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Snaps to 20 lb plus, New Boat...Mokau

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Topic: Snaps to 20 lb plus, New Boat...Mokau
Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Subject: Snaps to 20 lb plus, New Boat...Mokau
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 8:35am
Hi all, Fishing reports drop off over the winter months, had another good morning on Thursday, something different worth a post! Had Mark down from Hamilton to chase a big winter Snap in his boat as conditions were Flat. Night before my neighbours Kevin and Pam rang to see if we were keen on Maiden Voyage with them over the Bar on there big 8.5 metre American boat. We agreed and off the four of us wentBig smileBeing big and heavy with twin outboards it ate the Bar up! Decided to go South where my Brother and I have been getting good Snaps in the Mac. Lined up a few land Marks and down went the Pick. Shortly after we were catching nice 2-3 kg snaps and Kahawai on our Sabikis. With Straylines set it wasn't long before the bigger fish Sniffed them out! I was first to hook up a good fish 7 odd kgs. Kevin a 5 kg then myself another. Marks Straylines a little quiet until a screamer of a runThumbs Up  he played in a beaut winter Snap! was 80.5 long, didn't weigh but well over the 20 lb.Best Snap of the Day Mark was rapt! Another hour of this sort of action, our bin was overflowing so went back in three hours early, home by lunchtime for cleanup. Few pics of a Great morning, Marks Snap& measure, Pammy holding Marks Snap and a kill shot. Beer



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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 9:18am
Awesome GeoffClap

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 11:28am
Cool, Must have been a luxury trip for this time of year Big smile

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Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 12:39pm
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

Awesome GeoffClap
Thanks Catchelot!


Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Cool, Must have been a luxury trip for this time of year Big smile
Hi Smudge your not wrong thereLOL This thing was like fishing from someones lounge, the amount of room, the high sides and comfort. Next trip out in it will post some boat pics. Beer


Posted By: Transformations
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 3:05pm
You have spoilt them for life Geoff , good to see some blood on that new deck👍



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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 5:32pm
......and they have spoiled you too, Geoff.
Still the fishing is good👍


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Posted By: The Tamure Kid
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2020 at 6:01pm
Nice one, Geoff. Good to have a touch of luxury now and then, but you take the magic and skill with you no matter what craft you're on.


Posted By: MacSkipper
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 6:10am
wow great catch - boat sounds like a beast!

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Good fishing trip nothing breaks, great trip catch fish.


Posted By: feeder
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2020 at 9:33am
Shot Geoff

Cheers


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Posted By: sea reason
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2020 at 8:05pm
Good effort Geoff,luxury but nice this time of the year.


Posted By: cirrus
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2020 at 11:26pm
Great catch Geoff.  All good size fish as well, inspiring to see. Nothing like a bit of lounge fishing every now and then.Smile Seeing those fish reminds me of our old west coast welly days in the old double end 16 foot kauri clinker.
The boat i learned to fish from. Fond memories . Always big snapper then, always stray lines.
Wonder what that fishery is like now.


Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 6:55am
Originally posted by cirrus cirrus wrote:

Great catch Geoff.  All good size fish as well, inspiring to see. Nothing like a bit of lounge fishing every now and then.Smile Seeing those fish reminds me of our old west coast welly days in the old double end 16 foot kauri clinker.
The boat i learned to fish from. Fond memories . Always big snapper then, always stray lines.
Wonder what that fishery is like now.
Thanks for Replies GuysThumbs Up Remember you Talking about your Kauri clinker days before cirrus! Don't know much on the Welly snapper, but further up the coast off Whanganui plenty of good fish there.



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