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Topic: Game fishing update - Tutukaka
Posted By: waldo
Subject: Game fishing update - Tutukaka
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 6:43pm
ClapClap Just got back from the club, some very happy faces down thier great weather and sea conditions. Here are the fish that have been caught over the last couple of days.
 
25th Jan
 
S/Marlin Joe stuwart (Victoria) est 110 kg Lure  LUMO
Blue Marlin Anthony Cox (Tikeba)  T/R  est 200kg 
 
26th Jan
S/B Spearfish Tim Burke (Allison) 11.0 kg
S/Marlin  Owen mcKay   (Teaser) 91 kg
 
27th Jan
 
S/Marlin T/R  Nick Ravich  (SoSa)
S/Marlin Shane Tawssen  (No Limits) 97 kg
S/Marlin Ian Wakeman ( Zambhala) to be weighed
S/Marlin Ian Wakeman (Zambhala ) T/R  Est 100 kg ?
S/Marlin Gus lawrie ( Lady Shandler ) 127.4 kg
 
Thier is aleast another S/Marlin coming into TUTS to-night as a C/W
 
Sounds like the back of the pinnacles is going off at the moment most of these fish were caught in this area. Just about every boat out thier had some sort of action out thier. That fish of Gus lawrie was spewing out black ink ( wonder what it had been eating) SQUID.
 
Seems as though black and purple lures and Lumos are flavor of the week . Will update when i can
 



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Posted By: MtFisherman
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 6:48pm
Congratulations Rav and Boof you tin-a*ses. Will be playing catch-up when I get back to NZ.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 7:03pm
Good report of the results Waldo, talk to Grunta perhaps and get the Toots area pinned up permanently for the season mateClap

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 9:15pm
Agreed il get Grunta to OPM you if he hasnt already. Our trusty intrepid reporter for the Tutukaka Area !!  !  !
 
Nice work Wayne and hopefully ill see you soon in the new boat ! !
 
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Posted By: RAV
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 9:36pm
just back from 2 days at tuts fishing im my 565 mclay So So, fished tues for nothing, saw one fish feeding and a couple of free jumpers most action 240m north east of nights, meet up with the boys off NO LIMITS and hatched a bit of a plan over a few beers for Wednesday, warm water was in at 130m so stuck around that area as that was were most were getting the shots when the bp zucker on short rigger got smoked 40min later with no gloves we had it taged nice stripey which would have gone 100kg easy. the boys on No Limits got theres around same time, just as well we had those beers. if any one fishing there next couple of days i wouldnt go to deep defiantly not past 200m

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 9:41pm
well done mate dont you love it when a plan comes together like that.,

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Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 10:19pm
Cheers waldo thanks for the updates, bloody cool...




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Posted By: devocean 1
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2010 at 10:26pm
we had our blue on a angry squid lure but it took over 2 hours angler very happy though only the second time he went out.
 
tikeba
 
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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 12:05am
Well fella's I've just got back from 2 days fishing the knights!!
We had 3 strikes today 2 stripies and 1 blue!! unfortunatly we had a very testing day and suffered from 3 major mistakes costing us the fishCry
Well done to NO LIMITS they hooked up next to us and landed a good fish.
The action was hot from north of the knights 150m to the trench and east of the sugar loaf 140-180m!! several boats had multiple strikes and 1 mahimahi was caught to.
 
Hopefully we get one next time
 
 


Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 12:27am
Our blue took a blue and silver joy yee evil lure on the sort rigger in 144m directly east of north reef and it gave us a hell of a fight with awesome tail walks!!


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 6:45am
Sounds like the action is really hotting up!

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 7:55am
Its waldos page no questions asked ,great reports.Coming up soon will come and say hi.
Jimmy what happened to the blue when he attacked?


Posted By: hookerpuka
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 8:10am
sounds like there were quite a few fish dropped as well as the ones landed yesterday


Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 10:43am
It was red hot yesterday hooker, most boats saw fish or dropped fish if they didnt get one,
 
The day before probably would've fished well to but everyone drove past the fish. They were in close


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 10:53am
Bugger, Bugger, Bugger , Bugger !  So much for getting up there this weekend Cry looks like the weather will deal to that !

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Posted By: mozz
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 10:59am
Way to go Owen on Teaser.


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 11:00am
Clear the diary for the few days after the SE blow Lance..... should push that good water in even closer....

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 11:39am
Immmmm, plans are afoot. Must get the delivery trip underway. Probably later next week at this rate. Quick trip[ out to Barrier and then fish wide and in to Tutukaka from there. Thumbs Up


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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 11:49am
Demon,
 
We didnt see the blue take the lure, but it started tail walking very close to the boat and jump right out several times and then charged us!!! We could clearly see it was a blue, probably around 190-220kg a nice one!
On its last charge we couldnt keep the line tight and it spat the hookCry 


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 3:42pm
My mate is out there again today. He was 4.2.0 yesterday and last I heard today was a txt "just dropd a big bugga"
Hope this weather comes right by next weekend when I'm back off standby or my wife will be grumpy. LOL.


Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 4:32pm
Just rang Sue down at the club, nothing has been caught to our knowledge. Didnt sound as though thier were a lot of boats out to-day?
 
Ian Wakeman S/marlin went 91.0 kg last night(Zambhala). Lets hope this front passes us quickly and you Fishos can go deal to those beakiesss. Will update to-morrow night


Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 10:01pm
well if its like this on the weekend at tuts ill be happy that i am down in aucks on the piss have a party on sat and sunday oooooooo no that makes for a big hangover on monday


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 10:11pm
come on ronny wheres your sence of adventure mateLOL 

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Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2010 at 10:15pm

got a bit of work to do on the farm then party time. be out next weekend



Posted By: Tinky
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 7:47am
Forecast by Marineweather seems to be better for the weekend. What do the locals say will happen Sat and Sunday weather wise? Want to bring up a trailer boat ( 6.7m).

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Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:32am
Just rang club they are going to make a decicion at mid-day about this week-end comp. weather forecast isnt very flash. forecast is winds of up to 30 knts form S/E with up 3 meter swell from the East =(crap). Maybe 15knts from s/e at the moment , but picking more wind out at sea.
 
Will update after lunch when club makes a decision on comp


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 9:56am
Even looking way out looks like the Nauti Girls might be a character building exercise. Bugger I'm off standby for that weekend too was going to dress special.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 5:13pm
Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

Even looking way out looks like the Nauti Girls might be a character building exercise. Bugger I'm off standby for that weekend too was going to dress special.
 
and what dress will Priscilla...I mean the Krow be wearing then?LOLClapLOL


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Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 10:01am
Just got back from the club, only 1 trailor down boatramp. Looks like Double Strike,Zambhala have left TUTS this morning( fishing Elderado comp).
 
Sea conditions dont look very good at all 20-25knts S/E about and sea looks very confused= (crap).Nothing else to report will update to-morrow morning


Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 3:24pm
Zambhala tagged another S/Marlin to-day angler was Ian Wakeman, that makes the boat tally for this comp 1 weighed S/Marlin& 3 T/R S/Marlin. Nothing more to report will update to-morrow afternoon


Posted By: wanabe
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by waldo waldo wrote:

Zambhala tagged another S/Marlin to-day angler was Ian Wakeman, that makes the boat tally for this comp 1 weighed S/Marlin& 3 T/R S/Marlin. Nothing more to report will update to-morrow afternoon


was the comp not canceled


Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 7:20pm
they are fishing the elderado out of BOI


Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 7:34pm
is Zambhala the E.N.L. connected boat??


Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 7:37pm

not sure, but they are having an awesome season so far.

 
its a riv 48 like striker


Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2010 at 8:02pm

i think they might be kezza they always seem to be flying the flags. weather has been pretty average last two days but not too bad. ran over a tailer today on the way to the knights 8 miles off the heads. That entrance aint that bad kaimana.



Posted By: Gillsgonewild
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 8:41am
Anyone been out latley? Keen to get the heads up for this weekend??


Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 10:34am
only been out as far as the knights finfinder. the bluewater is right in close though


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 11:02am
Immmm,  keen for info as well as I will be fishing into Tutukaka from the Barrier Sat/Sun and fishing through to Wednesday by the looks of it :)

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 11:10am
good luck lance, are you solo or crewed,

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Posted By: Gillsgonewild
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 11:20am
thanks for that Kezza1, lets hope the girls can bring them in! Cant wait!


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 11:34am
Full Crew for the whole trip :) and see what tag alongs turn up out of the Nautigirls Comp LOL

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Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 1:09pm
Looking forward to catching up lance check ur new boat out. Looks like weather is on the improve? Looks like the GIRLS will get out to play and thats awsome.Sounds like back of the Hen&chicken will be a good place to go past, very good water thier( so they say).
 
Mumu& Ruru will need traffic lights thier im picking(Glen of Bosca) was telling me very good water temps, baitfish, and a heap of Mahimahi. He was out on Sunday? in that area. Sea isnt as nasty as its been the last few days,but still a lil windy (gusts) from S/E. Will ring club later and see if anyone was game enough to go out this morning


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 1:53pm
Ohhhhhhhhh GOOOOOODY ! ! ! ! !!  Sounds like its really heating up and I cant wait to get up there. Looking to fish right through to Wednesday and hopefully get amongst it.
 
Have a berth at last which is a real bonus. Will be in Sunday night Wayne Wink


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Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 2:45pm
lance i will be up there this weekend and i think monday to give us a call. what marina birth have you got


Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 5:46pm
Wicked Lance - deck wetting. I'll bring the GB.

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 8:53pm
E22 If I recall correctly ! !

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 10:19pm
Hey Waldo I cant wait to catch up with you, can you guess what its about, how goods your memory cause I sure as hell will remind you.Wink dam its a small world ay. waited a whole year for that, be seeing ya.Wink

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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2010 at 10:37pm
will be up that ways this weekend, the water is looking mint !!!
 
Will be on board Levante ch4.


Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2010 at 5:43am
Morning all sounds like NO boats were out yesterday, but picking a few might venture out to-day? Good luck to anyone lucky enough to get out to-day.
 
Weather looks like its only going to get better& better
 
Look forward to a catch up Steve and yes i have a great memory. Will update to-night


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 1:22pm
Anyone driving back from Tuts on Wednesday night with room for Lance and Dead-Ant??

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 1:46pm
Or alternatively, anyone wanting to fish Wednesday out of Tutukaka with me and DA that could also bring us back to Auckland that night.
 
Early start of say 0630 from Tutukaka and back by 5ish !


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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 2:46pm

Can do, I'll be in whangarei for work but could be at toots around 9.30am ?



Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 5:46pm
Ahh, bugger!!!!

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Posted By: Bushpig
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 6:26pm
Just driven back home from Whangarei and the sea has dropped off, and the whitew caps have gone.
 
Its looking good


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 7:10pm
If you guys that are interested could stand by on the Wednesday situation and hopefully we will have this sorted out by tomorrow as to what is happening.  Thanks for your patience ! !:)

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Posted By: too much
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 8:10pm
one of my boys from work was out today ..past the knights,,,he said condition not good and no fish'temp down to 20

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 8:15pm
The VHF has been really quiet when I got home from work too chaps.

Perhaps the Neap tides, quiet times and phases of the moon approaching this wknd...


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2010 at 10:37pm
Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

The VHF has been really quiet when I got home from work too chaps.

Perhaps the Neap tides, quiet times and phases of the moon approaching this wknd...

That'll be my excuse if I come back emtpy AGAIN.


Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 6:21am
Will have full results of day1 of the Nauti-Girls comp to-night. Lots of people down the club last night.
Bugger all wind here this morning, and sea conditions were pretty good when i looked 7.30pm last night( no white caps at all). Good luck to all fishing this week-end.


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 6:23am
Just about to exit stage left from Dodge Wayne so Ill be seeing you soon ! ! ! ! Wink Weather looking mint and Im hoping the fish will be biting along the way !

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Posted By: Nic ####
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 3:28pm
any marlin yet??

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Posted By: hookerpuka
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2010 at 4:56pm
Yup been a few hooked up out there today. not sure of official but listening to channel 4 most of the day its been a hive of activity.


Posted By: kingyqueen
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 9:15am
from memory there was not many weighed in on saturday,,,
my crew was ill and berleying up hard so we had to pull the pin....
 
and yesterday, when i left there were 5 marlin flags and one mahimahi...
 
no idea what weights they ended up being.. will ask the captain and post later


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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 9:28am
it was a hard weekend, more the 80 boats out and I think only 8 fish weighed or tagged.


Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 9:20pm
think it was 5 fish on sat and 8 on sunday for the N/GIRLS comp and as of 5pm today 3. 180mtr of home pt sounds to be the place


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 10:05pm
Was ridiculously hard!!! I fished saturday and sunday and today -or rather drove boat around aimlessly in a seemingly empty ocean.  Other half got grumpy because we didn't get a strike or win the trip to Vanuatu in contest -possibly the  skipper's faultOuch.  I saw 1 dolphin and one school of frightened saury in 3 days.  I went south, I went north, I went wide ,I went close.   Closest we got was when Cara J hooked a nice 108kg stripe just ahead of us yesterday morning, and today a boat got a double not far from us.  Only consolation was lots of other boats seemed to suffer same fate.  As John Going said to me last night  -"the fish seemed to be no where in particular".
 
The other John on Westcoaster found a stray one yesterday wide of ocean beach - and Julie his wife landed the stripee round 90kg - but John is a great fisherman -so may be when he says "you have to be lucky" he's only partly right. 
 
Also met Greg1 from Whangerei -who got a small spearfish yesterday.  He recognised my boat name of this Site -which was pretty cool - as was his boat.  Always great atmoshpere at Tuts and we got a free concert last night with some classic NZ music from Dave Dobyn, Bik Runga and Tim Finn. 
Oh well -that is how it goes - still keen to get out there again and must be saved up some luck in last 3 days and at least weather was quite good -which is always nice when your spending most of it on a 5 meter stabi.
Shane G


Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 10:12pm
It was a great few nights at the club alright. mercury bay seems to be the place if you want to catch lots of marlin at the mo!!


Posted By: Tinky
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 10:16pm
Saw you out there Shaneg. I was in the maroon tinnie with the white hard top. Hard going as you say. Had a marlin pinched from out under our nose by someone else, but then thats fishin I suppose. We at least managed a few albies, but that was not what we were after. Had quite a few waves over the bow on Saturday, but calmed down on Sunday and a lot better today. Unfortunately had to cut today short due to an oil warning on the engine? Level was still half full so not quite sure as to why I got it. Rather be safe than sorry.
Enjoyed the freebe show as well. Sat with a beer in the hand over a barbie listening to it from across the bay.


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Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 10:38pm
Oh well Tinky, lets hope we both have better luck next time. We probably should have run a few smaller lures for albies -at least would have got a feed.  Didn't even rig a bungy.
Maybe see ya out there soon.  Will be doing one base and small boats.


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2010 at 10:41pm
Jimmy -may be Mercury Bay worth a shot then - will check out results down there. A mate with place at matarangi was wanting us to try down there later in season.  Still like Tuts best though Big smile


Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 4:41am
Still havnt got any broadband at the moment grrrrr. I saw 3 marlin flags flying at club yesterday 2 tagged and 1 to be weighed. Will do update when computer isnt playing up.


Posted By: Dun Logging
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 8:00pm
Was out behind the knights on monday only 1/2 a day as had chores to do in mornin . Stuck around the 160 180 mark lots of bait (albys) no marlin . Saw wetspots boat at fuel pump sorry dont have time to meet u all and have a beer good luck see u next time u up here CHEERSSmile

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Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by JIMMY NAIL JIMMY NAIL wrote:

It was a great few nights at the club alright.
 
 
one of the best weekends at tots think i only got about 12 hours sleep all weekend


Posted By: gregg1
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 9:45pm
Myself and fellow fishing.netter JLN hit the water at Tutukaka at 06:00 this morning and pulled out at 18:00 hrs this evening. Absolutely pristine conditions today. We shot out to 80m mark inside the Pinacles near where JLN and his crew of fair maidens caught their marlin on Saturday cruised out to the 140 meter mark picking up albies and skippies as we went come across a big work up of ganetts dolphins everywhere but no stickfaces swung left and headed for the Kumera patch just before we got there Viper hooked up and landed a marlin approximately  500 meters away from us other boats had fish in the gear in the vicinity while they played it also Voi had fish in the gear at the Kumera Patch and Vicky Wright on her dads boat Tuturangi tagged a Blue Marlin estimated at 150kgs at about 225M behind the Pinacles . All in all a very enjoyable day but fish few and far between. 


Posted By: HOOKED on PROTEIN
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 10:01pm
hey at least you guys are out on the water giving it a crack. We have had a couple of weeks off after quite a few hard worked days at the end of january. And i wont lie, i was very worried this weekend as i headed to the sevens in wellington that the marlin would start to fire this weekend as they did last year at this exact time. But i guess their a bit later then. Will be up there again over the next few weeks. Cant wait. Surely they will start to come in more numbers soon??? well lets hope so.
 
And i guess i cant complain as the sevens was one hell of a weekend!!
 
But bring on the marlin..


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 10:13pm
Greg, it would have been an awesome day out there today. Impressive news on the blue, good to see one finally caught/tagged. I think we saw Tuturangi heading out through pinacles yesterday morning.
Shane


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 12:09am
Immm,  bloody hard out there over the last few days ! ! ! !  ! Just got back into town and burnt some miles thats for sure for no reward. Still youve got to put in the miles to get the smiles.
 
Quietly shattered so will put the head down and write a report up in the morning


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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 8:45am
It can happen at anytime. Once we saw bugga all for 5 1/2 days but ended with 8 at the end of the 7th day.

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 11:09am
I was South end again all day yesterday (home at 21:15). Less bait about than on Sunday, weather was purrrrrrrrrrfict. Fish still not there. 1x Mahimahi 7.5kg was a first for me so I'm a happy chappy. Bloody cool watching the school of at least 5 greyhounding from Port into the lures and trying to get them all. Little buggers have no fare and think they can eat Zuka's etc. The one that stuck was on a Pakula Blue Angel. Fawl hooked in the skull. Great sport for their size and I believe top eating! 
Was this a female?


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 11:17am
Definitely female. The males look like they've swum into a brick wall and have a flat face.
They like MacSkippy lures too as well as a small livie.


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 11:27am

Nice one Krow,  I was out of cell range for most of the last few days and I think I missed a call from you.

I worked the back of the knights Monday - 160 - 180m and there was lots of bait at 30m and im picking they were Albies. yesterday I worked 147 - 180m off home point and once again there were good bait schools and Skippies were picked  up every 1/3 hours or so.  Lots of whales and heaps of big Manta Rays and Sunfish.

The word I have is that th good water is being carried back out for a bit which maybe is a reaction to the big mass of good water coming in through Whangaroa and into the B.O.I. From there I have been advised that we should expect to see this then once again poke its way back into Toots and as such some good fishing again.
 
Time will tell, but it is certainly a little quiet up there at present hence me coming back early.  Subject to weather I may pop back up beginning of next week.  Ill be up over the weekend anyway fixing bits and pieces.  Amazing how long the list of things to do gets once you actually start spending some time on board  ! ! !Wink


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Posted By: phantomdeviant
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 3:20pm
No action eh Lance?  Bad luck bring the boat further north, it sounds like its fishing pretty well up here now

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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2010 at 4:05pm
Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

Definitely female. The males look like they've swum into a brick wall and have a flat face.
They like MacSkippy lures too as well as a small livie.
Thanks.
Inside she had 2 partially digested saury should have taken a pic of these too but hands were a tad messy.
 
yeah you missed my call I only wanted to know where not to fish anyway LanceLOL


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2010 at 6:50pm
Just popped down to the club. 3 striped and a blue going 207 weighed today . Radio sounded busy. No one I reconise at the club for any further intel so it's back down to the boat to continue with my chores :)

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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2010 at 6:57pm
Popped out to get some skippies for the B&B comp as well as tow some plastic but was only out a short time as it was a bit snotty at the knights for my boat...

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Posted By: waldo
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2010 at 3:42pm
Was down the club this morning, caught up with lance& co .Lances boat is looking very sharp indeed. Thier were 4 Marlin caught yesterday
 
13th Feb
S/Marlin Paul Douglas (Bosca) T/R  est 110 kg
S/marlin B.Chapman  (Wild Bill) weighed @ russell
S/Marlin Messy Robinson (Tuturangi) T/R  est 85kg
Blue Marlin Denise Parker (Eclipse )  207.4kg Caught of Cape Brett in 170 mtrs
 
Mako  (Cara Mia) T/R est 50kg
 
Just rang club 1 marlin has been caught so far to-day, Boatramp was full this morning so lots of boats out . Lets hope they have a late bite time to-day. Will update when i can? ( grrr broadband)


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2010 at 7:27pm
Nice to catch up Wayne, bloody hot day down there, but, work done and back in Auckland now
 
Went and caught up with Steve the local smoker on my way home.  99% of fish have been full to the brim with Squid and a number  had been gorging so hard he was amazed they had not split open all by themselves LOL
 
A few, and, only a few had Rays Bream and a coupld of Skippies !.


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2010 at 9:42pm
Nice Lance, good to hear the intel about squid upon this new moon...good stuffClap
 
a mate on the west coast - up north, got one (non member) and it had a grey mullet in its stomach.


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Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2010 at 3:47pm

will be a good weekend up there this weekend with the comp on hope the fish come out to play



Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2010 at 7:07pm
Mullet in stomach can be quite common on west coast -theory is marlin come in very close at night and hunt mullet.  John who has "Westcoaster" told me few years ago that when fishing was hot off Hokianga (14 shots in an afternoon) - the marlin had mullet in them.  Mullet in stomach probably means fish in close.  Another oldtimer Rex off Bluefin told me a grey mullet dropped dead into marlin schoolling on a ball of yellwtail or kohes was as good as putting a livie of same in.  They obviously like em.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 15 Feb 2010 at 7:21pm
Yeah good one Shane, my mate who told me that fish around the Ahipara area and they get marlin in as close as 50 metres! and those buggers have also scored one in a 12 foot tinnyClapClap 
 
So yes I certainly believe they come in real close and feed on mullet, perhaps at night, etc


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Posted By: mike555
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2010 at 9:17am
Would a squid make a good pitch bait?
I presume so


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2010 at 3:42pm
My Mates lad Joel Davies went out from Sandy Bay yesterday and got a 183kg Blue Marlin.
three hour fight on 37kg will find out more details...
 
Well done Joel first MarlinClapClapClap


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2010 at 4:53pm
Cry  stoked for the angler ! ! ! ! !  Just wish I was up there :)

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Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2010 at 8:34pm
it was 165kg on 24kg. died after 30 mins and they struggled to get it up ove the next few hours. 2nd marlin for the boat and only 3 days on the water


Posted By: karm
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2010 at 11:17pm
spare spot for 1 , if weather forecast holds

sat or sun out of tutes, in my wee 5.5 ramco, or may look at West coast off Muriwai depending on the sea /forecast

leaving Auckland ,  anyone interested,


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Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2010 at 8:20am
Immmm could be, Sunday only. TXT me your number (027-4546028). I'll probably be offline from now till next week Weather looks cracker! 


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2010 at 8:22am
yeah take him out Mark, he is no longer a virgin, but it appears he is going back to the dark sideLOL

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Posted By: HOOKED on PROTEIN
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2010 at 8:49am
hey Kezza, any idea what area they hooked the blue? And whos heading up to fish TUTS this weekend? we will be there for sure as long as the weather holds. Cant wait! Almost a month since we were up there last.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2010 at 5:15pm
Heres a pic of Joel and his Blue, thanks for the update Kezz1
 
 


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