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Topic: Naki report
Posted By: Naki man
Subject: Naki report
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2006 at 10:22pm
Well, with the weather looking like it was going to be sh*t all weekend and some of the Naki boys not able to get out for 3 to 5 weeks, things were only fair to middlingConfused and I was starting to fear for for the families of these self proclaimed hunter / gatherers. Friday night the sea looked good and the boys were ringing to see what the haps were for Saturday. However with the forecast looking like crapDead and the swell 2 to 3 metres we decided to see what Sunday brought. As predicted, we woke Saturday morning with the sea looking like something from the Wahine disasterDead. By afternoon the weather had changed and an outing for the boys on Sunday looked possible, so a trip to WC was planned.Clap
 
Wondaboy and I arrived at WC, to find Nubee already there, with a concerned look on his face (I think he'd forgotten his brown pantsWink). A quick survey revealed a ****ty sea with more colour than my hearty beef soup and waves forming and capping for quite a distance out . This called for a more in-depth survey from a higher vantage point, where we could get a better look of spot X. After 15 minutes of deliberating, convincing ourselves that the sea would clean up and that the surf wasn't really that bad, we decided to give it a go. However, once down on the beach staring at the chocolate waves, three not so brave fishermanEmbarrassed decided that they were not so keen. (I'm sure those waves were snickering and whispering, "common I dear you") So we set off to bell block beach, where it seemed a little cleaner and the surf was average. B.H had texted and he was on his way. Wondaboy, Nubee and I decided to set off, with all three copping a full frontal waveOuch, but finally we were off on our fishing adventureThumbs Up. We paddled around for a while looking for good signs, however compared to WC this looked like a desertThumbs Down. We anchored and almost instantly the spikies arrived. After throwing many spikies and red cod back, I suggested we go for the trifecta. B.H rose to the occasion and soon reeled in an eelEmbarrassed. With midday looming Nubee reeled in the first snapsBig smile, followed by a KY. Wondaboy and I were packing up when B.H pulled up a snaps and Nubee followed his lead, so we dropped anchor again. Soon I Had a snaps in the bin , followed by a KY. Wondaboy pulled in a pannie and that was shortly followed by a nice 9.5lb snaps on an SPBig smile (how the hell that fish could see that SP in that ****, I'll never knowShocked). We decided to call it a day and head in. B.H and Nubee were in first, with Nubee getting trashed in the surf DeadCryand was reportedly lying face down in threeLOL inches of water when he panickedShocked, realizing that the water wasn't deep enough for his PFD to offer any assistance. The rest of us managed to get in safelyWink.
 
A couple of pics showing the surf that trashed NubeeWinkLOL.
Don't despair Nubee, next week we are planning a trip to the indoor heated pool. Keep away from the deep end as those boys doing bombs create quite a surfWink
 
http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h174/Nakiman/?start=#imgAnch1">bellblockaugust2006.jpg
 
Wondaboy determining the degree of difficulty required to conquer this surf. Don't get water in your gumboots WondaboyLOL
 
 
http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h174/Nakiman/?">bbnubeesdemise2006.jpg
 
 
 
 
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"



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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2006 at 7:17am
A good report there Naki man, and a very enjoyable day, well done wondaboy, nice fish mate.
 
Nakiman, Im suprised that you would go to another beach on your way home and take those shots instead of posting a pic of the white, thundering wall of crashing water that I ALMOST sucessfully rode home!
 
fore shame. 


Posted By: Hard-Yakka
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2006 at 8:13am
LMAO!
Nice banter guys :)
9.5 is pretty sweet on the yak! Ive never caught anything bigger than 5-6 , cant wait for the double figure snap on a yak!
 
Cheers for the report NM :)


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2006 at 6:30pm
Nubee, one day i'll teach you how to sing to fish and calm the seaWink
 
as posted by Nubee
thundering wall of crashing water that I ALMOST sucessfully rode home!LOLClap
 
And then you woke upShocked


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2006 at 6:47pm
Naki man, a 6 inch wave can still thunder and crash!Dead
 
I'll take you up on the singing but is there any point in me being able to calm the sea?Question the result is still the same!Cry
 
Maybe I'll have better luck next week? thinking about changing my name to tippa!


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2006 at 7:53pm
Need to update the Naki report lest the northern yakkers think we have sold our yaks.
 
Early cray patrol netted only crabs and an octopus.    So after lunch I paddled out of the harbour and got straight into fish.    In three hours I kept 20 gurnard and 8 snaps around 35cm.     I got home just in time to beat a monster thunderstorm with rain, hail and cannon like thunder.
 
Come on Naki Boys the fish are out there that is if you arnt legless after tonight.
 
Anyway I wish you all a Happy New Year and lots of rod benders for 2007
 
Rainbow
 
 


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2007 at 4:27pm
Rainbow good going. I should have been there.
Ventured out in that hell wind this morning. I didn't think my anchor would hold out in the full force of the wind (probably would have ended up in Ausie) so I sat behind the breakwater and managed to net 3 1kg gurnard.
 
Even the stink boats came in close
 
When the hell is this wind going to stop


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2007 at 5:54pm
Ventured to WC today with the new GPS that Santa bought me to see if I could find find some new X spots. I had intended to paddle out past the reserve however even with next to no swell I decided paddling 3.7k out sea with a strong off shore wind was not advisable. Paddled around for a while trolling a blue fox with FF checking for new locations and managed to hook up on a couple of kahawai for fresh bait. With the wind velocity growing i decided to drop anchor inside the reserve in the shelter of the cliffs. It wasn't long before the first pannie was in the bin and a couple more followed, one being a nice 5 pounder. The ledger nodded and I set the hook, this was a better fish and had the distinctive nod of a big snapps. I wasn't making much ground and I remembered that I was using the traces I had on the day before. Bu**er, a bust off, should've put new traces on.AngryCry Then the stray line slowly bent over and slowley peeled out. I set the hook and the battle was on, however this felt more like a shark. This was confirmed when a 1.5mtr shark surfaced. A couple of quick holiday shots and he was cut free. Hook ups on sharks continued until I run out of gear, so it was time for home with 4 snapps and 2 Kahawai.
Great to get back out on the water.
 
Not sure what type of shark these are
 
 
 
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2007 at 7:05pm
Their your type of shark my man!
 
took a mate of mine out of the port for the first time today ( he's keen to get a kayak but borrowed his mates for a go).
 
Apart from the wind which wouldnt make up it's mind, not a bad day, we both came home with a few gurnard so that was a bonus and nice to see him cath on his first attempt.Thumbs%20Up


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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2007 at 8:28pm
Nubee, nice to see you introducing another Nakiite to yak fishing.   Dogfish and I enjoyed the company of JB on compassionate home leave from the JAFA penal colony.    Fishing was a bit slow but we all ended up with a decent haul of grunters with a few panny snaps thrown in.    Dogfish at last got his new Elite wet and was rewarded with a good haul too.
 
Naki Man.   You were lucky you did not get spotted by DOC as the Orca has been up there for the last two days going out from NP just after 6am.
 
Probably you must have been loaded up (with snaps, bilge water and super sized gumboots) with so little free board showing that  DOC's new radar could not pick you up.     The ultimate green stealth semi sub.   Could have military applications.
 
Rainbow
 
   


Posted By: DogFish
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2007 at 9:09pm
Good stuff nubee! Excellent to hear that your mate "scored" on his first time out and no doubt is now itching to go buy a SOT fishing yak.
 
Rainbow, my "good haul" wasn't as many as I had thought... final tally was 14 x Grunters and 4 x Snapper.
 
Here's a shot of Rainbow & JB at the "Carrot Patch".
 
 
DogFish
 


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2007 at 9:29pm
Nubee Long time no hear. Thought mr whitey must have got you. Sounds like you guys had a good day
 
Rainbow, I wasn't in the reserve, however I wish they would hurry up and get those bouys in place.
 
I did see a boat fishing up there and I would bet my bottom dollar that they were in the reserve


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2007 at 9:53pm
Hey Nubee. (and anyone else that is keen to do battle with them boys accross the ditch) The Ausie comp is up and running again, starting this saturday. Rules have changed so check them out
 
http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=53074&sid=bc8bd21c4a7a09d5ecda65fe73f5deda#53074 - http://www.akff.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=53074&sid=bc8bd21c4a7a09d5ecda65fe73f5deda#53074


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2007 at 7:28am

Yes, I wasnt aware it was a sit in kayak that he had borrowed until we turned up in the morning, this is why you found us tucked in behind  the shelter of the break water.

He is gagging to get a SOT for him self but has to persuade she who holds the purse strings.
 
Nakiman, I will be doing my best to stuff it to the aussies


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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2007 at 9:46am
Hey NM I must have misread your post.    By "inside" the reserve you probably meant that to be between the beach and the 500m parallel offshore reserve boundary.    AM I right?????
 
Rainbow


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2007 at 5:28pm
Rainbow. Yes you are correct, there is a 750m strip between the beach and the reserve that goes through the waipingau (probably spelt wrong) stream. There are places that are 10mtrs deep and some good structure that should still produce good snapper. The bouys aren't set up yet so you need to be carefull. I was using a GPS.
 
Looks like it will be a cracker day tomorrow for a fish
 
NM


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2007 at 10:05pm
Another day off work eh nakiman!
 
Hoping to get out for a gurnad pull after my days graft if possible


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2007 at 11:47pm
Originally posted by nubee nubee wrote:

Another day off work eh nakiman!
 
Hoping to get out for a gurnad pull after my days graft if possible
 
Nubee "GRAFT" Great Rest After Fishing Today
 
You need to get another Job, It interferes with your fishing too much


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2007 at 10:05pm
Great day's fishing, my arse.    Was up at Seal Rock area.    Westerly set running strongly but fishing very slow.   No snapper only 8 gurnard with one baracouta following every fish I pulled up.    Bait time came and went without any change.    Went out to Saddleback after that to pick up a few KY for bait and berley but despite a strong current and 20 knot westerly none were feeding.    Quick trip home on the back of a strong set and a good tailwind.    Saw a few yakkers fishing around the islands.
 
Rainbow
 


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2007 at 11:43pm
Rainbow. When i said it was going to be a cracker day for a fish, I was talking about the weather and according to the swell map, it was going to be .25 to 1mtr swell from the Cape around to Ohawe, with 5 to 15 Knot winds. There are more places in the Naki to fish than just the port. Hence Jason and I went to the cape. Yes the fishing was a bit slow however Jason took home 18 Blue cod. I took home 8, although I through back about 10 keepers. At mid day I was 3k out drift fishing and there was hardly enough drift to peel out my two lines. The wind did get up a bit after that.
 
In my opion and going by my fishing records it is not normally good for fishing around the full moon, unless you're twilight/night surfcasting.
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2007 at 1:37pm
Went for a twilight fish last night at the port. Bite time was about 7.45. Anchored up at 7.00, It was raining but the sea was flat. Fish started biting about 7.30 and stopped about 9.15. Kept 2 snapps, with the biggest being 6lb and 5 gurnard. Released about 6 pannies around the 300mm mark and had a nice paddle back in the dark.
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 1:37pm
Hi All
Im new to this sport. Got my yak to pull long line out,and play in surf But got bord with that. Im in south naki and woundering if any of you boys had fished down these ways befor. I know boats do well down here, so dont think it be any different for a yak.
Thanks Deano
 


Posted By: bluestone
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 4:48pm
Where abouts in he south are you? coastal or round Hawera? Patea's good but dunno about launching


Posted By: DogFish
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 5:09pm
Deanoo, try Ohawe Beach. I've fished there a few times and it can be a very productive area at certain times of the year. Quite often you only have to go out a couple of hundred metres to get onto the big boys.
 
DogFish


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 6:23pm

Theres been some big snapps caught in 3mtrs at Ohawe and they get good cod as well. Very shallow for miles out, good launching spot. I haven't had much luck there myself, however it's always been ****ty and windy when I've fished there. Not worth going if it's been raining as it dirtys up real quick.

NM

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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2007 at 9:44pm

H a all

Yeh i go to Waverley or Patea, I have heard that ohawe is a good surf casting beach too. What would be the best method to fish this plases. I am only just starting out so am limmited to what gear i have.
Thanks
Deano


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2007 at 10:25pm
Been to WC today.   Big dumping shore break near HT quite scary but we got out.    Caught  about 15 pannie snaps, 7 gurnard, 2KY and 2 big grey sharks.    Westerly got up over 15knots and made home paddle very slow with some rollers coming at us 300-400m out nearly all the way from the waterfall to the ramp.   No bities seen.
 
Rainbow
 


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2007 at 7:14am

Yeh, had a look out of the port yesterday evening, took a mate out to christen his new yak. The wind made things a bit sloppy be manageable, some good sized gurnard about



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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 12:38am
Decided to give White Cliffs a go on Sunday as the moon faze was good. Text Wondaboy to see if he was keen, however the reply was that he thought it might chop up as it was forecast for a strong westerly.
As I was on my own I decided to make it an early one and arose sleepy eyed at 4am to the sounds of gusty wind and proceeded to get ready. I had planned to be fishing by 6am however I soon realised that a surf launch in the dark might be a bit ambitious. I arrived at WC at 5.30, just as daylight was peeping through, to a flat sea with a foot high wave and very little wind. A mental note was made as the sand had shifted dramatically leaving a 2.5mtr to 3mtr drop to the low tide and that the surf could prove a bit dumpy at high tide. I paddled around for a while checking out spots and finally anchored at about 7am. within 10min the bites started and soon a wee snap was released. I then proceeded to catch snap after snap after snap, keeping the odd one as they were all over 300mm. then the ledger nodded, this felt like a better fish and soon a nice 7.5lb was in the bin. The stray line screamed, then rested. I waited a few seconds then set the hook. Yes, Bu**er too keen. Re-baited the stray line with 1/4 of a kahawai and flicked it 30mtrs into the burly trail. I was hooked up on the ledger and was reeling in when the stray line sang again. I popped the ledger in the holder still bouncing and set the stray line. After 6 or 7 minutes  a nice snap around 16lb arrived at the side of the yak. As he was coming in I could see he was only just hooked and I new that I would have to gaff him to get him in the yak. As I was mainly looking for table fish I gabbed the trace, gave it a couple of quick tugs and off he swam. I finished the day catching about 50 snapps, keeping 10 for the bin and a little trev as well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Young Yakker
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 9:25am
Nice fish there. Hope im as succesful when i get my yak lol.


Posted By: MtBadfish
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 10:45am
Nice catch indeed NM.
I really have to get down to the naki for a fish one day! Might have to spend a few hours practice in the surf here first


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 5:59pm
MtBadfish
 
If you come down, let us know.
Don't worry too much about the surf as there is normally a hidden bay with easy access no matter what the wind and the Naki boys don't mind showing you the spots.
 
We've got a comp coming up in April - we're just sorting out a few final details and it should be a great weekend. The big thumpers will be around then so there should be some good action
 
 
NM 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: sooshee
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 6:52pm
Good catch, you naki guys setting the standards as usual.


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 7:48pm
hey Nakiman, you sure you you released that snapps? or is that another way of saying it fell offWinkLOL.
hopefully the weather will be good enough on the weekend for a trip.


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 8:51pm
Na Nubee, It was released to grow bigger for the compWink You and me know the place
 
NM


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 9:34pm
Do ya think it can put on 14lbs by thenBig%20smile well done for the release ClapThumbs%20Up
 
dont tell doc about the spot they might close it down
 
NB


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2007 at 9:48pm
Nubee, If I keep feeding him he willLOL, anyhow going by a couple of the peel outs,  his great, great grand daddy was there

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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2007 at 11:47pm
Lots of fish off the port at the moment.    Went out on a falling tide in the middle of today to get a bit of fishing in before the weather craps out tomorrow.    Still 3m swell but little wind.   Water quite dirty from the dredge or swell but the fish were there.    In 3 hours I hooked some 25 gurnard and about 15 pannie snaps.    Took home limit of each.
 
Make the most of this glut guys as such handy fishing wont last.
 
Rainbow
 
Oh yes, I nearly forgot.    Busted the rod when two snapper hit the baits simultaneously.   


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2007 at 8:28pm
Naki yakkers
 
Rebel Sports is having a 25% off rod sale this Saturday.   Perfect timing to replace my broken rod. 
 
Rainbow


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2007 at 9:45pm
well done there Rainbow. Seems to be a never ending supply of pannie snapps around at the momment
 
How exactly did you bust your rod
 
I'm heading up to Mokau for four days. Hope the weather gods are kind.
 
NM


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2007 at 10:24pm
Four metre swell at the moment but supposed to be easing.     Re broken rod.   Was an old stick which I re ringed with ceramics.    Well, I had a good bite and leaned into it when with a crack the rod busted in the middle.    As it turned out I had hooked two 1.5kg snapper simultaneously.
 
Today went to Rebel Sports and found a good replacement but wont pick it up until the Sale Day.   Worth waiting for.
 
On another tack I got a sponsorship Kaikoura Cray pot for the OSAKFC club's April Comp.
 
Have a good fish at Mokau.    Don't forget to take your brown undies in case  the big swell persists over the next four days .
 
Rainbow


Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2007 at 8:55am
Ha there naki boys
 
Will i finally got a day off and half pie desent weather, to try my hand at this yak fishing. I was at Waverly beach at 6.30 i think the tied was turning to come in. I hadnt paid any attention to when would be the best time to go as i only had the morning and i was just so keen to get out. There was little to no wind BUT those 3meter swels with caps on the top made me tremble a bit. But like any good kiwi I just shguged it of with a "she'll be right" attitued. I have spent a lot of time on my yak in the surf playing, and seting my long line off the beach, But today i found it so hard to get out through the brakers. It was like padling 4 meters ford and get woshed 5 meters back. i think it was the little bit more gear i had on board. I finnaly got out turnd the finder on to find a likly spot and start pulling all those snaps in, will that was the plan. With the rolling swell and being new to this i was starting to lose that attitued (she'll be right). I was out there for an hour with no bittes,With the swell geting bigger and Felling a little green around the gilss and sorry for my self i packed up and headed in.
So it wasnt the best start for my yak fishing adventures BUT i will be back out there soon.
I was woundering if it would be possible to team up with some of you naki boys and tag a long for a fish, to learn the ropes. 
Thanks 
HAPPY FISHING 
 


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2007 at 10:41pm
Rainbow saw that pot around at Bruces. They look well made.
 
Ist 2 days at Mokau were a right off. Huge seas and very dirty, however it calmed down so I pulled out the long sticks, looked for a nice hole and had a go at surf casting. After a couple of outings I ended up with 8 pannies (smallest being 32cm, a nice 2.5 kg kahawai and a nice trev). I managed to get out through the surf (a little back paddling was required as the surf was still reasonable) for a yak fish, however after a couple of hours of very slow fishing, I only hooked 2 gurnard. Landing the yak was always going to be a little tricky, however i managed to catch the back of a nice roller all the way to shore.
 
Deano. I'll probably get out somewhere this weekend if the weather gods are kind. Not sure where as yet.
 
Those 3mtr swells, capping on top can be a little freaky.
 
A pic of Mokau
 
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2007 at 10:54pm
Hey NM
 
Don't fret the fishing in NP wasnt any better.    Out yesterday for only 3 gurnard, 3 kopapa and one newbee yak fisher who turned over in calm seas.    S&R chopper pulled another one off Sealrock after he tried to get back onto his yak for 30min.   In the morning a dinghy friend rescued a third aroun Moturoa.    I think right now we are seeing a new crop of  guys with their XMas pressies on the water; as it looks without any survival skills.
 
Scary
 
Rainbow
 
 


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2007 at 9:11am
Rainbow, Nakiman,
Not all fishing around NP was crap, went out yesterday morning for a fish and it was going off, nothing big but all snapps between 1 and 2.5kgs. On the water at 6am, got my limit of snapps by 9am, back on shore by 10.30, must have released at least another 20 snapps all good kilo fish.
 
Read about the guy who couldnt get back onto his yak, what are these guy's doing out there if they cant get back on? surely thats the first thing to learn! at least it will give the local boaties antoher reason to moan about us (Not all boaties you understand).


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2007 at 11:28pm
well done there Nubee. Was that at WC

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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2007 at 7:13am
Yeh mate, right on that same spot

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Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2007 at 9:37am

Hi all

Yes the first thing i did when i got my yak was head down to the lake and jumped in, i can get in no worrys. Then the first play in the waves and i learnt that the yak dosnt always stay the right way up, so it was back to the lake to practice rolling it over and geting in. It did take a bitt to master tho.The last few days the sea has been looking good first thing in the morning, so all day i get my hoppes up for an evening fish just to have shatered at around 3 when the wind gets up big time.
 
Hay Naki Man i have sunday off if you are still planing on going out i would love to tag a long.
 
Happy Fishing


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2007 at 4:56pm
Good on ya deanoo, got to get that bit right! dont want to be another rescue story in the paperWink

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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2007 at 9:39pm

Denoo

First things first and you are doing it the right safe way.  
 
Nubee WC hardly qualifies for "out of NP"    The snapper must have left the local worm beds.    Only gurnard and stacks of those around at the   moment,    Got 3 big Crays this morning and 28 carrots this afternoon but not a single snaps,     Two of NP best dinghy fishos had the same results.   No snaps but plenty of gurnard,     Right now the sea is stacked with blue mackerel,    Has anybody got any idea how to catch those
 
Friend rang to invite me to go to WC tomorrow.   Had to decline as we have too many fish waiting to be eaten already.   
 
Leave them for you guys.     DOC put new black metal buoys in today.
 
Rainbow


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2007 at 11:41pm

Aw come on Rainbow, it's pretty bloddy close



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Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 9:14am
Am i allowed to ask where or what WC is, Or is it secret spot X


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 11:31am
where abouts in the naki you based deanoo?

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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 12:28pm
It a still long journey for my old car.    
 
Rainbow


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 6:39pm

Deano I'll probably be going to WC on Saturday (WC "White Cliffs") which is off Pukearuhe road past Wai-iti. The turn off is past Urenui. Let me know if you're keen. I'll probably go at sparrows fart (early) You keen Nubee?

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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 10:17pm
I'll have to wait till sunday, got to work tomorrow (sat) have to see if banana boy wants to go and catch some fish for a change.
As you say I'll be up at sparrows fart.


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Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2007 at 1:41pm
Nubee im down in waverly, a bit limited to the fishing spots its always windy down here i use a long line a bit no fun in it tho.
 
Ha Naki man how was the fishing thismorning. what was the weather like up there, it sarted out sh*t down here. Not to bad now tho still a bit breeze. Have you sorted out where your heading tomorow.


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2007 at 3:21pm
Deanoo, a couple of us going out of wc tomorrow for an early start, a bit of a drive for you but your welcome to join us if you wish

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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2007 at 9:48pm
Deano, weather and sea were good. I was joined by wondaboy and we launched about 6.15. Fishing started off slow in close so we ventured out to deeper water. As soon as we dropped the fish went nuts. My ledger wasn't even hitting the bottom before it got smacked and most retrieves were double ups of snapps around the 32cm mark. Must have pulled in excess of 50 snapper without a break and they weren't fussy about what bait you used. I reckon they would have taken a piece of my gumboot.
On they way in proved entertaining as the shore looked calm, so I just paddled in. I heard a wave forming behind me, so turned to look, only to be greeted by a nice curler about to dump on me, with Wondaboy sitting on top of it coming at me at a great rate of knots. This was going to end in tears. The wave flipped me around sideways, so I leaned into the wave, however I felt a thump, thump, thump as the front edge hit something and she was all over rover. Wondaboy surfed in OK, So we unloaded the Yaks and decided to have a bit of fun surfing the waves. A great day and Wondaboy and I both ended up with a bin full of snapps and gurnard each


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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2007 at 10:21pm
good on ya nakiman and nice to see that you have joined the nubee club of getting dumpedLOL my turn tomorrow! not sure about this wind though, seems to have kicked up a bitConfused how much out wide did you go??

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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2007 at 7:42pm

Snuck off to WC today for a late morning fish, water was like glass. On launching I could see the stump or boulder that had tossed me out of the yak the day before, so I made a mental note not to land there again. Paddled out and dropped anchor about 10.20 and had a double hit on the ledger as it hit the bottom. This continued with every drop with only fish over 33cm going in the bin. By 11.40 I had a full house of snaps and a gurnard so it was time to up anchor and head in. surf was minor, however visions of the previous day were still clear in my mind.  The beach to the right of the boulder was litterd with swimmers oblivious to the danger that lurked. (Nakimans green barge) To avoid seeing how many swimmers I could fit in the yak, I decided to land to the left, where slightly bigger surf was forming. A bit of careful judging and a nice wave was caught. Sitting on top, 20m, 30m, alls going well, look towards the beach and spy someone standing there videoing my landing. Starting to slide off the back of the wave, a couple of quick paddles, lean forward, yes back on top. Oops too far, round sideways, but that's OK, the barge comes in sideways fine. THUMP!! Yes you guessed it I found another bl**dyAngryCryThumbs%20DownDead rock and over I go. Flip the Yak over and notice that some Barst*d forget to latch the chilly bin lidEmbarrassedClown. Not a fish left in itThumbs%20Down. However dead fish float, so there I was, tripping over rocks diving for fish, surfacing and tossing them up on the beach and all this is being videoedEmbarrassed. Managed to retrieve 8 snapps

Nubee - Stop laughingLOL 

NM


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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2007 at 11:19pm
LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL What makes you think im laughing? just because I got in without any trouble (yes me) bang on low tide as well!
 
 


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Posted By: MtBadfish
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2007 at 11:22pm
You need a fish stringer mate!
I've did that one time and it was bad enough to make me get one. Luckily nobody filmed mine though
Still, sounds like a nice morning fishing!


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2007 at 11:26pm
Mtbadfish, I do have a fish stringer but only use it when the chilly is full - Ijust forgot to latch it. I wish I had been on the shore laughing as it must have looked funny

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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2007 at 10:57am
NM
 
You are getting quite good at this rock hopping.   When is the film coming out????? 
 
Losing your catch is bad enough losing one's sense of humour would be worse.     Good on you for seeing the funny side and doing your bit to entertain the locals.
 
Rainbow


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2007 at 6:40pm
I would pay to see that videoBig%20smile

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Posted By: wondaboy
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2007 at 8:25pm
Nubee,  I saw the live show with the green Titanic going down on saturday.  What a sight!!!!ClapLOL


Posted By: deanoo
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2007 at 8:35pm
Hi all
That sort of thing always happens when there is people watching a Naki Man. I got the long line out last night and got dumped big time coming back in, only to get washed up on the beach to a big group of people laughing at me. Its called caracter building. 
Sory i didnt get bake to you men about coming up, My better half needed the ute. I had got the dates wrong( im a week behind) never mind tho. Sounds as tho the fishing was mint cant wait to come up.
Do you ever head out in the evenings i think it would be easyer for me to find were to go in day light as i have only been to NP a cupple of times. I get the odd day off during the week if any one goes out then.


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2007 at 9:01pm
You guys are hurting my feelings, I'm a sensitive guyShockedWink
 
Worst thing was, it wasn't even a big wave. Just got caught up in the hole movie star thingCoolWinkLOL
 
Hey wondaboy, was that the bottom of your yak I saw on SaturdayWink. It's OK I won't tell anyone
 
NM


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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 7:46am
Wondaboy, you lucky thing you

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Posted By: wondaboy
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 12:25pm
naki man, your'e right it was the bottom of my yak- remember that wave you saw me ride in on - above you,  before you kissed the sand!!!CryClap


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 5:43pm
If it is any consolation NM next time it might be us who bite the sand, literally.
 
Out this mornig from NP (where ever that is, Nubee)  for 15 carrots, 12 snaps, 2KY and one English mackerel.
 
Rainbow
 
 
 


Posted By: Prop Man
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 7:07pm
Please leave the English Mackerel alone! It takes us Pom's ages to get hereWink
 
Cheers


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 8:09pm
I shall call them Bue Mackerel if that makes you less home sick.    Much as I avoid Pommy bashing  I do knock every EM on the head since they make one of the very best snapper bait.   Sorry, YF a man's got to do what a man's got to do.         
 
A commercial fisher I know gets a 90% long line hook up rate on salted Blue Mackerel but only about 50% on anything else.    You can't argue with guys who are making a living from the sea.     They cant sell bullsheit.
 
Rainbow


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 9:14pm
Now now Rainbow, careful on the pommey themeShocked Np is bigger then the port and wc is close enough for me regardless of what car you driveExclamationThumbs%20Up

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Posted By: Prop Man
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 9:25pm
Rainbow, NZ is my home!!!!
Have you or anyone else used these Mackerel and how do they rate against pilchard, do they stay on better (being Pommey)??Wink
Just found out that the batch we are staying at over the week end up at Houhora is on the harbour side of the penninsula and close to the entrance. Getting all excited now!!!
Cheers 


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 11:42pm
Nubee. Cricky I thought you were Australian mateLOL

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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2007 at 6:04am
Dont think I'll be allowed to go there for a whileCry perhaps I could start up a cricket clubWink

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Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2007 at 11:34am
YF All I can tell you is what I have learned from the best commercial guy in NP.    If they can get them they use nothing else on their long lines.   
 
Yes, when salted and cubed they stay on better than skippies or pilchards.
 
Now, when you are at Houhora target the kingies that regularly come into the harbour.   Some years back I saw them pack chase the bait fish right up the harbour wall.     Awesome sight.    I only had a surf casting rod loaded with 20 pound mono and cut everyone I hooked off on the oysters.   
 
They come into the harbour with the tide.     You will see the locals lining up at the right time.
 
Rainbow
 
 
 


Posted By: Hard-Yakka
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2007 at 11:38pm
Bad luck nakiman.....the tip in front of peeps always makes me a little red :D
I havent been able to get out since slipping my disc, but my first trip will be to the surf to practice the incomings ( no gear onboard of course! ).


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2007 at 10:53pm

Well with the weather turning it on over the last couple of weeks wondaboy and I decided to venture off to spot x - a place we found the previous weekend where the snapps hit as soon as the line hit the bottom and kingis, stacked in layers,  frequently patrolled. We paddled out until we were within 500m from the spot and readied our kingi gear in case they were hanging around. Upon arriving at the spot we proceeded to cast poppers without a hint of kingis, so we dropped anchor and pulled out the snapper gear. Even though we weren't using burly the snapps once again hit as soon as the bait hit the bottom. I looked up and could see wondaboy setting up his fly gear and shortly after the cry went out "kingis". By the time I grabbed my spin gear, Wondaboys fly was already touching gently down on the water. "Ye ha", I'm on shrilled Wondaboy as I franticly flicked and retrieved a popper. Wondaboy's yak was slowly being pulled out to sea accompanied by an excited boyish chuckle. Then wack, I was hooked up. This was too easy- not much fight and in minutes a cuda reared is ugly head at the side of the yak. In one motion I grabbed my gaff and struck the cuda across the back of the head as simontaneously he spat my popper. A quick flick and I was hooked up again. This time it felt better and soon a 600mm kingi was released at the side of my yak. Wondaboy had gained control and soon released a 700mm kingi. The kingis had gone so it was back to snapper fishing for an hour or so until they showed up again. This time there were hundreds of them and at the bottom of the stack patrolled some nice metre plus kingis. Poppers, speed jigs, flys and repalas were all thrown, but all to no avail, so it was back to the snapper fishing. Again the kingis showed up and again everything bar the gumboots were thrown with no hook ups. then out to the left the water bubbled so I cast out a popper and retrieved frantically. The water rippled behind the popper, then wack, "I'm on, I'm on", he's gone. "He took my Fu*ken popper!!!" I can still hear Wondaboys laugh. A short time later Wondaboy cried "They're back". I cast out a repala just as Wondaboy hooked up on a speed jig, this was a better kingi. Then thump, as my repala got nailed. The two yaks were getting pulled towards each other. This was going to end in tears, my kingi was heading for Wondaboys anchor line, so I wound up the drag and put the pressure on, knowing that this would probably end in a bust off. The inevitable happened and my repala headed for the bottom, with the kingis leading 2 to 1. Wondaboy bagged a nice 800mm kingi and now lead 2 to zero. It was time for the long paddle back home. In all we would have pulled in about 100 fish each, mainly pannie snapper. Wondaboy kept three snaps and his kingi. I kept 10 snapps and a blue cod. All in all, a great day on the water

A couple pics - sorry about the quality - I had the camera set on movie
 
Cheers
 
NM
 
Wondaboy with a kingi on the fly gear
 
 
Wondaboy and his kingi
 
 
 
All nice pannies
 


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Posted By: ROCKSTARS
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2007 at 7:35am
great report,and nice looking fish.


Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2007 at 9:43am
Good fish guys, top going!
 
Wondaboy - why are you all wet looking mate? Wink


Posted By: wondaboy
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2007 at 12:42pm
Boz,  The kingi bleed all over me so I gave myself a wash down/ blood berly concentrate.  No sharks turned up. 


Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2007 at 1:12pm
Oh righto then. Thought the Naki surf may have gotten to ya on the way in...


Posted By: DogFish
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2007 at 11:08am
The surf didn't bother Wondaboy, but Naki man might have a tale to tell...LOL Wink
 
A big congrats on the Kingi wondaboy! ClapStar 
 
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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 01 Mar 2007 at 6:23pm
Dogfish
 
That was a couple of weeks ago LOL- you're starting to loose track of timeConfused - are your eyes square from doing that web site yet?GeekWackoWink
 
Should be good when it's finished - thanks for all your effortThumbs%20Up
 
NM


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"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2007 at 12:07pm

Long week end so what does one do with there time? The weather report was saying it was turning to **** on Monday and Sunday I had a wedding to attend so that left Saturday free for a fish. A text to Wondaboy to see if he was keen. (silly question).

We arrived at WC at about 7.20 to no wind and no surf. A kayaker had just launched and was paddling out into the sunrise, so Wondaboy and I readied our yaks and proceeded on our epic paddle to secret spot X. After about a k I could see a boat bobbing about in the general direction of spot X. So I hollowed out to wondaboy "those b**tards on our spot". Right on the GPS course replied Wondaboy. We continued on paddling until we were about 500mtrs from the spot and were happy to see that the boat was about 50mtrs from spot X, so we pulled out the kingi gear and floated in for action. However the kingis weren't present so we dropped pick for for a snapper annihilation. The ledger hit the bottom and a minute later still no bitesLOL. The snapper are a bit slow on the bite todayWink. This gave me time to ready my kingi arsenal - a large concaved poppa, a small concaved surface skipper, a deep diving bibbed repala, a speed jig and a live bait rig. All red and white cause that's the best colour.Thumbs%20Up Still no bitesShocked.
The sound of a boat draws near and soon drops the pick 50mtrs away. A diver flops over the side and 2 lines speed to the depths. Another boat whizzers past and drops pick 400mtrs behind us. I look up to the sound of another boat to be greeted with the Doc boat (Orcca) who proceeded to inquire whether we were the yakers that had caught the 28lb and 12lb snapper the week before. "Na mate, not us". At this point I got the feeling that our secret spot was was not quite so secret any more.
The kingis turned up and soon Wondaboy was hooked up on a rat kingiClap. I frantically threw my arsenal into the water to no avail. Wondaboy hooked up on another rat. "What are you using!!". "A blue/green speed jig", was the reply. I don't have one that colour!!CryEmbarrassed
I went back to snapper fishing and soon a nice double of 350mm snapps went on ice. The day continued slow, with Wondaboy landing a couple more rat kingis and me a nice pannie snapper or two  in between the flick for kingis.
One by one the boats deserted us, with the smile on my face growing bigger with each departure, until only Wondaboy and I were left.
I crunched up a pillie and watched it float aimlessly down into the deep clear water. Suddenly there was a flash in the burly trail, then more. The kingis were coming up my burly trail, vacuuming up the pillie remnants on the way. The light went onLamp, an idea was hatched, and soon a an unweighted bait, consisting of a 15mm cube of pillie was deployed into my burly trail. Almost instantly it was nailed by a reasonably sized kingi and my line was screamed to the bottom, where the kingi honed his knot tying skills and soon had a nice granny knot tied around the nearest rockAngry. I frantically readied another rig and shortly a rat kingi greeted me at the side of the yakThumbs%20Up. That was the last I saw of the kingis so it was back to snapper fishing again, this time sailing a stray line way down the burly trail. Wondaboy was now having fun with the fly rod, with copious hook ups on maomo. Meanwhile I was getting good peel outs on my stray line, with no hook ups and the odd nice pannie and good takes on the ledger. I yelled out to wondaboy, "I think there might be some goo snapps down there". I decided to change the stray line to smaller circle hooks (4/0) and went for the bin for more slabs of kawahai  but the bin was bare. At the bottom though, was a 150mm Skinless gurnard, as it had been regurgitated by another fish. Well it's been eaten once, so it was threaded onto a couple of hooks and tossed down the burly line. Almost instantly the line peeled out, the drag slowly tightened to roll the circle hooks into the corner of the snapps mouth and soon a nice 9lb snapps goes on ice. Wondaboy saw this and soon put away the fly rod and deployed a stray line. A few moments later I heard his reel scream, with a 12lb snapps going in the bin soon afterClap. By this time I had a couple more nice snapps in the bin and had just deployed a pillie on steroids down the burly trail. Shortly the line was screaming. I took the rod from the holder, but left the line screaming for what seemed an eternity, before slowly tightening the drag. The pressure came on, I pulled the rod up quickly to ensure the hooks were well and truly embedded, however the fish kept peeling line. This was a good fish!!! At this time I wasn't sure of the nature of the fish and thoughts of Wondaboys epic battle earlier with a rather large ray, was still clear in my mind. After 3 or 4 minutes, it was clear in my mind that this was not a ray and had the hall marks of a rather large snapper. Wondaboy had noticed the action and was keen to know what I was hooked up on. It seemed like an eternity before I had gained enough line back to see colour, which confirmed that this was in fact a big snapps. I grabbed for my gaff as I exclaimed, it's a monster snapps. "It must be a big barst*rd if you're grabbing for your gaff". Several attempts with the gaff only resulted in spooking the fish, so the gaff was tossed aside, gently I slid my fingers in his gills and eased him on board. "What a beast" Big%20smileBig%20smileBig%20smileBig%20smileBig%20smileBig%20smileClapClapClapClapwas closely followed by a few ye ha's!!.
 
Yes Nubee 23.3lb
Stop crying Nubee
 
We packed up soon after braced ourselves for the long paddle home, with Wondaboy keeping five snapps and me keeping 10Thumbs%20Up
 
A few pictures of the day
 
Wondaboy hooked up
 
 
Some nice snapps by Wondaboy
 
 
A good days haul
 
 
What a monster
 
 
Origarmi skills came in handy when putting him on ice
 
 
 


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"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: shad
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2007 at 5:33pm

Hi, fished bell block late saturday and had only stingrays for company ,looks like all the snaps headed north to WC. CryLOL

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Posted By: kiwifred
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2007 at 6:35pm
you do realise that any pre existing spot x are not allowed to be fished in the taranaki yak fishing comp
 
very nice fish there
 
regards Erik


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2007 at 8:03am
Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap.
Im not crying Naki man, it's just something in my eyeEmbarrassed
 
Well done there fella, you have certainly put in enough kms to deserve it.
 
Cracking fish mate welcome to the 20lb clubBig%20smileThumbs%20Up


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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2007 at 3:54pm
Hey shad, I was out of bell block on Sat breaking in a new yak fisherShocked
 
You wernt one of the fellas we saw on our way in were you? about 30 yards from shore fishing in 2 meters of water???
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Posted By: shad
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2007 at 4:56pm

 Its those GPS fishing marks I bought off trademe they no good. I have to ask for my money back.CryLOL



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Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2007 at 5:50pm
I see, that old chestnutLOL
 
I know a local club you can join if you fancy getting out and catching a fewThumbs%20Up


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Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2007 at 6:05pm

Shad - up behind the air port or head left behind the boiler. Those GPS spots on trade me were fakes, put there for the Jaffas

Nubee, Wondaboy wondered if I'd got lost on the way to the 20lb club. I've knocked on the door plenty of times, but they wouldn't let me in.

Kiwifred - I don't think that spot X is going to stay secret for very long.

Might have to get some tips off Wondaboy on how to land these Kingis
 
 
 
Cheers

NM



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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2007 at 7:24pm
Wondaboy and I had entered the nationals which meant we had to launch from the port as per the rules. This was going to be a tough fish, especially fishing against some big boats. So it was a day off work on friday for the first days fishing. We started early in about 3mtrs of water and it wasn't long before Wondaboy had a nice peel out, which was soon followed by a bust off and a language that has become very well used on our adventures. The days fishing was hard, with many just legal fish released and we finished the day weighing in a few nice gurnard sonme kahawai and a nice john dory.
Saturday we decided to go out deep and were soon pulling up just legal blue (legal for the comp was 35mm) however this was soon interupted by our baits being ambushed part way down by squid. A couple of nice squid and a spanish mackeral went in the bin. It was coming up to bite time so I decided to throw a stray line down the burly trail with the possibility that a big moocha might be hanging around. The line was in the water about a couple of minutes when it started peeling out and 7 or 8 minutes later a nice 19lb snap greeted me at the yak. It was another hard days fishing and we only weighed in a few fish, however the boats must have been haviong a hard day as well as Wondaboy and I ended up third boat team over all, I ended up the third individual overall and the 19lb snaps was the heaviest weighed in by a boat.
 
A couple of pic's - sorry none of the snap, lots were taken but I forgot to take some myself
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: nubee
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2007 at 8:19pm
Well done naki man, a bloody good job and once again showing those boaties that you dont need an outboard to get the job done!!
 
Now, considering that this was the nationals, you didnt mention the monumental prize you won for heaviest snapper of the competitionEmbarrassedShocked


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Go fishing or visit the mother in law!! What does she look like again?


Posted By: Naki man
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2007 at 10:36pm
Nubee, that was the heaviest snapper in the boat section
 
Anyway, by the time i get my burly pot mounted, it will look just fine WinkLOL, or would it look better with something mounted on itPinchErmm


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The solution to any problem - work, money, love, whatever - is to go fishing - the worse the problem the longer the fishing trip should be.

"I have a lot of very large problems"


Posted By: Rainbow
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2007 at 11:24pm
HI Naki Yakkers
 
Heard from my "DOC Source" that at the WC MR the black western middle buoy (2 miles out) acts like a FAD and is a sure fire magnet for Kingies.    It is also a good place for big snapper as it is located over a good reef.
 
Rainbow


Posted By: DogFish
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2007 at 12:55am
Looks like your secret spot isn't so secret anymore, Naki man! Big%20smile
 
DogFish


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I only fish on days ending with a "Y"



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