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Gamefishing Updates - Manukau to Ahipara - 19/20

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Topic: Gamefishing Updates - Manukau to Ahipara - 19/20
Posted By: Sezza
Subject: Gamefishing Updates - Manukau to Ahipara - 19/20
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 4:14pm

Game-fishing reports, updates, and pics here. Good luck for the  season.



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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2019 at 7:33pm
Thanks Sezza, maybe some are chasing the SBF tuna. Anyone tried out west?

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Posted By: Sezza
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2019 at 1:33pm
Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Thanks Sezza, maybe some are chasing the SBF tuna. Anyone tried out west?

I suspect the SBT run is starting wind down so we may start seeing people head out west Embarrassed


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 3:55pm
Yft manukau today.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 4:37pm
Scotty Bell, Tex and Vance Barrett pulled a sicky to try give the first marlin of the season a crack. No marlin so far but 3 YFT, first day trolling for Brutus.
Damage done on Nathan Adams custom Red Gill Lures the Kohe and Evil





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Posted By: BFIST
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 7:31pm
I heard these were caught out wide of Whangaroa.


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 7:45pm
looks like sashimi tonight.
I dont know what you guys use - but there is a NZ (Canterbury) Wasabi - the real stuff, that I use.
 Waay better than anything else I have used.
Google Copperfield - or something similar. Awesome with YF.
Good start to the season. Wish they would come further south. Don't happen anymore.
Alan


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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 7:49pm
Got that guy couple of days ago - Vtu. Thats about as big as they get right now - big guys moved off. Got on a popper. If you see a work up or get into them on skirts - try poppers. Deadly.
Alan


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 8:04pm
Bfist,

North and west coast.

Things are happening two months early .

And for the west, a rare catch.

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Posted By: Dave0308
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2019 at 9:42pm
Yep!! That would be North and East then WinkLOL

Originally posted by BFIST BFIST wrote:

I heard these were caught out wide of Whangaroa.


Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2019 at 11:20pm
Anyone planning on heading for a look this weekend?

Sunday shaping up nicely weather wise, time to dust off the gear I think.......


Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2019 at 7:59pm
looks good

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2019 at 8:02pm
Dunworkin, the commercial tuna fleet (well 4 boats leaving Onehunga) are fishing at900m. They are seeing 3 or 4 free jumping marlin a day. Hope you have a huge fuel tank. I also hope you catch one!

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2019 at 5:17pm
They will be closer than that.

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Posted By: Skoti
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2019 at 11:08pm
Originally posted by Dunwurkn Dunwurkn wrote:

Anyone planning on heading for a look this weekend?

Sunday shaping up nicely weather wise, time to dust off the gear I think.......
Good luck Chris , your personal weighmaster will be on standby Wink


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Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 1:43pm
Very interesting Intel thanks smudge, 900m no problem with the Honda and 180L Underfloor tank.

Thanks Scotty Just on standby at present looking alot windier today keeping an eye on it will make a call tonight.



Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 4:46pm
Dunwurkin,

Paul said probably closer!

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by MATTOO MATTOO wrote:

Dunwurkin,

Paul said probably closer!

Ohhh yeah! If they are seeing that many way out, there will still be fish in closer for sure. My 'informant' reckons lures in at 200


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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 6:20pm
Typical pre Xmas marlin 300 to 400mthat's what I hear when I weigh them for CSFC

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 7:05pm
Be aware of the crossing and out wide.

I'd like to be wrong as we cancelled our trip.

But it maybe a short uncomfortable bar crossing window and a short sea state.

Fishable but uncomfortable.

Hope I'm wrong and you guys may prove great results.

If your out..

Go cable zone or the north eddies.

Wide to 700m shows current influence .

Or if your smart, you'd of bought into Paul's info.

Just saying.

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Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2019 at 7:48pm
Pulled the pin to mattoo I’m thinking the same as you.

Early start and diverting to kaiwaka bay for a snapper fish and livebaiting session if we can fill the tank.   

Originally posted by MATTOO MATTOO wrote:

Be aware of the crossing and out wide.

I'd like to be wrong as we cancelled our trip.

But it maybe a short uncomfortable bar crossing window and a short sea state.

Fishable but uncomfortable.

Hope I'm wrong and you guys may prove great results.

If your out..

Go cable zone or the north eddies.

Wide to 700m shows current influence .

Or if your smart, you'd of bought into Paul's info.

Just saying.


Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2019 at 6:43am
wide looks good too, there are a couple of wide marks, 900m to 1200m off port waikato. Not saying that shallow is best, but there is bait in shallow as allways, temp and colour are also good. currents ideal. less gas


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2019 at 2:22pm
Nice one for the boys out West today destined for the smoker! Bonze DShackle w Karma skirt combo doing the damage!



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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2019 at 2:31pm


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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2019 at 5:11pm
What a result.
Is that a forum member.
Will we get a blow by blow account.

Good food there.

Nice to know the depth caught.

There are stacks of pelagics out west and east.
Epic season will ensue.

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2019 at 7:00pm
Trust your own decisions. you don't need to know. you were on the money ayway

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Posted By: phelpsey
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2019 at 8:46pm
Anyone thinking of going wide Friday?


Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 7:40pm
Went for a look yesterday off the manukau but pretty quiet overall.

Water pretty cold best temp was 19.5m, very little bait around not a lot on the sounder but managed a few albies in close at 70m Mark.

Another boat as far as 500m didn’t


Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 8:06pm
Are you surprised or dissapointed.

Overall the West is not ready yet.

Look at the charts, unless your extremely lucky the west is limited for pelagics.

Albies yes, temps suggest so.

But otherwise your burning gas for nothing.

Be smart go east.

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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2020 at 9:09pm
A marlin was sighted off our 40km spot today. That is waaaay south for this time of yr. 40-50km sth of Napier. 18 deg. I was planning to go today and pulled the pin at 5am - wind and variable forecasts. But to see a marlin down here at this time of yr is rare.
Alan


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Posted By: Skoti
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 7:57pm
Weighed one in for Counties today.
Went 86kg caught at 300+ meters .
Spewed out some squid when I hung it up .

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2020 at 9:22pm
Should do a Matt Watson trick of taping up bill and sticking a water hose up its bum to get over the 90 kg mark!!

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Posted By: Griffo
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 12:10pm
Trip Report! (do people still do these? everyone seems to just talk **** on FB)

Went out from the Manukau yesterday, slightly north of the bar. Green water all the way out to 65-70m, found a good patch of albies in the 80-100m range and put a few in the bin, 19.5C. Went out to the 400m and best temp was 20.6 although very quiet. VHF was pretty quiet too all day.

glassy conditions all day Thumbs Up


Posted By: Xtoad
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 3:40pm
Nice work, how big were the alberts?


Posted By: Griffo
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2020 at 9:00pm
Not big. mix of small/med models.


Posted By: Blindspot
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2020 at 8:45pm
Trip report.  I fished today by the cable, hooked up and landed a 108kg stripey in 119m of water.  Full of jack macs, squid, and worms.Thanks to the boys that helped my pull it onto my boat as I was fishing solo.

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2020 at 9:41pm
Brilliant man.
You must be stoked.

And a big thumbs up for those who pitched in.

You'll be buzzing with that result.

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2020 at 11:03pm
Great work Blindspot. Another was caught today by Animal also off the Manukau but I didn't get to weigh it. Estimated 110kg. No other details.

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Posted By: Cocker
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 10:13am
Fished straight out from Manukau Bar  to 600m still cold colour not bad . all the bait we saw was around 95 mtr zone Pretty quiet for us.Not much chatter on Radio . Missing my Witch Doctor!!


Posted By: Griffo
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 2:51pm
Nice one mate Clap
Originally posted by Blindspot Blindspot wrote:

Trip report.  I fished today by the cable, hooked up and landed a 108kg stripey in 119m of water.  Full of jack macs, squid, and worms.Thanks to the boys that helped my pull it onto my boat as I was fishing solo.


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2020 at 3:18pm
It was 19.6 at 60m & 19.8 at 65m. soon as we found a current line, 2 albies on. I know that's not a game fish report but we're seeing almost a degree warmer than last week.I know Mangre2 has the real oil on SST's but we aren't that flash and mostly snapper fishers. Only a matter of days before a 60m marlin is weighed.Wink  I have been weighing marlin for others for years and it's starting to look good. really good



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Posted By: Blindspot
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 9:38am
Originally posted by Griffo Griffo wrote:

Nice one mate Clap
Originally posted by Blindspot Blindspot wrote:

Trip report.  I fished today by the cable, hooked up and landed a 108kg stripey in 119m of water.  Full of jack macs, squid, and worms.Thanks to the boys that helped my pull it onto my boat as I was fishing solo.

this was captured solo, in a 3.9m RHIB, Talica 25, took just over 2.5 hrs



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Posted By: feeder
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 5:13pm
Big effort, well done that man

Cheers

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Posted By: MATTOO
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 5:27pm
Well the manukau is beginning to fire.

Although catch reports are light, this may reduce the Queen st effect and the crazy launching at huia at least.

The fish are here.

Don't discount the shallows, you may get more than you bargained for.

I suggest you monitor the air ways for real time action it can be informative, exciting or with the westie drunk muppets quite fowl.
But good info in real time.

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Posted By: fish-feeder
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 5:32pm
Well done blindspot👍

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Posted By: Muppet
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 6:16pm
Yeah really well done 👍


Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 8:33pm
Great stuff blindspot

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2020 at 9:14pm
Great going blindspot!👍


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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2020 at 9:42pm
This one was caught today in 125m off Port Waikato on a Bonze kahawai. They dropped one at the boat a few hours earlier in the same spot. There were two others weighed earlier in the week also.




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Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2020 at 11:37pm
Nice fish.well done guys


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2020 at 9:05pm
A nice fish weighed today at Te Toro. A big stripey weighing 156.8kg, caught in 35m. That's kinda close!

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Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2020 at 9:16pm
That's a donkey, awsome

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Posted By: LBGer
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2020 at 9:48pm
Great job Benjamin, that's a top effort....

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2020 at 9:04am
I heard striped marlin were caught right on the kaipara bar yesterday, anyone got the good oil .
I heard 6 were caught



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