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Topic: Anyone get out today??
Posted By: Bungel_
Subject: Anyone get out today??
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2008 at 6:46pm
Made the stupid call last night to not go out, before checking the bite time and weather forcast. :(!!!!

woke up to a mint morning and to then read that it was a perfect 7-9:30am bite time .. would have been perfect out there.

Hope some of you got out and did the business.




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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2008 at 8:42pm
yep Wink

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Posted By: LEVCAT
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2008 at 8:51pm
and.....


Posted By: Michael Jenkins
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2008 at 9:04pm
Yup


Posted By: LOMBASOMB
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 2:15pm
nice report Whizzzzzz -


Posted By: the gas man
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 3:17pm
Much better than I did whizzzz, good job
 
I made the call to shoot out Sunday Morning, went to narrowneck reef and waded out to my spot x around 8am, the water temp was pretty f'n cold.  Berleyed out some old bits and pieces, flicked out half pillies and also took my SP set and threw out a lime tiger.  Fishing was very tough only small bites that weren't worth striking at.  A bit disappointing, have usually had good success there in winter, that extreme cold patch of weather has made the snaps slow on the bite??  Packed in round 10am.  Just glad it didn't hail on me as forecasted, and the wind was non existent first thing.
 
School of Dolphins cruised right in close by narrowneck beach round midday, happened to be driving past later on, great sight to see, they didn't appear to be feeding on anything thou.
 
Good to be out there.
 
thegasman


Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 3:23pm
I was planning to go out today but got unfinished stuff at work need to attend to in themorning. I'm planning a morning raid tomorrow on the east coast bays.. bite time is at 10AM with a nice forecast for tomorrow. 

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Posted By: Rock Fish
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 4:25pm
I fished around Mahurangi West and around the other side of the bay across from the reserve on both Sat and Sunday and all I got to my name was lots of under sized snaps. Nothing big at all, did see a ray and tried to hook it for abit of fun but even he passed up the opportunity for food.Apart from the occasional heavy falls of rain it was good fishing weather over the weekend. I have to see it was a little unsettling being out Sat night and the sky was clear and lightening was lighting it up. Must have been a lightening storm within a couple of K's from the reserve.

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Posted By: smellyfingers
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 5:22pm
Fished around the Tamaki Estuary Saturday afternoon, caught three KY and got a sore head from the hail. Conditions looked perfect late afternoon for a few snapper but nothing going.
 
May try an evening fish later this week as I have had much more success recently in the evening.


Posted By: Shilo
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 5:42pm
Hit the rocks here at Waiheke at dawn.  Wind, bloody cold and to top it off rain squalls kept rolling over.  Apart from a few undersized snaps the area seemed to made up of 30cm ky.  Millions of the buggers but nothing big enough to eat them. 

Weather got the better off me so left at 10am empty handed only to find the wind dropping and the sun deciding to appear.....  Still it was good to be out and better then moping around the house.




Posted By: fiddy
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 6:09pm
Well i was contemplating waiheke on sunday but didnt want to pay for a ferry ticket if the weather was going to be average. Maybe another weekend.
I done a bit of exploration round cornwallis in the rain and saw a spot but the tide was too far in unfortunately


Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 7:54pm
seems i chose well, from the reports. but still would have rather been out there!

must have been the westerly winds pushing the fish out...??  what do you guys think..?




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Posted By: Shilo
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2008 at 8:47pm
Never took to the theory of wind effecting fish unless the direction is producing food from wave action against a shore or reef etc.

In some areas it could be the influx of fresh water from all the rain.  The sudden change in salinity might put them off the bite??  Doesn't explain fish in an estuary though where the salinity changes with every tide...

Personally I think we are just in the transition from summer to winter temperatures.  I think water temperatures were around 18 deg b4 this bad weather and now its down to 15-16C?. Can't find any stat's to back this up but the water sure feels colder.

Fish are more lethargic from the drop in temps and the small fish haven't buggered of yet (small fish are always hungry!).  Interesting to see how the fishing is in a couple of weeks from now.






Posted By: the gas man
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2008 at 8:40am
There was a hint of southerly wind direction first thing sunday and I find the Southerly or SE winds are a real fish killer.  I agree with islandp the little buugers are always hungry and the biggies are sleep swimmingConfused
 
 


Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2008 at 7:55pm
Met up with One Leg for a fish at one of his spots on Saturday.
 
Grovo got our only keeper on a soft bait. Caught a few ky and used as fresh bait.
 
Got one MEAN run on a whole pillie on the BTR but as I was charging across the rocks to  get the rod and strike I bailed pretty hard and by the time I got there bait had been dropped. Bugger it, think it was a decent snap. Grovo got a good run like that too but didnt hook up.
 
 


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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2008 at 9:55pm
bugger boz! no injuries?

Bas said he couldn't get out sat so i went solo dammit!! dodgy!


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 7:30am
Sorry JK  "girls right to change there minds"Shockedallowed me 2 hrs   Boz rang at the right time  and has meet FredLOL the place is getting busy bumped in to Peter R  there as well.

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 8:00am
haha cool - lets just hope not tooo busy eh!

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 10:30am
yeah ;may have to borrow a couple of milfords poluted water signs  too put around the placeWink. but fred still teasing just love the wake up calls he givesLOL

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Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2008 at 10:30pm
Lol nar only damaged pride JK.
 
The infamous Fred eh, no idea, why you call it that Bas? pm if you want
 
Was good to be out there rather than sitting around at home. Up whangas this weekend so will hopefully get out into it Sunday
 
 
 


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 7:26am
one day it will all come to you ,and you will know why BozWink but you will have to be there for the rush.
enuff said.


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 11:44am
Just finished talking to some guys that went surfcasting at Tearie pt  fished most of the day and also put two long lines out,  for the grand return of  NOTHING  god i hope it gets better for the weekend

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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 4:18pm
where are you headed this weekend One-leg...???

its looking a bit messy again for this  weekend :( 20knot westerlies for the east coast. gotta be a few little places to find shelter and deploy some big moocher baits.


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Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 6:26pm
Fred will be sheltered...
 
But i'll be in Whangarei. Gotta find somewhere to fish Sunday. Hmmm thinkin Taiharuru may be the go


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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 6:41pm
take it easy on fred eh guys! LOL

iIm about to head up the BOI. May wet a line if the chance arises!




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Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 6:45pm

Mmm plenty of options up there Jade.

Most of the Southern side of the Bay should be fairly sheltered in SW I'd imagine.
 
Go on, you know you want to... Big%20smile
 
 


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Posted By: Unty
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2008 at 9:38pm
lol u aucklanders crack me up with your fred


Posted By: Rock Fish
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2008 at 7:56am
Originally posted by one leg one leg wrote:

Just finished talking to some guys that went surfcasting at Tearie pt  fished most of the day and also put two long lines out,  for the grand return of  NOTHING  god i hope it gets better for the weekend


With the weather forecasts for this weekend end Baz I would be looking at going on the opposite side of the Island. Matiatia and the coast line adjoining is going to get hammered if the wind blows as they have predicted.


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2008 at 10:00am
trouble is Rock the bus's stop at at dirt,  fossiel will be nice

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2008 at 10:10am
Bungel the end of Whanga should be ok, bit wet but fishable or the largoon entrance at Taka2 should have plenty of KY feeding up spinners should do the trick there. i have a midday midwinter xmas do tomorrow ,so if it's pouring down may stay in bed in the morn have to see how i survive to nights testLOL

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 7:56am
Well managed to get out Saturday mid morn  for a fish as  a Sunday fish wasn't allowed , went to Martins bay and walked to the right  and walked and walked , was a lovely morning for it, calm as and water like glass ,got too a couple of my old haunts , and fished over the droping tide  , the fishing was that good i managed to unpack my pack clean and sort everything and repack it all with out missing a beat.couldn't even get rid of the cubed up pillie's i had throwen in at my feetDead. called it quites at 1pm and walked back  have planed to take the boat next time and move on too some of the bigger bricks off shore, how ever i did get too watch a large ray for 15min's swiming around . so not al a bad day..

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Posted By: the gas man
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 11:47am
Least you got old 1leg.  These cold blasts coming up the country are killing the fishing!!  I'm going to be up round tut's this weekend so hopefully get a bit of LB in.
 
 


Posted By: Rock Fish
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 12:10pm
I shot out with Fisher on Sat as well. Not to much action saw a couple of spots that looked promising. "Note to self" really need to invest in a rain coat. Luckily it mostly hailed so didn't get wet through the bone. Not to much happening on the fishing but was good to get for a fish and catch up with Mark again.

I know he went back out on Sunday so wanting to see how he got on.


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Posted By: bottom feeder
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 5:15pm
I went out today kennedy point caught nothing thow put got me out.


Posted By: Michael Jenkins
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 5:46pm
looks like it was a quiet weekend all 'round then.

I went back out to the kauri mountain ledge i was at last sunday. Not much happening, just under sized snapps, and in the berly, the usual hoard of blue mao mao/sweep/leatherjackets with the odd passing small trevally/pigfish/small snapper. Couldn't even find a decent livebait, mate got a kahawai, but the hook went out threw the throat so it was 1/2 bled when it came in, and the larger blue mao mao we used on one rod just wanted to stay in close with it's friends.
Had some fun with the mao mao trying to pull out a couple of the bigger ones for the smoker amongst all the little ones, and somehow got a leather jacket on a 5/0 hook which also came home.
Had a massive stingray come along, when i 1st saw the 2 white patches as it flapped around deep down i thought i was looking at 2 stingrays doing some synchronised swimming for my entertainment, was about 1.7m across the wings. Seeing as the taxman is giving me some money back soon i went and splurged on friday with a tld-25  that was going cheep and a rod to suit 24kg line. I tried to tept the stingray with a 1/2 bonito head, just to test the drag on my shiney new reel Wink and it picked it up briefly, but spat it back out. Must be a reason it got to be that size eh haha


Posted By: fisher
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 8:45pm
I went out today from about 3pm till 6pm, just North of where we were  Rockfish, Castor bay, on that point we saw.  In all the time I got Sweet FA.  Not even a nibble.  I used some berely that Rockfish left me and only had a few small baitfish swimming around.  The place was like a millpond.  I still think the spot looks promising, if and when the fish come back on the bite.  You'd think that after a few years of fishing, you'd begin to see  a pattern regarding when the fish are on the bite.  But it seems bloody random to me.


Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 9:02pm
Nothing doing Sunday at the same ledge at Busbys that we were at 2 weeks ago.
Had trouble just staying standing in the howling wind.
Plenty of ky in the berley but no sign of kings and no snaps at all on our baits.
Better than being inside sitting around hungover tho, walked off the hangover on the way over the hill Smile
 
 


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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2008 at 9:43pm
Went for a yakfish on late sat arvo just out around the islands in close to paihia. Only took the softbait rod and a good selection of softies but managed to land a fair few KY and a small snappes. Was farkin hard going when the wind got up! Might the return paddle to shore a bit more of an effort than I would have liked!

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Posted By: Scooby
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2008 at 7:22am
have not been out fishing for few weeks,good on you for braving weather conditions.


Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2008 at 10:31am
looking out the window at work  funny how fast you can work sometimes LOL  all done  now  GONE FISHING .report later

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 11:05am
Well never got out yesterday Cry got out to truck to find a flat tyre , then found no jack Angrygets better spent  a hour getting a jack  take wheel off  take cover of spare take off back of truck you guessed it that's bloody flat tooAngry.roll both about a mile to garage get both fixed $70 end of fishing . 

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Posted By: Rock Fish
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 12:14pm
Well the upside is now your spare is now fixed so if it happens again and your out fishing at least you have a spare and you also have the jack situation sorted as well. Flip side is better for you to find out before you leave to go fishing than end up in some remote area and then end up with a flat tire.

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Posted By: shoby
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 5:36pm

Seems fishing is hard everywhereConfused. Need to change the target specie to ky i thinkLOL



Posted By: pisky
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 7:11pm
K K Bay area fishing well at the moment,you have to do your homework.
8 snappper 300-450 and two kahawai sunday morning.


Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 7:48pm
spent 5 1/2 hours out in the rocks.. it takes hours before you even get a nibble.. only got this lonesome snapper at sunset then I called it off.







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Posted By: mouthu
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:24pm
Well I'm glad some of you had decent weekends.
 
Hopefully, I'll be out on the west coast on Sunday coming. I'm certainly missing the feel of my rod.


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 7:55am
Yes it's that time of the year when you give the place's you would normaly fish a miss and go to the places that you would think NAR no fish there.And it's the small baits that seem to be doing the damage got 6 nice KY (45cm+) yesterday arvo in 3/4 hr at a place i walk past 11 out of 10 time's.

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Posted By: kingphin
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 9:33am
Yeah can relate. I'm on holidays at the mo and have had the chance to explore some new spots I've been contemplating for a while now. Found the most awesome spot the other day - cost me a box of beer to the farmer - 2hrs hike one way, waist deep crossing a bay in spanner water, that is; tightened the nuts, knee deep in a boggy muddy  swamp, chased by some massive angry bulls, few zaps from a mains powered electric fence, descending a 70m vertical cliff face - thank good for pohutakawa, jumped over a big rock to almost land on a huge bull sealion sunbathing - we both shat our dacks, fished an epic series of ledges for 6hrs straight, burlied up to the maximum,---------- not one bite all day. Ocean was just dead - no life whatsoever. Not even kahawai in the burley. Then, repeated the mission in  reverse order. Legs are still seized up from the ordeal. Will I return? Hell yeah! such an epic spot that has every thing going for it. Thats fishing - have love, will travel.









Posted By: vinny
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 10:15am
not the same 4 me, headed out with the old man in the yaks to a rock spot we like to land on near usually holding heaps ov snapper straylined al day usin fresh piper we wer catchn bt ended up gettn only 3 gud kahawai a marginal snapper(that went back) and heaps of piper, was a good day tho clear skies and light winds made 4 a great paddle and froze the rest of tha piper 4 next trip.....


Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 10:22am
where you trying the piper as cube's or whole ? tough when they don't get eaten Cry

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Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 1:46pm
I've done the same usual whole baits yesterday. Fish somehow just kiss and lick  em Big%20smile.

I reckon a conservative approach nowadays is in order. Strip and cubed pieces next time around. 

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Posted By: Nathan
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 1:57pm
Sounds like you did the hard yards Kingpin.
 
The flavour of the posts yesterday was that it was just a hard days fishing. Every bad fish is one closer to a good fish.
 
Should have trusted the Maori calendar - said it was poo. Funnily enough, the fish came on when it said too - about 4.30pm - but also it just could have been dusk.


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 7:37am
so reports from the weekend?
 
We didnt landbase but too the boat for a run from hadfields and fished some of our usual landbased territory from the other side. Burley'd up a storm but still pretty hard going until the late arvo bite kicked in and even then it was only small stuff. Small baits ie half pillies and bonito strips seemed to be the way to go.


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 9:54am
Did you get over to the spot i mentioned at all JK  . after hearing all these dismail reports from the east coast (from boats too) Dead a trip over to shelly bch for this week have a trip meet up with John mid week so hoping for better then with secert baitsLOLWink

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 10:24am
Nah I didny Barry. We elected to put some more hours on the motor and just drive a round for a bit, scope out a few new spots etc.
 
Is that Johnny the belgian? He's looking to borrow a rod and reel for it if so!


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Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 10:44am
Originally posted by JK JK wrote:

so reports from the weekend?
 


Fisher and I had an east coast bays mission but nothing exciting(see fishers thread).. We are now desperate for a good fish!! Please somebody help!! LOLLOLLOL


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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 11:57am
Not a bad time of year for that foul out from campbells bay actually kenshin. Was thinking of heading that way myself actually. Southerly didnt help tho!

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Posted By: mouthu
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 4:05pm
Well . . . Whatipu Sunday morning was good. Wink
 
I'll leave it there.
 
P.s. I'm full.


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Posted By: mouthu
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 5:49pm
To  answer the PM I just got. 2 gurnard, some kahawai and a few undersize other fish (only 400mm ish)  which didn't become dinner.
 
Fishing just to the right of the big rock with a light house type building on it, 9 pin I think it's called.
 
And as dark turned to light enough.
 
2 rods both with different baits and different set ups.


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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 6:02pm
Got out today to Scotts Landing and fished the last two hours of the outgoing and about 3 hours of the incomming...  heaps and heaps of runs but nothing much would stick. I suspect just very small snapper and KY hanging around. Landed one small KY and an annoying spottie. Looks like a primo area that, just the wrong time to be there!!

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 6:46pm
Was out today doing it , this is what happened to my live KY  about two min's later was all  over Cry i was on the ph when it took off only reason there is a photo of rod  but man there was some weight there  Alvey drag was on 3/4  and had no show of slowing it down . your guess is as good as mine as too what it wasConfused .Thats a 12ft beast master being bent over and the line was singing  best fish all day 1/2 doz snaps to 1.1/2 kg  and lots of small KY  home by 530. day 1 -4 to go  

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 6:55pm
Good on you for putting the on hours on JK had a look for some Trev's on way home no luck in the 10min's i gave it . yes Johnie's looking to go snapper fishing calling him tomorrow to confirm . finger's crossed 

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Posted By: mouthu
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 7:28pm
Wondering Barry, I know the schools on holiday, but you don't go to school . . . Do you?
 
Nice picture by the way. At least it wasn't me on the phone this time.


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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 7:47pm
Nice bender there bas!

Nah Johnnys off for tomorrow, gave me a call this arvo and said its a no go. bugger eh!


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 8:19pm
Every day Mathew but are being forced to take some holidays as have over 90days  owed to me now plus sick leave .


Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 8:24pm
whoah there One Leg! that was certainly a big one. Now you just made me think of calling a sickie this week(hope my boss aint in this forum Tongue). Will it be fine with you if 1 or 2 amateur fishos join ya One Leg?

Hey Fisher.. what do u say?

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 9:12pm
thats ok by me kenshin  pm  your number ..i'm in the city till 12 tomorrow tough .or Wensday

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Posted By: fisher
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 9:36pm
Hey Kenshin, Oneleg, Pm sent


Posted By: green guy
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 9:41pm
nice won heaps of john's round t point r uguys fishing auckland???


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2008 at 10:06pm
Yeah greenguy, all local stuff.
 
Much easier to call with some of this random weather we've had lately. Finding it a bit tough tho!


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Posted By: Pico
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 4:02pm

Had a couple of days off last week and got up to the Kari Kari peninsula. Only managaed one day's fishing (friday) since I was up there with the girlfriend...

 

A strong Northeasterly ruled out Matai bay, looked like some nice spots up there though!Did a bit of scoping on the Thursday and found a reasonably sheltered spot on the Doubtless Bay side...

 

Didn't get off to the best start on Friday. Stayed in bed too long so missed the change of light. Once I got to the spot I got the berley going, live bait rig set up, baited up my spinning set and was ready to go...when I discovered the handle was missing from my Penn 850ssm!!! Retraced my steps back to the car (luckily not too long to walk) and couldn't find it..so grabbed my spare reel and back out to the rocks.

 

Finally got a line in the water and caught a perfect live bait sized kahawai and got him out under a balloon. Proceeded to catch more small kahawai, put one in the rock pool for livebaiting for later...and threw the rest back...

 

By about half past one I'd only caught a couple of just legal snapper, which went back in the water. Not a trace of a Kingfish and I would have packed it in if I wasn't trapped by the tide...

 

I had read a book recently that said a whole skipjack tuna head is a good bait for big snapper...so I thought what the hell...let my livebait go, took the balloon off and threaded my hook into the skipjack head. I was thinking I should have changed from the livebait hook but couldn't be bothered...and my expectations were pretty low considering how slow the fishing had been.

 

I can't cast with the tld25 so I stripped some line out and thew the bait out by hand (pretty gumby I know!)

 

Went back to fishing down the end of the rocks with the spin set up....Was just reeling in a tiny snapper when line started screaming from my other reel.... Dumped the little snapper into a rock pool still on the hook and scrambled up to my other rod.

 

The line had stopped by the time I got there, and cursing my luck I pushed the lever up to strike and started winding in...just as I was giving up hope a big thumping weight came on the line and the rod bent over...

 

It wasn't exactly a fair fight on 24kg tackle...but I wasn't complaining when a the 83cm moocher came to the surface. Had quite a job landing the bugger by myself without a gaff but got him on to the rocks... a personal best by a long long way.

 

Had to wait for another couple of hours for the tide to go out until I could get off the rock…

 

The girlfriend came to meet me to help carry the gear..and on her way found the reel handle!!! A very happy ending to the day…



Posted By: smellyfingers
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 4:10pm
Nice report, nice fish, going to Tairua with the missus this weekend, hopefully she will bring me the same luck.


Posted By: OBR
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 4:12pm
primo bro, good fish.....
 
 


Posted By: deacs
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 4:50pm
Mint fish Ross, wish my missus would let me go for a days fishing when we are away! Lady luck must have been on your side Clap

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 4:51pm
Nice one Ross, great snapper there! Well done.

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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 6:47pm
wickid read!!! bet that will make you deploy the big bloody baits more often.. beautiful fish.






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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 8:33pm
Well done Ross thats a great snap you have there , and a happy ending with the reel handle too .congrat's on the PB Clap

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 9:48pm

Got out this arvo and in to the night with Fisher and Kenshin for a fish slowly mossied over to Saddel isld  and fished of the southern bay  not big fish caught but a feed taken home with the odd surprise fish catching most of us out .Was great to be able to put name's to face's .top shot is kenshin then him running to stop his rod disapaering down the bch, even the small ones(30cm) put up good fights , then the odd one come's through with that WOW factor,and the last is Fisher back from his jaunt around the isld .



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Posted By: Boz19
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 9:55pm

Deacs you are soft, under the thumb already!!

Beautiful fish Ross! Did you weigh it? Looks defintately over 20lb to me - mean girth on the tail.
 
Nice going Bas, Saddle is a pretty cool spot eh.
 
 


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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 10:02pm
good one Bas, always a good time with a group of people out there doing it.

ever fished Big Bay ?? 

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Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 10:36pm
Originally posted by one leg one leg wrote:

Got out this arvo and in to the night with Fisher and Kenshin for a fish slowly mossied over to Saddel isld  and fished of the southern bay  not big fish caught but a feed taken home with the odd surprise fish catching most of us out .Was great to be able to put name's to face's .top shot is kenshin then him running to stop his rod disapaering down the bch, even the small ones(30cm) put up good fights , then the odd one come's through with that WOW factor,and the last is Fisher back from his jaunt around the isld .



We really appreciate you taking us out today Barry and giving us a lot of tips, thanks!. Today surely releived the dry spell James and I been having, we're all smiles on the way home. A lot of action and an awesome place, will surely go back again.

Here some pixies from today:

Barry in action with his signature Alvey.


The Odd one!



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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 11:01pm
Go The Alvey!!! and nice to see the squid still around...  any Big Snapper??

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Posted By: Rusky
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 11:15pm
MMmmm, thats a nice squidward you got there!


Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2008 at 11:28pm
Originally posted by Bungel_ Bungel_ wrote:

good one Bas, always a good time with a group of people out there doing it.

ever fished Big Bay ?? 
 
Steve and I fished there for an hour or so on Sunday. Was pretty quiet but looked fishy'ish


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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2008 at 8:46am
JK it's    Known for it's mud marlin  and big one's at that and over summer Bronzie's . i through the squid head back out got  a nice take  but no hook up ,Bungel  no some nice run's on good fish but we were all unable to land , kelp got in the way probably how they got big, the shore there is deciveing lots of heavy kelp off shore.

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Posted By: Rock Fish
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2008 at 8:59am
Nice report and looks like the squidy wasn't going to give up his dinner without a fight!

Baz is a wealth of knowledge and great to get out with, but be warned he will try to convert you over to the Alvey LOL.


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Posted By: deacs
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2008 at 10:48am
Nice work, Baz n co, fished there early in the year while waiting to fish the rocks up by the navigation pole, got a couple of snapper and a trevally but nothing huge. Looks like a nice trip. May have to go and hit up that way somewhere sunday morning, dying to get out for a fish!

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Posted By: SeaI
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2008 at 11:07am
good stuff go the sneaky south side - I can't wait till I have some time for a sanity fish  aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh

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Posted By: the gas man
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2008 at 11:10am
Hard luck on the bust off oneleg, and great report Ross; forced patience paid off!!
 
I was hoping to get up north in the weekend just been, but the young fulla got sick so pulled the pin, Sunday looked mint to be on the bricks.
 


Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 9:32am
Well got out for a fish yesterday arvo, went to one of the spots i like to fish in the rain and wind, and bumped in to another fisho doing the same , between the two of us we had a ball so much for a poor fishing day ! pillies were getting ripped off but hook up's till we changed over to mullet  most fish landed where KY  with the odd sm Snap throwen in ,apart from keeping two KY for bait later we returned the rest . As the tide turned and rose up the fishing got better , not in size but numbers about 20 fish each returned  .The last fish of the day was a buet Ray that was close to 1.1/2 mtr's across Cool that my mate Chris played for 20min's before busting off , the rain stayed away for the two hour's we fished ,and didn't come till we were back at the car's. was a lot of fun ,i took two rod's but never even got the chance to set the other up. so guy's dont let a little weather put you off , the fish are back,and around the bay'sBig%20smile 

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Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 5:18pm
Good one there Barry, thanks for the encouragement... Im planning to hit the incoming this Friday afternoon on a promising spot near Waiwera. Will keep this alive on a hopefully good report.

How bout make this sticky thread for those daily outings?


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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 6:01pm
nice one Baz.  Bit of wind and rain is no problem, just helps to wash gear down on the walk back.!

Anyone up for an early saturday morning mission, big baits deployed at a likely spot.?


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Posted By: Kenshin
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 6:44pm
Bungel_ if my Friday doesnt push thru, I'm keen to join.

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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 9:48pm
sounds good... thinking a few stinky berly bombs and some juicy bonito steaks with 8/0's in them would do the trick. Just thinking about where to head, any ideas Kenshin? Heading north seems to be the go, just not sure how far to go..

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 10:34pm
Gonna take the IRB out if the weathers alright!

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Posted By: Bungel_
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 11:17pm
IRB, action... sounds all good. Im up for that!!! Got ideas of where you want to go?>

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2008 at 11:18pm
Kawau maybe

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2008 at 7:22am
Good luck on the Kawau mish  my early saturday misher's are over now (my girls netball)Cry still from lunch time on will be out there, maybe a return too the saddel  or dairy bay way. Have some thing in mind anywaySmile

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Posted By: JK
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2008 at 7:30am
whoops read that wrong sorry george, cant do sat - would be sun for me!

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Posted By: one leg
Date Posted: 24 Jul 2008 at 9:53am
if that blow push's in sat-sun  think you guys might need to re plan .the muddy might be a go.

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