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Gamefishing Updates - Tutukaka - 18/19

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Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Tutukaka - 18/19
Posted By: Sezza
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Tutukaka - 18/19
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2018 at 1:12pm
Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.



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Posted By: Risers
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2018 at 6:13pm
While puka fishing out of Tutukaka over the weekend we had a 180 - 200kg sword chase our puka up to the surface. Pitched a blue kohe at it but all it wanted was the 20kg puka. May aswell dust the game gear off now.


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 24 Oct 2018 at 7:49pm
That's a good one. Bet that got the blood pumping. Wonder if that's the same spot I hooked one puka fishing a few years ago. 


Posted By: 9628
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 4:15pm
2 weeks ago pulled in 5 hapuka on a dropper near the nolls had a monster shark follow them in it was all on he got none, almost jaws revisited. best fish easy 25kgs


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2018 at 4:37pm
NIce mate, was it a Great White or Mako?



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Posted By: 9628
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2018 at 2:05pm
It was a very big Mako


Posted By: Parua Brae
Date Posted: 18 Nov 2018 at 10:34pm


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2018 at 2:52pm
Team Harliquin weighing at 6pm Toots...ClapClap




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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2018 at 5:15pm
That's a nice Big Eye, well done to them.

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2018 at 5:34pm
Great result to for them.
Any idea of depth it was found.

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Posted By: LBGer
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2018 at 8:05pm
Nice....

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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2018 at 9:14pm
Great stuff, well done.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2018 at 8:58am
107KG




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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2018 at 3:16pm
Well done NZTurtle, 47kg, north of Mokes




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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2018 at 6:19pm
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:


107KG





Was great catch. Saw it weighed yesterday evening. Spoke to them later, said they got it around 550m up towards Brett and it took a big lure.
Saw lots of boats heading out this morning, conditions looked mint.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2018 at 1:51pm
A blue marlin coming in to weigh at Toots about 5pm.

Angler Sean Hay on Turtle3Clap


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2018 at 5:07pm
Originally posted by MATTOO MATTOO wrote:

Great result to for them.
Any idea of depth it was found.

The BET I believe was 550m off Cape Brett and on a large lure.



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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2018 at 5:10pm
Thanks Al.

Wonder the blue size is.

Its definetly kick off time.

Congrats turtle crew.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2018 at 7:51pm
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

A blue marlin coming in to weigh at Toots about 5pm.

Angler Sean Hay on Turtle3Clap

Blue went 161kg, just a baby, but top effort for a teenClap


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2018 at 8:35pm
Solid fish. 


Posted By: 300wsm
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2018 at 9:41am
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

A blue marlin coming in to weigh at Toots about 5pm.

Angler Sean Hay on Turtle3Clap

Blue went 161kg, just a baby, but top effort for a teenClap



Just a baby???? Man you must get a few nice blues then!


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2018 at 4:42pm


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2018 at 5:54pm
Would that be the first blue for the season.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2018 at 6:25pm
Originally posted by MATTOO MATTOO wrote:

Would that be the first blue for the season.

I believe it is Sir.

I heard that a stripey was caught on lures back in oct may have been 50kg but was not weighed or official. and it was off coromandel...

Resident fish if true dit  maybe?? ...


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Posted By: Shaka92
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 1:00pm
Went off toots yesterday lots of life out there birds dolphins and whales for africa best water was 21.8 hooked a blue marlin at 9.30am and played it for about 5mins before it charged the boat and busted off lost the lure and all. Bottom fishing wasn’t too bad few bluenose around


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 4:25pm
Bugger.

Can you give us an idea of your depth and water colour.

I suppose like us all you'll be back out there if you can tomorrow to try and nail that fish.
Or it's mates.

And the bonus was maybe it didn't end up in the boat by its own wayward attempts at fleeing.

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Posted By: Shaka92
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 4:40pm
Was in 400m south of the knights water looked perfect for a marlin most definately keen to get back out and snag one of its pal’s but had afew motor issues so need to remedy that before im chasing sticks again :( . Water temp didnt vary much from 200m out to 400m, majority of the whales, dolphins and birds were from 180m-250m only went to 400m for a bottom bash but suprise suprise thats where we were struck


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2019 at 10:36pm
Yeah there's some nice water 300plus north east of knights its 22 degrees. Lots of manta rays.. was out yesterday. No bite for us but looked pretty good. Short trip as we snorkelling in morning at knights.
Saw 121kg striped weighed this arvo at WDSA and there were a few fish on the board. Seems to be fishing better up mumu way.
Few bites including the fished weighed today and another yesterday starting to happen in sub 200 meters in green water in closer mumu and one capture yesterday inside Kumera patch.


Posted By: Schmity
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2019 at 10:44pm
Went out from bland bay for our first look this season. Dropped the gear in at 135m. Water blue and 20.3. Lots of dolphins working bait to the surface from 150 to 200m . Worked that area for a while but no takers. Worked our way out to the 400 north of the knights. Nice water at 22 o but not a fish to be seen . Anyone else been fishing this area?


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 6:26pm
Spent some time on the water today.

There are fish here, one boat caught one beside me, I'll never forgive him.

Water very warm, increased with the day, started out at 21 and down to 20 at the 400m.
Upon return it was getting to twenty three and hard to find anything below 21.

Bird life was sporadic for me as was bait. There were small pockets spread far and wide.

The fishing for some overall was good though. There were a number of blues raised, dropped hooked and landed. One went 230kg.
There were a number of short bills landed as well.
Striped Marlin were also there in the mix.
First bite was from about 10.30am till 12.30. And ESE of the Brett at 400 m was the go.
The second bite in another location came on about 4pm and went through to 5.30 though I suspect sea conditions and the need to have a cold one were the key factors there.

I heard quite a few boats crossing the kaipara bar this morning but didn't switch back to that channel to hear results.

Overal there are fish to catch but patchy. And the stripes are small.
No tuna or Mahi reported that I know of.

So sit back relax cos went don't need anymore of you up here, there arent quite enough fish to share.



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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 8:18pm
Nice report Matt. I heard a fair bit of action on the RT today. Sounded like heaps out there doing it. As you say lots out West too but I don't know how they got on either.



Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 8:34pm
These guys will run you down, to find there tonic.
And as an accomplished Asian driver from the big smoke would do, they will run you down.



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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 8:36pm
Yeah Krow, I had a conversation with sambj as he launched from Shellybeach, kaipara.
On the vhf.
Why can't Barrier have that quality of reception.
I was only ten miles east of the Knights at the time.

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 8:43pm
nice report matoo.  
you will get one.  good bite time reports as well.


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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 9:46pm
we were out there too mattoo. got to 600 meters up toward brett and back to back of knights where saw nice free jumper inside a massive workup. Some friends of ours got the blue on their launch great catch for "incommudicado ". nice big fish. was great day really conditions wise.
As a good mate and one of best fisherman up here reminded me when I got back to ramp, lamenting our lack of action on 3 recent trips..he said on his way to the markets "sometimes you just got to wait your turn" and he also told me off for blaming my suzuki outboard as reason for no strikes


Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2019 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by MATTOO MATTOO wrote:

Yeah Krow, I had a conversation with sambj as he launched from Shellybeach, kaipara.
On the vhf.
Why can't Barrier have that quality of reception.
I was only ten miles east of the Knights at the time.

Matt, Didn't realise it was you. Great reception considering our distance apart.

Cheers

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 7:24am
Realised I had missed a component there.
Water colour.
I only got to 400 m and in the areas I ran the blue water was ok only. Not a nice blue.

There was also a free blue nose fish market out there.
Seems some enterprising fisherman was picking up floaters from a commercial guy who was operating out at the 600 m mark.
Better than road kill I hear.

Shaneg, yes that boat had a good day.
You must let me know where that work up was. Pm me.

I was looking for tuna and Mahi myself.
They still seem to be thin on the ground.

Otdrm, was a long way.
See you binned up by 10.30 eh. Well done. All light I hope.

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Posted By: supermodel
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 7:36am
Morning all fellow toots fishers
I too as out there on one of those gin palaces looking to run you little guys over for a change.
We left out of BOI and headed out off the Brett to about 200 then tracked SE out to 330ish. Awesome purple blue water out there the odd solo diving gannet, saw one SB spearfish we think??? Nothing else all day. No bait on the sounder
Water temp up to the 21s some great current lines around the 280 off mumu
Think I might have a ride on a slightly smaller gin palace today so look out I’m coming after you Mattoo


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 6:24pm
Day two.
Bit of a fizzer for me.
The zone I went to hunt became to ****ty to get to.
Oh well that's Mother Nature.
So pulled the pin and went home.

On a brighter note, there were at least two fish caught before I switched the radio off.
One very good size short bill and a 120 ish stripy which was long and thin.
With condition it would become a better fish later in our season.
And one good Mahi at 10 kg ish, bugger I should of stayed.

Expect there would of been some good results today for those who stayed out.
Certainly a couple of good zones south of the Knights.
And as it turned out some off the Brett.

So I'm looking forward to my next mission, the weather will tell me that.


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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 7:23pm
Mattoo , no secrets. work up was not too far from kumera patch and it went for long time moving north, a lot of gannets. Stripey we saw jumping about 5 times, so got good look, was inside kumera patch about 160 -170 didn't check depth exactly but was just before we saw work up happening which was slightly further out. We headed in direction of free jumper and noticed all the birds flying one way as got closer saw dolphins. Other boats saw free jumping and marlin in same area, heard may been hookup or two after we packed it in about 4.30 pm
There are stripeys being caught in green water but most boats are fishing blue hot water most of day further out, including us. Surprising most action we saw was inside close to favoured traditional grounds.


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 7:51pm
Your onto it Shaneg.

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Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 8:23pm
Any predictions for weather tomorrow Matt.swell map was way off today for Cape Brett.wind got right up.looking at heading queens buoy tomorrow.


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 9:28pm
Whitesnake,
I would never be so presumptuous as to call weather.

Hell even those paid to do it get ridiculed.
Personally I don't see why.
There not gods.
It's Mother Nature.

I do use for myself a few formats.
Metservice, swell map, and predict wind.
That gives me six versions of the picture.

It's your own assessment from there.

And finally sticking your nose out having a gander and making your call fluid.
Fluid because only the dead or the lucky make the hard nose calls.

And as you did ask, if your in a tinny, no.

If your in a large launch, it'll be lumpy and hardish to fish.

But what do I know about weather, I'm just a fisherman.

You should of asked me were to fish.

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Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 9:46pm
Some of the best fishing I have ever had has been when it is blowing 30knts and puffing more. Might not be as relaxing, but the fish often seem to bite better with a decent sea running. One trip a few years back we fished in 30's and a bit of 40+ and had 5 or 6 fish caught over a few days before we saw another boat out on the water. Big seas won't wreck the fishing as long as you can handle them safely in your boat.

Bigger seas aren't harder to fish in a good launch, just makes getting the fish to the boat a bit more interesting, and you might need a good towel afterwards if you haven't been nice to the skipper that day!! Hopefully my teams for our Feb trips will remember that small detail!! Those that don't better fish in their raincoats.


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 20 Jan 2019 at 10:08pm
Tagit.
That is wholly true for many fishing styles.
I've often wondered wether the highly agitated water is a catalyst for a more intense bite.
Tough on the fisherman but if your willing and attuned to it and it's a safe result.
Well all good.

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Posted By: supermodel
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2019 at 7:28am

Here is the view out my back door this morning looking from jacks bay over to Orakawa bay and Topeka in the distance. Unfortunately my fishing pass has expired so I’m checking out of my flotel this morning and back to reality and the trusty 5.5
We ran out to the 250 mark in search of a bit of water that had all the signs of holding something
Around the 380 mark we landed a nice SB spear going 26.2 just 600gm short of the toots club record.
Nothing else seen by us. Temp got to 22.3
Heard Warren aboard Victoria land his stripy in 280 off the red head, well done to him. First fish for the new Bertram and 50th fish for his team I believe.
I agree we may have been overlooking the traditional closer spots to get into the blue water, if I had another day today I would stay closer.


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Posted By: supermodel
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2019 at 7:36am

First photo was crap. Hope this on is better

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2019 at 8:14am
Blue water/green water/ brown water??
Once we were fishing between the Garden Patch and N Cape and there was a big patch of dirty green/brown water we were avoiding but had to go through it to get to Tom Bowling.
2 stripies in 30 minutes plus a possible Blue lost to broken mainline.


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Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 10:33am
@Mattoo I got a SB on the 19th in 400m east of the knights, @supermodel, as I am not a member of the toots club, however I weighed my SB in there do I get counted towards the record? (new to game fishing).





27.4KG on a Frewza F14


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 3:15pm
If you are a member of a Fishing Club, then send your weigh sheet to your club.
If you aren't a member of any club then it will only be recorded as a weigh-in for thee Tutukaka club.
Nice catch, BTW!


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2019 at 5:07pm
Macka2012,
Nice result. Congrats,
Did you eat fresh or smoke.
Your smile says it all.
And cool that you posted your results.
Did you do an autopsy on what it was eating.

I don't compete other than against myself.
Others above will and do have better knowledge than I to let you know what to do.


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Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 8:06am
Eating it fresh primarily (pan fried) and smoked up a few kgs of it, both taste rather good. I found a couple of small broadfin squid in it, overall length would have been about 150mm. 



Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2019 at 8:52pm
Nice one Macka. Lovely fish from great looking boat. I'm probably out this Saturday.. boat is Obsession ... looks similar to yours if you're out and about give me a call on radio. Those spears are great fish to catch and eat and that one you caught is a really nice one.


Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 9:35am
Hi Shane, I won't be out this weekend by the looks of it. Will give you a message next time I head out. 


Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 12:08pm
Anyone on here doing the ASMUSS combined trades tourney this weekend? Krow and I are on Time and Tide.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 1:21pm
Originally posted by NZTurtle NZTurtle wrote:

Anyone on here doing the ASMUSS combined trades tourney this weekend? Krow and I are on Time and Tide.

Well done these guys just tagged one, 230m south end on Harlequin lure bought off Marligator.... pic to follow.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 1:25pm

Turtle and Krow on Time & Tide.ClapClap



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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 6:51pm
Bugger, maybe I shouldn't have sold it to them, no just kidding well done Doug and David, glad you are making use of that lure.

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2019 at 8:58pm
Well done Krow and turtle,
You go get them for tomorrow.

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Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 2:29pm
As I am new to fishing this area, does anyone have time to highlight on a map where the 3 following locations are:

1) Home Point
2) Kumera patch
3) The "V"


Posted By: Schmity
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 4:34pm
Home point is the headland north of the entrance to bland bay. Kimora patch is north of poor knights. The v . Have a look on your chart out from blind bay and u will see a line that shows a harbour limit or something like that. Follow it until it does a v shape. Hooked a big fish here three days ago. On a lumo sprocket.Charged the boat , did a jump and spat the lure. Good luck
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Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 4:38pm
Kumara Patch, line up the eastern side of the PK with the pinnacles just disappearing in around 165-170m depth and you will find some bottom structure there


Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2019 at 11:20pm
Thanks guys


Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2019 at 3:57pm
[QUOTE=Catchelot]

Turtle and Krow

Well done team KROW

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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2019 at 7:38pm
Did they win it? Regardless well done Krow/ Doug and Turtle.
Magic effort as not that many fish to be caught.
We saw a couple free jumpers on our sojourn Saturday. But no cigar. You boys sure did good!


Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2019 at 8:25pm
2nd place. Few fish caught - 4 T&R I think. None weighed that went weight. No one got two so first fish cleaned up, and that was the guys on Lethal Weapon. Beat us by about 4 hours. 69 boats so pretty slim pickings for 2 days...

Some of the most awesome current lines and temp boundaries I have seen. Like 10+ knot winds on flat calm water. Bait pretty slim. Some got skipppies and we only saw one up at a lure.

Paul/Mangre 2's SSTs were bloody awesome! Learnt a lot from this experience.



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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2019 at 10:06pm
Nice one turtle congrats to you and Doug. bloody great result.


Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2019 at 2:29pm
Well done lads. We won heaviest marlin without catching one...
Bloody quiet out there.


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2019 at 6:18pm
Nice work Team Time n Tide.

Sounds like I have not been missing much not getting up there yet, maybe a few days over the next two weeks.


Posted By: Schmity
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2019 at 7:42pm
Hey Macka . Did you get out?


Posted By: macka2012
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2019 at 7:19am
Hi Schmity, unfortunately not, aiming to get out in the next few weeks. Will give an update when I do.


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 8:18pm
We will be dragging plastic around next 2 days out of toots, boat name Sambosi if anyone else is around


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 8:30pm
Good luck ... don't catch all the fish before we get there on Friday for girls comp. Maybe catching piper in harbour looking at forecast.   Might see ya Thursday arvo/ night if you still around... parading on weigh station may be


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 8:55pm
We coming back Wednesday looking at forecast, not great for Nautigals


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 9:04pm
Time n Tide will be out Wednesday too. Can't do tomorrow drat it. Now that's showing my age Dead. We expect to do some deep dropping too, so just a 1/2 arse effort.


Posted By: supermodel
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2019 at 9:07pm
Wednesday west coast will be firing.

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Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2019 at 7:10am
Good luck Simon, hope you get into them.
Stu


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2019 at 8:52pm
2 days a lot of miles for 1 skippy.  1 fish tagged today and a couple lost in last couple of days so very peaceful out there!


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 7:32pm
Very quiet for us too. Just a little excitement that ended up being Dolphins. Nice water to 22.7 but very little in it. 


Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2019 at 8:47pm
Did you go south in the end Doug?

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2019 at 5:50pm
Yes Not too far south though. Wide of Lochland. Came back over it in the hope it was holding a few kings but didn't spot any. 


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 6:52pm
As I'm now released from servitude what is the state of the Gamefishing options at toots.

I'm going up there this week for a few days and I'm looking for current relevant Intel.
If you have it spill the beans, pm me if your to shy.


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2019 at 8:46pm
Small boats = 48 teams and 3 fish for the 2 days. 2 off Oceans and 1 back of Knights. We dropped 2 behind Knights on Saturday. Must be the first time you've not fished it for a few years. Out again Thursday -> weather packup. 


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2019 at 9:34pm
We dropped one 200 back of nights Wednesday.....then had one swim past us in the Friday squall after we had pulled gear in 144m southern end.

Did a wide reccie day Thursday through Oceans out to 250 back to behind knights.  Lots of gannets waiting 110ish off oceans, not as much bait as last year but a few baitballs.  Water was green as from 140 to 250 off oceans.

Water awesome off back of knights at around 200 but given the wind that went through, looked like **** Saturday as we were driving home, Ruakaka would have been 25+ SW who knows....glad we pulled pin early and dodged another day of being beat the crap out of Ouch


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2019 at 8:03pm
Arrived at toots today to a 2 trailer carpark,
Yep only two trailers,
So a relaxed entry and park up.
Spoke to a solo fisherman who did some miles down oceans and behind the hen.
Big miles no smiles.
Lots of bait off oceans, and ...

Boats heard to be running out to the 1000 m for Mahi and blues, seems the longliners are being harassed.

I've put in my prep for dinner and awaiting the arrival of my crew in the morning.

Had to do a seafood meal to get in the mood and curry good karma.
Started with Apple brined, beech smoked shortbill with capers and dill in a cream cheese formed in a roll.

Main was sashimi yellow fin with a brown rice and quinoa lemon base.

See if that works.
Pic in next post.


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Just cruising in my now sweetas pimped out Southern 755 HT0!


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2019 at 8:04pm

Yum.

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Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2019 at 10:31pm
Looks amazing Matt.👍🏻what that shortbill like.tuna ?


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 9:36pm
Tough day at the office.
I have to say that, because I didn't see or catch my quarry.
As a boating day it was great and as a time out with one of my mates and his friend who had never caught a fish it was for him and us an outstanding day.
Sea conditions were great, weather was warm and not brutal.
SSTs were warm as, almost everywhere it was hard to find temp breaks.
But working the currents and the few breaks gave us an excessive amount of coke bottle sized skippies.
You know the water is warm like the tropics when these buggers are prolific.
After twenty odd or more for the day we had livies and salted bait for Africa.

There was a comp out of marsden.
Spoke to Krow during the day, we passed each other like ships in the night never to meet.

We came across false killer whales in relax mode.
Dolphins in crazy work up mode.
Birds where sparse, some gannets working some sitting after the event. Events that were light weight.
A few brown birds and a handful of shear waters.

The radio was relatively quiet.
There were some sticks caught today, we know not where.
And a broady was nailed.

We ended our day with a few snorkels at the Knights, catching some foreign poachers there, that will have there trip soon to be ruined, I won't let arseholes in front of my face poach in a reserve.

Then a jaunt back out in front of the Knights for a quick jig, nailed a nice king and it was time to return home for my passengers.

So good day yes, but not a cigar or an oiled thigh in keewie.

Well there's tommorrow.
So,for me, new plan new day.

Dinner was a success though.
Virgin waiugu nz beef for me. Back up Apple brined and Apple cold smoked snapper wings.
Didn't need the back up.
I've been soiled for life,
Follow the instructions to cook which is different than a normal piece of steak and you will be blown away with the taste, the texture of the melt in the mouth moments.
I only brought one, bugger.


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 14 Mar 2019 at 9:38pm
Whitesnake,
Shortbill to me is a little stronger than stripes.
Smokes well, maybe a little drier meat even if brined.
But still yum.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 5:46pm
Team Krow dropped Stripey after 1.45hrs boo!Cry

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2019 at 6:15pm
Oh Doug,
He'll be gutted.
Last day of comp too.

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2019 at 9:21pm
Tough fishing alright. Bugger all fish about. No daily stop fishing so a lot of the 64 odd boats/launches traveled far and wide. Just 4 fish caught (2 by the same launch) over the 3 days. Bit windy for me to get out again so we wait. 


Posted By: Risers
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 10:59am


Got this one solo a couple weeks back. Some good water off toots. Just gotta know where to go. In saying that though raised some really good fish in the sh#t water a week or so back. Some really fat stripeys around at the moment. Just not feeding well.


Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 7:16pm
Nice one Risers. Good to see someone having a bit of success!

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 7:24pm
Well done,

So where do you go......

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 7:45pm
Weather wasn't as bad as forecast today, in fact it even glassed over at one stage. Wish I had a crystal ball and had got up and out earlier. Late start and early finish to collect a bit of table fish so another 0.0.0. day off Oceans was had. 


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 8:28pm
Risers well done, go the mighty AMF, what model and year is it, I have a 5.8m 1997. Great sea boats and built like a brick out house.

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Posted By: Risers
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 9:33pm
Cheers guys. That fish was off the back of the knowls, was a bit good eddy of current there and water being held there at the time. The fish we saw last time wernt to far off bream head.

She's a 580 2008 model. Bit of an upgrade from the 16foot Bonito. You just set the throttle and hold on, goes real well.


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 9:58pm
What you got pushing it, I have a Suzuki 115 on mine.

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Posted By: Risers
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2019 at 11:14pm
Yam 115 4 stroke



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