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Sunday 5th March 2023
Launched Takapuna and fished from Gardiners Gap along to the rock at the southern end of Aministration Bay.  Initially targeted the 2 to 5m shallows and caught mainly undersize snapper.  Moved a bit north to deeper water 5 to 16m and caught a couple of small keepers 32 and 35cms.  Used a 4" Zman new penny curlytail most of the time, but also dragged jigs, and lost 2 of those to the weedy bottom.  Caught a couple of jack macks and put one down on a dropper rig and drifted hoping for a king or larger snap but no bites.  Lastly trolled with 2 jack macks as live baits from Admin Bay back towards Gardiners Gap, but likewise no takers.
Flat car battery when I got back to the ramp.  AA took 2 hours to arrive :(
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Good to see you haven't lost your ability to tell it like it is, Geoff. 
Nice to get a feed and some time on the water, all the same, even if things were relatively tough. 
A mate of mine was out in that area recently and said there was nothing like the anchovy work up action we experienced around this time last year - those days with brown clouds of fish visible all around, and predators taking advantage. Wonder if the crap weather has played a part in that.
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Out Monday 20th. At 6:30 Takapuna pretty quiet, but so many cars parked in the trailer spots.  I dont want to dob people in but....

Anyway.  Tried my usual Rangi channel drift but quiet and small stuff, so after an hour  or less went to Motuihe channel.  Plenty of snapper in the 40-45 cm range, some smaller, some larger but nothing over 50.  Kept 4, returned many more.  Back the clean-up then lunch.

Usual suspects: dragged new penny curly tail plus my lime green and yellow lucanus, which was my fishing style of choice today.  Surprisingly microjigs didnt even get a touch......

OK, back up north this week
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Nice one, fish in the 40-50cm range seem in short supply this year in the normal summer haunts, so well done.
 
AT are pretty vigilant giving tickets to commuters in the Half Moon Bay carpark who park in the trailer-only zone (plenty of newbies in March madness who aren't aware of the zones), so I'm surprised they don't get stuck in at Takapuna too. Money for jam.
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