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The Softbait Hall of Fame

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Topic: The Softbait Hall of Fame
Posted By: Kezza
Subject: The Softbait Hall of Fame
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 12:00pm
with the number of excellent quality fish being taken on softbaits recently I thought it would be cool to start a thread that contains all the piccies and a little bit of info about each capture in a single thread rather than being lost in to the ether within reports.

take it away fellas:

PS...it doesn't need to necersarily be a BIG snapper, quality blue cod, john dory, 'puka, kings, tuna or whatever really!



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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 12:03pm
DATE: 23rd December 2006

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Twinpower 4000, Shimano T-Curve Bluewater, 15lb Rapala Titanium, VMC worm Hook, Blue and White 5" shad

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 10kg

Location: Anchorite Rock

Fighttime: 5min aprox

Boat: Los Toros

Crew: Evil + Squid




Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 12:05pm
DATE: 28th December 2006

ANGLER: Peter Da Squid III

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, VMC worm Hook, Blue and White 4" Slug-Go

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 9kgs

Fight time: 7mins aprox

Boat: RainMaker

Location: Little Barrier

Crew: AC, Dohboy + Kezza





Posted By: Peter da Squid
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 12:25pm
oh dear

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Posted By: LEVCAT
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 8:50pm
date: 1st of january 2007

angler: LEVCAT

rig: abu cardinal 501, berkley dropshot 4kg, 10lb braid, nuke chicken 5' jerk shad.

depth: hooked him right in close in about 4 meters of water then played him out in water about 10m deep.

weight: 4.5kg/10lb

fight time: 15 mins

boat: 13ft tinny

location: thompsons point, waiheke island.

crew: just me.....

first snapper caught on soft plastic.

can't seem to load image from computer?????


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 9:01pm
will see if I can do it for you Levcat.
By the way, good effortBig%20smile
 
 
 


Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 9:56pm
Angler ..OF2FSH.....(Wayne) 
 
Line..1pd berkley crystal fire line  3 kg nylon trace
 
Hook..nitro 5/8 ounce jig head
 
Reel..symetre 2500 reel
 
Rod..Ian miller t curve 1 to 3 kg rod
 
Depth..42 mtrs water at little barrier
 
Boat ..6m ramco....  CREW... OF2FSH  and 2 mates
 
 
fight time approx 14 mins
 
bait lime tiger
 
Angler stoked  Thumbs%20Up
 
 


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 10:24pm
Bloody impressive effort--this man deserves more than a few rounds of DBBig%20smile
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 10:33pm
DATE: 10 Sep 06

ANGLER: Mozz

RIG: Okuma vs55 2-4kg Backbone rod with 8lb fireline. Nitro head and 7" pink sluggo 

Depth: 60-100m

Weight: 10kg,5kg

Location: 2km of Uluwatu, Bali

Fighttime: 10 mins,5 mins

Boat: some pink beast

Crew: Gede
 


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2007 at 11:11pm
Not a huge fish at all but taken off the rocks with a hit in the burley trail less than 2m off the rocks and a foot from the surface....magic
 
DATE: 9th July 2006

ANGLER: JK

RIG: 8ft 3-5kg Ulgy Stik, Shimano 2500 reel (yep old cheapy before I got the symmetre), 8lb fireline, 10kg Maxima Ultragreen leader, VMC wormhook, Nuclear Chicken Sardine

Weight / Fish: 4.1kg Snapper

Location: Takatu

Fighttime: 5min aprox

Boat: Boat what boat...all landbased of course! Picked up a small king on SP that day too.
 
poor pic but it'll do


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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2007 at 7:09am
My first SP fish - a bluefin trevally caught off the reef on Rarotonga.
Starling Squidgy snapper, 2-4 kg, Okuma Epix 300 with 8 lb Fireline. Old chartreuse firetiger shad.


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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 3:42pm
DATE: 23rd December 2006

ANGLER: Evil

RIG: Shimano Stradic 4000, Shimano T-Curve Bluewater,  ??lb Berkley Fireline, ?? Jig head, Nuked Chook 5" shad

Species: John Dory

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 2.5kg

Location: Anchorite Rock

Fighttime: 2min aprox

Boat: Los Toros

Crew: Kezza + Squid







Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:03pm
DATE: 24th September 2006

ANGLER: Peter Da Squid III

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, VMC worm Hook, Blue and White 5" Atomic Shad

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 8kgs

Fight time: 15mins aprox

Boat: Los Toros

Location: Little Barrier

Crew: Evil + Kezza





Posted By: JoshW
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:09pm
Trevally
 
Angler: Josh
 
Weight: +/- 4kg
 
Tackle: Diawa VIP 20-50lb, Shimano trinidad tn14, 8kg IGFA mono, berkly lumo 4" curl tail mullet.
 
Location: spirits bay
 
Fight time : 2mins
 
Skipper: Jeff strang
 
Crew: Craig W and Pete Francis
 
Boat: Tagit.
 
 
Kingfish (relased)
 
Angler: Cole
 
Weight: 12kg
 
Fight time: 30mins
 
Tackle: Dropshot 3-5kg rod, 8lb fireline, 6kg mono leader with short 15kg trace. Shimano arenos 4000 reel. Berkely Chartruese mullet.
 
Boat: Skipjack
 
Loaction : Roberton Island BOI.
 
Skipper: Josh.
 
 


Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:11pm
DATE: Mid June 2005

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, Gamakatsu EWG 5/0, Natural Sand Worm

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 7.5kgs

Fight time: 10mins aprox

Boat: White Squal

Location: Little Barrier

Crew: Billfish + Squid





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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:15pm
DATE: June 2006

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, Storm Live Series (Anchovy)

Species: Mako

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 6kgs

Fight time: 7mins aprox

Boat: SaraJill

Location: Firth of Thames

Crew: Tobes + Squid




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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:33pm
DATE: July 2006

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, VMC Worm Hook, Slug-Go 3" Perch

Species: Blue Koheru

Depth: 20ms

Weight: 1kg

Fight time: 1 min

Boat: Double Strike

Location: Cape Karikari





Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:42pm
bloody great threads this have a few to enter, am liking the softies more and more as i use em more often than not now.

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:44pm
DATE: July 2006

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, VMC Worm Hook, Slug-Go 6" Akansas Shiner

Species: Snapper

Depth: 40ms

Weight: 6kg

Fight time: 5min

Boat: Double Strike

Location: Cape Maria Van Demein






Posted By: Peter da Squid
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 4:48pm
heres our good mate Tiny with one I think gravity pulled down to 23lb(nice!)
a day out with Bounty Hunter on his stabi at the big fish reef




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Posted By: Bounty Hunter
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2007 at 11:03pm


Date - Jan 06

Angler - BH

Location - Little Barrier

Water - 55m

Boat - Hotspot

Crew - Boarie, Boz19 and Ski

Species - Yellowtail Kingfish

Weight - hmm, say 25lbs

Kit - Avet sx, Maxima Tournament Silver 8kilo, 40lb Black Magic Soft Leader,       some 20 year old mister twister style lure on an equally old leadhead         - all strung over some rod i got at Smarties...

Fight Time - well may arms were sore, so it must have been a few minutes
     


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Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 1:11pm
DATE: October 06

ANGLER: Mozz

RIG: Okuma vs55 2-4kg Backbone rod with 8lb fireline. Nitro head and 5"jerkshad
Depth: 2-3m
Weight: around 4kg I would say
Location: Cavallis
Fighttime: 5 mins+
Boat: Mudskipa
Crew:
Myself and Drew 
 
 


Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 1:14pm
DATE: Jan06
ANGLER: Mozz

RIG: Shimano sidestab 4000 2-4kg Backbone rod with 4lb fireline. Nitro head and 5"jerkshad
Depth: 15m
Weight: 6kg
Location: Cape Karekare
Fighttime: 5 mins+
Boat: Mudskipa
Crew:
smokey and the artist
 


Posted By: snap
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 2:24pm
DATE: May 2007

ANGLER: Snap

RIG: Berkley 5kg Dropshot, Abu Cardinal, 40lb Vanish trace, Berkley Jighead Hook, light coloured big squid

Depth: 5ms

Weight: 4-5kg each (twins were caught)

Location: Phatitoto (Rangi)

Fighttime: 3min approx

Boat: Marco 460

Crew: Just me - no takers as it was NE 25knts




Posted By: snap
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 2:37pm
DATE: November 2006

ANGLER: Snap

RIG: Berkley 5kg Dropshot, 4kg Firewire, ABU Ambassador Mulinello 6600, 40lb Vanish trace, Gami 5/0 worm hook, Big Nuclear Chooks 7cm

Depth:
3ms

Weight: 2kg

Location: Takapuna cliffs

Fighttime: 1min approx

Boat: Marco 460

Crew: Whacko




Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 10:07pm
FISH  Kingi
 
WEIGHT  9kgs
 
BAIT  lime tiger
 
LOCATION  little barrier
 
 
DEPTH 9MTRS
 
 
BOAT OF2FSH
 
 


Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 10:09pm

Cheers photobucket now my pics have side bars...Thumbs%20Down



Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by of2fsh of2fsh wrote:

FISH  Kingi
 
WEIGHT  9kgs
 
BAIT  lime tiger
 
LOCATION  little barrier
 
 
DEPTH 9MTRS
 
 
BOAT OF2FSH
 
 
 
Geeeez of2fsh, did you ever meet / know a  guy by the name of Steve Sneddon?
I'll have a dig around to see if I can find a pic that explains.


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2007 at 11:36pm
I remember steve sneddon, he was one or two or geoff thomas's vids wasnt he? Kingfish secrets if I remember rightly and he had the old speedmaster reel!
 
cant see the pic as banned photbucket at work but i take it uncle you are saying that these 2 could be brothers?? LOL


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Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2007 at 9:29pm
Nah ive got no brothers called steve sneddon..when me mum married her brother she swore on only one kid ...thats me with my 12 fingers and 4 thumbs uncle....but this steve sneddon better be bloody hansome or im coming to visit ya on me way to whakatane next week...


Posted By: snap
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2007 at 10:03pm

DATE: Sept 2006

ANGLER: Ben (My Son)

RIG: Berkley 5kg Dropshot, Abu Cardinal, 40lb Vanish trace, 5KG Firewire, Dropper rig with 2 gami 3/0 worm hooks, light coloured peeler crabs

Depth: 9ms

Weight: 1-2kg

Location: Grahams Beach

Fighttime: 2min approx

Boat: Marco 460

Crew: Snap, Ben, his mate Rumi and Paul



Posted By: snap
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2007 at 10:26pm
DATE: June 2006

ANGLER:
Ben and Snap

RIG: Berkley 5kg Dropshot, Abu Cardinal, 40lb Vanish trace, 5KG Firewire,2 hook Dropper rig with 2 gami 3/0 worm hooks, red worm and crab sp's

Depth: 16ms

Weight: ???

Location: Huia Bank

Fighttime: 1 min approx

Boat: Marco 460

Crew: Snap and Ben





Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 7:36am
DATE: 11 January 2007

ANGLER: Peter Da Squid III

RIG: Shimano Symetre 2500, Shimano Backbone, 12lb Rapala Titanium, VMC Worm Hook, Slug-Go 6" Akansas Shiner

Species: Snapper

Depth: 55ms

Weight: A BIG ONE

Fight time: 12mins

Boat: Rainmaker

Location: somewhere north of the Rangi Wormbeds?

Crew: AC + Kezza




Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 7:40am
DATE: 11th Jan 2007

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Twinpower 4000, Shimano T-Curve Bluewater, 15lb Rapala Titanium, VMC worm Hook, 6" Slug-go - Arkansas Shiner

Depth: 40ms

Species: Golden Snapper

Weight: 2.5kg

Location: Little Barrier

Fight time: 2min aprox

Boat: Rainmaker

Crew: AC + Squid




Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 8:08am
Thats a mean snapper Squid. Beaten with the ugly stick a wee bit tho


Posted By: Stashtin
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 8:55am
Good skills Squid!

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 9:13am
Hell yeah Squid that snapper is a big munta!!! Come on kezz, share the weight!

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Posted By: Tiny
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 9:15am

On YA Squid.



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Posted By: Rockhopper
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 9:22pm

Nice one Squid , that is truely the ugliest fish I've ever seen.



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Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 9:31pm
Originally posted by Kezza Kezza wrote:

DATE: 11th Jan 2007

ANGLER: Kezza

RIG: Shimano Twinpower 4000, Shimano T-Curve Bluewater, 15lb Rapala Titanium, VMC worm Hook, 6" Slug-go - Arkansas Shiner

Depth: 40ms

Species: Golden Snapper

Weight: 2.5kg

Location: Little Barrier

Fight time: 2min aprox

Boat: Rainmaker

Crew: AC + Squid


 
Reckon that buggar could do with a blast of "clear eyes"--hahahahaLOL


Posted By: A C
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2007 at 11:31pm
Originally posted by Uncle Uncle wrote:

[QUOTE=Kezza] DATE: 11th Jan 2007
 
Reckon that buggar could do with a blast of "clear eyes"--hahahahaLOL


LOL -  Ya reccon Uncle ?.......you should have been on the boat  no wonder I got lost, tear gas couldn't have done a better job. Wacko


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Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2007 at 12:00pm
its from staring at a computer all day...isint it?? thats what happens to meee anyhoot's

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Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2007 at 12:33pm
Originally posted by tobez tobez wrote:

its from staring at a computer all day...isint it?? thats what happens to meee anyhoot's
 
you sayin' that's a photoshop fish tobes?LOL


Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2007 at 6:16am
eye eye cloth eye's!
 
 
 


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Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2007 at 6:18am

angler : squid
 
location : jimmies
 
Boat: los toros
 
Crew: evil and tobes
 
Weight: nice size
 
 


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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2007 at 9:59am
having trouble down loading pics they now all come out as file names when i use the insert button anyone else have similar problems???

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Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2007 at 1:07pm
did that to me this morning so i re triewd it and it wirked


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Posted By: Peter da Squid
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 12:56pm
Benders mate Bazza  with a nice one from North Cape.
Caught on the charter boat foam on my bestest favourite sp set
2500 symetre, backbone rod



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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 5:38pm
 
holy hell it worked
hows this colourful little chap
whangamumu.


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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 5:41pm
dunno what it is but rule out pink moa moa it had teeth like you would not believe.

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2007 at 9:23pm
might be the rare whetu whetu mate. Cool looking wee bugger anyway aint ti!

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Posted By: wingo
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2007 at 9:23pm
There is a pink mao mao (rare colour variety) in Coastal Fishes of NZ an ID guide by Malcom Francis that shows almost identical colour and morphology to this fish.

The text description is "A rare colour variety has black markings on rear of dorsal fin and upper back, and lines of yellow spots on face and upper front part of body; all fins yellow except dorsal, and all have blue margins or blue tips except pectoral."

Sounds and looks like your fish.


Posted By: snap
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2007 at 9:55pm
DATE: 20th Jan 2007

ANGLER: Snap

Depth: 20-22ms

Species: King Fish

Weight: 8.0kg

Location: Davids Rock

Fight time: 25min aprox

Crew: Me




Posted By: long john
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2007 at 10:29pm
Originally posted by Blue Asparagus Blue Asparagus wrote:

 
holy hell it worked
hows this colourful little chap
whangamumu.
Dats a pinky alright. For some reason some are 'black'. The boffins reckon they may be a different species but I fink they just mature males or somefink. At the mokes, one in fifty are like this; elsewhere the ratio is less. But every population has blacks which to me means they are just a pinky and not a separate species


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Posted By: Capt Asparagus
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2007 at 11:28pm
 
 
 
Some of the captures from the last trip to the Sollies, various Berkley SPs, on TiCA Taurus TP1000 and TP4000 reels.
 
Cheers,
Stu.


Posted By: Keith C
Date Posted: 22 Jan 2007 at 11:39pm
Did you catch the fish as well Stu?


Posted By: whalerider
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2007 at 12:02am
oh captain my captain.... and I thought you were in it for the fish.


Posted By: Stashtin
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2007 at 9:36am
Nice.....................very nice! Good fish too (it's not your daughter is it cause I don't want to offend!)

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Posted By: whalerider
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2007 at 2:18pm
i wouldn't wanna offend either, but if it is your daughter, do you by chance own a brewery? ;o)


Posted By: Stashtin
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2007 at 2:26pm
boat, brewery.........................um, just how old is she?? Gotta be very careful these days (specially if the missus finds out!!)

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Posted By: Capt Asparagus
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2007 at 3:09pm
Settle boys, settle.
No on all accounts I am afraid.
Cheers, Stu.


Posted By: ajst2duk
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2007 at 9:11pm
Well - Dad has been fishing for 2 weeks and caught diddly squat, so Mum & I take dads P13 out for a fish - minus all that stuff like fishfinders etc..... I took my trusty kilwell rod & reel out and a couple of dads SP's. Anyway, in like 10 mins, we had dinner sorted.
Angler: Lucy Jenkin
Age 7
Location Hahei
Fish Snapper 2.0kg
Bait - gulp chartruese 4" mullet

....AJ



Posted By: snap
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2007 at 10:15pm
Go Lucy - nice fish!!!Clap


Posted By: Phats
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2007 at 10:53pm
Thats the shizzle !!  Thumbs%20Up

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Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2007 at 11:02pm
Lucy, that's the best fish I've seen on here today.
I wish you were my daughter or grandaughter, then I could be sure I'd have snapper for tea.Big%20smile( I had to settle for sausages)
 
Well done & I sure hope you continue to outfish your DadThumbs%20Up


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2007 at 7:45am
Nice one Lucy. You're lucky to have a nice mum that takes you out fishing.

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Posted By: campbellc
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2007 at 7:38pm
Location: Four miles past aldermans on saterday
Fish : 4kg albacore
Tackle: Dropshot, abu cardinal and a storm soft plastic that i found in the softbait pack 
fight time: about 10min
 my forth fish on a softbait and it was a tuna not a very big one but awsome fun they were following up the ones caught on the bungie whilst trolling for stickfaces  so i decided to have a bit of fun i saw the fish eat a softbait awsome fun im going to do it again one timeBig%20smile


Posted By: 6099
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2007 at 9:17pm
Species: Snapper
 
Weight: 22lbs (10kg)
 
Rod: Berkley Dropshot 4 kg
 
Line:6kg braid
 
Reel: Abu Garcia 4500
 
Bait: 5" Jerkshad Limetiger
 
Time: Midday 3rd January 2007
 
Location: Simpsons Rock - Hauraki Gulf
 
15mins to land fish,
my fishing mate had tried soft baits just prior to Xmas and snared an 18lb snapper, so just had to give it a go, I guess the pillies will stay frozen for a while
 
Hug
 


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2007 at 9:41pm
6099, that's a mighty beast to nail on the 4kg gear---well doneThumbs%20Up
 
I just took the trouble to look at your profile & I note you joined up way back in '02.
Was going to welcome you to the forums but after seeing that I'll stay quiet.
You've been on here way longer than me.
LOLLOL


Posted By: -mAdfis HO-
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2007 at 4:08pm

DATE: June

ANGLER: Madfisho

RIG: Berkley dropshot 6-12kg, Daiwa Viento, 10lb fireline, 20lb vanish, nitro jighead, 5' Nuke Chook jerk shad

DEPTH: 5m
 
WEIGHT: Snap=2kg Gurnard=1kg
 
FIGHT TIME: 30sec-1min
 
BOAT: Amf
 
LOCATION: Matakana Island
 


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Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2007 at 4:19pm
Sweet Madfisho Thumbs%20Up.

They are wicked wee reel the Daiwa Viento love that twitch bar. Premo reel for a designated Dropshot set up to I am thinking.


Posted By: herby
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 6:31pm
Originally posted by Blue Asparagus Blue Asparagus wrote:

dunno what it is but rule out pink moa moa it had teeth like you would not believe.
 
Big teeth on a pinkie? Oooooooookay.......
Maybe it was a crocodile / pink mao mao hybrid.
 


Posted By: Mahiman
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2007 at 8:14pm
Fish: Yellow fin tuna
Weight: 8 Kg approx
location: Rarotonga
Gear: Berkely dropshot. Shimano reel, 12 Lb fireline
lure: Berkely white smelt looking thing with no scent.
When: Last winter


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 7:52am
Fish - Albacore, 6 kg
Lure - Berkley white shad on jighead, trolled
Location - Raglan, 11 Feb
Rod - Shimano Squidgy snapper 4-6
Reel - Okuma VS40, 8 lb Fireline

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 8:17am
awesome stuff Roy....althought the trolling part of it is a little like trolling for trout...all good but not quite kosher for the purist if ya know what I mean....lol....

I'd love to spend a day chasing alberts on the SP gear....too much fun!...troll the bungees to ya find a patch then casting and dropping down softbaits....boomshanka...

anyone else interested in tee'ing up a day like that? no marlin gear....well perhaps one 80w for a livebait....


Posted By: Boulder
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 9:15am
Count me IN for that one kezza

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Posted By: Accident Prone
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 9:28am
Count me in (if there is a spare spot of course). 


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 9:42am
Hi Kezza - No, it wasn't the real thing but still a good work-out on a light outfit.
We just couldn't find the main school to give it a go and eventually lost it completely. We circled, cloverleafed, went up current, down current, deeper and shallower but they'd gone. Perhaps we put the school down.
Sure is a good fun plan. Perhaps have some pillie cubes to chum them in?

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 9:51am
I'll talk to my people (got your ears on Billy??) and organise an albie soft plastic slay.....sounds like fun to me.

Agreed Roy....cube them once they are located also keeping a bungee hooked fish in the water will keep them in the area as well.


Posted By: Bender
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 10:02am
Originally posted by Kezza Kezza wrote:

awesome stuff Roy....althought the trolling part of it is a little like trolling for trout...all good but not quite kosher for the purist if ya know what I mean....lol....

I'd love to spend a day chasing alberts on the SP gear....too much fun!...troll the bungees to ya find a patch then casting and dropping down softbaits....boomshanka...

anyone else interested in tee'ing up a day like that? no marlin gear....well perhaps one 80w for a livebait....
 
Great Idea. I'm going to do that on one of the days in Whangaroa in March.


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Posted By: KeenAs
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2007 at 10:06am
so long as i can get wherever i need to in a 3.6m tinnie. . .. 
 
i, to, are in. .. . .
 
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Posted By: campbellc
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2007 at 5:01pm
iv done it waited until they followed one up on the bungie and then casted in , saw the fish eat the softbait too awsome fun.


Posted By: Plow
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2007 at 12:37am
DATE: January

ANGLER: Plow

RIG: Abu T-Alloy 3500, 8lb fireline, 20lb flurocarbon trace. A bright yellow gulp shad of sorts for night fishing. Steve starling two peice rod.

Depth:
15ms

Weight: 4kg

Location: The chicks

Fight time: 10 mins..(I like to take my time..  enjoy the flavour)

Boat: Fyran 580

Crew: Me and Matson
 


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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2007 at 2:39pm
Nice fish Peter. Night fishing, eh?

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Posted By: Plow
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2007 at 10:04pm
Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

Nice fish Peter. Night fishing, eh?
 
yeah it was late in the evening bite time after a frantic 2 hours of cant get the line in the water fast enough sessions..  spent the night out at at the hen and chicks.. this plastic hit the water about 3 metres from the edge of the rocks, dropped about 4 seconds and then the line started getting taken out. It was one of those catches where fishing seems so simple and you feel like you've got it totally wired.
 
The next day we got stuff all..
 
loved every minute of it.


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Posted By: BFIST
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2007 at 6:42pm
FISH: Thresher Shark (new species for me)
 
DATE: 9 March 07

ANGLER: Bfist

RIG: Shimano Symetre 4000 and Starlo Stik, 8lb fireline. Berkley gulp Shrimp in Nuclear Chick colours
 
Depth: 15ms

Weight: Approx 10kg

Location: Mohaka, Hawkes Bay

Fight time: 10 mins


Posted By: BFIST
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2007 at 9:08pm
FISH: Groper (Another new species for me)
 
DATE: 10 March 07

ANGLER: Bfist

RIG: Shimano Symetre 4000 and Starlo Stik, 8lb fireline. Berkley gulp 5 inch jerkshad in glow colours 
 
Depth: 58m

Weight: Approx 5kg

Location: Oil Cap, Hawkes Bay

Fight time: 5 mins
 


Posted By: Accident Prone
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2007 at 3:48pm
Nice work there Bfist. I have the same rod and reel as you, great setup eh, awesome value for money those Symetre's! Thumbs%20Up 


Posted By: Pole Dancer
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 3:00pm

Went out with the wife on the father in Laws new boat... Have convinced him to try soft plastics after I've had a bit of fun with them around Kauri Point and seen the Master (Uncle) in action with them...

 
First drop I reckon the FIL is hooked...
 
Wee wifey didn't want to be outdone either with her first snapper ever, and SP!
 
We got a bunch of good Kahawai and a few rat Kings... then I hooked up on fly....
 
The wee wifey hooked up on something humungous... we are still guessing it to be a Kingie about twice the size of the one i landed... Wife put me on the rod when her arm was done... I reckon the fish was all but beat but there just wasn't enough lifting power in the crappy little rod to lift the fish... the braid finally parted....
 
All in all a bloody good morning and two new indoctrinates into the Soft Plastic brigade!


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Posted By: S-P addict
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 8:00pm

Hi uncle (or any body else wanting to give any advice) i'm a new user of soft plastics and have only caught 1 snapper on them i've spent about $70.00 on packets of Gulp and only have one and a half packets left the rest have been ripped up by kahawai  and (or) dried out in the sunAngry. any advice on what plastics to use how to fish them and where to fish them, I live in pahoia and have heard that you live in that region too.Any advice would be much appreciated.ThanksBig%20smile.



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Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 8:09pm
Sweet report cicada...like the action of the sb rod,the way it bends from the foregrip is brilliant  LOL  nice snapper for the fil...


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by S-P addict S-P addict wrote:

Hi uncle (or any body else wanting to give any advice) i'm a new user of soft plastics and have only caught 1 snapper on them i've spent about $70.00 on packets of Gulp and only have one and a half packets left the rest have been ripped up by kahawai  and (or) dried out in the sunAngry. any advice on what plastics to use how to fish them and where to fish them, I live in pahoia and have heard that you live in that region too.Any advice would be much appreciated.ThanksBig%20smile.

 
Hiya S-P & welcome to the forums.
I'm a bit further down the road , Tauranga, but guess that's not far away.
Keep an old GULP packet to store any used baits & often they can be ok to use again.
leaving them out in the sun for more than an hour or so & the bluudy things will be fried.
Keep them outa the sun & away from Kahawai & all should be sweetBig%20smile 
I use all sorts of soft baits, Slug-Go's from Sharpie on here are good & they tend to be tougher.
Good luck & keep us informed.


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 10:00pm
This photo, kindly supplied by Cicada, should be placed somewhere where it won't be forgotten.
The look of "impending disaster" written all over Clarke's face is  classic & for that reason I'd like to see it given a bit more "air space".
LOLLOLLOL
 


Posted By: Pole Dancer
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 10:16pm
Hehe.. it was always a question of whether it would be the rod or the line that broke... Both were absolutely MAXED for quite a while... I also wasn't sure how far into the handle the rod actually goes... so had that on my mind as well. The outfit cost about $50 all up as a rod for my boy to play with... the wife just wanted to catch a snapper and hooked up on this monster with an atomic Shad in white...
 
The big snapper took a good old jerk shad nuclear chicken and the new gulp sparkling blackie bluie ones did the rest of the damage...


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Posted By: S-P addict
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2007 at 11:09pm
Hey,has any body tried the new Gulp jerk shads in pink shine color.            Thinking about buying a packet For my self.Wink                                             Thanks.

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Posted By: S-P addict
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2007 at 10:42am
That looks like it gave up a good tussleWink.
How heavy was your braid/mono and your rod and reel.


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Posted By: Pole Dancer
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2007 at 8:54am
The Kingie was on a fly rod... a 12 weight with a 10kg leader... Lamson Lightspeed reel.
 
 
The snapper was on straight mono, he gave his rod with braid to his mate... rough, but it worked... he's getting another SP outfit this week.
 
He's hooked...
 
The other outfit is just a small trout rod i bought for my boy... the lot cost $50 then i spooled it with 15kg braid... connected to 10kg Vanish with a Bimini/yucatan knot and a lefty's loop to the jog head. While it was sad to part with such a great fish I was pleased the braid gave out and not at any of the knots, so the 100% claim on these knots looks pretty on the mark.


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Posted By: brown
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2007 at 9:55am

FISH: Snapper
 
DATE: 11th April 2007

ANGLER: brown

CREW: Tim Warren
 
BOAT: 12ft Tinny
 
RIG: Shimano Sedona 4000 and 2pc Backbone, 6lb fireline, 20lb Vanish. Berkley gulp 5 inch saphire shine, 1/4oz 3/0 jighead
 
Depth: 11m

Weight: 10kg

Location: Whangaruru....Nthld

Fight time: 10 mins, good lil battle for the Sedona....caught, weighed, cheesy pic and released.

Pic can be viewed here: http://www.autoseek.co.nz/07-04-11_09-221.jpg - http://www.autoseek.co.nz/07-04-11_09-221.jpg


Posted By: Keith C
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2007 at 10:08am
Great fish on the line-weight Edan.


Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2007 at 10:18am
Premo Fish Edan Thumbs%20Up,  go the SP Tinny fishing Approve



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