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Topic: Game fishing update 2011 - Tutukaka
Posted By: Wahoo Woman
Subject: Game fishing update 2011 - Tutukaka
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 12:50pm

Hi 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: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 02 Dec 2010 at 4:28pm
Hope to go for a pre-season dustoff/practice this weekend to see what's at sea...

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2010 at 5:38pm
Nice one Dave it will be good to wash the winters dust off the lures...
 
See ya in the morning mateClap 
 
...best I go an sharpen the hooks ehoaWink


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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2010 at 7:00pm
Trip will be damned with you onboard Al....LOL

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2010 at 7:32pm
We went out as far as 320m found temps to be 19.3 out there and came in and found water up to 20.6Thumbs Up
 
...We will let NZTurtle tell the rest of the storyClap


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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2010 at 8:30pm
http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/toots-051210-pre-season-dustoff_topic60306.html - http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/toots-051210-pre-season-dustoff_topic60306.html


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2010 at 9:06pm
Immmmmmm, awesome work boys !

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Posted By: karm
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2010 at 4:25pm
Bush Kid  , Mrs Bush Kid , & moi Went out from toots Fri, headed SE , lots of birds but no work ups,
got "close" to the Mokes, so decided to go look, wasn't as close as we thought Confused , arrived 1  1/2 hours later, ... did a bit of bottom fishing , JD & KY
 headed back to toots, saw a huge manta ray 4-5m wing span..water hit 19.7, numerous skippies, 1 ablie. a lot of birds about but no workups  ...BIG BIG day 95miles...
Sat headed out NE, wind 5-10 knots & rising ...a couple of workups at  60m dolphins & gannets , couldn't see any bait under them , headed out NE the further we got the more windy it got  temp started to rise from 18.4 - 18.7 , heaps of skippies, got out to 140m - couple of schools of bait quite deep 70- 80m,  too bl**dy windy , pulled the plug about noon & headed back inside Lizzy reef  & did a bit of SWF, & soft baiting tucked in behind  the lee of a bay , headed home to toots  3pmish
wind about 10 -15 & dropping Confused

Came home sat evening ...slept like a baby Emoticons


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2010 at 4:51pm
Good report Karm, good on ya for havin a go...Clap
 
would have been beaut today overcast and 10kt N. Wink


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2010 at 10:29pm
Well my trip was cut short with that blinkin NW howling in on saturday, but it was a great trip out working back of the Barrier, Barrier Knolls, Breem Knolls and through the Dragons Lair and back into Tutukaka . Water is looking darn good out there, plenaty of skippies, Manta Rays, Birds working,  so its all shaping up. No fishing for  me Saturday so came back to Auckland .
 
Ive just heard that there were 2 Marlin taken out of Tutukaka today and im awaiting further info and confirmation.  Any one else heard this ?
 
may well be back up for next Sunday if the weather plays ball !


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Posted By: Saltiga
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2010 at 10:30pm
heard the same lance


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 12 Dec 2010 at 10:32pm
Immmm, came from a seriously reliable source too so Ill be kean to see if anything was officially weighed. Ill come back once I hear whats what !

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Posted By: marlinstar-NZ
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2010 at 7:52am
i just spoke to the girls in the office & they said they had heard a rumour of a marlin been taken as well but nothing come to the scales & no one came to them over the radio to say so either.


Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2010 at 10:04am

sounds like another hoax... that picture of catchalot's looks suspect, I think it was a shadow from the outrigger and turtles finger



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Posted By: Midnight Pearl
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2010 at 10:30am
Headed out on friday afternoon for a reccy and a Tuna hunt from about 12.30  , headed directly east from Toots in flat calm conditions. Lots of of birds past the knights and looked very encouraging, the water temp got up to 20.5 . Hooked and dropped a few skippies on the bungy around the 150-160m. Then the wind came up and we had major swells so had to pull the pin but did come across a nice bait ball in 140 near the surface, trolled around it for a while but it just got to rough.
Felt Good to dust off the cobwebs. Where did that wind come from ? was meant to be dying out in the arfo.


Posted By: hohepa2
Date Posted: 22 Dec 2010 at 6:38pm
Well...anybody been out...any fishy info to pass on?


Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2010 at 9:29pm
Got out there today.....gave the kumera patch and trench a good work out.... probably half a dozen other boats up and down the coast....
heaps of skippies on and around the kumera patch.....albies from half way between kumara right through to the trench....
good water reaching 21.0 degrees in the heat of the day BUT no sign of a marlin and did not hear of anybody who saw one
had my 11 year old son with me targeting skippies and alberts on 3kg and he now has a pending junior club record for skippies on 3kg....unfortunately none of the alberts jumped on the light gear....
jigged some nice kings up to 18kg on north reef on the way home so all in all a great day despite the lack of marlin 


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2010 at 9:33pm
Nice one TM... Thumbs Up Glad to see someone out and about doing some research ! !

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2010 at 10:27pm
on ya Tony, good luck for the next mission

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Posted By: 2SHITS
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2010 at 11:54pm
Good stuff TM... haven't got out east yet but west coast water and temp looking exceptional for this time of year - suprised nothing other than hoaxes have come across the boards from either coast as yet...


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2010 at 7:45am

a workmates uncle flys a spotter plane for sanfords reckons plenty of schools of yellowfin out from tutukaka? second hand info so feel hes talking bout skippies? do the seiners target yellowfin? has anyone seen them scooping up yellowfin? we had a superseiner down at whakatane one year in between white and whale when we were havn a good meatballing season and the day after he showed up ther were basically no more tuna caught so assume they take out everything? or when they remove the skippies the yellowfin and marlin just move on like they did last season till they find a foodsourse they can get into without having the whole lot removaed right in front of them!!!



Posted By: pieboy98
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2010 at 12:13pm
Mate SuperSeiners clean up everything, albacore, skippy's, yellow fin and what ever else is in the net. 
Nothing much stands a chance when they have 1.8k of net, spotters from the sky, speed boats to bail up the bait ball.
Superseiners can steam at 20+ knots and hold 1400 tonnes of fish if needed

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Sanfords = sustainable seafood, YEAH RIGHT


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2010 at 1:34pm
thanks for that pieboy- i think- pretty depressingCry when i looked at sanfords fleet then talleys an who ever else we let come into our watersAngry the poor tuna dont have much to fear from a couple of zukers being towed behind a trailer boat compared to those vessels of mass destruction!!!


Posted By: rodg
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 10:17am
Wife and I headed out yesterday from Tut's at about 9.30am.   
We cruised at 25 kts staight out past the Sugarloaf and put the gear in the water at around the 200 meter mark.
Trolled out to the 450 m hole then trolled into the trench.  
Came across a heap of Dolphins with a lot of gannetts sitting on the water, nothing happening so carried on.
No wind for most of the day,  breeze got up in the afternoon.   Best temperature we got was 22.8, but averaged 21.7 most of the day.     1 Albie and 1 small skippie.
 
 
 
 
Not sure why my pics come up so grainy on here.   Can anyone tell me how to remedy this?


Posted By: strx7
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 11:24am
man it looks rough as a bath tub out there.


Posted By: PJay
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 12:48pm
Bringing La Vista up from Westhaven to the BoI at the end of last week, we overnighted at Toots on Thursday.  Trolled the 100m line up to Cape Brett on Friday (we cruise at trolling speed, so it's dumb not to tow some plastic).
 
Three albacore (not big, but the one we kept was great eating as entree to the crayfish for Xmas Day lunch) and three skippies (now frozen for baits later).  Most off Whangaruru.
 
With these guys around, bigger predators must be somewhere near, I hope.
 


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Posted By: Bakes
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 3:07pm
Went out the back of the Pinnacles/Knights and south a bit on boxing day for a look. There were heaps of Jesus birds around, the odd patch of mutton birds sitting on the water and small groups of gannets mostly on the move in different directions. Saw a big pod of pilot whales (i think), a freejumper of some description but it was pretty far away, and a shark cruising down a current line, no tuna or bait around but the water looked nice and blue. We were getting between 19 and 21 degrees on the sounder during the day. There was just enough action to stay positive all day without having anything to get excited about. Perfect flat sea too.

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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 9:10pm
Wednesday mish too Toots, who's going to be out there...?
 
Keen to chat on the radio... 'Predator'...by the way what's the CC channel at Toots and the regular chat channel...
 
Cheers
 
Craig


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Posted By: batfastard
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 9:17pm
channel 4 out of toots.

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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 9:38pm
ch85 for CG and game club is ch4

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2010 at 10:23pm
Ill be up Wednesday night and fishing the next couple of days . El Donna

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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 8:38am
Cheers lads...
 
Lance you on a charter or for pleasure...?
 
Keeping an eye on the weather, hope it drops off...


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 8:57am
Pleasure... Or at least I hope it will be pleasurable ...lol

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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 9:49am
I'll be up there 1 - 10 jan on board Le vante, weather looks mint on the long rangeWink


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 8:52pm
Might see you out there then James sometime after about the 7th if the weather's good. 
Keep an eye out for a the little stabi Obsession patroling a favourite mark at back of the Kumera patch. 
Don't normally start this early but this year the water at least has got to be warm enough to bring a few in. Emoticons


Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 29 Dec 2010 at 4:53pm
Not much today, lumpy soup that tossed us around alot with a fair S - SE breeze 15 kt +....
 
Heaps of Gannets flyimg high with purpose but nothing to be seen, called it quits and headed home after jigging the pins for one Coutta strike...but hey had a go...next week it's Houhora for 2 weeks, bring it on...
 
Big Bottle Nose Dolphins in the Harbour riding the pressure by the transom then big leaps right at the boat awesome to see...


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Posted By: Wahoo Woman
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 8:49am
Tutukaka has tagged it's first official marlin for the season big congrats to Margaret Taylor on leisure hour Clap Fish was caught around the nine pin yesterday
 
 
 


Posted By: krow
Date Posted: 01 Jan 2011 at 9:30am
Was out at N/Reef yesteryear and did a little troll around for y/fin but mostly targeting kings on the reef. Best temp was 19.5 water not looking too flash. Had a short day left home at 04:00 back at ramp about 12:00. Saw only 2 other boats past the knights and neither were trolling for marlin.


Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 7:38pm
lady jess t/r a marlin today. unsure ofthe details just saw them flying the flags


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2011 at 10:23pm
Well done to Pete...thanks for the update K1 ...keep them coming mateClap

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Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2011 at 10:46pm
sorry i got tht one wrong. it wasnt lady jess but a boat that looks damn similar. marlin on the weigh station tonight thnk it went 77kg havta check in the morning


Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2011 at 11:28pm
my 11 year old son and I trolled from bland bay up into russell on sunday.......hooked a nice stripey in 240m between queens bouy and main rock....my son played it for about 10 mins but it fell off.....didnt get into blue water untill outside the 200m mark but once into it its awesome......temperature soared from mid 18s to mid 22s and got better the further out you went....the water in the bay is fantastic and should be down toots way soon


Posted By: 2SHITS
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2011 at 9:51pm
Did the trench on da 4th round santas boot - masses of gannets out there with dolphins rounding up stuff in patches  - good water colour which went from bluey green to deep blue here and there.. couple of splashes seen in the distance -  just got a small mako rnd the 240 on the way in, got quite a few skippies rnd dat area also on way out - I'd be headin north ninepin ways but its only a matter of time b4 they head down there.. top water temp 22.8 in the arvo with .5 deg temp changes in areas


Posted By: BIG DOG
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 4:04pm
just been in touch with three mates one of which is strawberry, they are out north of the Knights.
 
They caught a blue marlin est 180kg got it to the boat in 13-15 mins and smashed it of on the leader after the gaff shot didn't go in, pissed it off and it tried to climb inside their Haines hunter 700.
 
They also have 3 mahi mahi


Posted By: TAZEE
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 4:39pm
Just got the same phone call Big Dog

rigging new lures right now for them..nice fish.....

Very happy crew


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Posted By: BIG DOG
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 6:05pm
Need to organise my family planing better Tazee and not have new babies born at the start of what I am picking is going to be an outstanding season.


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 8:17pm
Nice, I went through there this avo and it is lookin very very nice. I was wondering where those boys had got to !  !

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 8:22pm
Originally posted by WETSPOT WETSPOT wrote:

Nice, I went through there this avo and it is lookin very very nice. I was wondering where those boys had got to !  !
 
 
...And where is the El Donna updates there Lance? ..."Very very nice" doesn't cut the mustardLOL


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 8:28pm
Will be coming this evening. Just got back into Aucks after 5 days at sea so I need a little rest after catching up with the reports . lol

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 8:46pm
Good on ya mate...I also heard not sure who, Incommunicado maybe, but someone had a fish on for a while on one of your luresClapClap
 
Did you hear that too?


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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2011 at 11:04pm
Yep Wahoo Women hooked up on the one I gave them on Wednesday night :)

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Posted By: SumDumBum
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 8:19pm
Some SST's for Y'all

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 8:27pm
got any of the bay of plenty? was listening to the surface longline boats out of waihou  when we were out yesterday they complaining bout how hot the water is and the plagues of mahimahi!!?!


Posted By: SumDumBum
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 9:24pm
Here's BOP...

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2011 at 10:49pm

Immm thats useful !



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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2011 at 9:35pm
what date is the toots one base?

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Posted By: carryanne168
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2011 at 9:45pm
Good job. 


Posted By: marlinstar-NZ
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2011 at 9:46pm
2nd-5th march

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2011 at 10:21pm
thanks Shane, gonna put a team together it seems.

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Posted By: marlinstar-NZ
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2011 at 10:27pm
good luck mate, hopefully those blues move down the coast. the only contest i'm planning on fishing is small boats at this stage. work seems to be taking over my fishing daysAngry

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Posted By: Koda
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 7:14am
Got a call from a mate fishin behind the nights. Boated two marlin to first time anglers at 200 meters behind the middle of the nights. Not sure if i would have taken two, but being first time anglers, i spose their call.
Anyway, two less virgins.LOLLOL


Posted By: photog
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 3:44pm
Are they being weighed at Toots might pop to get a pic if I know the time.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 5:06pm
Originally posted by photog photog wrote:

Are they being weighed at Toots might pop to get a pic if I know the time.
 
 
Ron I think those fish were caught yesterday... but if you are keen for pics, James - Levante - Jimmy Nail on Fnet is weighing one at approx 6pm tonight.Big smile


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Posted By: NZTurtle
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 5:08pm
Big Blue weighed theirs at around 1430. Went 122kg and change... Bar didn't open until 4Confused

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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 11:17pm
I just finished 4 days fishing around the bret and nine pin trench.
 
We managed to weigh a fish at pihia 114kg and one at toot's 93kg.
 
But the real story is all the fish we lost!!!
 
We had 17 strikes in 4 days!! mostly stripeys but 2 were sail fish and a big blue on the trench.
 
A fantastic 4 days and very happy with the two marlin but hopefully next time the rest stickWink
 
I think my crew need some trainingLOL
 
most of the strikes were on zuker BP


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 13 Jan 2011 at 11:27pm
Sailfish you say...how very excitingThumbs Up


Posted By: riga
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 8:24am
Originally posted by JIMMY NAIL JIMMY NAIL wrote:

I just finished 4 days fishing around the bret and nine pin trench.
 
We managed to weigh a fish at pihia 114kg and one at toot's 93kg.
 
But the real story is all the fish we lost!!!
 
We had 17 strikes in 4 days!! mostly stripeys but 2 were sail fish and a big blue on the trench.
 
A fantastic 4 days and very happy with the two marlin but hopefully next time the rest stickWink
 
I think my crew need some trainingLOL
 
most of the strikes were on zuker BP

wicked action there Jimmy, awesome stuff


Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 8:29am
Originally posted by Tone E Tone E wrote:

Sailfish you say...how very excitingThumbs Up


thinks he means short bill spearfishWink

interesting few days, i have kept John Schollum informed(he is busting to get out againLOL)


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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 9:05am
woops spear fish!!!


Posted By: Titahi
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 9:53am
Thats some good fishing Jimmy, congrats on the two snagged.

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Posted By: Raging Bull
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 10:00am
Wicked jimmy!


Posted By: shaneg
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 10:03am

Well done James and Levante -you guys definitely made the most of that good water and area yesterday. 

We on the other hand spent a bit too much time South in last two days and only got up to Home Point and Brett area in middle of day and missed two hot morning bites.   Going to Kumera patch for a quick look yestaday morning before heading up the coast was certainly not our smartest move.  Nevermind we got to listen  on radio to pack attacks happening to Levante on way up. 
Live and learn I suppose.... really helps to get where fish are and spend as much time in area as possible.   At least the boat went well and we didn't break anything.
 
 
 


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by JIMMY NAIL JIMMY NAIL wrote:

woops spear fish!!!
Doh!!! Don't do that! It's really really bad for the heart muscle.
...still if there was to be a sailfish year, this one is a possibility


Posted By: TM.
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2011 at 10:17pm
yep there is some fantastic fishing out there at the moment and it is still very early....looks like its going to be a ripper season.....heaps of spear fish about also....we have tagged one stripey and pulled hooks on 2 others......with the cyclone arriving next week you should be able to surf cast for them soon 


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2011 at 3:53am
TM.... cyclones are not necessarily good things, in 1988 there were ****e loads of marlin down off Toots especially in and around the Hen & Chicks, Cyclone Bola came along and that was basically the end of the season.


Posted By: stef da maori
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2011 at 4:43pm
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Posted By: kaimana
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 12:12pm
Hope this bad weather doesn't stuff things up theirs good numbers of marlin off tuts from the 100mtr out to 250mtr we had 4 up on the weekend and put a pin in one all in only 135mtrs


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 12:34pm
Immmmm me too   ! ! ! Hopefully will be back after the weekend

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Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 1:23pm
nice one


Posted By: HOOKED on PROTEIN
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 10:46am
Obviously with the last week or so of bad weather not much has been happening out of toots but surely there have been some people out over the last few days?? the weather on swell map from yesterday through to Friday looks primo and i think we will be headn up tonight for a crack tmoro..anyone else gonna be out there?? Would be good to hear from anyone who may have been out today as to whether or not the action is still all on and if its in the similar areas?


Posted By: Espresso
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 1:46pm
Had an afternoon opportunity yesterday. Took it.

Only heard of three, maybe 4 (?) hookups, two were mine LOL .

It appears the fish may be out wider, the warmer water seemed to be, baitfish were in around 160m north of knights where I was, other than that very quiet visually and on vhf. Nice to hear the reels ratchets howl even if only to get my heart into top gear for a wee while. If I was out there today I'd be going straight out past knights to hit the wamer stuff then turn left or right.



Posted By: Midnight Pearl
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 2:02pm
Originally posted by HOOKED on PROTEIN HOOKED on PROTEIN wrote:

Obviously with the last week or so of bad weather not much has been happening out of toots but surely there have been some people out over the last few days?? the weather on swell map from yesterday through to Friday looks primo and i think we will be headn up tonight for a crack tmoro..anyone else gonna be out there?? Would be good to hear from anyone who may have been out today as to whether or not the action is still all on and if its in the similar areas?
Havent been out but will be out tommorrow to HP, will be have a look out past the kumara patch and probably north a bit. Espressos post has them in 160m. Keep an eye out for us in a white tintop


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 2:07pm
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Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 2:12pm
Strong possibility that we will turn left on Friday avo and head up to Tuts and further north for next week instead of going south to Waihau Bay given the lack of action down that way. Who else will be up there from this Friday through to Sunday next week?


Posted By: Espresso
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 2:14pm
Nearly did one yesterday myself, good 3G coverage, but the hands wouldn't stop shakin' Big smile

I reckon go 160m minimum and deeper more like in the 200s..

Stupid fish.


Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 2:35pm
Lol Grant, nice to have the ratchets go mate.... if ya keen when I'm back I'll be up at Toots as often as poss....

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Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 2:56pm
Ill be up that way Dave . With the weather forcast going the way it is I may postpone the anniversary weekend trip and get up there Sunday for a Mon - Wednesday trip

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Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 3:25pm
Depends which website you believe for your weather lance. According to Swellmap Monday is a bit rough, Sat/Sun not as bad. According to Windfinder and metvuw, Sat is bad. I think we will aim for Tuts on Friday night just in case Sat is the 40knts predicted, but it really is still a bit of a lottery until we check the forecast on Friday morning.


Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 3:31pm
I hope TC Anthony stays away...
 
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml - http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml


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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 3:59pm
yip open a window and look out side, they did say a cyclone was gonna give us another shot over the coming weekend, typical though, it is another holiday after all.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 9:05pm
What do you War Lords reckon...?  Click the wind selection...
 
http://swellmap.com/charts.php?l=anz - http://swellmap.com/charts.php?l=anz


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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 9:13pm
saturday looks ok only about 45kts Embarrassed bugger it all 

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Posted By: big blue
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 9:15pm
the boys i fish with pulled one out today, about 170 off home point went 106kg's, good fish.......on a little pakula lumo. 


Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 9:16pm
lots of skippies between  3-5 miles of the heads today


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 9:16pm
but 45knots when the waters warm isnt as bad as 45knots when the waters cold?


Posted By: Sambosi
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2011 at 9:21pm
Be up for 2-3 days sometime from Monday through Thursday depending on the forecast night prior.


Posted By: Kezza 1
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2011 at 9:04pm
duno how many skippies left. 4 purse seiners working inside the knights today. i dont expect to see as many schools as we have been seeing the last 2 weeks. oh but good news. 4 marlin tagged and one kept today. spoke to one boat they tagged theirs on the kumera patch. only saw the flags on the pole so dont know any more details


Posted By: hookerpuka
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2011 at 10:16pm

Coastal Storm Warnings

NIL

Coastal Gale Warnings

COOK, GREY, MILFORD

Auckland VHF

NIL

Oceanic Warnings

HURRICANE WARNING 490
This affects ocean area: SUBTROPIC
Tropical Cyclone WILMA [950hPa] centre was located near 26.1 South 172.9 East at 270600 UTC.
Position Good.
Repeat position 26.1S 172.9E at 270600 UTC.
Cyclone is moving southsouthwest 10 knots but expected to be moving southsoutheast 15 knots at 271800 UTC.
Expect sustained winds of 80 knots close to the centre easing to 65 knots between 271800 UTC and 280600 UTC.
Expect winds over 63 knots within 20 nautical miles of centre.
Expect winds over 48 knots within 30 nautical miles of centre.
Expect winds over 33 knots within 220 nautical miles of centre in the southeast semicircle and within 100 nautical miles of centre in the northwest semicircle.

Forecast position near 28.1S 171.6E at 271800 UTC
and near 31.3S 172.3E at 280600 UTC.
This warning cancels and replaces warning 487.

Issued at 7:55pm Thursday 27 January 2011


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Posted By: photog
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 7:25pm
 Saw 2 weighed in today at Toots, both stripeys one around 97kg one 65kg. Talked to one guy who had tagged and released a blue. He said it was great out there, other side of Knights good blue water, plenty of hook ups. All these fish from trailer boats not launches.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2011 at 7:27pm
C'mon Ron wheres the pics?Wink

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