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Nice Eaters...Mokau

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Fishing Reports
Forum Description: Share information about your latest fishing trip
Printed Date: 25 Apr 2024 at 6:59am

Topic: Nice Eaters...Mokau
Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Subject: Nice Eaters...Mokau
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2024 at 7:51pm
Hi All, solo mish this morn produced some nice eating Snaps all around 5-6 kg. Had one bigger model on for twenty odd seconds but managed to avoid getting hooked properly and got off! Had a few similar sessions over the last month with a couple around the 8 kg mark the best. The hot summer months here the bigger fish are alot harder to catch. Todays fish i shared around with friends and family and the bodies went to elders for the Marae. Pic of fish in boat back on beach..Beer

Posted By: Pcj
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2024 at 8:20pm
Nice Geoff,same with our catch Monday and today,shared with the elderly neighbours.Who can afford $49.95 kg? Gurnard at NW $60kg

Amateur's built the ark. Professional built the Titanic

Posted By: MJ
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2024 at 4:11pm
Great fishing Geoff and good to hear others are benefitting too

Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2024 at 10:43pm

Best gurnard fisherman in my street

Posted By: GregS
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2024 at 10:46pm
Nice eaters Geoff, they are more like trophy fish up here in the BOP ha ha, good haul, that's a lot of kilos of fillets for eveyone.
Well done as usual, west is the best

Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2024 at 2:57pm
Thanks for replies Guys! Agree the price per kg for  Snapper is way to much when you consider how plentiful and easy they are to catch especially out West. Im aware Greg how fortunate I am here, fishing my home patch with the amount of good fish compared to other areas of NZ. Beer   

Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2024 at 1:25am
 Hey Geoff wondering what reels you’re running.  Mainly penns by looks ... also are you running braid or nylon? Just curious
I’ve gone pe3 braid,  was previously mainly 10- 15kg nylon, Also fish old school Penn spinfishers but am now also substituting a Penn fierce and Penn 5000 V4 series. The fierce 8000 has been really great reel and still is going well catching big Snapper and odd good king. Pretty good for reel under $150. Although  I still love my old Penn spinfishers the most.

Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2024 at 1:53pm
Hi Shenag, Over the years I have spent alot of money on more expensive Penn and Shimano spin reels than the ones I use now which are the good old Penn Ssm spinfisher 850. Have found these outlast and out perform the more expensive models by far. Found the dearer models the drags would stuff out, water would get in during beach Launching over time buggering the insides. Also the Ssm's have a nice loud drag which is vital if it's a bit rough and windy, you can hear it clearly when a fish hits! Also a strong reel for playing the fish to tire it out. On the line have always used Moi moi 15 kg flouro mono. Simple reason on flouro if your running 2-3 straylines at a glance you can see the slightest pull, change of direction, were they lie. Try keeping an eye on three lines with clear mono, very hard. Plus Moi moi up there with the best quality mono avaliable. Hope this helps. Cheers

Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2024 at 7:47pm
Thanks that is a very helpful reply. Good point re- the floro nylon, and just so happens I have some floro in 15kg on on shelf and a very well used  850ss that needs respooling.Smile

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