of its length?
Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!
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Biggest Iv'e ever seen out of the Naki Rainbow!! Long to. Well doneThumbs Up
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Skipjack tuna all over the place even inside Saddleback Is.    All the way out to 50 m  
 
In places they are mixed with KW in other places on their own,     Huge bird action close in.
 
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Good to hear given the sea temp change Herb.
I spoke to the Niwa lady at the ramp & she had seen 2 albies when I saw her around 3. The rest were gurnard & snaps.
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Thanks for the heads up Rainbow, sounds like there was a bit of excitement.

If you are heading out during the week I'll be up for a session.
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Just a heads up to the Naki yakkers:

EBOP Kayak Fishing Tournament
4th May 2018
5:00am - 3:00pm
NB, Briefing Friday 3rd May 7pm - Taking registrations from 5.45pm.

Boundaries: Bowen Town Entrance to Cape Runaway

Fantastic Category prizes and drawn prizes

Major Draw Prize: Viking Reload Kayak package
Or $1000.00 Viking Voucher’s *
* Conditions apply


Snapper: 1st prize $600 Product including GME VHF Radio
2nd to 10th plus Average Weight Prizes
SPONSORED BY Harbour View Electrical
Teams Snapper, 1st $600 Vouchers SPONSORED BY Eastbay Builders
Kahawai: 1st prize $400 Product 2nd and 3rd prizes
SPONSORED BY WHAKATANE HUNTING AND FISHING

Kingfish: 1st and 2nd prize
SPONSORED BY Viking Kayaks
Trevally: 1st and 2nd prize
SPONSORED BY OPOTIKI BAIT AND TACKLE
Gurnard: 1st and 2nd prize
SPONSORED BY Whakatane Hunting and Fishing
Grand Slam Prize and Overall Average weight
SPONSORED BY OARIKI COASTAL COTTAGE AND GME

EBOP Kayak Fishing Club Kayak Fishing Tournament Rules
1. This event is open to human or sail assisted kayaks only. Any other type of watercraft or propulsion is prohibited, No ferrying of kayaks by other boats is permitted
2. Only Rods and Hand lines may be used. Only two hooks per rod or hand line, treble hooks only on artificial lures.
3. All fish must be caught on the water from a kayak and transported to shore by kayak.
4. The Tournament boundaries are to the East of Bowen Town Entrance and West of Cape Runaway including Tauranga Harbour and Ohiwa Harbour. All fishing must be done within the coastline of these boundaries only.
5. Tournament Registration will be from 5:45pm and safety briefing will be at 7:00pm on Friday the 3th of May at the Whakatane Sport Fishing Club. All contestants must attend the Safety Briefing.
6. Fishing will be from 5:00am until 3:00pm on Saturday 4th of May 2019.
7. Weigh-in will open at 1:00pm in the car-park of the Yacht Club opposite the Warehouse and any angler not in the weigh-in line by 4:30pm will not have their fish weighed for the tournament. ALL ENTRANTS to report in at weight station.
8. Fish not deemed to be in good fresh condition will be rejected from weighing by Weigh Master. (Weigh-masters decision final)
9. No angler shall weigh in more than two fish per species, all fish must comply with NZ Amateur Fishing Regulations, plus tournament limits and NO under size fish will be accepted. Tournament minimum size limits are Snapper 350mm, Kingfish 770mm and all others 300mm.
10. Fishing Categories.
Eligible Species are as follows; Snapper 350mm to 600mm: 1st place $600 Product including GME VHF Radio
2nd $400 Product, 3rd $300 Product, 4th $200 product, 5th $100 Product, 6th to 10th $50 Product
Average weight snapper. Full Members heaviest Snapper
Snapper over 600 mm must be videoed and release: 1st ROB FORT Product pack
• Kahawai: 1st place $300 Product, 2nd $200 Product, 3rd $100 Product,
• Kingfish, Trevally and Gurnard 1st $250 Product, 2nd $100 Product
• Tuna, Terakihi, Blue Cod and John Dory 1st $100 Product
• Grand Slam: This will be awarded to the angler who weighs in the most of the 9 eligible species; combined weight will be the final determining factor. Anglers will be able to weigh in one Kingfish and two of each of the other eligible species.
• Average weight for all fish caught: GME VHF Radio
• Snapper teams $600 of Vouchers
• This is for teams of 2 to 4 anglers entered in the main tournament and entered as a team.
• Total weight of 4 snapper weighed in by the team by any of the team members but no more than 2 snapper per angler.
• Team Entry is $20 per team and is payable by the Team Captain on the main entry form
• Junior anglers prize Draw, PHOENIX Phantom kayak package, valued at $599
11. If two or more fish are of equal weight are weighed in then the first fish weighed will be deemed to be the heaviest.
12. In the event of prizes not being awarded for any reason, they will be drawn. All prizes must be won; there will be no cancellation of this event.
13. All matters on which these rules are silent shall be determined at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
14. The purchasing of an entry in the EBOP Kayak fishing Club Kayak fishing tournament constitutes acceptance of the rules and regulations of the contest and participants agree to abide by the decision of the Organizing Committee and agree to take part in the event at their own risk. No Correspondence will be entered into.
15. Entry Fee is $40 if entered by 29th of March 2019. Late entry is $50 up until 6:30pm Friday 3rd of May.
16. Entry includes Day membership to EBOPKFC, but not eligible for full members only snapper prize.
17. EBOP Kayak Fishing Club member’s entry is $30 by 29th of March 2019. Late entry for club members is $50 up until 6:30pm Friday 3rd of May. Membership must be paid by 29th of March 2019.
18. Early Bird Prize: $500 Travel Voucher from Hello World Whakatane Early Bird Prize will be drawn from all entries received by 29th of March 2019 and will be drawn at the safety meeting.
19. For Early Bird and all drawn prizes, the contestant must be present at the prize draw to be awarded the prize. Early Bird Prize will be drawn at the briefing Friday 3rd of May
20. EBOPKFC have the right to alter fishing boundaries.

Safety Rules

1. Solo fishing is discouraged. Contestants are advised to buddy up.
2. Everyone will be required to place their launching site on the map at the Safety Briefing.
3. At least one form of electronic communication (cell phone or VHF radio) is to be carried by each angler or group of anglers. These must be listed on your entry form. VHF channels to be utilized for the contest will be advised at the safety briefing.
4. It shall be the CONTESTANT’S responsibility to determine if the conditions at their launching and fishing locations are safe for their personal abilities and kayak.
5. All contestants shall be required to confirm and sign at the registration that they have the following mandatory safety equipment in order to be eligible to fish the contest.

Mandatory Requirements for each Entrant.
· Approved PFD/Life Jacket to be worn at all times on the water.
· Communications (Cell phone or VHF) Distress Whistle attached to PFD
· Tow line or anchor rope.
· Sit-in kayaks require hand bailer, paddle rescue float and sealed bulkheads or buoyancy bags bow and stern.
· White Navigation light if going out before Daylight.
Note: These rules may be revised as deemed necessary by the organizing Committee.
Contestants will be duly notified of any changes at safety briefing.
Sponsors:
Viking Kayaks - Viking Relaod Kayak Package or * $1000.00 Viking Voucher’s *(conditions apply)
Harbour View Electrical ltd- Cash and Product.
Eastbay Builders- Teams Snapper, ($600 of vouchers)
Whakatane Hunting and Fishing - Product
White Island Tours - White Island on board Pee-Jay White Island Tours (FULL MEMBERS ONLY)
Sea Marine WHK - Product GME VHF Radio’s
Oariki Coastal Cottage, Maraenui - Two nights for up to four people at Oariki Coastal Cottage.
Opotiki Bait and Tackle - Gift Voucher & Product
Iceman Whakatane -Product
Whakatane Great Outdoors -, Kayaking and outdoor gear.
NZ Bayfisher Magazine - Magazine subscriptions and Advertising
Whakatane-Ohope Community board - Advertising.
Radio 1XX – Advertising
www.Whakatane.info , Advertising
Fishing & More - Product
Placemakers Whakatane
NZ Kayak Fishing, YAK Fish Productions Ltd and Rob Fort series, Product
CHOMP Fishing Products Ltd
The Fresh Market - Fruit Baskets
Helloworld Whakatane; $500Travel Voucher. Early bird draw
GME; VHF Radio
PHOENIX KAYAKS, Phantom kayak package
John Foster Building and Tiling, Cash
KayakFishing.NZ, your kayak Fishing Forum
Catch, Fishing Gear
FOGDOG, Product
Bella Design, Signage
Sharkerz Lurez
Kaveman Tackle

Enquires to: Bryan on 0274 363954, Jeff on 021 228 6051 or email
[email protected]

Entry form
https://form.jotform.co/90067657825870

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Conditions looking primo for the EBOP comp this sat....just saying  Thumbs Up
 
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Heaps of snapper off the port closein
 
Cheers
 
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Got a good bin of gurnard and snapper just 100m off the main breakwater while all the yakkers where sheltering in the harbour.    
 
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Albacore are off New Plymouth .     Tuna boats in the harbour    Blue water only 2km out
Early season...….….Global Warming?????
 
Cheers and Merry Christmas
 
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Please pass on to all yakkers:
KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT
9th May 2020 | 5:00am - 3:00pm
BOWENTOWN ENTRANCE TO CAPE RUNAWAY
Major Draw Prize:
Viking Reload
Kayak package
Or $1000.00
Viking Voucher’s*
* Conditions apply
Snapper: 1st prize $600 Product
Plus 2nd and 3rd prizes
SPONSORED BY HARBOUR VIEW ELECTRICAL
Snapper Average Weight
SPONSORED BY SEA MARINE
Teams Snapper: 1st $600 Vouchers
SPONSORED BY EASTBAY BUILDERS
Kahawai: 1st prize $400 Product
+ 2nd and 3rd prizes
SPONSORED BY WHAKATANE HUNTING AND FISHING
Kingfish: 1st and 2nd prize
SPONSORED BY FISHIN & MORE
Trevally:1st, 2nd and 3rd prize
SPONSORED BY OPOTIKI BAIT AND TACKLE
Gurnard: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize
SPONSORED BY ICEMAN
Grand Slam Prize and Overall Average weight
SPONSORED BY OARIKI COASTAL COTTAGE
FANTASTIC CATEGORY PRIZES + SPOT PRIZES
ENTER ONLINE > Facebook.com/EBOPkayakfishingclub Contact Jeff Symonds on 021 228 6051 or [email protected].
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KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT
9th May 2020 | 5:00am - 3:00pm
BOWENTOWN ENTRANCE TO CAPE RUNAWAY
Major Draw Prize:
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Or $1000.00
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* Conditions apply
Snapper: 1st prize $600 Product
Plus 2nd and 3rd prizes
SPONSORED BY HARBOUR VIEW ELECTRICAL
Snapper Average Weight
SPONSORED BY SEA MARINE
Teams Snapper: 1st $600 Vouchers
SPONSORED BY EASTBAY BUILDERS
Kahawai: 1st prize $400 Product
+ 2nd and 3rd prizes
SPONSORED BY WHAKATANE HUNTING AND FISHING
Kingfish: 1st and 2nd prize
SPONSORED BY FISHIN & MORE
Trevally:1st, 2nd and 3rd prize
SPONSORED BY OPOTIKI BAIT AND TACKLE
Gurnard: 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize
SPONSORED BY ICEMAN
Grand Slam Prize and Overall Average weight
SPONSORED BY OARIKI COASTAL COTTAGE
FANTASTIC CATEGORY PRIZES + SPOT PRIZES
ENTER ONLINE > Facebook.com/EBOPkayakfishingclub Contact Jeff Symonds on 021 228 6051 or [email protected].
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The tuna are back in numbers off Taranaki
 
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Nice catch Herb ,what did the donkey weigh?
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6.9kg and 5.6kg plus a smaller one and another one dropped.     Mostly at 45m.
 
Out tomorrow to see if they are still there?
 
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