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Gamefishing Updates - Whangaroa - 19/20

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Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Whangaroa - 19/20
Posted By: Sezza
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Whangaroa - 19/20
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 4:13pm
Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.



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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2019 at 8:28pm
First Tuna Yellow fin.

600m


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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2019 at 9:01pm
Woohoo, well done.

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2019 at 9:05pm
Albacora Charters. They got the first in 2017 as well. Roy is the man. well done.


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 28 Nov 2019 at 4:40pm
Almost too excited to respond, hence delay.

And the games afoot.

What do you paul, early season start.

Are the temps up or interesting.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2019 at 5:12pm
First Billfish, Shortbill...  ClapClap




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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2019 at 6:01pm
This season promises a lot.

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2019 at 8:24pm
big bait marlin feeding to occupied with bait, marks will be updated. macs

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 11:18am
Kahlua. Whangaroa. 1 Striped Marlin.ClapClap

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 7:34pm


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 8:28pm
Bloody nice fish I hope thats a sign the big girls are here/coming 


Posted By: reel crayze
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2019 at 9:14pm
Thumbs Up    Well done to all involved.


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2019 at 4:12pm
Good fish, well done!

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Posted By: Kcinekul90
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2019 at 10:34am
We dropped an acrobatic stripey after 10mins yesterday on a good temperature break in 300m. Good first day of the season.


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 7:21pm
The boys on A Salt Weapon landed there first for the season for us and for Geoffs youngest Andrews first.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 8:30pm
Well done Yknot Geoff and AndrewClapClapClap





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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 8:47pm
And MATTOO, his gear, boat and positioning. And plan.

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 8:57pm
Blue hooked off whangaroa tofay.


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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 9:21pm
We had a last minute change of plans and ended up spending couple of days up north, as a guest angler, skipper, deckie, chief cook and bottle washer. Sea was full of life yesterday, went back for another look today. Plan was hatched to put son on rod, as first time angler he got a stroppy one. Great team work, and work on the helm mattoo
Awsome shake down run Mattoo, Always a team effort.


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Posted By: salty69
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2019 at 9:45pm


Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 2:11pm
let it go, You got to let people win sometimesLOL congratulations geoff Mormont 

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 4:19pm
We're just funning Paul,
Cos his fish scratched me boat,

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 5:33pm
He said nothing when I put his catch up, haha, his boat name and skipper. well done though awesome 

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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 6:55pm
Gents, boat owner is a minor technicality, it is a team effort, skipper, deckie and poor mug winding that gold thing getting all hot and sweaty.

Rumour has it boat owner was welcoming fish aboard with what looked like a bat. All I could hear was a tune being drummed on side of boat. Could be possible the dents and scatches were from said boat owner as he obviously did not like the lucky lure of the day as he hit that also with such force he broke it in half.

Now let's keep what happens on the water on the water, and get back to main purpose of this thread reporting fish catches.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2019 at 7:18pm
Classic Yknot, so what muppetry happened on board, stays on board! ClapLOL

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 6:47am
Was having a snapper fish behind stevies with the vhf on yesterday. Lots of action out there with 150 to 180 holding good number of strippies, was a also a blue weighed . Sure I heard right late in the day a est 180 strip marlin tag . One thing for sure it’s not like matto s post from tut . Still early days in the season . Also yellow fin being caught from doubtless bay through to the cavellis over the last 2 weeks.


Posted By: Small Fry
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2020 at 6:32pm
Hey team
Probably heading up this way next week.
Whats the VHF channel to keep tabs on the action?



Posted By: swordfishsteve
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2020 at 6:44pm
few marlin around stevies to Cavalies in close, less than 100m , I was lucky tagged my Solo # 19 yesterday, awesome day, so nice and close blue 21.5deg water there, go get them boyz, cheers swordfishsteve



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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2020 at 6:49pm
Woohoo, congratulations steve.

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Posted By: 9628
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2020 at 7:10pm
went north on Tuesday up to poor ks got 1 alby and lost a much bigger one things are warming up nicely in the zone saw a couple of intense workups and 3 big monster sharks around 2.5 to 3m just waiting to eat all those tagged stripeys coming down rather them than me.


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2020 at 7:11pm
Hi Steve,

Well done, your ticking those off.

Spoke to a few guys as I launched this afternoon.

That zone went very well yesterday as well.

And you were among those who nailed today.

I'm staying in Whangaroa just waiting for crew to arrive.

Warm up here and not just the water.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2020 at 7:23pm
Big Clap Stevo, now go and get solo no.20! ClapClapClap

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Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2020 at 10:45pm
Congratulations steve.amazing effort🍻


Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2020 at 3:27pm
Did The Makaira Trailer boats comp . The bite was really good before the comp , and went quiet while the comp was on . I went up out to the 180 m on the first day  off burghens -wekaroa, and stayed close on the 100m behind steveys on the second day . Lots of bait on the 100m , with skippys all over the joint . I will try and download a photo of my fish finder out at the 180 , found this bait which was right on a big current line , I live baited , jiged , towed plastic to no avail  , felt it wasnt going to surface till later in the day , this was at 10 am . Stayed with it for 2 hours . Weather was mint , comp was real good , my boy at least got a whangaroa club line  record skippy , 3.22kg on 4 kg line Thumbs Up


Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2020 at 3:34pm


Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2020 at 3:42pm
Try again


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2020 at 6:03pm
Originally posted by swordfishsteve swordfishsteve wrote:

few marlin around stevies to Cavalies in close, less than 100m , I was lucky tagged my Solo # 19 yesterday, awesome day, so nice and close blue 21.5deg water there, go get them boyz, cheers swordfishsteve

Congrats Steve. No mean feat. And tagged. Be nice to see more tagged than hanging by their tail - just my opinion. And you managed a pic as well - that is Hard.
Well done. Plenty of excuses for no pics.
Alan 


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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2020 at 9:52pm
Sat at anchor in the harbour,can anyone advise local vhf chat channel up here,.
Is there any update on last few days??

Cheers guys

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Posted By: Parua Brae
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2020 at 10:15pm
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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 12:37pm
Ynot just landed a nice yft.
Good result for his solo mission so far.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 1:21pm
Well done Geoff, was one of a double! ClapClap




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Posted By: fish-feeder
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 1:48pm
Well done. Man they are a cool looking fish.

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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 7:42pm
Cheers guys, was a bit hectic for a short time having a double and being solo. Bloody hard taking photo of fish, they are like a barrel, very cool fish, and tasty !

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 8:30pm
Top stuff Congrats


Posted By: reel crayze
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2020 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

Top stuff Congrats
 
What krow said Thumbs Up


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 9:27am
Geoffs on fire,
He just released a stripe Marlin solo.

He's definetly in the zone now.

Go that man.

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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 11:41am
That man deservesa beer. Decent fish solo. Super decent effort to land a double. Be a bit knackered after that.
30-35kg?
Alan


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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 12:14pm
Trundled our again today, by 0930 had released a Stripey. Have been working area with lures and now soaking couple of livies. Conditions have calmed down was looking bit grumpy earlier, still solo.
Well worth the effort.

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2020 at 1:44pm
 Clap Dam I'm jealous here at  work. Cry


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2020 at 11:30am
Supermodel is in the groove with his first yft and gamefish for the new boat.


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Posted By: Parua Brae
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2020 at 1:48pm
What depth. Trying to make a plan for tomorrow


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 12:11pm
Krow Junior...110m off SteviesClapClap



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Posted By: reel crayze
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 12:30pm
Thumbs Up
What a beautiful looking fish.


Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 5:15pm
Well done team KROW, great fish and we'll deserved.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 5:24pm
Update from Krow;

61.4 Kg ClapClap


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 6:15pm
That's a great fish there boys.

Bet your glad you went north.

Yum yum food.

Are you still hunting up there.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 8:28pm
pics just in...




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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2020 at 9:18pm
Lot of new moons in that first shot.

Smiles alround.

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2020 at 10:07pm
Pollyanna, Whangaroa.
We spent 8 days having 2 x 2 night aways. First was up North and nothing but a couple of skippies. @nd day went to the Hook where a very large Thresher shark crashed my brand new Marlinstar in lumo.
We had Swordfishsteve as skipper and he reckoned it was tail hooked. We got some line back and think that was when it died and sank to 350m. A strong current meant we lost a LOT of line. 600 m of mono left the spool and spool line diminishing, down to braid. Told angler he needs to back off drag then rod broke at top of butt so cut the line. Probably 1 km of line out. My fekkin rod!!
Headed back to Survilles and 10 nm short a solid hit on a Pakula Sprocket in Illusion (a regular winner). Stroppy stripy tagged.
Night in Tom Bowling - snapper fishing totally dead as was previous night at Karikari.  No more action on way back to Whangaroa and a night on land.
Headed South towards BOI and wasn't troubled at Trench, Queens Buoy or any where. Urupukapuka  Island with some huge palaces including Michael Hill's big alloy boat and very fancy yachts.
Day 2 one knockdown from long rigger. tried teasing it up with 4 hits but left. Lure was the old perennial Pakula medium sprocket. Lots of bill rash but no cigar.
3rd day not much to report.
Final day for a kingy day. Even jack macs in harbour not too co-operative, either, but enough to get going as we got 5 small kahawai. Sea was sloppy and some heavy rain and no kingies. Went for shelter into Cavallies and got 1 legal snapper.
Still a good trip. SFSteve was a great guy. Good at communication, instruction and all-round skills.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2020 at 7:46pm
130m off Cape Karikari, broke off a Stripey also... from a Yacht! ClapClap




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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2020 at 7:13am
Nice👍

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 24 Feb 2020 at 8:08pm
another Black 149kgs weighed today , second one this year !!!
The boat November  rain is heading into port about now , a rather large Big eye Tuna and
possible Female record. Good luck to them . Certainly a run of big eye this year at whangaroa


Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2020 at 5:19pm
the Big Eye Tuna  weighed 136.8 kgs angler Lori Tanner.
whopper of a fish


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2020 at 6:26pm
Definitely a whopper.

Outstanding result.

Looking forward to hearing capture and fight details.

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2020 at 9:17pm
Wow!!
Where caught?


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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2020 at 9:24pm
just  flicked through the records on nz sport fishing , heavest ever weighed full stop .Thats a big bas,,,,,
Weighed at whangaroa fishb8. Been some steady action up there , son might have to miss cricket saturdayWink


Posted By: Baru
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2020 at 10:52am
There was a 139.6 kg big eye weighted by a male angler two days prior


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 3:56pm
Jakepitsville

Well done Jake and team.

Picked up a small one the other day on my 5.5 surtees "shes gonna sell me". Weird bite, no sign on sounder but up swam this little guy. Took a small squid. Pretty stoked as weve had a bad run including broken rod and 9 hour 20plus kg drag battle that finished in the dark and 20plus knots of horizontal rain. Est 70-80kg. Wife reports never to go marlin fishing again as they taste so darn good.. shout out  https://www.facebook.com/aaron.mccloy?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARAaBVymvKu74Y9M3LqOQeIwaoCWdwLG2Jj0FOaxYtzbrnwuHQ0tO3FnUxE2QagqgHsnty7Pnj-izVCW&fref=mentions" rel="nofollow - Aaron McCloy  Peterskrine  https://www.facebook.com/silas.burton?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARAEMbbuZ8Z32y-g1z07dn8YZSXqg7aZeQTHdk4ZiBDio_jGR_TlyDvtP2Ng0JhqWHwRn8JJAO7d-5kx&fref=mentions" rel="nofollow - Silas Burton   https://www.facebook.com/luke.slater.716?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARAk40IXWYtQN2MjfrxRXmlHsUuX1LFnx7hfBjGaf4a1T8FMAhmio7-J4sxBtsDFqwbuD2vurvT4JyUt&fref=mentions" rel="nofollow - Luke Slater






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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 4:42pm
Yes well done Jake, good to get it done before the Lock Down, as who knows when we will be allowed out fishing again.

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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 5:19pm
Congratulations jake

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Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 9:14pm
Nice one Jake. Jealous as mate!

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2020 at 9:50pm
Well done but stripy tastes nicer.


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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 7:01pm
well done Jake awesome catch



Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 7:58pm
And from me.
Jealous, and so stoked.
You know why.
Great for the crew some of your regulars who have put in the mills.with you.

And it does taste great.
As all our fish do.

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Posted By: Muzzfishing
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2020 at 10:02pm
Well done Jake good to get one to the boat.Thumbs Up

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