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Gamefishing Updates - Bay of Islands - 17/18

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Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Bay of Islands - 17/18
Posted By: Grunta
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Bay of Islands - 17/18
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2017 at 3:35pm
Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.Gamefishing Updates - Bay of Islands - 17/18

Posted By: bite
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2017 at 11:40am
this should go up  and seeing no one from boi has done so, 

 summers here  

  1st marlin of the season a blue marlin of 235 kg, bay of islands sword fish club 11 th 12, 017 congrats 

Posted By: Risers
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2017 at 9:44pm
Got it on a bait out of the bay. Est120+ Pretty fat fish for this early in the season.

Posted By: Muzzfishing
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2017 at 9:52pm
Well done Risers, nice fish love the colours.Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2017 at 11:11pm
Nice work lads

Posted By: segador
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2017 at 4:18am
shot bro

Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2017 at 6:25am
๐Ÿ‘Well done Risers ๐Ÿ‘
Good to hear on a bait, too - live skippy?

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Posted By: bite
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2017 at 9:01am
great to see well done , we put in 4 big tubes with pumps in free lance this year  so now we should be pulling baits a lot more, great 

Posted By: Risers
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2017 at 9:03am
Yep just a slow trolled live skippy. Hooked the fish in the corner of the mouth. Was a good fight.

Posted By: kingfishers
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2017 at 2:37pm
well done risers..!

"My mind has gone fishing, ask all questions tomorrow"

Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2017 at 9:04pm
Good effort nice pic too. Congrats!!!!

Posted By: The cook
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2017 at 10:41am
love the pic, awesome work

Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2017 at 9:33pm
I will be spending a couple of weeks in the bay from tomorrow, anyone got any hints / tips as to where is a good place to target either Tuna, Marlin or Mahimahi?


Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2017 at 9:37pm
Off Brett seems to be the best bet at the moment

Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2017 at 10:06pm
Thanks TM, any specific depth to drop livies / lures in or just start from the 70 or 100m or so?

Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2017 at 10:51pm
They aren't in really close (90-100) yet.......drop lures in around 100 and troll out......they are spread out from 150 to 300+.......i hooked one in 300 off brett Christmas eve and something else destroyed one of my teasers but i never saw it.......
If you see one work that area all day.....dont go looking elsewhere......where there is one there are always more

Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2017 at 11:00pm
Thanks TM, sounds like a good plan to me! May see you out there.

Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2017 at 12:01am
Cheers guys Also heading to the bay from 6th Jan for ten days.pulling plastic and scollop diving are high on the agenda.Boat name shamrock.mite see you out there also๐Ÿ‘

Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2018 at 8:56pm
Any reports from the bay guys.heading wide tomorrow.most likely hit nine pin trench and then head down to queens bouy area.

Posted By: GetCam
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 10:33pm
Saw a 222.4kg Blue Marlin weighed at 7.40pm at Russell today, think the boat was called Eldarado II.

Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018 at 11:22pm
not El Donna?

Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018 at 10:17pm
I know Its late.going wide tomorrow out of Russel any one keen

Posted By: Adam Scott
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2018 at 12:25pm
Nothing reported on here for a few months so will update.
Zane Grey comp has just finished with some impressive catches, a 252kg Blue was caught on 15kg Line on Anchorage, a mens NZ record. The Paihia weighmaster Dick Sheradan landed a great 80.25kg Yellowfin with Graeme Heapy on the wheel.
Beautiful water in the bay at the moment in real close, looks pretty good.
I haven't had much time out there this season with coaching kids sport and generally pretty poor weather, however we have been lucky enough find the kids some action for show and tell close to home which was nice.

Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2018 at 1:47pm
That's cool Adam, great to see the kids doing it.

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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2018 at 5:16pm
Great stuff, looks at those smiles.

Those that say it can't be done are being overtaken by those doing it.

Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2018 at 8:35pm
Thumbs UpThat's a like from me too. Way cool photos. 
I know what you mean about the weather sure has slowed me down this season.

Posted By: Jayr
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2018 at 9:02pm
Great day Adam, & real nice to see Nan steering the chair. :)

Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 6:49am
Nice Work, love the photo with and array of flags up!! Well Done

Posted By: Adam Scott
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 8:50am
A few fish in the bay but far from hot. They appear to be spread out with little bait visible.
For the number of boats, the quality of water and the great weather over the break I think the results were average.
We did snag this little one for one of the kids mates on Friday which ate a skippy lure. Other than that pretty quiet.

Posted By: Jayr
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 6:34pm
Great fishing for for the kids Adam.
Charlie tagged two on Choppa Gun & we managed to finally put one on the board aswell that comes out of the smoker tomorrow.
Although ours took a lure most I have heard of have been on baits.

Posted By: waynorth
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2018 at 7:59pm
Spent today off the Brett - had a free jumper in 180 and spent a while hooked up in 190 until the hook straightened. Some solid shallow bait in similar depths east of the Cape, but not much elsewhere. Good water started about 150 off the Cape/140 middle Bay.

Also had my last original Beer Barrel cut off by the running fish Cry   I bought it when Adam wasn't much older than the guy holding the rod in that photo...

treat fish like fish

Posted By: Adam Scott
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2018 at 8:59am
Heard you got one John, well done.
Unlucky Doug but we haven't aged a day

Posted By: Adam Scott
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 9:45am
Without doubt the hot patch of fishing is Ocean beach, however we found this one yesterday in the bay and didn't see another boat out there all day.

Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2018 at 8:01pm
Great stuff. She looks like a seasoned professional too, soo relaxed. 

Posted By: Jayr
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 at 8:25am
Nice Adam, yeeees I looked at the forcast & made the wrong call!!
Rest of the week looks very smart though. 

Posted By: Team2
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2018 at 6:39pm
Finally after a number of false starts got out yesterday out off the Bay and played between the Pin and Cavs.
Came across saury being chased at 210m off the cavs.
Moved further out after no further action.
Finally at 230m hooked up on the shotgun and fish jumped all over the show while I started clearing other rods. Fishing solo so a bit slow and after one rod in noticed reel no longer screaming despite fish still jumping. Discovered fish had jumped on line and my 2 minutes of excitement all over.
Well finally found them up this way so will try again next week.

Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2018 at 7:45pm
Unlucky. Next time it will stick. Good excuse to go shopping for replacement lure. 

Posted By: Team2
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2018 at 8:06pm
Hey Doug,
Good idea but still have all those ones the boys keep buying when they are home.

Looks like Wednesday will be the next day out.

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