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Topic: Game fishing update 2011 - West Coast
Posted By: Wahoo Woman
Subject: Game fishing update 2011 - West Coast
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 12:35pm

Well everyone Christmas is just around the corner which also means so is the Game fishing season, here are a few threads for you all to use to make updates about whats happening in your local area.

Good luck and Tight lines to all for the upcoming season. Thumbs Up

 



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Posted By: Boulder
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 1:03pm
I am hearing rumors of Alberts in 50-60 at the back of the bar

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Posted By: Raging Bull
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Boulder Boulder wrote:

I am hearing rumors of Alberts in 50-60 at the back of the bar
 
Sounds like the ramblings of a mad man t me Boulder! Wink


Posted By: Legacy
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 3:21pm
more like snapperSmile


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 3:33pm
Originally posted by Boulder Boulder wrote:

I am hearing rumors of Alberts in 50-60 at the back of the bar
Second that rumour Boulder


Posted By: Snag
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 3:35pm
" Nope, No fish on the west coast at all, try the east?" LOL


Posted By: karm
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2010 at 3:03pm
Went out to the 110 mark yesterday,
2 skippies 4 alberts 50-70m

water topped 18.7  on way out 18.9  on way back,

Lost one, something snapped line ??: - assume it was tuna & sharked .....

Mk





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Posted By: Bushkid2
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2010 at 4:54pm
Well done Mark, good to sea you are out there doing it.


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 5:51am
Albies off Raglan, too......it's starting!!

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Posted By: K_N_B
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 6:00am
Aaron from Maverick (Raglan Charter boat) was saying on Friday & Saturday that he had a school of skippies beside the boat in 35m and the week before he had seen sunfish. Won't be long before the marlin turn up


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 7:49am
If anyone is willing to part with some albies/skippies for my shark fishing this year flick me a PM Smile


Posted By: 6.1 aquaholic
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 3:30pm

yip skipy at 35m off raglan seen a school on saturday az well and sun fish



Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by karm karm wrote:

Went out to the 110 mark yesterday,
2 skippies 4 alberts 50-70m

water topped 18.7  on way out 18.9  on way back,

Lost one, something snapped line ??: - assume it was tuna & sharked .....

Mk



May not of been a shark..... anything is possible


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 5:07pm
Originally posted by karm karm wrote:

Went out to the 110 mark yesterday,
2 skippies 4 alberts 50-70m

water topped 18.7  on way out 18.9  on way back,

Lost one, something snapped line ??: - assume it was tuna & sharked .....

Mk
 
 
Where u go Mark off Manukau??


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Posted By: karm
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2010 at 5:40pm
Yep Allen,
 
due west from manukau heads ..sea was a bit sloppy & we both got a bit squeamish too Confused
 Not too good for the hunter gatherer image
 
 


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2010 at 3:48pm
...just had email from Dear Friends in New Plymouth they have had great weather and good temps on the water, several tuna been seen...still about a month away before the Beakies turn up normally they say...

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Posted By: Lickindip
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2010 at 6:15pm
hey catch
was out on the water 60m off the new plymouth port on sunday, we took gear to troll for tuna but it never left the cabin
low 16's and green ... the last couple of weeks of southerlyishes have pushed it all away :(
ive heard from friends of friends (as you do) that it got up to 19 degree on the shelf maybe 4weeks ago ... but havnt had a northerly since

i have been looking at various sst's but not holding my breath unfortunatly


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2010 at 6:19pm
Lew don't get hung on temps just keep towing them plastics and having a go bro cos it is believed alot of NP fish come from the Indian Ocean and South Aus Sea... versus warmer northern waters...

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Posted By: Lickindip
Date Posted: 09 Dec 2010 at 10:00am
No worries allan ... MITE have to give it a crack in the weekend weather permitting, i would assume the plan would be drop in the (small) lures around 80m and head out and up for as long as petrol allows, will pop in an update one what we see out there 


Posted By: ZaneR
Date Posted: 09 Dec 2010 at 12:03pm
Theres good looking water offshore of New plymouth,Were getting 19degrees and blue water at the rigs..which are in 100m and down the coast bit..


Posted By: Crazy Horse
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2010 at 5:13pm
Was out at the trench last Sunday and Monday. Water temp was 18.6 and colour not to bad. Trolled last 2 hours and first 2 but no luck. Water temp was 19.2 at the 80mt mark on way out and in, may be going the same way as last year as I saw a mako feeding on a dead sun fish. This was the pattern up until about mid Feb then the marlin moved in but before that they stayed in cooler water out wide and stayed away from all the makos in the hot water at 90 to 75 mt mark. Was in Otorohanga today and a mate told me that he had heard that a Marlin had been caught out of the Manakau. True or False????


Posted By: sink
Date Posted: 16 Dec 2010 at 7:22pm
Looks like a good northerly blow coming. With good weather coming after xmas day. Could be time to hunt the Big-eye.


Posted By: Wefaknis
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2010 at 1:32pm
Nothing has come across Scales CH... and I havent heard that rumour
 
Cheers Wefaknis


Posted By: iz
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2010 at 5:27am
all gassed up and heading out to the 100 m + to get a  marlin off the manakau , boys had a 8 ft mako at the boat yesterday in 35 m of water off Piha heaps of bait getting chased water was blue as looks like mid feb water out their haven't seen it that close at this time off the year ever !! 


Posted By: Te Namu
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2010 at 6:41pm
I was pottering around in the shed today with the VHF on, and heard that a few guys where heading off to find aberts. 
Any news on from anyone on how far off Manukau they are?


Posted By: iz
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2010 at 6:50pm
Well no marlin off the Manukau for us today, but some good size alberts got the first one at 45 m about 6 kg had a bunch that size on the way out to the 110m mark where we hit a patch of them there pulling five 8 to 9 kg rockets then it went dead. Water was blue as had 19.8 most of the day hit a current line and got 20.1 ran down that for half hour but it had all gone quiet .All in all was good to dust of the gear and its looking good out there someones got to get a stick face soon!!


Posted By: 2SHITS
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2010 at 12:03am
 
Sunny Saturday out there with light winds... water temp about 19.4 rnd da 100m mark but got into the 20's in the arvo and lookin good - heaps or alberts in patches but only a lonesome skippy - 2 teethies - one extremely agressive one had a go once or twice - tried 2 avoid these guys but they are still even out at 110m - good to test the gear and strengthen da arms - LOL even got a tan Smile


Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2010 at 6:42am
capitol O for effort auw !you headin back out there on thurs nik ?


Posted By: scottej
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2010 at 8:15am

On saturday straight out from port waikato river bar we had 20 degrees easy, big schools of bait fish 100 m off the boat, snapper was going off so we did'nt investigate, 2  or  3 makos hangin about, one of good size!! hopefully dies out for a look on thurs,fri!!



Posted By: Firey
Date Posted: 21 Dec 2010 at 8:22pm
Dont ya know makos can smell woodys from miles away......theyve been waiting for you LOL

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Posted By: A C
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 12:23pm
Will it be worth having a squizz out from the Manukau next weekend ? when do the Marlin start to turn up in numbers ?

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Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 1:03pm
may be an early stray hangin around ya never know your luck ,but generally feb march has better numbers AC ,should be plenty of alberts and makos to play with , keep in touch bro always good to do that bar with other boats around


Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 1:39pm
haven't seen too many Yellow skin come from that side anymore...
used to be a early run in Dec but no more for some reason...
i guess there ant too many around now in NZ waters..



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Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 2:27pm
Originally posted by RU4REEL RU4REEL wrote:

 
Sunny Saturday out there with light winds... water temp about 19.4 rnd da 100m mark but got into the 20's in the arvo and lookin good - heaps or alberts in patches but only a lonesome skippy - 2 teethies - one extremely agressive one had a go once or twice - tried 2 avoid these guys but they are still even out at 110m - good to test the gear and strengthen da arms - LOL even got a tan Smile
I Bet you skulled a few beers and chained a few packets of cigs on this trip.LOL 


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Posted By: A C
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 2:41pm
Originally posted by skidoggg skidoggg wrote:

may be an early stray hangin around ya never know your luck ,but generally feb march has better numbers AC ,should be plenty of alberts and makos to play with , keep in touch bro always good to do that bar with other boats around
 
Will do ski, all geared up for this year, may wait a bit then 'till folks start reporting a few.
 
Not many Yellowfin anywhere around NZ at all these days Eric, certainly not like 20 years ago.


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Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 2:16am
maybe only 12 years ago AC...
in my 19fter 3Y/Fin an a Marlin was the norm back then, an all on marlin lures....
yellowfin were small 18-20kg but they where still Y/Fin back then...



this one was in 2006, caught by CJs Dad...







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Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 9:42am
Think been posted before but may have been the last  "offical" YFT caught over the bar as far as Im aware caught in 2007 by Chantelle James


Posted By: T_CARP
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 8:56pm
she can come fishing with me anytime...


Posted By: Raging Bull
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 9:12pm

Originally posted by Death to Below Death to Below wrote:

she can come fishing with me anytime...

With US!



Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 9:21pm
US MATE US she can play with my gps

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Posted By: Snag
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 10:23pm
Tag & release those ones!!!Big smile.
 Well done tho, great fish. Beer


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2010 at 9:13am
Originally posted by Death to Below Death to Below wrote:

she can come fishing with me anytime...
Trust a bit of tail to drag you out of your slumber tony LOL


Posted By: AB
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2010 at 10:54am
Weather is looking good for a sortie over the Hokianga Mon /Tue.  Will be intersting to see what is around.




Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2010 at 9:18pm
Keep us posted on your trip AB ,very keen to see who things go for ya


Posted By: rodg
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2010 at 7:41am

Was yaking to a guy in Opononi yesterday,     He was saying a few guys have been out of Hokianga and seen nothing.     He did say that there has been marlin sighted down off Glinks.

Good luck if you get out.       The swell on the bar was about 1.5 to 2.0  meters.


Posted By: sink
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2010 at 9:31am
Heading to the trench on monday at his stage for a lookee, good luck to all those out hunting.


Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 1:53am
weather looking good for a trip over the manukau Monday, anyone else planning on heading out wide for a beaky?


Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 8:43am
monday on the kaipara if the bar is settled, otherwise a day trip north, whangaroa or tuts

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 8:51am
Originally posted by otdrmn otdrmn wrote:

monday on a day trip north, whangaroa


now thats a dam fine idea mateWink


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Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 10:46pm
That could be the best bet but a little far for a day trip for myself. I will give it a go on the west if the forecast holds and try and Get the west coast on the board.


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 7:16am
give it heaps mate, the only reason or one of them that they are up here would be the ammount of boats out looking for them over this time, its the same every year, put 50 boats over the west and they will be found.

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 9:40am
Hope the weather holds for you Chris, let me know what you see.....


Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Blue Asparagus Blue Asparagus wrote:

give it heaps mate, the only reason or one of them that they are up here would be the ammount of boats out looking for them over this time, its the same every year, put 50 boats over the west and they will be found.
 
Your right it makes it harder to find the fish with less people out there trying.Usually a few start coming across the scales when competitions kick off such as the counties one base in early February. This is the first good weather window for awhile so hopefully there will be a few other boats out.


Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 10:56am
Will do smudge


Posted By: Bubs
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 11:27am

aiming to be out tomorrow / tues launching Piha in thundercat. anyone landed a beakie in one would appreciate any advice. cheers Paul



Posted By: Snag
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 8:56pm
I read up somewhere (cant remember, NZ fish news?), a father & son went out in a rubber inflatable (surf ones!), & brung home a nice stripey!, kid was 13? dad had him tied to the boat while he was on the gas!.


Posted By: gap74
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2011 at 1:19pm
I Heard a rumour that a 40kg yellowfin tuna was caught of Raglan the other day


Posted By: craysee
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2011 at 4:24pm
Sounds like the west coast is on the board.
Marlin being weighed at DKM Fishing & Marine in Waiuku @ 6pm


Posted By: craysee
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2011 at 7:50pm
137.2 Kg, Nice fish so early.
Go the Counties one base, still 4 weeks away


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 9:17am
That's good news Craysee. In another 4 weeks there will be marlin everywhere over the coast. I better get my entry in.


Posted By: sink
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 10:57am
Was out at 800m yesterday and spoke to the tuna boats out there. Good oil is beakies north of the mokau trench still wide though. A week or two and it might get busy out westThumbs Up


Posted By: H2O_dependant
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 12:22pm
Got out off Kaipara yesterday out to Trench and picked up 4 skippies on way out - water warm - got up to 24.1 degreees in afternoon at about 150 meters off entrance. 8 puka landed from the trench over 4 hours and then trolled north until off the entrance and then back in. Picked up another 8 skippies including a quadruple strike with the skippies hitting the large marlin lures. Plenty of makos and sunfish around and nearly ran over a 5 foot mako which subsequently took the purple pakula - short fight and released. Great day out weather wise and water plenty warm but still a little short of activity. saw more makos and sunfish than gannets out there....


Posted By: Bubs
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 5:47pm

got out in the thundercat yesterday no tuna to be seen went quite wide mega bait, kahawai and sharks



Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 11:07pm

Did a trip out wide today off the Manukau bar. Dropped the gear at 70m as skippies everywhere  and continued to be seen all day.Had 4 marlin lures running and 1 tuna lure on the shotgun.Seconds after as the tuna lure was in the water the albacore came on the bite. Pulled the lure in after 5 albacore around the 6kg mark as had to keep stopping to get them boated. Continued wide and landed two makos around the 60kg at 90metres water temp 21 degrees. Made our way out too 115 metres where there were some sun fish and temp up to 22 degrees.

No marlin strikes but a heap of bait and good blue warm water  form 70 onwards. Lets get more boats out there and land some marlin. 


Posted By: AB
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 5:22pm
Been out for the last 2 days off the Hokianga.  Focused on Hapuka and snapper for the first day.  Only had the lures in the water for an hour and picked up 3 Albacore, biggest was 11kg.  Spent half a day trolling yesterday.  Only about 3 boats out of the Hokianga and all hooked up.  We lost one at the boat, got the gear back in and hooked up again.  Landed our first marlin of the season 108kg.  Photo's and full match report to follow shortly.

West is best, always has been, always will be :)



Posted By: stef da maori
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 5:53pm
Good stuff AB. What general direction/area. might be me on friday

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 6:37pm
Well done AB!!
Good hook-up ratio!!


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Posted By: sweet tooth#3
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 9:37pm
Nice AB heading over there tomorrow north or south? or straight out?
 
cheers


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 10:13pm
Good reports ty Dunworkin & AB.


Posted By: Dunwurkn
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 10:14pm
That is awesome well done. Always a good chance up in hoki,i have only been their once in march last year and we landed 3 marlin in 3 days.Hope to be up there soon.


Posted By: AB
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 9:06am
We hooked up about 10nm south of the bar. In about 120m of water. A lot of hook ups were also happening off Glinks gully in about 120 as well. A few Marlin Hook ups also turned into markos.


Posted By: 2SHITS
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 10:13pm
Originally posted by AB AB wrote:

We hooked up about 10nm south of the bar. In about 120m of water. A lot of hook ups were also happening off Glinks gully in about 120 as well. A few Marlin Hook ups also turned into markos.
Good effort for an an afternooner AB... How many come across da scales up da mighty hoki thus far....


Posted By: rodg
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 10:49am
Just been yakking to a mate over on the Kaipara,     They lost 9 marlin between two boats on thursday out off the Kaipara.             One fish,  He thinks may have been a Black,  200 k plus, on a livie.    
Blue water in 35 meters,  23 degrees.


Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:20am
I know.......Gooooottttttaaaaa ttthhee tyypppinnnnngggg jjjiiiittteersss, very amped!
Will be out and over on Monday and maybe Tuesday next week.....


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Posted By: herby
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:30am

Manukau/Kaipara.....

Thinking of heading out through either of these two bars tomorrow, is anyone heading out that we could follow to get a bit of an idea of where to actually go? I've been out through the manukau a few times but still not too keen on going it alone just yet.
Send me a PM if you wouldn't mind.
 
Thanks.


Posted By: rodg
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:33am

I will be planning for next weekend.      Good luck to you if you get out there Graeme.

Those fish were out off North Head.    He said it was quieter yesterday,  but a few were caught.  One fish was 125 kgs.


Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:36am
Brad, few boys out today and some going tomorrow, they should have some good intell for Monday, will keep you posted.
chur....G


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Posted By: Raging Bull
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:42am
Im thinking about heading out next week too, and i also have only been over the manukau a couple of times, never in my own boat so i would be keen to follow someone who knows what they are doing too if any one is going.


Posted By: rodg
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:53am
Thanks Graeme.
Just been looking at the forecast,  Might head over tomorrow.  
I will let you know Herby if I go.
Also next weekend R/B if you want to follow.


Posted By: Raging Bull
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:54am
Cheers Rdog,
I will looking at going during the week but possibly next Saturday too.


Posted By: rodg
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 11:56am
I know a couple of boats will be leaving from Ruawai on wednesday to cross the bar.


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 12:12pm
Any marlin caught at Raglan or Kawhia, yet?

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 12:48pm
good luck 2morrow boyz....we might be out there as well, if not, will be giving it a trash over the next week for sure

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Posted By: Nathan
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 1:06pm
Weather looking good for a manukau bar crossing tomorrow. Im keen in my little boat if anyone is going early and happy for me to follow them over. Low tide early though. Cheers.


Posted By: herby
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2011 at 1:09pm
I'll find out what exactly we're up to and let you know Kezza. Might work out well if you aren't actually interested in winding fish in - our lures don't even have hooks. Will let you know via PM


Posted By: AB
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 8:07am
Originally posted by RU4REEL RU4REEL wrote:

Originally posted by AB AB wrote:

We hooked up about 10nm south of the bar. In about 120m of water. A lot of hook ups were also happening off Glinks gully in about 120 as well. A few Marlin Hook ups also turned into markos.
Good effort for an an afternooner AB... How many come across da scales up da mighty hoki thus far....


2 were caught that day.  the first 2 for the season.  the other one was about 80kg.




Posted By: Macdude
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 8:44am

Buoyweather looking primo for tomorrow out off the Manakau..Hopefully getting out.Havent been over the bar before and will be leaving from Huia ramp..Anybody else heading out tomorrow wld be great to follow ya out.. 



Posted By: AB
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 10:56am








Finally found the time to get those photo's uploaded.  (Anyone know why they are so grainy, they looked fine before I uploaded them?)

We caught the Albacore, Blue Nose and GemFish on the Monday and the Marlin on the Tuesday.   Trolled all the way out to the 500m mark on the Tuesday but no sign of bait or birds.  Heard all the action was happening around the 120m mark off Glinks gully so we decided to pull the gear and blast back into shallower water.  Worked the 120m mark off the Hoki for the afternoon.  Saw very little bait or birds but the water was 21+   Had a Marlin in the gear around 2:30.  It scoffed our large Black and Purple lure with a solid hookup.  Ended up losing the fish at the boat just before we had the leader in hand.    Got the gear back into the water and before we had time to contimplate what could have been another Marlin came crashing across from the starport side to gobble our lure.  It missed but came up again chasing our squidly lure on the port out rigger.  After harrasing the lure for what seemed like an eternity it manged to inhale it for another solid hook up.  Half an hour later we had the fish on board and hand shakes all round.

Just need to get some more good weather and days off to get back out there.








Posted By: JUST ANOTHER FISHERMAN
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 1:03pm
Great work AB. Looks like a couple great days.

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Posted By: Nathan
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 1:29pm
Got out for a few hours off Piha this morning. Not chasing marlin - just tuna - heaps of them everywhere from30-60m. Heaps of bait fish and gannets.


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 2:06pm
AB friggin awesome bro, thats the ticket right there.

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Posted By: Xiphias
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 2:29pm
Anyone been out for a look from Raglan?


Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 3:06pm
120kg marlin landed off manukau today on the boat "alpheus 11" by my wifes nephew ,conditions were lumpy but workable..

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Posted By: 2SHITS
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 3:38pm
Nice work there AB - Of2fsh good snizzle moit, was lookin at towin north 2 da kaipara but looks like this blue water is pushin in fast - any idea of local or depth?


Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 3:45pm
will find out exactly when they are home,they said it was lumpy but the waves werent breaking and were staying in close 

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 3:54pm
Damn choice results there AB beaut fishClap

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Posted By: 2SHITS
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 3:59pm
Sweet - had a small surf at kare kare 2day and could see what looked like reasonably blue water about 400 metres out.. offshore rnd 20 knts early in the day then da wind backed off with a lighter southerly bout 1.00... Farrk, dat  black sands gettin hot on da footsies sprinting back, might walk up the stream next time LOL...


Posted By: A C
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 5:54pm
Drags are set, hooks are sharp, new EPIRB installed, all the snapper crap has been turfed out of the boat.
 
BOOMSHA Thumbs Up
 
Next weekend lookin' sharp for a Manukau jaunt


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Posted By: Real,real gone
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 5:59pm
Hoki is starting to fire.
John & Linda Pattinson went out two days ago, brought home two stripeys 108 & 140kg. Also played another to the boat before dropping. South of the bar.
Looking good, just need the weather gods to play ball.
 


Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 7:11pm
kaipara tomorrow for sure, anyone else going?
Tuesday a possibility as well
See you out there Ch 84, boat name 'Sam B J' Black surtess 6.1 hardtop, looks like this
 
 
 


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