Out with the "Twelves"

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Thanks for the reply fshnut, it's a good setup.

I like a couple of rods ready to go as I find it hard to know when to change up what I'm fishing, keep persevering in the hope that they will come on the bite, or whether I'll drift past something that takes an interest.

I guess that's an age-old question.

 

I also just realised that this particular forum is only about fishing reports, not tips and tricks - Sorry if I posted my last in the wrong area.

So, here's my first report

 

- On Thursday, a.m. I went out with a mate for an early morning fish launched St. Heliers once the tide allowed. (around 5.30-ish).

Headed to the hole on the western side of Motuihe for a few very slow drifts; with no sign, we headed into the Motohuie Channel for 3 drifts, where things were a bit more promising. We had a dragged Z-man Bruised Banana paddle tail with no interest all day. There were a couple of takes on an Inchiku (I can't remember the colour). I did most damage with a 60g Orange Daiwa Kohga and ended up with x5 Snaps of 35cm to 43cm and at least 3-4 of a decent size that got away. I do struggle with how much to strike v's only winding gently and letting the hooks set themselves with the Kohga', definitely a few that got away due to this conundrum.  

 

We decided to go the long way home and tried our luck at the structure of Woody's Bay Rakino, then Billy Goat Point and Gardiner Gap, then the Rangi Channel, lighthouse and finally Bean Rock, all with little to no action.

 

It was a great morning out on the water, regardless. I'm keen to get a bit of fishing under my belt this spring/summer; this was a good way to start it! Hopefully, I'll see some of you out on the water at some point; you'll spot me. I'll be the one trying hard to look like he knows what he's doing but not doing a great job at it! LOL




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hey mate, after spending a few years solely focused on lure fishing and getting consistent results my advice is to be less adhd with your fishing .... take one rod set up and dedicate a couple of months at least to that style of fishing. try softbaiting the shallows casting into the rock and weed lines around waiheke and rangitoto remember with softbaiting its all in the movement dragging softys does work but not as much as being connected and and making the softy look like a dying injured fish .. you'll be surprised at what you can catch in very shallow water with bruised banana grub tail on a 1/4 oz jig head
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Luv2fush, like spin king says. And new penny on the bottom around the areas out of St Heliers.
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Yes I agree, there's no need for so many outfits if planning on fishing in the shallows or close in. Much better to work on 1 or 2 outfits, try sort out how they best perform in different conditions (weather, wind tide, time of year etc).  On Sat 1709, me and GR8MAN fished in the Tamaki Straits in mill pond conditions and found the fish in 5-6 m of water, mostly on softbaits, couple on flies, and came home with 12 (biggest just shy of 50)
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Thanks for the advice everyone, it's not what the guy in the fishing shop told me 😅, they must have seen me coming a mile away.....Only joking Smile.

It's good advice; I'll try not to otherthink it spin king. It won't be easy, but I'll keep it in mind next time I load my boat up.
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