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Gamefishing Updates - Tutukaka - 17/18

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Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Tutukaka - 17/18
Posted By: Grunta
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Tutukaka - 17/18
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 3:34pm
Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.



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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2018 at 11:25pm
Raining fish? maybe not yet, but few nice ones caught. We even had a tickle day before the big blow off Bland Bay.... but most likely a spearfish.


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2018 at 12:12pm
Mate told me of a 216Kg blue weighed in at Tutukaka GC.


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Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2018 at 6:55pm
Great weekend with great company at Toots.

Landed a stripey on Thursday from 300 back of the V on a RG1 in lumo, absolutely wicked strike.  Always a buzz to see a fish smashing gear. 1 for 1 on marlin for the weekend.

Friday went 1 for 4 on shortbill spearfish T&R.  Heaps of them around.

Saturday zippo.  Couple of Blues caught in 190-230m....seems the '300' had become '230' by Saturday so they are getting closer.  Stripey also caught inside Knights Saturday early on.

Third year in a row me and my crewmate Trev have nabbed one in first half days trolling so with a record like that think I will quit.


Posted By: Schmity
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 9:21am
Nice work, Heading up to Bland Bay for 9 days tomorrow . Boat is called Two Easy. Keep those reports coming


Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 10:50am
Go on, give up...
See you at the one base this year?
Stu


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 6:10pm
Yeah Stu we will be there and also for small boats and most likely the skins


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 6:39pm
Your marlin fishing is going well, although still early season.
However your spearfish technique could well do with refining. Very lucky I was onboard to wind one in for you which didn't didn't get off. Otherwise would of been 4 nil.
And novel opportunity for me to tag and release one of the best eating fish in the ocean.
Thank you for a great couple days.


Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 6:43pm
No one will ever beat Boulders Spearfish capture. Throw a now very skinny Spearfish back over the transom and hook it in the bill with your favourite lure as it disappears in the wake. If only we had whacked a tag in it after filleting it could have been the first tagged Spearfish re-caught in NZ. Didn't fight much the 2nd time though.


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 9:51pm
Originally posted by Tagit Tagit wrote:

No one will ever beat Boulders Spearfish capture. Throw a now very skinny Spearfish back over the transom and hook it in the bill with your favourite lure as it disappears in the wake. If only we had whacked a tag in it after filleting it could have been the first tagged Spearfish re-caught in NZ. Didn't fight much the 2nd time though.
LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 9:54pm
Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

Mate told me of a 216Kg blue weighed in at Tutukaka GC.
Ocean spirit Rod broke 100m from boatCry We had a bite Saturday from susp Shortbill but did a sambosi LOLCry



Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2018 at 10:14pm
Rough crowd here tonight Simon...

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Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2018 at 9:27pm
ok...  its quiet in here..   I'll kick it off..  tagged a stripy on Wed at the V.



Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 6:27am
Indeed it is quiet here PT

I went out of Oakura Friday worked the V area and just north in 200M. Found a big area of work ups with all the ingredients but to no avail. Parked up in the area for a couple of hours with two eager to please Kahawai but no takers either.. no SST to report as sounder decided not to tel me that for some unknown reason. Water looks great but not convinced there are alot of fish in the area


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Posted By: reel crayze
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 8:04am
Thanks for that info Supermodel.
 
We start the long drive north tomorrow and the plan was to fish out of Oakura, not so sure now ?


Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 10:49am
Supermodel / reel crazye,

We dropped one on Tuesday in 220m at the V as well..  and after tagging the one on Wed, we had another one up at 150m right at the point of the V as we were heading to mumu for the night.  Thursday morning had another one up on the way to the V in 140m. 
Water temp was over 23 deg at times.
Lots of bait down deep just before the V..  but we didnt see much bird life there.

Super model.. was that you drifting with a big yellow float out behind your boat on Friday ?




Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2018 at 1:40pm
We had quiet day out off bland bay yesterday. Went north out to about 400 meters and in again to 100 meters before admitting defeat.
Were few caught to south in asmus tournamentyestaday. Today is bit too windy for us.
At least new centre rigger used first time yesterday went really well. But as wife said still didnt catch a fish. Hoping for change of luck next weekend for Nautigals


Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 9:16am
Sounds like the V is still holding fish then from what PT has reported.
No big yellow float behind us PT
only other boat that came near us was another trailer boat i guess about 220m


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 9:29pm
What was the telly for the Asmuss? I got Saturdays at 
1 blue weight ? 
2 tagged stripes
13 Mahimahi
 for 58 boats I think. 
We didn't do it as I hate SE


Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 9:58pm
ok.
I didnt get too close..  it actually looked like a spear divers float out behind the boat..  my first guess was that they had teased a fish up for a spearo to jump in to shoot..  they were sitting there for half an hour.

pt  



Originally posted by supermodel supermodel wrote:

Sounds like the V is still holding fish then from what PT has reported.
No big yellow float behind us PT
only other boat that came near us was another trailer boat i guess about 220m


Posted By: Kcinekul90
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2018 at 10:16pm
Fished from the knights south on Saturday. Water was upto 23.5. No luck, but did find a massive workup in 140 off oceans with, whales, dolphins and birds. Worked it for a while but they weren't interested in plastic when there was real food on offer.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 9:23pm
Crap looking forecast on nautiigals. Wife going very disappointed.... as in mad as a hater. I'm thinking that forecast is a no brainer stay home. Be interested if others con cur with assessment that the forecast is not consistent with most trailer boats having a nice time this weekend out behind the poor knights.

I might be soft and prefer beer & rum cold and seas calm but think I might be happier home this weekend doing lawns and spending time with family.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 9:27pm
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Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 9:48pm
I’m working the weekend.....again
so it will be beautiful
You must be getting soft Shane..get out there

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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 12:20pm
I'm soft so I use the simple question - if it wasnt a contest, would you even be contemplating going out?

Either buy the "raffle" ticket and come up for a nice weekend away on shore (leave the boat at home)  or dont buy th eticket and saty home, saving the money for better seas/bite...


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Posted By: Te Namu
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 3:28pm
have also pulled the pin on Nautigals. Getting the snot beaten out of us doesn't sound like a fun weekend.
Hopefully weather comes right for a mid week trip.


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 5:52pm
Its been postponed


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 9:23pm
Yep good to see I was ahead of the game in wanting to pike out early.
Can now have nice relaxing warm and dry long weekend re-rigging few lures and sleeping in. Might even go snapper fishing in inner Auckland harbour if calms down enough in there.


Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 9:37pm
I’ll keep a look out for you Shane and give you a beat up if I see ya

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2018 at 10:15pm
I'm sure our paths will cross at some stage Phil...


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 8:17pm
brother bear 180k blue on 24 onboard pursuit off tutukaka today! southern raiders!


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2018 at 10:36pm
Interesting pink lure Bear is holding in photo and caught nice blue on. Congrats Pursuit crew and Bear.

Looking forward to Nautigals comp this weekend. Hoping for couple of nice days on water aboard our little stabi Obsession with my wife Tanya and my daughter Kate. Pressure will be on to raise something.


Posted By: Billfish2
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2018 at 11:22am
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

Interesting pink lure Bear is holding in photo and caught nice blue on. Congrats Pursuit crew and Bear.

Looking forward to Nautigals comp this weekend. Hoping for couple of nice days on water aboard our little stabi Obsession with my wife Tanya and my daughter Kate. Pressure will be on to raise something.
 
I am led to believe it is a Joe Yee. maybe an Apollo.
 
Thumbs Up


Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 23 Feb 2018 at 12:32pm
One of my self drive clients was up Tuts a few days ago for 3 days fishing. Saw one Stripy on the surface and caught their only strike (his first Marlin). That was it over 3 days and not a lot of radio action either he thought.  Don't know if it is just the bad weather keeping people at home, but sounds like a pretty quiet season this year. Too much warm water is not always a good thing.


Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2018 at 12:17pm
Board from a couple of days. Ago

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Posted By: silver seas
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 5:16pm
This is is probably more for the Barrier forum buthas anyone got any info on whether any fish have been seen or caught around the Mokes recently ?  Thinking of heading out for a look tomorrow.



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Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 5:37pm
Silver Seas - I saw a post on FB that a boat went 5-4-2 in 300m east of the 155 over the weekend


Posted By: silver seas
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 8:27pm
Thanks Sambosi.  Will go and have a look . Cheers.

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Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018 at 9:41am
Was one caught just inside grouper in the weekend.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2018 at 9:22pm
Needs to be said: congrats to the crew of Reel Mania and legendary skipper (at least this weekend) Regan Cooper... showing bit of fishing genius and tagging two striped marlin- both caught on baits on a well known reef most others drive over on way to blue water.
Fishing genius! Your ladies were well served,.


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2018 at 7:17pm
Wish this bloody weather would let me get out Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Even next weekend and the Marsden Classic looks like more Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.Angry


Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2018 at 10:16pm
And the fish are there too...... Mon/Tue looks ok

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Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 6:05pm

So decided to ignore the weather forecast and entered Bonze's Skins tournament at the club last week.
Only four trailer boats entered this year so we knew we were already being pretty intrepid.
I did a bit of a recce Monday and Tuesday and had a great plan which the weather put paid to. First two days stayed close south of the Knights down to the Coppermine. Saw a few fish in pretty nasty conditions but couldn't buy a bite that didn't come from a toothy thing. Spent second day pulling livies out of makos' mouths before they could snap shut.
Third day and while the forecast was the worst of the three days we decided to go for the doctor and get into blue marlin country. After a two hour slog we were at the K Patch and started zigging and zagging our way wider. Crew were wet and a little over the 3.5m walls of water when the green bottles took effect and we decided to keep fishing for the day.
Decision paid off at 1300 when the D Shackle on the long rigger got hoovered (we had 3 D Shackles out as they were working best in the conditions). Figured it wasn't a marlin after the first short run. Figured it wasn't a shark after the second scorching but short run. Sure enough after a bit of deep circling up pops a nice 30kgish yellowfin.
Crew were stoked with this, better than a stripey as far as they were concerned and I concurred.
Huge effort from the crew who braved the **** for so long for this fish, Brian's first landed yellowfin and the biggest for the boat so far.
Epic effort from all the boats who braved the conditions, especially the trailer boats. Amazing test for my boat too.
Huge congrats to the WDSAC and the Bonze crew for an amazing tournament.
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Stu
 



Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 8:52pm
Son was out today off Oceans ways with LOTS of other boats too. RT very quiet. He said just the one Strippy and a BB called in today. Few skippies about but so too is the purse seiner, so wont naff left soon. They managed a distant release on a rather large fish with teeth. Never mind dad will buy another hook. 


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2018 at 10:01pm
Nice one xtoad .. that's a fantastic catch. Yellowfin more rare than marlin these days and that's a real nice one! Hats off.
Krow get you're act together... us aucklanders are coming your way along with crews from far and wide as far as Hawkes bay... we are gunning for you locals as usual and a few weeks ago saw our first marlin this season ... free jumping inside the poor knights reserve. After days & days of trying to catch one off Coro, west coast, and your home coast ... so we are running cold to barely luke warm ... so due to hit the honey pot soon! None of us have caught fish apart from the flukey Sambosi crew who are 2 up.
Get ready, will be there few days before one base looking to turn our season around. Looking forward to rough unfishable weather which my 16ft stabi revels in... not!


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 2:34pm
The fish are about, just not feeding. We had 2 strikes yesterday. Saw them but just 1/2 interested and had another eyeball a lure for a while before fading off. Mate in same area had one knockdown and 3 others in the gear over the day just looking. 58+ boats and near 200 anglers fishing the Marlin classic out from Mardsen yesterday today and tomorrow. Weather isn't the best though. Looks like we could have fished today but with 15+ SE forecast on the Northerly swell And roughing it yesterday we pulled the pin last night. Yesterdays Total just 4 ( one boat got 2 of them) today I think just the one so far. 
Shane look at the weather. You might be up here a couple days early but best do some landlock activities. See you at the one base. 


Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2018 at 4:36pm
We had a similar experience on Tuesday Doug. Lots of fish about just totally locked in to the baitfish schools.

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2018 at 9:28pm
Krow you well may be right looking at swellmap, not so good. Oh well I am quite good at landbased activity ... but bit of a bugger really.

At least will hopefully be in great company and who knows hopefully forecast is horribly wrong. Cheers shane.


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2018 at 7:53pm
Nice yellowfin Stu

Shane enjoy the few days before one base to catch up....have you painted your prop yet?


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2018 at 8:22pm
Nope... gunna try livebaiting


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2018 at 8:22pm
We were out again Yesterday to the knolls and back. Due to the lack of fish we took Bottom gear too and came back with a nice feed. Was a great weather day but only activity was a few pods and workups of dolphins, nothing else in with them (lures and bait deployed). Just the one solitary game fish on lures a skippy LOL
Water went green as we went past 120 and then came right further out. Plenty bait about but the fish as the saying goes, have their heads down so far this season. I think the onebase weather might just be ok fingers crossed Shane. If not I'm going to work and wait forever for the very odd good days. 



Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2018 at 9:48pm
Weather was crap we fished 3 of 4 days. And it was challenging in small 5m boat. We never saw a marlin but weren't alone.
Congrats to Malure and Wild Bill who took out one base tournament, both with two tagged, Tony Martin on Wild Bill won on a draw this time for second year in a row. Fantastic fishing by that team in very difficult conditions. Good to see trailer boats winning in what was weather made for 50 footers.


Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2018 at 10:01pm
Yep, was a tough 4 days. Got a y/fin on day 2, saw his mates busting up for a while and then a freejumper about 40mins later and that was all our action over for the comp. Sounds like fish fairly well spread out from Mumu down. Hopefully a bit more action with some nice weather over easter weekend.

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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2018 at 11:59am
Yep, long weekend is looking good.So, if its not too rude Bakes, what depth was the tuna in roughly please?

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Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2018 at 6:16pm
Hi Dave
350m Kumara Patch / eastern edge of 'V' sort of area. No bait around just a few gannets and marlin birds sitting on water. Good luck if you manage to get out there. Ill be closer to home snapper fishing with the kids.

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Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2018 at 7:34pm
Ditto...snapper fishing is where it is at after a rough few days at one base.

Bring on the small boats


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2018 at 1:35pm

Ok some intel from a boat heading north, report was about 1pm.

The V area quiet but patches of bait, water colour average.

South of Q'boy average water...

Nth of Q'boy, approx directly off redhead in 157m - 21.5 deg, several fish seen, trailer boat hooked up and fighting on one side of them and a launch on the other fighting another fish...Clap


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2018 at 1:51pm

More intel for Pinnacles, south of knights and Lachlan reef area;

Lachland lots of skippies.

Pins area lots of saury.

Off Ngunguru bay area lots of baitfish.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2018 at 7:33am

.... and off Oceans, someone had a shot in 111m, reports of good water and plenty of bait over 100m.


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Posted By: Dun Logging
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2018 at 9:08pm
Got one today 158 off moo moo 👍

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Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2018 at 10:34pm
Nice work...     live bait or lure...
We did a drop at the hole. . Zero...
And I think zeto for others there.
Heard a few caught of ocean be area today though..


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2018 at 10:36pm
Originally posted by Dun Logging Dun Logging wrote:

Got one today 158 off moo moo 👍

Well done Eric Clap


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Posted By: Dun Logging
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 8:17am
Got it on a lure for a change fruit salad colour.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2018 at 10:20pm
Originally posted by part-timer part-timer wrote:

Nice work...     live bait or lure...
We did a drop at the hole. . Zero...
And I think zeto for others there.
Heard a few caught of ocean be area today though..

I heard plenty of action on VHF off Oceans, 100m
But also up the coast as well, in the usual areas.

Lets see if Mr Krow will reign in with his deep drop results. Big smile


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Posted By: KB
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 2:20pm
Out to Oceans on Sunday from Mangawhai with my bro Nipper, a bit choppy on the way out but dropped away by lunch time.
Lures in at 85 mtrs out to 105 mtrs, some big bait schools up to 25mtrs deep, came back in to 85 and picked up a couple of kawahai for the tuna tubes, half hour later pump dies and so do the live bait.
12.30 it all started, Marlin feeding in packs of 3 to 4 at a time, white water eruptions all around us with the Gannets going mental. Gannets were chasing the bait on the surface acting like mutin birds not having to dive for a feed.
The Gannets were following the marlin 3 or 4 birds only, so just looked for a few birds and the fish were their.
We chased and followed the explosions for 2 hrs but they were not interested in the lures and with no live bait it was a hopeless task.
We estimated that between 100 & 80 mtrs we saw at least 15 marlin, don't think they were the same fish as the groups of fish were smashing the bait schools at the same time with 100 mtrs between them.
Water temp 22.4 and Blue.
A great day will be back next weekend.



Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 8:43pm
fizzing Thumbs Up



Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 9:39pm
Yonkers - Kyle tagged a lovely stripey off oceans on a solo mishClap

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 9:56pm
Originally posted by KB KB wrote:

Out to Oceans on Sunday from Mangawhai with my bro Nipper, a bit choppy on the way out but dropped away by lunch time.
Lures in at 85 mtrs out to 105 mtrs, some big bait schools up to 25mtrs deep, came back in to 85 and picked up a couple of kawahai for the tuna tubes, half hour later pump dies and so do the live bait.
12.30 it all started, Marlin feeding in packs of 3 to 4 at a time, white water eruptions all around us with the Gannets going mental. Gannets were chasing the bait on the surface acting like mutin birds not having to dive for a feed.
The Gannets were following the marlin 3 or 4 birds only, so just looked for a few birds and the fish were their.
We chased and followed the explosions for 2 hrs but they were not interested in the lures and with no live bait it was a hopeless task.
We estimated that between 100 & 80 mtrs we saw at least 15 marlin, don't think they were the same fish as the groups of fish were smashing the bait schools at the same time with 100 mtrs between them.
Water temp 22.4 and Blue.
A great day will be back next weekend.



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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 10:28pm
I have heard there was a big stripey caught at Toots by a junior, anyone know what it weighed.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 11:01pm
I heard 180kg but don't quote me, I don't know further,, I also heard a snippet of 190kg from somewhere also...???

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2018 at 11:17am
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

I heard 180kg but don't quote me, I don't know further,, I also heard a snippet of 190kg from somewhere also...???


Yeah,there face book page said is is excess of 180 kegs .Well done to that Junior . Like to know what the actual weight is though .?


Posted By: muppetshow
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2018 at 12:31pm
Dq as angler was young and couldn't put enough on fish. Father took over


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2018 at 8:29pm
Bring on the Smallboats, sounds a lot better than recently


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2018 at 8:49pm
Now you have a decent crew... you might fare slightly better... or least have even more fun.

Aye aye skipper.


Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2018 at 6:31am
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

I heard 180kg but don't quote me, I don't know further,, I also heard a snippet of 190kg from somewhere also...???


My nephew Dwayne Sweeney got the 190.4kg stripey from Whitiangler. Had a couple of Japanese mates with him, there first day ever fishing and one gets to land a 50yr old record for Whitianga. Live bait in 100m on a 4.5m FC boat


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2018 at 7:02am
Originally posted by kaveman kaveman wrote:

Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

I heard 180kg but don't quote me, I don't know further,, I also heard a snippet of 190kg from somewhere also...???


My nephew Dwayne Sweeney got the 190.4kg stripey from Whitiangler. Had a couple of Japanese mates with him, there first day ever fishing and one gets to land a 50yr old record for Whitianga. Live bait in 100m on a 4.5m FC boat

Wow it doesn't get much better than that, what was the fight time Kev? ClapClap


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2018 at 9:28pm

201.4kg Striped Marlin caught today on a livey off Ocean's. Livey in at 9am... 5mins later Boom!

Angler Sean McCully on 37kg, boat Obsession.

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Heaviest stripey weighed this season.ClapClapClap




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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2018 at 9:32pm
Bring on the small boats (tomorrow). It's going to be a carpark off Oceans. Oh the RT will be fun. I'm out Sunday and Monday if my crew can harden the ,,,, up.


Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2018 at 9:53pm
Was out oceans today around the 105 mark...live baiting all day. Nothing for me until I had packed everything away for the run in, released my family of three kahawai...I did think that is going to make something happen on the way in ditching my livies....sure enough 83 M few gannets going in and at least three marlin happily feeding. Pull up right beside feeding marlin completely unphased about the boat...but wait....luckily I had one blue maomao in the tank that I was going to let go back at the ramp...a quick bit of body piecing and over he went...got about 10ft below the boat before the reel starting singing..got about 15 min of fun and games before the hook pulled...wasn’t that upset as it was 1720 when I hooked up and solo with no night lights set up wasn’t going to fun.
Funny how 15 mins can change your day...made my day.

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Posted By: reel crayze
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2018 at 8:36am
Murphies law right there.Wink
 
Good read.


Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2018 at 10:48am
Pretty quiet so far today. . Although one hookup just reported in.

Plenty of bait down deep.. but haven't seen any work ups as yet.

Hope it kicks off this afternoon.


Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2018 at 12:04pm
Be interesting to see if anyone stays out late to test the low tide bite.


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2018 at 7:08pm
Hard luck Phil My son and myself did wonder why a blue maomao. LOL. 
Sounds like just the one fish from down Oceans today despite all the fleet being there. Oh well hope it's not as blowy as the map says tomorrow when I join them. 


Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2018 at 7:20pm
Yeah I was trying to get some macs from smugglers cove but the Maomao is all I could get.. so I took it!! Now we know Marlin love maomao

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"IKANUI" RH580 SUZUKI DF140


Posted By: Schmity
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 9:03am
Hey can some one tell me what " area off oceans refers to. Ocean beach?. Havnt fished this area but planning a trip next weekend. Cheers.


Posted By: RH580ikanui
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 9:11am
The long sandy beach north of Whangarei heads

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"IKANUI" RH580 SUZUKI DF140


Posted By: Schmity
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2018 at 12:25pm
Thanks


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by supermodel supermodel wrote:

Yeah I was trying to get some macs from smugglers cove but the Maomao is all I could get.. so I took it!! Now we know Marlin love maomao
Why not? I know YFT like blue maomao livies.


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 7:59pm
Few marlin around off oceans today, we had a school about 20 maybe schooled up smashing bait on surface, riding the bow waves of Sambosi and occasionally venturing across the gear but not at all interested in plastic. Biggest school of marlin think I've ever seen.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 8:11pm


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 8:19pm
Yep 2 very frustrating days for us off Oceans. Saw them. baited them. Heard and saw others with more "luck" than us. Managed to loose one on a bait yesterday. Nothing on lures. Helped Sumo lift his on board. Drove off and straight into a workup of Dolphins and Marlin feeding together and no birds. Crazy stuff. Dropped a Premo jack right into them and it wasn't touched. Did everything right and came up empty. 


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 8:27pm
Hard luck Krow. We tried piper livies on saturday... not sure if they work? Interested to know if others have any luck on em we bridled thru eyes and sent them down. Were still alive just when bought em in. Would have used this morning but they became saturdays night's entree. Here's another picture. These were all round boat for half an hour.


Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 8:29pm
Stickbait them


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 8:34pm
Yes dan probably right shame stickbait and stickbait rod was sitting safely at home. These marlin seem to be getting quite a lot smarter hanging with dolphins... possibly interbred ones... we even had one riding along the bow wave just like a dolphin.


Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2018 at 10:55pm
Yep, it's pretty special at oceans at the moment...had marlin feeding almost at arms reach
Saw a bunch of bait fish speed past just behind the outboard with a marlin right up their backsides.......werent small bait fish either, at least 12 inch long and pretty wide....i suspect large jacks


Posted By: Ocean Adikt
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 6:49am
Wheres all the spearos?? thought there'd be some out there


Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 9:02am
Sounds like fun lads. Bloody work...


Posted By: Snuffit.
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by Xtoad Xtoad wrote:

Sounds like fun lads. Bloody work...

You'll be thinking fly rod eh Stu?


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You cant eat my toast fish


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by shaneg shaneg wrote:

Yes dan probably right shame stickbait and stickbait rod was sitting safely at home. These marlin seem to be getting quite a lot smarter hanging with dolphins... possibly interbred ones... we even had one riding along the bow wave just like a dolphin.


Been thinking about that all day...there were two sets in the cabin!



Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2018 at 7:26pm
Had mine on board too but I would have thought dropping a livebait into them would work. Has in the past and others got them that way. Kinda hard to run up with lures and cast a stickbait though the spread. Need to do that from the bow. A bit tricky but have to try next time I guess. Tough with just 2POB too.



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