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Left KKB 7.30am with the intention of going Coro farms but se chop too much for wifes back so went to Man o war bay farm for 2 snapper and throw backs,had a visit from fisheries,no issues,wind died so went to farm outside ponui. Chop still there so took it easy.Barge working farm so stayed away. Barge left so we moved to where it was.And did ok 9 snapper 33/40 with 1 8lber. Somewhere is a bronzie with 6 traces hanging out it gob,got a couple decent runners .Straight in to droppers gone.Small kings eating scarps and my old mate mother kerrys chicken hanging off the stern for scraps. Nice day to be out.Back tp work Monday.(yes its a holiday but Im working) next time will be a manukau when tides drop to 3.3m






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Up early this morning put boat in at Stanmore bay and headed out to the 50 mtr line. Stopped at Wellington reef on the way out, plenty of bait fish on the sounder but nothing under them.

Wind predict last night said it was going to be 3 to 5 knots but it was more like 10 knots from the south. Really these guys that come up with these BS weather forecasting sites really need to be looked at by the commerce commission because I’ve never come across one that is close to being accurate. Only good for a guess at best.

Fishing was very slow at the 50 line with only one keeper and lots of undersized fish. So back to the tiri channel for a whole lot of more undersized fish, a few sooty sheerwaters around chasing bait fish around but again nothing big under them.

Picked up another 3 keepers on the way home so 4 in the bin for a very average day.
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Shot out on Saturday morning from Okahu Bay with a couple of mates and headed wide to make the most of the mint forecast.
We covered a heap of ground - started at a few spots where terns were north of Rangi - out further to Tiri/ spots between Kawau and Coro and then back towards Waiheke. Came across a bunch of gannets on the water and dolphins - we witnessed a couple of work ups start near us and by the time we got there it was all over - literally within 20-30 seconds. Nothing underneath them anywhere even where they previously were.
Only managed one good gurnard in the bin and threw back small snapper when we found fish. 

We stayed overnight at Motuihe and fished a few hours around Sergeants and Waiheke yesterday but again only small fish.

What is going on out there and what is with the very quick work-ups? We were using fleas/ sliders and chucked a few live baits down. Guys back at the ramp had similar average fishing.

Perhaps need to berley up in close?!

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As with all great plans must have failures. The plan to fish the incomng at Kaiaua late afternoon. But the Northerly was a bit more than expected 15+ and a small uncomfortable chop.So decided to play in kawakawa bay in places we havent fished for over 15 yrs. Lots and lots of sub 30 snapper,no kahawai. Went between The island being mined at the northern end and were met by a decent wind against wave action.So that through clevedon flats out or going Sunday rock.Why fish and not be comfortable??Back towards Ponui 3rd bay and found a calm spot,thinking we get round to Ruths but false sense of security. 6.00 pm by now so why not try gurnard corner,End of the cockle beds where the Rd comes down the hill and flattens off,6m hole,nope just 1 x 33cm snapper for Mrs C. Packed in home 9.00pm.

Should of gone west!
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It's great to see a few posts going up on this site. It used to be such a fantastic resource and spot for mates to share useful info and intel. I am on a couple of local fishing Facebook pages but the posts there are just so low level that it's not worth looking at. I will try to be more regular.
If you see a little Surtees 495 called Little Blue out then say hello.
 
We have been out a few times lately and found it overall quite hard but always come home with something. At present, there no massive bite, just gradual accumulation using different techniques and trying different spots. The weekend before last we caught nine keepers but used five different techniques to catch them - live bait, flea jigs, soft bait, dead bait and kaburas. Just had to keep trying different things. The highlight though was catching blue koheru at the Aahas. They are so much fun to catch and the best sashimi around. Last Saturday we took a visitor out, picked up some jack macs in Sargeant Channel, then some small kahawai out towards David and Maria Rocks. On to Aahas, which is where we like to go when the weather plays ball. Just three snapper over several hours of hard slog. Saw blue koheru but couldn't entice a bite, however hooked some XOS sweep on the sabiki and those came home to be filleted and smoked. It's not all about snapper, other species are damn tasty as well. 

We haven't bought bait now for nearly two years as we target jack macs on the way out, and always keep an eye on the sounder in case a school comes by and for birds in case there are kahawai nearby, so we can stock up on salted kahawai bait. Saves a fortune and works well.

I have been having a lot of fun with a tiny flea jig that has languished in the bottom of my tackle box for years. I gave it a try a couple of weeks ago and had a ball with admittedly mostly undersized snapper but also landed a nice 42cm specimen. Last weekend gave it another go and it caught the biggest of the day - all this while softbaits were untouched. Great fun, and really effective so going to use it more often. How much old stuff do we have lying around while go out and buy the newest latest and greatest.  We bought G Bombs recently and they were extremely effective at catching baby snapper - great. 

Here is the bin from a couple of weeks ago with a nice fat tasty blue koheru - the first one always goes in the bin for us.


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