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Gamefishing Updates - Houhora to The 3 Kings 18/19

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Printed Date: 03 Mar 2024 at 1:09pm


Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Houhora to The 3 Kings 18/19
Posted By: Catchelot
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Houhora to The 3 Kings 18/19
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2018 at 6:45pm
Eight and a half hour fight, hats off to the angler!ClapClap





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"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau



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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2018 at 7:20pm
Huge fish and huge effort.
Someone will eat and sleep very well.

Result

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


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2018 at 8:44pm
Another monster bass today...this time for Houhora club member Bevan Cates. The huge bass weighed in at 70.8 kg (156.08 lbs) and is the heaviest to date this season for a club member. Congratulations Bevan and the team.



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"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Cousteau


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2018 at 3:00pm
Awesome fish!


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2019 at 10:41am
done a couple of big days, there is some bait around, few gannets dolphins from the cape to cape but very few skippies 1 caught in 14 hours yesterday.  Blue nose were fairly quiet in afternoon for us, lots of spiny dogs.  still early but!


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 7:56am
Another long day at the office.  

Bit rougher yesterday out at the garden patch, nice 10knots SW until the afternoon and it really cut up.  
Some nice water blue but not purple and 22 was the warmest temp for the day.
One fish large enough to be a marlin or a large Tuna had a go when I was first setting lures but didnt get enough of a view to get 100 per ID.

Zero bait
Zero skippies

one boat looked to be hooked up and was doing tight circles all over the outer sea mounts

that is all.






Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2019 at 5:20pm
Better than no action

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 12:10pm
Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

Better than no action

Always!

Will be targeting Broadys for next few trips.


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2019 at 7:07am
Great day out the other day.  Prospecting swords.  Was the 5min to go call and our tap tap tap bite came.  After some gentle teasing the fish we were on.  Long powerful runs and one very angry Makaira ensued.  2.5 hours later and we I.D the fish as a prehistoric size thresher - problem was it was caught in the pec fin so another 30 mins to move it the last 10m before breaking off.  

Yes we were gutted it wasn't the sword we were after but it was a super hard and fun battle on new gear, lines and techniques.

On the gear we were using a new Makaira 50 Open frame spooled with new Daiwa 100lb hollow on a "a bit light" 24kg livefibre bent butt.  All I can say is wow.


Posted By: swordfishsteve
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 7:26am
I just had Fantastic 6 days fishing this area, boated this awesome sword at night, 3.5 hr battle , tagged a Blue Marlin off North Cape, we also tagged 4 striped marlin at king bank and off Wekarua , what a trip for me as skipper. cheers swordfishsteve



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Posted By: Garry 23041
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2019 at 7:50am
Well done Steve! How was the weather/sea state for you guys?

You might get invited back at that rate...……..


Posted By: swordfishsteve
Date Posted: 23 May 2019 at 6:02pm
Hey guys, just got back a few days ago from a trip to the famed Wanganellas, was not dissapointed, we fished 3.5 days, caught 61 striped marlin , including 1 nice fish on stick bait, one I killed one which measured out at 153kg, average size 130kg to 150kg, many over 170kg, 2 small ones around 50kg, we broke many hooks, light guage, Mustad 7691S, VMC Stainless, Light guage BKK , 400lb leaders, But not one Bonze Grander Stainless Hook failed, boy did we catch some green fish, best for me was big one in  2min 40seconds, hands battered and bruised, but boy it was worth every minute of pain. If you guys ever get a chance to go there just DO IT.
cheers swordfishsteve



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REEL REPAIR GUY - Swordfishsteve, That Is Who I Am and That is What I Do : See More At :www.reelrepairguy.co.nz


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 23 May 2019 at 7:19pm
Now that's a conversation waiting to happen.

So pleased that your season and trips have produced such enjoyable results..

That smile will be hard to disguise.
Good on you.
M

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


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 23 May 2019 at 10:01pm
Wow trip.of.life time


Posted By: Telecaster
Date Posted: 24 May 2019 at 6:56am
Sounds awesome Steve!


Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 24 May 2019 at 4:28pm
That is a bucket list location to fish, very cool. That's for sharing

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


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 25 May 2019 at 4:05pm
More of a pipe dream than something on my buck list.
Well done Steve!

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 26 May 2019 at 7:21pm
Headed wide on Sat. Rough as guts. One bite but we think maybe a shark as our bridle floss was cut through. 2 lads from Auckland were hilarious. I wanna cry one of them says... double sinker blue nose drops got his lil arms burning before he succumbed to the bad weather



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