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What a stunning fish. Obviously a great day out.

Is it just me that is getting the impression there are more fish holding in close this winter, compared to other winters.

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its a goody in close mate
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Fantastic fishing Geoff - much kudos to you Geoff as you regularly catch bloody good fish in the busiest most fished places in Auckland. Hat off to you mate. New spot called Geoffs Foul?
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Tess is an excellent photographer and gave her hubby a tip about presenting his fishWink

Saturday 13/7/19 7:15 to 9:45am
Launched Takapuna and back to the foul near yellow buoy off the Takapuna cliffs.  Put down some berley and the NW wind drove the boat off the berley trail, so not ideal.  Should have got there earlier before the breeze came up.  Used squid and mullet baits and the size of the snapper gradually increased. By 8:30 had kept a 36 and 38cm snapper, and released 31, 32 and 33cm models.  Also used some big KY and whole jack mack baits hoping to lure a biggun, but nothing doing.  Smaller fish decimated the larger baits.
Shags were a nuisance.  AngryForgot to take my AR15. Evil Smile They attacked jack macks as I reefed them into the boat.  One of them ended up stuck on my Uncle's jack mack flasher rig.  Took about 5 minutes to wear it down, then used a towel to grab it by the beak, and removed the hook from its mouth with pliers.  As it made its escape it got its leg caught on another hook, so spent another 5 minutes trying to tame it until the hook broke off.  That rig took a hell of a thrashing and held up well.

The tidal flow died about 8:30 and so did the bite.  Put out a live bait but the shags dragged it up from 9m deep.

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School holidays. Nipped out with my eldest son for a quick fish in the Firth shallows. Very slow. Picked up couple of gurnards and 1 snap which went 7kg on the local gas station scales. Fed the old lady. So happy days.
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Nice fish, and cool photo, well done.
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Hey Geoff those shags were impossible when I last went out inclose to Rangi - bloody things. They were taking my baits ! not liveys but actual baits.
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Was on kaipara on Saturday in me fc430 got snapper from 45 cm up to 60 cm and nuc gurnard
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Great report from last week, Geoff. Stunning conditions, lovely fish. And great that you shared your expertise with two friends who really appreciated the kai moana.
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Was out behind Rangitoto this morning for 4 hours. Still so many baby snaps around it's crazy! Been a warm winter I guess? Got a couple of 40-50cm snaps and a few pannies which feels pretty good for winter fishing... but seemed to go right off the chew after high tide.


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