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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: The Work-Up
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Printed Date: 24 Feb 2024 at 12:37am


Topic: SBT
Posted By: White snake
Subject: SBT
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2023 at 11:44am
Is anyone planning on chasing the tuna run this year out of waihau bay.i plan on having a crack just need a good weather window.Has anyone got any good accomodation recomendations.



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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2023 at 7:19pm
Good luck. 
I'd look for a good window to fish a few days in a row to find where they are. Not something I've put much thought into YET.


Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2023 at 2:20pm
Yes krow makes sense long way to go for a day.3 days minimum I was thinking


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2023 at 2:22pm
Simon - I have a Hawkes Bay fishing mate who fishes out of there each yr. Think he is planning a trip. Not sure - but I will ask for accom recommendations. May take a day or two.
Regards
Alan


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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2023 at 5:36pm
From my mate Matt - you met him when we came to the Naki.
Nicola is awesome. She owns/manages 4 sites. And does all the SBT returns at the ramp. Queen of intel.
Ph 021  025 90453.
Good luck
Alan


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Posted By: White snake
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2023 at 7:41pm
Hi Alan thanks alot much appreciated.


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2023 at 8:38pm
Can't help with that but four of us are heading down for SBT's on or about July 22. We will be fishing with Arron Sargent onCoastal Fishing Charters. If the roads are open.

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Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2023 at 7:45pm
Originally posted by White snake White snake wrote:

Hi Alan thanks alot much appreciated.
What goes around comes around :-)
I will PM you with Matts details. He may have more general intel to share - feel free to contact him.
He is a memebr of the waihau fishing club. Visits once or twice/yr.
Alan


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Posted By: jackel
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2023 at 10:38pm
Hi guys, anyone looking for crew? Keen to get down there and get into them, have some gear and game fishing experience too. Looking for a spot on a safety conscious boat, happy to pay my share and also share a few laughs too. Could be available weekdays or weekends. If the bloody weather gives us a chance!! Cheers Karl


Posted By: jakepitsville
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2023 at 1:12pm
spent the other week out there,  was as terribly slow bite and one of my crew was as sick as a dog.  Waihau is a long way to go from northland for -0


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 18 Jul 2023 at 6:11pm
Originally posted by jakepitsville jakepitsville wrote:

spent the other week out there,  was as terribly slow bite and one of my crew was as sick as a dog.  Waihau is a long way to go from northland for -0

It sure is JPV. Our weather window keeps on changing


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Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 5:31pm
We left Weymouth on18th at 730am reached Waihau 420pm Stayed st Carmen's place.
Beautiful 3 bedroom house for 3 of us
Fished Wednesday 19th too rough 1 small run and that was it.
Bck at ramp at 4pm.
Thursday was better weather so lunch at 6am went to 1400mtr drop lures with 15minuts hooked up to a 50kg.
Gaffed fish bleed it put lures down 40minuts late double strike.
Gaffed both fish 25kg n 36kg and pulled the pin bck at ramp midday.

All fish caught on my dad's home made lure which was deadly on Thursday.
Fished gutted n chilled n headed bck home to Weymouth on Friday.
Was a trip to remember


Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 5:32pm


Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 5:32pm


Posted By: Tonto2
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 6:03pm
ChoiceThumbs Up

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slowly going where everyone else has already been


Posted By: yknot
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 9:11pm
Very nice, do the miles and get the smiles

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 9:54pm
Nice work Arshik, two 11 hour days in a bouncy sea for one little albie for us Big smile but yeah I would do it all again.

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Posted By: jackel
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2023 at 10:27pm
Great result Snapper 12!! Well worth the trip down. 


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 27 Jul 2023 at 7:55pm
Great result on own lure .Very satisfying. Know the feeling. Lost two of my own a couple of days ago.
I get the feeling that is a vinyl skirt?
Alan


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Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2023 at 7:35am
Smudge try going with Pelegic charters they have been wacking it recently.
Worth going with them.


Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2023 at 7:36am
Absolutely mate.
Read my 2nd trip report


Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2023 at 7:39am
Trip Report for Waihau Bay
Day 1
We left Auckland Saturday morning and arrived around 4pm at Waihau bay for a two day fishing trip. Slept at Carmen's place by the Cape.
Watched the All Black's game. Launched at 5:20am, as the ramp was choker blocked on Sunday morning with a totall of 147 boat's that launched for the day.
We headed for the 1900m mark out of Lottin Point .
Lure's in at 7:35am and within 40 minutes we were hooked up to our first SBT. Karl Potter on the gimbal and the first fish was landed after 30 minute's. Was a goodie, weighting in at 50kg.
Trolled around again and found fish at 1950m and bang, hooked up to a double.
Landed first of the double after 35 minute's. Second fish was landed after 1hour and 20minutes as this was a big and angry fish which was not coming up to the boat. He stayed away from gaffing range.
Landed that and head back to Waihau Bay.
Weighed fish at the ramp at 5pm.
1 x 75kg
1 X 50kg
1 x 48kg

Back to where we stayed. Gutted all the fish and straight into the chiller.
Was a big day for the lad's.

Day 2

Monday morning, there was a small weather window as wind was reported to pick up by around 1:30pm.
Again left Waihau Bay at 5:40am and reached 1400m mark at 7am. Lures in water. Saw lots of dolphin's and pilot whale's, trolled around the 1900m mark. Bang, double hooked up to a triple. Dropped two but we saw a very big SBT taking the lure on the rigger n dropped it (bugger).
Got my 80-year-old dad (Muhammad Ismail) on the gimbal and he played with that only fish which was still hooked.
After 30 minute's we landed his fish which was around 45kg.
Trolled around the 1500 meter mark and hooked up again. Landed the fish just over 30kg.
At this stage the wind wind picked up and we called it a day. Decided to head home as it got rough.

1 x 45kg
1 x 30kg

All fish were caught on my dad's hand made lures and that was the icing on the cake for this trip
Beautiful and a successful trip.
Thank you Karl Potter from South Auckland Marine for joining us and what a trip it was for all of us.
Throughly enjoyed fishing with you.

To my 80 year old dad (Muhammed Ismail) you are a Legend of the Sea and thank you for joining us for this trip.
Also big thanks goes to my brother Ashmeel Ismail for your input in this trip.
It was a good solid team effort from you boi.

All fish caught on Kingfisher 705HT powered by forever reliable Mercury 250hp V8 4.6L

That's us for this year at Waihau Bay and we will be doing this all over again come next year. Health and wealth come and go but memories last forever. 2023 a year for close friends and family, and another year in memory books.


Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2023 at 7:40am


Posted By: Snapper12
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2023 at 7:41am



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