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Topic: Newbie's Personal Best Photos
Posted By: NZFisher
Subject: Newbie's Personal Best Photos
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 8:38am
Hey Guys & Girls,
 
Here's a page to post your personal best's as you get them. It's a way to show off your growing experience (or luck!) & build up a history of your catches.
 
Cut & paste the following when you add a photo & fill in the blanks;
 
Anglers Name:
Locaton:
Date:
Species:
Shore, boat, yak:
Weight (or estimate) :
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) :
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) :
 


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Replies:
Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 8:47am
 
I'm going to kick it off with a pic of a good mate of mine who's new PB features in NZFisher this Month.
 
Good on ya Ian.
 
Anglers Name: Ian Biddick
Locaton: Mayor Island, BOP
Date: 07/10/10
Species: Kingfish
Shore, boat, yak: Boat (Extreme sport fishing adventures)
Weight (or estimate) : 18kg
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Accurate SR-30 & Custom rod
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Stickbaiting
 


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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 9:07pm
Good post NZFisher. C'mon newbies let's see what you've got!


Posted By: Alienara
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 7:42pm
Well... went to Baywater this morning for a good quick fish off the wharf with some newbie mates. First guy to kick us off caught a baby shark... of all things... so we quickly dehooked it and let it off. My personal best this morning was a 30cm snapper... which right now is becoming dinner buwhahahhah


Posted By: repoman32
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 8:56pm


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 8:35am
Good looking Kahawai there Repoman - did you weigh it or measure length?

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Posted By: repoman32
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 1:26pm
nah just ended up eating most of it, bit new when it comes too kw, i should of bleed it straight away


Posted By: scope
Date Posted: 06 May 2011 at 10:33am
Little Trevally - Just testing my photo uploading abilities Smile




Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 07 May 2011 at 12:29am

Cripes! An aussie feesh ... nice. Looks like your pic upload is working fine. Thumbs Up



Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 07 May 2011 at 8:17pm
Nice Scope - what model is that?
What'd you get it on?


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Posted By: Slicker
Date Posted: 07 May 2011 at 8:55pm
Repoman , that is a nice fish , though my first time fishing in NZ since I've been here for 3.5years I got lucky and hooked me 2 biggies and some snapper , I call it beginners luck as we were 3 on the boat and it took one of he crew about 5hrs to land his first size fish LOL
I really enjoyed fishing in South Africa , but since I got here , haven't really got any gear , sorta focused on spearing at the moment... though the water viz is absolutely crap at this stage of the season change , I might have to convert to rock or surf casting Smile


Posted By: scope
Date Posted: 09 May 2011 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by NZFisher NZFisher wrote:

Nice Scope - what model is that?
What'd you get it on?


haha cheers mate - Not 100% sure but I think it was a baby giant trevally.

Got him on a damiki armour shad 3inch soft plastic. Smile


Posted By: repoman32
Date Posted: 09 May 2011 at 8:56pm
yep caught this bugger out at tangi, got another 2 a few weeks later all on my surf rod, one great fighting fish the kw


Posted By: Marco77
Date Posted: 10 May 2011 at 7:51pm
Anglers Name: marco capozzella
Locaton: paremoremo wharf
Date: 10.5.2011
Species: kawai
Shore, boat, yak: wharf
Weight (or estimate) :
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : shimano catana rod, shimano sahara reel
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : small yellow tail hooked through mouth live bait seem to be the damage today .... lost a couple  due to trying to land up at the wharf found it difficult on light tackle, to get them out but all good fun was had .......
 


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 11 May 2011 at 10:39pm
Nice work marco - Live baiting all the way up there's interesting. You chasing Kahawai or Kings?

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Posted By: Marco77
Date Posted: 12 May 2011 at 6:55pm
just the kahawai mate although there has been a few kingies floating around the wharf something took my small bait rod the ther day and gave a hell of a run we missed the surface splash so unsure what it was could of been anything a ray a bigger kahwai ...... as i said though all good fun down at the wharf hopefully get back down tomorrow for an afternoon ....


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 16 May 2011 at 7:27am
Anglers Name: Seth
Locaton: Manukau
Date: May, best time to fish in the muddy
Species: Snapper
Shore, boat, yak: 10ft of awesomeness
Weight: 9lb and 10lb
Tackle used : Currado 200e, BBE 4kg with 4kg braid
Method: Single hook dropper rig, trev bait, 7oz of weight


Anglers Name: Seth & Jeff (funtimesjeff)
Locaton: Manukau
Date: May, best time to fish in the muddy
Species: Snapper
Shore, boat, yak: 10ft of awesomeness
Weight: 11lb and less, all phat as hell
Tackle used : Currado 200e, BBE 4kg with 4kg braid
Method: Single hook dropper rig, whole jack macs, kys and big strips of mullet,5 - 7oz of weight, a hour and a half of fishing






Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 16 May 2011 at 10:14pm
Hell yeah - Seth that is some mighty fine goldfish there my friend! Well done!

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Posted By: Gottafew
Date Posted: 18 May 2011 at 5:57pm
Here are a couple of picks of my newbies PB snapper before he went to live in Canada.His name is Nic Coburn and both fish were about the same weight.One is a Raglan fish and the other is a Waikawau fish.

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When people ask me how we got on I say..Yeah We Gottafew.


Posted By: Gottafew
Date Posted: 18 May 2011 at 6:22pm

Before teaming up with me Nic's best snapper was 30cm..



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When people ask me how we got on I say..Yeah We Gottafew.


Posted By: Greywulff
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 8:02pm
Anglers Name: David Stapleton
Locaton: Motutara rocks
Date: 22/05/2011
Species: Kingfish
Shore, boat, yak:  Greywulff II (Boat)
Weight (or estimate) : Dunno
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Shimano TLD 25, Extreme Rod
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Ledger Rig 




 


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Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 26 May 2011 at 10:30pm
Nice fish Dave! I'm guessing it was a surprise - flasher rig's not tackle to target them with?!?!?!
Where's Motutara Rocks? Looks stunning. 


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Posted By: Greywulff
Date Posted: 27 May 2011 at 4:42pm
Cheers NZ,

Full post http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/first-kingi_topic66319.html - here just smudge suggested putting a pic up here! Yeah M8 was a nice surprise though I was targeting Snapper with that rod and as I was going for the rod I had set up for Kingi's when they showed up but the bloody snapper rod went off with that Kingi LOL either way I was well impressed and the kids are still talking about it.  

Fish Tank called it Motutara Rocks as I was unsure of its name. Its around the corner from Kaimaumau M8....


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Your not walking on water while I'm fishing here.......


Posted By: fish tank
Date Posted: 28 May 2011 at 6:23am
Dave, do you have a place at kaimaumau or do you just launch there? I have dived around the motutara's quite a bit & during the summer months  on numerous occasions seen big schools of inquisitive kingie's. Not all huge fish but a good place to hone your technique & fun to catch anyway, Surely is a piece of paradise, Great report by the way


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 29 May 2011 at 8:06am
Cheers GW - I love that part of the country. Remote, but still accessable and heaps of fish!

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Posted By: Greywulff
Date Posted: 29 May 2011 at 6:32pm
Originally posted by fish tank fish tank wrote:

Dave, do you have a place at kaimaumau or do you just launch there? I have dived around the motutara's quite a bit & during the summer months  on numerous occasions seen big schools of inquisitive kingie's. Not all huge fish but a good place to hone your technique & fun to catch anyway, Surely is a piece of paradise, Great report by the way


Na M8, 

Living over in Ahipara just launching in Kaimaumau Big smile East to launch from not like the 90 Mile... Also some good fish there.. The kids love it there as the KY are brilliant fun on light spinning gear for them. Gone as far as changing the treble hooks for singles and crushing down the barbs for quick clean releases as the can be just so many KY there at times. Seen some Bronzies there to m8 so don't know if I'd be keen on swimming at Motutara Rocks. Don't like swimming with sharks Ouch


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Posted By: Gerrystackle
Date Posted: 30 Jun 2011 at 12:16pm
Wow. Thats a beaut! Wouldn't mind having that as a PB!

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Greg


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2011 at 3:51pm
It's the Heart of Winter & it's big Snapper time! Where are your monsters Newbies????

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Posted By: Greywulff
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2011 at 5:23pm
Gonna ask you all to show us where they are lololololololololol.......

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2011 at 10:15pm
They are mooching around a reef not far from you. Right now some very good snapper can be caught in some reasonably accessible areas. First find a nice kelpy reef or rock....


Posted By: Seth
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 1:57pm
 
Anglers Name: Seth
Locaton: Broken Islands - GBI
Date: 16/07/2011
Species: Kingi
Shore, boat, yak:  Hotspot with Captain Skidoggg
Weight (or estimate) : 11.68kg
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Shimano Thunnus, old as rod
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : 80lb trace, 6/0 mustart penetrator and a small hunk of bonito on a stayline rig
 
 
Burleyed up a storm on the last day of the F.Net invitational for SFW.  This guy turned up in the burley trail, Ski and Swanie tempted it with buttifled maccas, I didnt bother and was rebaiting so chucked a small hunk of bonito on and through it over the side down about 500cm below the surface.  Washed my hands and looked over to see it come up and suck it down its gob Thumbs Up


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2011 at 9:50pm
I'm liking that! Nice fish Seth - specially for nabbing out from under the big boys noses :)

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Posted By: Pickles
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2011 at 8:31pm
Bit late but what the hell, I had this one mounted up on the wall Wink
 
Anglers Name: Sherlock
Locaton: Secret Spot off Tutukaka
Date: 10/01/2008
Species: Snapper
Shore, boat, yak: Boat
Weight (or estimate) : 25.5lb
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Okuma force baitrunner, 15lb
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Straylining whole pilly
 


Posted By: bellyrub
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 9:08pm




How about this for a first timer?

This is my brother inlaw, he went to tairua on a fishing trip with Epic Adventures and landed this beast. It was his first time fishing for kingis. He was a good lad and put this beast back.



So he could take this one home...hahahaha!!!. jk.

Anglers Name: Troy Ulberg
Locaton: Tairua
Date: 27/08/2011
Species: KingFish
Shore, boat, yak:Boat (Epic Adventures)
Weight (or estimate) : brother inlaw says 70lb
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : shimano
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) :  jigging.











Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2011 at 9:10am
That is a serious fish. Nearly 30 years into my fishing career a 30kg King still eludes me - some people have all the luck (and a great skipper!)
Well done team!

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Posted By: lambordinghi
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2011 at 4:54pm
Some people make their own luck by going out with the boys who know how to get the job done. Not only do people leave with great fish they also take home great memories.


Posted By: NoobZealand
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2011 at 11:52pm
Anglers Name: Steve Fernanades
Locaton: Pakiri
Date: --/10/11
Species: Snapper
Shore, boat, yak: Land
Weight (or estimate) : 19 lb and 16.4 lb
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : 65kg dropper line
Method  kite long line






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Winter yields few big fish, summer yields plenty of legals.


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 10:21am
Woo hoo - what a haul. Well done Steve.
Were they off the beach or the rocks?

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Posted By: NoobZealand
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 12:15pm
off the beach, just near the caravan park. and used fresh mullet for bait.

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Winter yields few big fish, summer yields plenty of legals.


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 8:24pm
Awesome as catch! Well done.


Posted By: Bugzy
Date Posted: 30 Oct 2011 at 6:05am
 
Anglers Name: James Scott 
Locaton: Middle Ground (between White Island and Volkner Rocks)
Date: 28/10/2011
Species: Kingfish
Shore, boat, yak:  Pursuit
Weight (or estimate) : Est 26 kg Tagged and Released
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : 37kg Rig
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Livebait
 
 
 
Anglers Name: James Scott 
Locaton: Middle Ground (between White Island and Volkner Rocks)
Date: 28/10/2011
Species: Kingfish
Shore, boat, yak:  Pursuit
Weight (or estimate) : 14kg
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : 37kg Rig
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Livebait
 
 
 


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Posted By: Terabyte
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2011 at 5:11pm
Anglers Name:Lloyd
Locaton:Tiri Channel
Date:30-10-2011
Species:Snapper
Shore, boat, yak:Boat
Weight (or estimate) :6.3kgs
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) :penn 320 reel
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) :big strips of mullet


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I may not always be right, but im never wrong!!


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2011 at 8:27pm

Wooo, some nice fishes there Terabyte & BugzyThumbs Up. Here I am giving advice and you're getting better fish than me! Awesome work.



Posted By: Bugzy
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2011 at 11:30am
Cheers Smudge.

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Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2011 at 1:13pm
There are some awesome catches coming on here guys - well done.
That's a hell of a snap form Tiri Terabyte and a nice pair of kings from White Bugzy - That Rick Pollocks a sharp skipper. Any bust-offs to cry about?


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Posted By: Bugzy
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 11:56am
Originally posted by NZFisher NZFisher wrote:

There are some awesome catches coming on here guys - well done.
That's a hell of a snap form Tiri Terabyte and a nice pair of kings from White Bugzy - That Rick Pollocks a sharp skipper. Any bust-offs to cry about?
 
No bust offs at all. Just a few lost hooks left with the fish on release


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Posted By: Terabyte
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2011 at 10:33am
Anglers Name:Lloyd
Locaton:Manukau Harbour
Date:13-11-11
Species:Kingie
Shore, boat, yak:Boat
Weight (or estimate) :guessing 7kg
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) :Penn 320
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) New Flasher Rig  
 
First Legal One , Caught in only 5 metres of water.


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Posted By: Gerrystackle
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2011 at 4:29pm
Anglers Name:Greg
Locaton:Coromandel Mussel Farms - in about 14 metres of water.
Date:27-11-11
Species:Snapper
Boat - Snapper Safari's mussel barge charter
Weight (or estimate) : Around 5.3lbs apparently
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) :Penn 320GT
Method -  Black Magic Terakihi Terror with some of that good squid you get at Top Catch. Was certainly the bait of choice that day (they didn't want mullet), although I also bagged one good size snap on a ledger rig and big chunk of fresh kahawai.
 
 
This was just a bit bigger than the average sized fish caught that day (one lady caught one a shade under 10 lbs). I took home 7 good eaters and threw back a whole heap as well  - if I had to measure them they were going back. Terakihi Terrors worked a treat, although I also put into practice the basic ledger rig Gottafew showed me 9cheers mate) and had some fun on that too.  Not the biggest snapper in the world I know but it certainly made my day and meant that my 10 year old daughter didn't take the piss out of me when I got home that night - its always great to better your best! This one pulled some string so I'm looking forward to getting a moocher on board one day! Happy days!


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Greg


Posted By: Gerrystackle
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2011 at 4:32pm
Given the size of some of the monsters on this forum maybe I shouldn't have posted my pannie - but i'll hold my head up and feel proud!

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Greg


Posted By: Gottafew
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2011 at 4:50pm
Awesome Greg.Keep at it mate and they will get biggerClap

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When people ask me how we got on I say..Yeah We Gottafew.


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2011 at 9:01pm
Greg, be proud! It's a nice fish and while people catch bigger you caught that one! I've yet to meet a fisherman that was disappointed in catching a 5lb snapper.
 
Lloyd, where in the bigM did you get the king? I'm very interested in finding out more. It's early for a king on the Manukau


Posted By: Terabyte
Date Posted: 30 Nov 2011 at 11:38am
We launched from Mangere Bridge and headed out towards the Waiuku Channel i think it is. Big red buoy out there, looking at the map i think it was somewhere close to Grahams Beach?? We were in a kahawai fishing comp that day, got told there have been 20kg+ Kingies caught there in the past.

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Posted By: Lineburningthugs
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 12:47pm
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Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 12:49pm
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Posted By: coromandel slayer
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2012 at 7:20pm
Anglers Name:Tori Buchan
Locaton: Tangimoana river mouth off the beach
Date: few days ago
Species: kahawai
Shore, boat, yak:
Weight (or estimate) : few kilos each, solid as!
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : surfcaster with bait, spinner, shimano 6500B
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) bait, spinners


Posted By: toasta
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2012 at 7:47pm
Nice work coro slayer! I used to get my fishing fix at Tangimoana river mouth many moons ago when I was at Massey uni...good to see the kahawai are still a staple catch there!


Posted By: coromandel slayer
Date Posted: 17 Mar 2012 at 9:27pm
still plenty here! for someone that doesn't catch much else other than when we go to coro, a decnt sized kahawai or few are great fun and fight hard haha Clap


Posted By: dotocomo
Date Posted: 12 May 2012 at 8:43pm
My first Kingie compliments of Toby and the Epic guys this year...of course the bigger one got away earlier that day  Wink 
 


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 29 May 2012 at 10:51am
Great Fish Alig. How's everyone else getting on? It's been very quiet for a while. 

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Posted By: Clifftastic
Date Posted: 29 May 2012 at 11:57am
Anglers Name:Tyler
Locaton: Aldermans
Date: November
Species: Kingy
Shore, boat, yak: Boat
Weight (or estimate) : A solid 14kg
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Something hardcore which was borrowed!
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...): Jigging - 400gm zest
 
The other method was to hang around those top guys at Epic.
 


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 31 May 2012 at 11:21pm
Nice fish, great fish to catch eh.


Posted By: Tipper
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2012 at 7:15am
Anglers Name:Tipper
Locaton: Whitianga
Date: 04/04/2012
Species: Kingfish
Shore, boat, yak:  Sanity with Tobey
Weight (or estimate) : 11kg
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Shimano Stella 2500 and Yeeha stick, and a great skipper!
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Livebait





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Posted By: Crippy
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 10:10am
Anglers Name: Crippy
Locaton: Kapati
Date: 06/2012
Species: John Dory
Shore, boat, yak:  Boat
Weight (or estimate) : 4.32kg on luggage scales
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Small rod and reel
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Hooks and a very small piece of squid




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Posted By: Finatic
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 10:31am
That's a solid johnnyClap

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Posted By: The cook
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 10:56am
solidErmm, thats HUGEThumbs Up. Best I've managed is 3.8kg & I target them most times I fish


Posted By: Finatic
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 11:35am
There's a 5. something kg model caught from a yak at Whangaparaoa on the Black Magic(?) page of the NZFN.

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What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.


Posted By: Crippy
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 1:55pm
Oh yeah sorry about that copy and pasted the form above and forgot to change the species the previous biggest I got was 3.8kg spearfishing was thinking I'd never get bigger than that then this bad boy decided to be a tarakihi for the day and jumped on my 2/0 hooks with a piece of squid about fingernail size.

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Posted By: repoman32
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 5:29pm
got this lot way back in may of this year, man when they run they run
Big smile


Posted By: Tangi DnA
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 5:55pm
Nice effort Repo, were they at the river mouth out here?
 
Thats a great JD Clap
 
Mate picked one up down here last week about the same size, He came into work bragging on MondayAngry


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Posted By: repoman32
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 7:09pm
yeah man out at the mouth caught 21 but only took 16 awesome day


Posted By: Kitten
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 6:47pm
Probably not as impressive as the majority of the pictures here...but at this point in time the biggest snap I've caught.

Anglers Name: Jasmine
Locaton: Outside Whangaparoa
Date: 1/10/2012
Species: Snapper
Shore, boat, yak: Boat
Weight (or estimate) : No idea :)
Tackle used (Rod/Reel) : Cheapie hire one
Method (Jig, bait, Softbait...) : Squid bait




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Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 02 Oct 2012 at 10:32pm
Nice fish 'Jasmine' - gotta start somewhere and that is a very nice, tasty start!



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Posted By: Sivey13b
Date Posted: 13 Nov 2012 at 10:34pm

Anglers Name: Lance Sivewright
Location: East Cape
Date: april 2010
Species: Snapper
Shore, boat, yak: Off the Bricks
Weight: 10kgs (84cm)
Tackle used: Backbone elite 8ft bait runner 12000
Method: Strayline whole Skipjack fillet



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Posted By: Gottafew
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 8:23pm
Anglers Name:John Brown                                                                                                                       Location:Raglan Coast                                                                                                                             Date:29.3.13                                                                                                                                             Species:Snapper                                                                                                                                       Weight:15 pound                                                                                                                                     Boat                                                                                                       

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When people ask me how we got on I say..Yeah We Gottafew.


Posted By: Clutch
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 11:12pm
Great fish there Gotafew!


Posted By: DutchFish
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2013 at 3:19pm
So this is my John Dory caught in Auckland, off the rocks! On the left a barely legal snapper to compare sizes! Snapper was 29 cm , with the dory on the right which i didn't measure! :( 

Another one of the John dory I caught
And one more of a haul of snapper me and my mate got near whangaparaoa, the top snapper was my personal best ( looks small in the photo) but was 43cm and just over 1kg :) i was happy!





Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2013 at 6:15pm
Great haul there Max! Well done.
That's a decent JD too - tasty no doubt ;)


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Posted By: MrWildabeast
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2013 at 7:28pm
nice one bro!


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Here fishy..fishy....


Posted By: DutchFish
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2013 at 8:05pm
Thanks bro! If any of you's are around auckland/north shore/whangaparaoa iam keen to meet new people :) always good to have a great chat! A little information for you guys : Iam Max, from The Netherlans, moved here 5 years ago with mum and dad! Iam 19 years old and turn 20 in june, and current studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine at AUT on the North Shore! And I volunteer with St Johns which eventually hopefully becomes a paid job! Anyways anyone keen to come out for a fish hit me up on this blog and we'll share contact details! :)
John Dory tasted amazing!


Posted By: DutchFish
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2013 at 4:44pm
Caught myself a nice 1.2kg worth of snapper fillets last night at mangawhai :) 6 nice keepers!


Posted By: f1sh1ngDNA
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 3:49pm
My PB Trev.


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Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 3:53pm
Nice Trev how big did it go.
.... and just out of curiousity that bottom Snapper was how long ?


Posted By: f1sh1ngDNA
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 3:59pm
Yep alot of people ask the same about that little guy, 31.5cm News paper in backdrop should give some reference.
Trev only weighed in at 2.84kg but a PB for me!!
and the bigger snap was 4.72kg


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Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 4:21pm
Originally posted by f1sh1ngDNA f1sh1ngDNA wrote:

Yep alot of people ask the same about that little guy, 31.5cm News paper in backdrop should give some reference.
Trev only weighed in at 2.84kg but a PB for me!!
and the bigger snap was 4.72kg


I was just curious but your right the new's paper and independent testing do confirm LOL



Congrats on the PB's ClapThumbs Up


Posted By: f1sh1ngDNA
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by Moocha Moocha wrote:

Originally posted by f1sh1ngDNA f1sh1ngDNA wrote:

Yep alot of people ask the same about that little guy, 31.5cm News paper in backdrop should give some reference.
Trev only weighed in at 2.84kg but a PB for me!!
and the bigger snap was 4.72kg


I was just curious but your right the new's paper and independent testing do confirm LOL



Congrats on the PB's ClapThumbs Up
 
 
LOLhahahahahahaLOL 
Good onya for checking Moocha, i would have done the same cos it does look small in comparison.
 
I love the indepent test method as well mate!! better than what the ministries use....haha


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Posted By: Finatic
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 4:33pm
Congrats on the PBThumbs Up< id="adlesse_unifier_magic_element_id" style="display:none;">

Good to see those fish are all practicing safe sexLOL


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Posted By: f1sh1ngDNA
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 4:38pm
Haha Thanks Finatic.
 
Incase anyone want to know. These were caught in Jones Bay, Just off Takatu point.
Burley hard then strayline it down there. worked for me!


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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 7:12pm
A 2.8kg trev is a great fish and despite having a bit of a fascination with trevs for many years (I'm not just a gurnard nut, I like catching trevs even more) it took me 20 years to get one over 3kg.


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Posted By: f1sh1ngDNA
Date Posted: 28 Jun 2013 at 10:05pm
I must admit that trevs are what do it for me, the strength and dirty tactics these fish have is what keeps me wanting more, its like having a snapper and kahawai all in one.


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Posted By: WellWellWell
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2013 at 8:52pm


Posted By: WellWellWell
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2013 at 8:54pm
My sons first Trev caught last week on a spin rod


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 12:15am
That's a great fish wellwellwell. The little guy would have found that hard going, well done!


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Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 2:28pm
Great fish for the young fella WWW. Would be great for anyone!

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Posted By: Infamy
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 4:14pm


Posted By: Infamy
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 4:18pm
Just a tad shy of 75cm this Trev, let this one swim away. Took 3 photos with it and put it back, didn't want to hurt or kill such a beaut of a fish. Caught in the middle of the day after a pretty slow day of fishing. Have to thank my mates Mike and Sean for taking me to their spot and talking me through bringing it in safe and releasing it quick.


Posted By: NZFisher
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 4:19pm
Crikey Infamy - thats a stonker! Where at?

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Posted By: Infamy
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 5:10pm
Between Tapotupotu and Pandora, up north. Can't say exactly as its not my spot. But a couple hours trek over rocks to get there.


Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 7:31pm
Phhhwaaaah that's a mighty Trev. Well done on both counts. Catch and release

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Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 10:31pm
It's even bigger than a stonker, well done indeed Infamy.


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Posted By: All fisher
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2013 at 9:26pm
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