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Good fish in the firth

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Printed Date: 20 May 2024 at 10:06pm


Topic: Good fish in the firth
Posted By: Kandrew
Subject: Good fish in the firth
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 1:51pm
Picked up a nice 14.5 pounder this morning out on the firth in 8 mtrs of water. I was dragging a baitjunkie curly tail motor oil colour.

Picked up another 4 snapper around 350mm and a nice sized gurnard on an orange Kaveman micro jig. Nice day on the water.



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Posted By: Pcj
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 3:16pm
Well done Kandrew,seems both sides of Firth fishing well.just waiting on Nephews report on Deadmans Pt.

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Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 3:28pm
Yep seems to be good fishing all over at the moment, Whangaparaoa fishing well too.


Posted By: Pcj
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 6:20pm
Unfortunatly wont able to get out till easter Saturday/Sunday.

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Posted By: Snappa Geoff
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 7:26pm
Nice Fish Kandrew! Cheers for report...


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 9:00pm
Originally posted by Snappa Geoff Snappa Geoff wrote:

Nice Fish Kandrew! Cheers for report...
Thanks Geoff


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 9:06pm
Nice fish Kandrew

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Best gurnard fisherman in my street


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by smudge smudge wrote:

Nice fish Kandrew
thanks smudge, there’s always an amount of luck when you’re dragging soft baits around and a fish like this swims past, but what the heck I’ll take it.


Posted By: Tonto2
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2024 at 11:06pm
👍

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Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 11:51am
Originally posted by Tonto2 Tonto2 wrote:

👍
Thank mate


Posted By: The Tamure Kid
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 8:20pm
Great stuff, Kerry.
A very meritorious catch in an area where big fish are relatively uncommon - it's amazing how often Rodney Holder brings home the bacon - my theory is the action of the boat and chop gives lures a jerkiness that we can't replicate in the hand.
Curly tails seem to be deadly in that situation.
Looks like a stunning spot you have down that way - there are so many classic Kiwi settlements along the Kaiaua coastline - great community vibe.


Posted By: Alan L
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 8:35pm
" it's amazing how often Rodney Holder brings home the bacon - my theory is the action of the boat and chop gives lures a jerkiness that we can't replicate in the hand."

totally agree. I took a couple of near novices out y/day. I didn't fish - 2 rods down was enough. The first hr or so was slow. They wanted to hold the rods. Dropped fish, small fish, no fish. Finally I got them to place the rods in the holders - let out just enough line and wait....Bam. The catch rate shot up. They came home very happy. 90% of the useful fish were caught this way. This was with bait. but small squidly type skirts on the rig. 
Alan


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Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 8:54pm
Originally posted by The Tamure Kid The Tamure Kid wrote:

Great stuff, Kerry.
A very meritorious catch in an area where big fish are relatively uncommon - it's amazing how often Rodney Holder brings home the bacon - my theory is the action of the boat and chop gives lures a jerkiness that we can't replicate in the hand.
Curly tails seem to be deadly in that situation.
Looks like a stunning spot you have down that way - there are so many classic Kiwi settlements along the Kaiaua coastline - great community vibe.
We are on the Thames side couple of bays up from the Tapu Pub.Yep good sized fish for the Thames coast nowadays.


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by Alan L Alan L wrote:

"<span style="color: rgb54, 54, 54; font-family: "hk grotesk", Arial; : rgb251, 251, 253;"> it's amazing how often Rodney Holder brings home the bacon - my theory is the action of the boat and chop gives lures a jerkiness that we can't replicate in the hand."</span>
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<span style="color: rgb54, 54, 54; font-family: "hk grotesk", Arial; : rgb251, 251, 253;">totally agree. I took a couple of near novices out y/day. I didn't fish - 2 rods down was enough. The first hr or so was slow. They wanted to hold the rods. Dropped fish, small fish, no fish. Finally I got them to place the rods in the holders - let out just enough line and wait....Bam. The catch rate shot up. They came home very happy. 90% of the useful fish were caught this way. This was with bait. but small squidly type skirts on the rig. </span>
<span style="color: rgb54, 54, 54; font-family: "hk grotesk", Arial; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Alan</span>
Alan when I fished the Kaipara in the winter for gurnard, I would anchor up and cast my bait out the back, put the rod in the rod holder and wait. The gurnard would come along and harass the bait, old Bazza would go for the rod and I would say to him just wait. Then a couple of minutes later bang and they were on.

Great days fishing with our old mate Bazza


Posted By: The Tamure Kid
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by Kandrew Kandrew wrote:

Originally posted by The Tamure Kid The Tamure Kid wrote:

Great stuff, Kerry.
A very meritorious catch in an area where big fish are relatively uncommon - it's amazing how often Rodney Holder brings home the bacon - my theory is the action of the boat and chop gives lures a jerkiness that we can't replicate in the hand.
Curly tails seem to be deadly in that situation.
Looks like a stunning spot you have down that way - there are so many classic Kiwi settlements along the Kaiaua coastline - great community vibe.
We are on the Thames side couple of bays up from the Tapu Pub.Yep good sized fish for the Thames coast nowadays.

Aha, I thought that lump in the background was the Coro ranges, but I guess it's the Hunuas or similar looking back the other way. 
Lovely part of the world - especially on those days where the sea is glassy and the hazy edge of the sea meets the pale sky - it seems to be a phenomenon along that coast, I've seen it a few times driving along there.
Is the bottom mud, or shelly gravel?


Posted By: Kandrew
Date Posted: 18 Mar 2024 at 9:23pm
Originally posted by The Tamure Kid The Tamure Kid wrote:

Originally posted by Kandrew Kandrew wrote:

Originally posted by The Tamure Kid The Tamure Kid wrote:

Great stuff, Kerry.
A very meritorious catch in an area where big fish are relatively uncommon - it's amazing how often Rodney Holder brings home the bacon - my theory is the action of the boat and chop gives lures a jerkiness that we can't replicate in the hand.
Curly tails seem to be deadly in that situation.
Looks like a stunning spot you have down that way - there are so many classic Kiwi settlements along the Kaiaua coastline - great community vibe.
We are on the Thames side couple of bays up from the Tapu Pub.Yep good sized fish for the Thames coast nowadays.


Aha, I thought that lump in the background was the Coro ranges, but I guess it's the Hunuas or similar looking back the other way. 
Lovely part of the world - especially on those days where the sea is glassy and the hazy edge of the sea meets the pale sky - it seems to be a phenomenon along that coast, I've seen it a few times driving along there.
Is the bottom mud, or shelly gravel?

bit of both but mainly mud, do a few fantail bay missions from there during the year.



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