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When will the albacore arrive?

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Topic: When will the albacore arrive?
Posted By: Fishb8
Subject: When will the albacore arrive?
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2002 at 5:58pm

Hi Kerren,

You'd know from your club records - when are the first albacore usually caught. The Raglan Sport Fishing Club is fairly new and only has last year's results and the first albies were caught in mid Dec. Are those dates average? If so a combined snapper/albie trip looks to be good value just before Xmas.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Posted By: Bushpig
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2002 at 2:04pm


We can usually get albies from mid November on the west coast (give or take a week or two). Personally I will be trying for them the first chance i get in November. Went over the Manukau Bar on Thursday just gone but no sign of life at all. Went to 50 metres and back.


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2002 at 8:44am

Hi Bushpig

Keep me posted on your albie hunting, I'm always keen to go chasing chickens. Did you troll and what lures do you use?

My experience is that there's not usually any sign of bird life when catching albies. 

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

Posted By: Kerren
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2002 at 7:44am

The "Pig" hit the nail on the head...normally start getting reports from the chicken coop from mid to the end of November...fingers crossed!

I am Kermit, Leader of Muppets Nov 05

Posted By: Bushpig
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2002 at 3:43pm


Didnt troll on the last trip. In past seasons anything small has worked but my most effective lure is a small balck/purple bullet head.

i only run it for an hour or so depending on how many Alberts we want. I get sick of stopping the boat all the time. Mind, now i'm a family man i do more meat hunting than i used to.






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