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Topic: Wellington Boat Fishing
Posted By: AutoFish
Subject: Wellington Boat Fishing
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 12:29pm
Hi Guys,
Had to start it sooner or later, this is for the wellington boat fishers.
Show us your catch!
Show us your Boat!
Get the latest updates from the rest of the wellington boat goers out there.
Where's hot at the moment?
Whats everyone using, jigging for kings, trolling for Alby's, big baits for huge snapper?
Puka at the trench, 78, hunters?
Snapper in the harbour?
Massive blue cod out the Cook Strait?
 
Have Heard a lot happen out west coast with a lot of good sized snapper caught from pukerua bay down to verns.
Have also seen some good Kings been taken near kapiti on Jigs.
News of high water temps bringing in good albacore getting caught around the back of Kapiti and also Mana.
I've been out the Cook Strait catching good sized Blue cod.
 
Post your updates i'm sure this forum could take off.
 
 


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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 12:51pm
good call mate, about time we had a thread running. we'll see how long it runs. ok, here's my boat Euro 4.2
its got a 50 horse merc on the back. 4mm hull. i'm based in eastern suburbs, so spoilt for choice on ramps. takes me to trench, harbour, mana or kapiti. i've found snapper hard going out west TBH, bluenose has been good in last few months so has tarakihi. west coast kings are there of course but so are the coutta! also crawling with tuna. don't forget the harbour, this was thursday morning
jigger at heart, but love to fish for the table and i'm obsessed with bluenose/big tarakihi at the momentLOL


Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 12:56pm
Nice fish, where did you catch that?
Were you jigging?

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Posted By: Raumatibeach
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:10pm
Nice catches there Autofish.My boat hobie power skiff 15, been jigging a lot this season so far.



Havn't really hit the snapper very hard this season, we got our pb just before new years



New years day on Andys boat, the secret was in the surface burley I laid down twice,



Last saturday on my mate Toms boat







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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:15pm
good stuff their mate, is that top kingy out from mana?

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Posted By: Raumatibeach
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:24pm
Kapiti, havn't fished Mana yet.

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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:27pm
how deep were you, I haven't had a chance to head out there yet but have heard its fishing well at the moment

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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:35pm
Originally posted by AutoFish AutoFish wrote:

Nice fish, where did you catch that?
Were you jigging?
 
no, not jigging. it took a small bit of arrow squid meant for a tarakihi on a ledger in the harbour. hit on the drop...was only a small bugger about 85cm. next one will hopefully be on a mini popper on the softy rod so i can cross that off the list. plans afoot.


Posted By: The Bassman
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:50pm
Good call AutoFish.  Knowing I was going to be away just about every weekend I sold my Stabi389 in January while I wait for delivery of my new weapon - a Surtees 4.7 CC - which should be here in a week or so.  Hopefully the weather will stay settled so I can get cracking soon - I'm thinking that running-in revs should be just about a good Tuna trolling speed.


Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:53pm
speaking of tuna, i hope the southerly today doesn't piss them off


Posted By: Snaffa
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 2:58pm

Like the look of this topic! Hopefully it gets a little momentum and keeps going. I've been lurking on these forums for quite a while now and its been a pretty good source of info for me however it would be awesome to get some more wellington focused news and tips etc...

About me...

Pretty much a noob to fishing ,boats and wellington! The cresta craft is my first proper boat (had a fling with a small inflatable for a while but that didnt last) and we've been doing ok on her. Mainly out in the harbour and getting just enough for a feed. So far we've only been using the smelly stuff and always use berley on the bottom. We've had relative success with some cod, terris and the odd trev.

Alway happy to catch dinner but id love to get into some kingfish just not sure when,where and how... Advice would be appreciated

Anyway thats enough for now - heres the rig...

Cresta Craft 4.9 Lates 80's hull in prestine condition with a 2001 135HP Johnson ocean pro.

 
The boat and a couple of the boys getting amongst it....
 


Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 3:25pm

not a bad trev and good sized cod for the harbour mate, where abouts do you usually tend to go in the harbour, have you ever gone out the heads and around to fitzroy, its not too far and you get some good cod and terr's out there



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Posted By: Snaffa
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 3:38pm
tried all sorts really - seatoun way has generally done ok for us. We recently went out to airport reef (or thereabouts) and got into some decent cod's. Havent ventured to much further but keen to give it a go - got some co-ords from Pete Lamb for baring head and 5-mile reef but havent gone yet. What conditions are best for south coast fishing? 
 
What sort of depth should be looking for at fitzroy?
 


Posted By: nodrog
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 4:03pm
for lurking around mana bridge and pukera bay when its too dark and scary in the yak..



and it works





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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 4:30pm
Originally posted by Snaffa Snaffa wrote:

tried all sorts really - seatoun way has generally done ok for us. We recently went out to airport reef (or thereabouts) and got into some decent cod's. Havent ventured to much further but keen to give it a go - got some co-ords from Pete Lamb for baring head and 5-mile reef but havent gone yet. What conditions are best for south coast fishing? 
 
What sort of depth should be looking for at fitzroy?
 
i've fished a range from 20 to 60m out fitzroy. we were out last saturday, started by anchoring up in 30m but not much luck and the sharks started coming in so we moved out to 52m and just tried drifting and found a good patch of huge 45cm plus cod in a hole and just marked that spot and just kept going back and drifting over the spot again, we found that as soon as you passed that spot the sharks were all that you were catching. There wasn't much current at the time we were fishing which was good so our lines were going straight down, but i think it was slack tide. i'd be taking my sea anchor next time.
I think i may have petes baring head gps mark, if its the same as what i've got then thats around 50m and was very close to where we were fishing.
weather wise for fishing out there you want a very light northerly, better yet no wind at all. It can get very lumpy out there and when you have a southerly come in it can make the trip back to seaview take awhile. but don't be afraid of going out there, its well worth the trip, sometimes when we leave the harbour in the morning it can be a little lumpy in the harbour but even better out around the corner.
 
 


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Posted By: JordanM
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 4:35pm
Nice nodrog, what is she? Beut fish btw

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Posted By: nodrog
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 5:26pm
hi Jordan, she's a 3.1m quicksilver with a fibreglass bottom, 5hp 4-stroke honda. Quiet and uses b.a. gas. Won't plane with me on board, but goes fast enough to troll rapalas and arrive in time, if i leave early enough

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Posted By: Raumatibeach
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 6:19pm
I wonder if we could organise a snake fishing cull..... er I mean comp to raise money for the Christchurch red cross appeal?Wire traces, shiney jigs, biggest snake wins.

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Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 6:35pm
Good thread! Have definatly seen a few of them boats around. We have just an old fyran 440 with a 40hp suzuki on her, not the most flash boat but does the job.
few pics:
cheers, mike
 


Posted By: Snaffa
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 7:19pm
certainly does do the job Mike! Some nice fish there... where do you normally go?


Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 7:37pm

Anywhere thats good!LOL kapiti, mana, south coast and harbour normally.



Posted By: Shut up and fish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 8:15pm
Good ole fyran

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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 8:19pm
Originally posted by Raumatibeach Raumatibeach wrote:

I wonder if we could organise a snake fishing cull..... er I mean comp to raise money for the Christchurch red cross appeal?Wire traces, shiney jigs, biggest snake wins.
You could be onto something there Andrew... I will talk to my people and see if we can get some kind of sponsorshipWink. Stay tuned.

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Posted By: JordanM
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 9:09pm
Originally posted by nodrog nodrog wrote:

hi Jordan, she's a 3.1m quicksilver with a fibreglass bottom, 5hp 4-stroke honda. Quiet and uses b.a. gas. Won't plane with me on board, but goes fast enough to troll rapalas and arrive in time, if i leave early enough
is it normally just you fishing in that one? would it fit any more that that? looks like a good buy, along with my yak


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Posted By: scouse
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 9:50pm
Great thread, like many on here long time reader but post little. I'd be up for a coutta bash to raise money for Christchurch.
Anyone fishing the Plimmerton comp on March 12th and 13th?


Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 9:58pm
Originally posted by Torcea Torcea wrote:

Originally posted by Raumatibeach Raumatibeach wrote:

I wonder if we could organise a snake fishing cull..... er I mean comp to raise money for the Christchurch red cross appeal?Wire traces, shiney jigs, biggest snake wins.
You could be onto something there Andrew... I will talk to my people and see if we can get some kind of sponsorshipWink. Stay tuned.
 
Count me in for this! It would have to be the first and only time i'd ever try to catch one or three on purpose. LOL


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Posted By: Raumatibeach
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 10:57pm
How do we decide on the winner?Most caught , biggest snake or two seperate titles?There's more than enough around at the moment to have a decent 2011 snakefest.



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Posted By: Raumatibeach
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 12:37am
Been thinking about this a bit more, I can do one of these as a prize [custom made to the winners specs and rods obviously not included]if it gets the ball rolling and hopefully Reece can get some sponsers on board.Does anyone here have any experience running something like this?















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Posted By: scuzzymoto
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 12:39am
I will be happy to supply some gear as well, will be a good cause

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Posted By: Raumatibeach
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 12:45am
Good man Scuzzy, btw your inbox is full mate.

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Posted By: scuzzymoto
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 12:59am
cheers,all fixed

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Posted By: JordanM
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 1:07am
this is sounding good.. Wink

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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 7:40am
in other news: the forecast for today is somewhat contradictory. met service has mana and wellington northerly increasing from midday gusting 35 knots, whilst swell map suggests 5-10 knots at most. Kapiti as usual fairs a lot better with met service predicting 15 knots.
 
swell map predicts light winds in all areas today, maybe they playing catch up.
 
where's everyone heading? i'm in 3 minds, guess i'll see after brunch.


Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 7:43am
Originally posted by scouse scouse wrote:

Great thread, like many on here long time reader but post little. I'd be up for a coutta bash to raise money for Christchurch.
Anyone fishing the Plimmerton comp on March 12th and 13th?
 
thinking about it...


Posted By: nodrog
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 8:31am
Hi Jordan. 2 is good but you need to be good mates!

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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 11:21am
Originally posted by Raumatibeach Raumatibeach wrote:

How do we decide on the winner?Most caught , biggest snake or two seperate titles?There's more than enough around at the moment to have a decent 2011 snakefest.

Should make it two seperate titles, should we include any other fish that we don't like?
I'll see what i can do about getting something together for a prize.
This is going to be interesting, where are we going to base it? South and West coast?
Should we include shore based fisho's so we can gather more money to donate?
 
 
 


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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 2:28pm
Kapiti was cranking this morning...
We got rolled, bowled and arseholed by kingy's but managed this.
Gonna pop out for a couple of hours this evening once that tide turns again
 


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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 2:55pm
Originally posted by Torcea Torcea wrote:

Kapiti was cranking this morning...
We got rolled, bowled and arseholed by kingy's but managed this.
Gonna pop out for a couple of hours this evening once that tide turns again
 
 
awesome fish mate
 


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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 4:14pm
I heard from a mate today they boated a 27kg Albie Tuesday.

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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 4:17pm

that would have been a nice fish, post some pictures if they took some



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Posted By: The Bassman
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 4:51pm
Originally posted by Raumatibeach Raumatibeach wrote:

Does anyone here have any experience running something like this?



Although I've been in Wellington for over 30 years I'm still a card-carrying, one-eyed Cantabrian (can't help it- grew up right next to Lancaster Park and was watching Canterbury defend the shield since I was about 5, worked in the scoreboard etc).  Still have family down there - thankfully all OK and only relatively minor damage.  Count me in - if my new boat hasn't arrived happy to help out with weigh-in or whatever.  PM me to discuss 


Posted By: JordanM
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 8:06pm
Originally posted by nodrog nodrog wrote:

Hi Jordan. 2 is good but you need to be good mates!
 
Haha Fair enuff


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Posted By: ratty11
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 10:21pm
good to see boating thing for wellington,went out harbour today ,beautifull conditions but fish pretty slow.
few ky ,then barrucuta,few good size terras ,couple of blue cod .nothing that great to mention .
we have caught a few good size elephant fish ,terras ,blue cod and a 6.5lb snapper ,in harbour over the last few weeks ,but i must say the snapper seem to be hard to come  by in harbour,
anyone no of any good spots there?or is it all up to fluke in harbour ,best we head back over to mana ways had far better luck over there ,good luck guy and cals lets get sum big buggers .


Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 4:45pm
any progress on this snake hunt?

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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 6:32pm
Not as yet...
Well kapiti has been hothothot!!
Been some mammoth kingy fishing and the Tuna have been awsome.
Heard of a 27kg Albie being caught and bigeye's and Bluefin up around 45kg.
Water is very green and clean.


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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 6:38pm
hey Torcea, the weather is looking good for this weekend and usually i'm out the south coast when i can but it looks like a good weekend to be out west. I'm really keen to catch my first kingy, I no fishermen don't really like to share their spots but have you got any tips or places for a virgin kingy fisherman.

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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 6:56pm

Anywhere west of the boulder bank at the northend. We got 15 yesterday ranging between 7kg-25kg. Out going tide is prefered. Look for a 4mtr RubberduckWink



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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 6:59pm
where do you launch from?

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Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 7:34pm
^ paraparam beach is the esiest by the boating club


Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by AutoFish AutoFish wrote:

where do you launch from?
Pram... If you check out the tides you should be able to work out around what time I will be launchingWink

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Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 9:24pm

Anyone know if the albies are still off the back of kapiti, with that southerly the other day?



Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2011 at 10:34pm
don't know bout the albies but is any one entering the comp this weekend

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Posted By: Snaffa
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 8:37pm

How'd everyone do today?

We decided to go out this morning (after clearing it with civil defense) and launched from plimmerton bridge. It was our first attempt on the west coast and until about 3pm it was going to be my last as we had caught sweet FA!
 
Anyway got a couple drifts going from mana bridge and managed to coax a few carrots onto our hooks. Feelling a little better about the day we repeated the drift and this time landed 2 nice pannie snaps. Each going around 40cm or so...
 
This is the first time we had caught snapper in wellington so we were pretty stoked to say the least. So in the end a good day but seemed very hit and miss and i'd say our 'success' was more luck than judgement!
 
There were a few boats out - did anyone else do alright? Anyone got tips for the area...
 


Posted By: Stormbringer
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2011 at 8:55pm
Well done Snaffa good to hear you scored your first Wgtn snapper :)

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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 11:39am

had the same hit and miss out the west coast yesterday only managed scarpie and a couple terras. the fishing doesn't seem to be the same as the south coast unless its because i'm doing something wrong, instant bites out the south but out west not as good.



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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 1:12pm
Originally posted by Stormbringer Stormbringer wrote:

Well done Snaffa good to hear you scored your first Wgtn snapper :)
Good to see you scored a new Pb Kingfish -Stormbringer Wink

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Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 5:02pm
Went out kapiti yesterday afternoon first time trying to get an albie. Was no birds or anything around, i ended up getting 1 at 6kgs and my mate dropped one right at the boat which was abit bigger.  Still stoked as it was my first albie.  Had a jig but didnt get any kings just anoying barracouta's.
 
 


Posted By: SINNER
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 5:19pm
Well done mate Smile

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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 6:48pm
good stuff! what did you use to catch that.

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Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 6:50pm
tuna lure from hunting and fishing just like a zuker but a cheap version.blue and white.


Posted By: JordanM
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2011 at 9:25pm
hahah NIce Michael!

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Posted By: Shut up and fish
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2011 at 5:33pm

Blame me for dropping my fish then haha



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Posted By: AutoFish
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2011 at 6:35pm

Wellington Fishing Report

 

The Albacore tuna have arrived on the west and the south coasts these last 2 weeks. I have had reports of some good catches with numbers of fish present some days then sparse fishing on other days. Anyway get your lures, jigs and baits ready and give it a crack. All you need to do is find the bluewater or birds working in water deeper than 75mtrs and troll some lures (8 knots), speed jig or strayline baits. So far the fish are averaging 6kgs but that could change over the next few weeks. I have heard of fish up to 30kg caught but this is yet to be confirmed. We caught an 8ker off Sinclair Head this week in 17 degrees

Snapper and kingfish continue to be in good numbers on the West coast and Wgtn Harbour. Chris Shepherd fro17m ''Anti Ants'' caught his 1st snapper - a 20lber at the Makara fenceline with us on Melicent on Saturday evening.

Point Jenningham and Halswell continue to be kingi hotspots and Ward Island and Eastborne are the good snapper spots. A 16lb snapper was caught around Ward on Sunday morning.
The Puka have come back on the bite after the big tides of two weeks ago. Fishermans, Makara and the back of mana are all producing fish up to around 20kg

We hooked another 6-8 kingis last sunday off the sth coast and landed one 15kg and one 30kg. The bluenose are back at the trench - both sides and the 78mtr (westcoast) rise has been going off on the puka. Snapper are still around most spots in harbour and on the west coast. Albacore tuna are wide of Mana and Kapiti and buttefly tuna have been caught too. Chris Shepard with a 20lb snapper caught on Melicent at Makara recently

 
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Posted By: matty
Date Posted: 21 Mar 2011 at 8:44pm
any one else see that ******* com gill net running between raumati and pram on sat night? must have been shallow cos the float line was on the surface, glad i wasnt comin back in the dark or would have run straight over it. round 3 - 500 m off shore i would estimate.



Posted By: DeKay
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2011 at 7:14pm
Last Wednesday saw Wavecrusher, Finnie and I fish Kapiti and surrounds. We jigged over lots of sign on the drop off and b.bank but no luck, headed out wide for a try at some big tarakihi but slop and no bites sent us back in close. Then we fished north of Kapiti, 40m on the sand, over the sunniest portion of the day. Heaps of KY working all around us and a few penguins.

In the end we caught 15 pannie snapper (1- 1.5kg) between 3, 2 gurnard and a few jack macks for bait. As per usual for the west we caught no undersized snapper. Also released a fair few nice kahawai. We fished for quite a while to get the snaps, burley working intermittently on the bottom in 40m. Water temp was 16.4 mostly. Nice day out with good company, some snapper sashimi and light refreshments.

Big hands



Sun setting over Kapiti




Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2011 at 7:37pm
on sat we got 3 Puka out Mana wide, then chose to come in and burley up a storm for zero snapper. beut day but. sorry no pics


Posted By: DeKay
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 8:02am
What depth ProSport? 150m?


Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2011 at 7:04pm
160-180m i think..


Posted By: Snaffa
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 6:37pm

So i know the weather is rather rubbish outside but a quick look at metservice and there appears to be a window on saturday. Are any plans been hatched? I was initially thinking south coast (as its easy for me) but the 3-4m swell is putting me off. So it will probably be somewhere west. Would be keen to know what peeps are upto. Cheers.



Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 6:46pm
Mana/Kapiti will probly be your best bet, yeah metservice for saturday is looking good. Wont be heading out this weekend though. Cry


Posted By: whitejaws
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 12:20pm

Are there still kings around Kapiti after these southerlies? thinking about heading out tomorrow for a bash.

 
Cheers


Posted By: JigKid
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2011 at 1:42pm
we were out saturday, had a diver down and saw our jigs thorugh a school of 100 or so kingis with no interest at all..
It's a good time of year to get a fattie out Kapiti ways when the water is cooling down tho.. They're still out there Smile 


Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 8:59am

Stormbringer: 

Big smileBig smileBig smile


Posted By: Stormbringer
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 9:32am
hahaha go the old SL30, it was a nice day out a few smaller table fish and a couple of kings and a chance to catch up with Reece & Richy Thumbs Up
total for the day was 5 kings (kept 2 around 10kg) , a snapper (1.5kg) a teri (1kg) & 2 bluecod of wich 1 was 2.9kg lol.
 
 


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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 9:57am
CHOICE AS!!!!!

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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 10:18am
Richy...


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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 10:33am
2.9kgs blue cod Stormy? thats a thumper! No:1 table fish bar noneSmile
 
Reece, I got some crooked teeth marks in my new rod gripCry bloody rod in mouth pics suckLOL


Posted By: Stormbringer
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 10:47am
Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Reece, I got some crooked teeth marks in my new rod gripCry bloody rod in mouth pics suckLOL
We can use that little club and knock a few out to stop the teeth marks mate :)


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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 11:11am
Originally posted by Stormbringer Stormbringer wrote:

Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Reece, I got some crooked teeth marks in my new rod gripCry bloody rod in mouth pics suckLOL
We can use that little club and knock a few out to stop the teeth marks mate :)
Oops

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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 12:38pm
Originally posted by Stormbringer Stormbringer wrote:

Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Reece, I got some crooked teeth marks in my new rod gripCry bloody rod in mouth pics suckLOL
We can use that little club and knock a few out to stop the teeth marks mate :)
 
oh did you like my donger? works a treat!
 


Posted By: Wavecrusher
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 2:23pm
Another great day out with Dekay.

First three drops netted us three puka. Nice one Dekay.



So, whose fish is it anyway.... 

Q  - If your mate takes inspiration from your fist two drops, borrows a rig and due to a tangle you help him wind it in - really - whose fish is it?

Got the smoker out this morning - yum!



Thanks for the cray samies. Finnie wants to gps co-ord's....

Another great day of Wellington fishing - best in the world - love it!



Posted By: Stormbringer
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Originally posted by Stormbringer Stormbringer wrote:

Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Reece, I got some crooked teeth marks in my new rod gripCry bloody rod in mouth pics suckLOL
We can use that little club and knock a few out to stop the teeth marks mate :)
 
oh did you like my donger? works a treat!
 
a very well polished donga mate :P

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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 4:29pm

well, it seems leaving the rod on the window sill in the sun is getting rid of the marks!

wavecrusher, bute pukas. where did you guys go? south or west?



Posted By: Wavecrusher
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 4:37pm
About a 1km off the back of Mana - 150-160m mark....  First three drops hooked up and then a pretty slow day after that... DeKay is the girlie for the marks!


Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

well, it seems leaving the rod on the window sill in the sun is getting rid of the marks!

wavecrusher, bute pukas. where did you guys go? south or west?

Embarrassed

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Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 5:57pm
This must be like just like livin in paradise.
 
David lee Roth
 


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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 6:46pm
Originally posted by Wavecrusher Wavecrusher wrote:

About a 1km off the back of Mana - 150-160m mark....  First three drops hooked up and then a pretty slow day after that... DeKay is the girlie for the marks!
 
 
wow, thats close! best i check my chart plotter...
 
i'm looking foward to doing more deep dropping for the table in the next few months myselfSmile
 
nice vid skills Reeceroo.Thumbs Up


Posted By: Stormbringer
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 10:09pm
Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Originally posted by Wavecrusher Wavecrusher wrote:

About a 1km off the back of Mana - 150-160m mark....  First three drops hooked up and then a pretty slow day after that... DeKay is the girlie for the marks!
 
nice vid skills Reeceroo.Thumbs Up
better than the duet of rocketman you two had going lolDead

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Posted By: red89mx
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 11:20pm
Hey Wavecrusher and Dekay -  did you get the Puka today or Saturday.

On Saturday there were only three of us at the 180m mark wide of Mana (appart from the 50+ jetskis doing an interisland return race) which was a pleasant change from the 10 - 15 boats of the previous weekend .  We picked up 2 nice Pukka early on....followed by a few OK Terries south of Mana on way home. Got the pukka on some fresh snake bait.

Edit: Noticed a high sided Stabi tiller steer about 4.4 m with 3 POB come in from well out wide (fishermans/78 meter?) after the bite had gone off.  Looked good, musta had a 50 or so HP engine as it sounded the business.  It was great to see the guys taking advantage of reasonable Welly weather to get into it.


Posted By: JigNut
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 6:26am
Originally posted by Stormbringer Stormbringer wrote:

Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

Originally posted by Wavecrusher Wavecrusher wrote:

About a 1km off the back of Mana - 150-160m mark....  First three drops hooked up and then a pretty slow day after that... DeKay is the girlie for the marks!
 
nice vid skills Reeceroo.Thumbs Up
better than the duet of rocketman you two had going lolDead
Rocketmannnn.... dropping the jig to catch the kingLOL

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Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 7:13am
hey Alan, (Red89mx) I wondered how you got on. you must be pukered by now with all that PukaLOL
good job mate, it was another stunner for welly.


Posted By: DeKay
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 9:34am
We were out saturday, we were near the start point for the jetski race. Probably closer in than you in a white 4.9 Reflex Legacy (Chainti) with a 60 merc 4 stroke. Started fishing at around 9:30am, puka on each of the first three drops then nothing for then next 6 or 7 drifts. Tried south end mana, little try at verns. No tarakihi. Plenty of fish, puka 5 ways. Nice little bump not on the chart.

Tuesday: Northerly 10 knots. Long fine spells.
I'll be out tuesday, not sure if for bluenose or for puka. Got to love gardening leave.

All red cod "fish for tomorrow"


Water temp was 14 in closer and 13.3 out wider! We did not bother trying for snapper with all that cold weather.




Posted By: yellafin
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 3:22pm
Don't worry about the temp. There are still heaps of snapper around. Got 8 saturday and a pile of gurnard, a mate got seventeen. Another mate got a 11.94kg on wednesday. 


Posted By: DeKay
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 3:27pm
Thanks yellafin. Will give it a crack tomorrow.


Posted By: red89mx
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 5:23pm
Ta DeKay - we were later than you out wide.  We did the inner Mana first for a bunch of KY and the odd snake in the workups and shallows, then sth Mana for Terries then out wide for the slack at around12:30.  The Jetskis had gone before we got to mana and saw them on the retun about 2:00? out wide.
 
Good work Yellafin on the Snaps - at what depth were you getting them?
 
Ritchie - pressed the fire extinguisher into service as a Puker basher on Saturday - have given Andrew a call to see about getting my own piscatorial attitude changing device.
 
Cheers
 
Alan


Posted By: Wavecrusher
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 7:13pm
Wish I could go fishing on a Tuesday Dekay. Good luck with the snaps and don't forget to save some small children and a yacht. 

Yellafin - how about a picture - thats a monster....


Posted By: Fissure
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 7:31pm
thinking of heading south coast tomorrow am for tarakihi and/or bluenose, depends on conditions. no sounder at the moment though.


Posted By: The Blue Meanie
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 7:58pm
Nice groper there fellas - had a crack out the marlborough sounds side myself but no joy this weekend.


Posted By: michael29973
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 8:00pm
Yup nice puka allright. Will hopefully be trying to get some snaps this weekend if the weather does its thing again! 


Posted By: flyfisher
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2011 at 8:10pm
Originally posted by ProSport ProSport wrote:

thinking of heading south coast tomorrow am for tarakihi and/or bluenose, depends on conditions. no sounder at the moment though.


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