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Topic: Gamefishing update 2012 - Mercury Bay
Posted By: Wahoo Woman
Subject: Gamefishing update 2012 - Mercury Bay
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2011 at 1:26pm

Well everyone the Game Fishing season is just around the corner so time to start polishing the gear and getting the boat in top condition, 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: Wahoo Woman
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2011 at 10:39am

Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
TOURNAMENT CALENDAR  2011-2012      
                                                

ICE BREAKER
SUNDAY
23 October 2011
 
LIGHT TACKLE
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
19-20 November 2011
 
KIDS
FRIDAY
30 December 2011
 
TUNA TOP TEN
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
7-8 January 2012
 
LADIES,
LADIES BLUE
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Anniversary Weekend
28-29 January 2012
 
NATIONALS
SATURDAY-SATURDAY
18-25 Feb 2012
 
CLASSIC
SATURDAY/SUNDAY/
MONDAY
18-20 Feb 2012
 
ONE BASE
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/
SATURDAY 23-25 Feb 2012
 
ITM**
THURDAY/FRIDAY/
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 1-4-Mar 2012
 
TRAILER BOAT
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/
SATURDAY 8-10 Mar 2012
 
ALTO**
FRIDAY/SATURDAY
16-17 Mar 2012
 
KIDS
EASTER SATURDAY
7 April 2012
 
SNAPPER
SATURDAY
2 June 2012
 

** These are sponsored Tournaments hosted by MBGFC



Posted By: carlostairua
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2011 at 3:12pm
Rumour has it Whiti longliner released two stripeys caught in gear 150m ne of us last week

Not long now.....


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2011 at 3:18pm
tow some gear mate, see if those bonze lures are the ticket again, I feel it is time to go for a shake down.

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Posted By: snapper14
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2011 at 3:22pm
the high coming in next week looks to have some northerly in it. should bump the temps up a bit.

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2011 at 3:41pm
Originally posted by Epic Epic wrote:

Rumour has it Whiti longliner released two stripeys caught in gear 150m ne of us last week

Not long now.....
 
 
Thats great news!ClapClap


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Posted By: Bluewater5
Date Posted: 25 Nov 2011 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by Epic Epic wrote:

Rumour has it Whiti longliner released two stripeys caught in gear 150m ne of us last week

Not long now.....


Are the long liners getting any big eye or yellow fin?

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Posted By: Gunsmoke
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2011 at 3:38pm
Hi, I just wont to let every one know I have stepped down from running the Mercury Bay Trailer boat Tournament. The club has got a launch owner running it now,I wish her all the best. I want to thank every one for your support.


Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2011 at 9:27pm
i know what you mean jon...well done for getting it off the ground


Posted By: Niggly
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2011 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by Gunsmoke Gunsmoke wrote:

Hi, I just wont to let every one know I have stepped down from running the Mercury Bay Trailer boat Tournament. The club has got a launch owner running it now,I wish her all the best. I want to thank every one for your support.


Why not Ronald Mc-D and the hamburgler, i think they have a canoe.


Posted By: Frostfish
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 3:31pm
talked to a mate on a commercialk boat out of whangaroa just lately, the big eye and tunas are real slow at the moment. whatever that means....

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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 4:38pm
It means someone else has got them!Unhappy

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Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 6:36pm
I don't know why they bother really... I guess if you get one or two thats a sucessful trip these days...and  all the shark fins


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 7:20pm
the huge amount of broadbill "bycatch" makes up for the lack of tuna!


Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 8:42pm
Originally posted by Frostfish Frostfish wrote:

talked to a mate on a commercialk boat out of whangaroa just lately, the big eye and tunas are real slow at the moment. whatever that means....

It means that all those greedy recreational fishermen are raping the tuna stocks and there are none left for the poor little commercial boats Wink


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 8:45pm
dave are you going south to waihau bay, if so I got a little some thing for you, and no it is not a tea bag.

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Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 9:00pm
First week of Feb Steve - oil, containers, weather, fish, and any other acts of god allowing Ouch


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 13 Dec 2011 at 9:51pm
ok mate I will send you a bit of info which may come in handy.

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Posted By: Catcha
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2011 at 9:10pm
heard yellowfin working 500 mtr directly behind aldermans can anyone confirm this?


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2011 at 7:54am
Incredible auditory ability....maybe its tinnitusWink


Posted By: Merlin the marlin
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2011 at 11:33am
There is bigeye tuna out there at the moment, out wide.


Posted By: whiti-fisho
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2011 at 11:38am
heard of one Albacore caught out there but nothing else ,should be out there now ,just a matter of the weather playing ball 

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Posted By: Dave775
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2011 at 4:52pm
Im going to head out to the 1000m on Friday if the weather allows, sst still looks a bit iffy though... Owel it's only fuel. Anyone else thinking of getting out?


Posted By: karm
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2011 at 11:12pm
Originally posted by Merlin the marlin Merlin the marlin wrote:

There is bigeye tuna out there at the moment, out wide.
Ben , how wide is " out wide"
 
When do you head away again ?
 
cheers
 
Mk


Posted By: -prozac-
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2011 at 7:24am
anybody have gps coordinates for the alderman pins? gonna be in whiti over some of the holidays so mite head down there and try a few live baits for kingy's, maybe an early marlin


Posted By: JIMMY NAIL
Date Posted: 20 Dec 2011 at 2:22pm
on ya chart plotter mate, or down load navionics on an iphone


Posted By: Dave775
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 11:49am
I went out of whangamata yesterday to the aldy rise, saw a free jumper at 800m on they way out and we dropped two big tuna 1 at 1100m and 1 at 900m Heaps or birds scattered around at 500-600 straight behind aldermens


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 11:54am
Whoa! So very nearly!!

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Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by -prozac- -prozac- wrote:

anybody have gps coordinates for the alderman pins? gonna be in whiti over some of the holidays so mite head down there and try a few live baits for kingy's, maybe an early marlin


got them off Bathy chart, not exact but very close. Alderman knolls will be on your chart plotter anyway

176 . 31.000E
36. 58. 500S


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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by Dave775 Dave775 wrote:

I went out of whangamata yesterday to the aldy rise, saw a free jumper at 800m on they way out and we dropped two big tuna 1 at 1100m and 1 at 900m Heaps or birds scattered around at 500-600 straight behind aldermens
 
Bugger, good on you though for being out there giving it a nudge....Clap
My fav spot out at the 1000m mark on the rise, good YFT there in the past this time of year....


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Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:18pm
probably big eye, they seem to hang around those knolls early in the season

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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:22pm
Works for me Kev, only wish i could be out there... wide open blue water, sunshine, big fish... only 26 more days before I'm home...Cry

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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:24pm
Hot of the press from the MBGFC news letter....
 
The best news first – our first marlin report from a team fishing for trevally in 100m out from the Red when a marlin devoured a hapless trev as it was about to be landed. Light gear and sabikis not ideal for marlin...
 
Bugger, enough to make you cry...


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:45pm
Cool both cool and sad mateCry

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Posted By: Moocha
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:53pm

Probably not one of Uncles Sabiki rigs then Wink

 
Good news though Thumbs Up


Posted By: Merlin the marlin
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 12:55pm
They are bigeye tuna. They have been out there for a month now.


Posted By: -prozac-
Date Posted: 23 Dec 2011 at 4:28pm
bring on tuesday, can't wait to get out down there


Posted By: KikBac
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2011 at 12:44am
Originally posted by Dave775 Dave775 wrote:

I went out of whangamata yesterday to the aldy rise, saw a free jumper at 800m on they way out and we dropped two big tuna 1 at 1100m and 1 at 900m Heaps or birds scattered around at 500-600 straight behind aldermens
 
What sort of temp you getting out there Dave?


Posted By: Dave775
Date Posted: 25 Dec 2011 at 5:59pm
Our temp gauge is playing up so could not be 100%. It was saying 16.5-17. I checked seasurface sst in the morning which said it was 20 in the afternoon before we went so not sure which is correct.


Posted By: T_CARP
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2011 at 9:33pm
Took my 5.3mtr stabi to Chile today, Launched Tairua at day light and trolled out to the Aldie rise. water wasnt as good as it was last week, and only 18.2' worked the rise for 3 hours then carried on NE out to 1400m, back into 1000m and headed up towards the hook, Better water in the north, went into 500 and ran down the 500 to the aldies. 110 miles today, 95litres. hand full of albies. 


Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 26 Dec 2011 at 9:42pm
Got to be out there trying it!

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Posted By: Rat Catcher
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2011 at 7:05am
Bro you have nailed some miles in the last few days.  Good s*%@ Thumbs Up


Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 27 Dec 2011 at 8:20am
Chur bro...

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Posted By: Bugzy
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 12:43am
Any action from any Whiti or Tairua boats?

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Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 5:12am
few free jumpers - broadie on the surface and skippies and alberts more common now, even one on the jig on the pins..temp 19.8  to 21 out wider...mahimahi caught not sure of size 
 
 


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:33am
Just in from MBGFC - tuna tournie postposted until next w/e.  Forecast is SE and pretty nasty.
 
TOYOTA TOP TEN TUNA TOURNAMENT
POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND
14-15 JANUARY 2012


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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 2:17pm
word just in from Epic Adventures that someone live baiting for kings at Richard's Rock has been on a marlin (probably a black) now for 3 hours..

.....go hard whoever it is.


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Posted By: inta game
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 2:27pm
keep us informed kezza


Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 2:29pm
Can't wait, I hope they get it to the boat, could be a biggie...

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 2:42pm
from Epic "boat just hooked up 300ms away from us on the Aldies pins - our turn next!"

what a cool fishery that place is ay what?


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Posted By: Mark Edwards
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 2:53pm
just spoke to carl, doesnt sound very excited and worked up ....much...Pinch..... sounds good out there


Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 2:57pm
I'm refraining from making that call....the txts are hideous enough!

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 3:02pm
the "Richard's Rock" marlin has just been dropped - boo hiss!......gutted for that crew!

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Posted By: Mark Edwards
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 3:06pm
agree kezza, its very difficult sitting here.... shame that fish was dropped, better luck next time... im off to go look at my gearConfused


Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 3:34pm
OK - slight miscommunication - the guys are still on the "richard's rock' fish - the dudes next to Epic dropped theirs......

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 3:55pm
and now they're not - trace broke at the boat after 4hours!



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Posted By: shellfish
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 3:57pm
bugger


Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:04pm
Very sad, sounds like a major battle...Cry

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Posted By: snapper14
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:05pm
Kezza you jinx! LOL

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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:09pm
Where is Richards rock out of interest?
 
Sitting here at work looking at the charts, can't seem to find it, thought it might be an unnamed one known as Richards Rock...


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Posted By: Merci
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:13pm
Located just behind red merc comes out of about 70 - 80m from memory. Always has heaps of bait fish on it.


Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:17pm
Richards Rock is just north of Red Mercs

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Posted By: Kezza
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:29pm
kinda the 'perfect' black marlin haunt really and I remember last time Matt W and I were there we both agreed "black marlin here"....skippies, trivially, kings, kahawai.....almost a replica of Taheke off the Cavs

Kev - any been caught there before?


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Posted By: Double Shot
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:35pm
Thanks guys, that's why I was having a look...sounds like a spot that's going to get a good looking at in the near future i'd imagine...

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Posted By: Slick
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 4:39pm

When talking with one of the guys from the mercury bay club last year a boat hooked a black just south of Red and was going backwards through the cray pots awesome stuff, est 250+kegs

Your right kezza, it has all the attributes in my eyes to hold black marlin, current, open ocean, BAIT and lots of it and all the time too.
We will certainly be putting some effort this season in that area to see what we can pull out of it.


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Posted By: qrs
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 7:47pm
The marlin lost at richards rock was estimated 150kg stripey trace broke when the fish was inches away from the gaff.  The guy was targeting kingis was on a TLD25 with a live ky first bait of the day only been in the water seconds when it was smashed baloon popped 5 metres from the boat!


Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 8:18pm
Wow, awesome effort all the same.

Wonder if the Top Ten Tuna tourney is going ahead with the impending forecast?
Not that I'm fishing it...
They seem to always strike crap weather for this tournament
Saturday 1/7
Morning
Breezy whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas. Small long period swell.
Seas: NE 1.3 meters at 10 sec.
Winds: E 14 to 19 knots
Afternoon
Windy conditions with choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Moderate short period wind waves.
Seas: NE 2 meters at 8 seconds
Winds: ESE 19 to 26 knots
 
Sunday 1/8
Morning
Very windy with large choppy seas. Small craft advisory. Large short period wind waves.
Seas: NE 3.4 meters at 10 seconds
Winds: S 24 to 33 knots
Afternoon
Light winds with a slight chop. Large short period wind waves.
Seas: ENE 3.4 meters at 10 sec.
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Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 8:40pm
See my post from (Posted: Today at 10:33am) Otdrmn - postponed 'till next week.

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Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 8:40pm
Originally posted by Kezza Kezza wrote:

kinda the 'perfect' black marlin haunt really and I remember last time Matt W and I were there we both agreed "black marlin here"....skippies, trivially, kings, kahawai.....almost a replica of Taheke off the Cavs

Kev - any been caught there before?


Yeah mate.. Astraea(local boat) hooked a monster a couple of years ago just leaving the Reds. spooled him in no time and he has caught heaps of marlin, blues included

PS.  there is a black hanging around Castle, mate who does heaps of free diving has seen it twice last season there(hint, he doesnt dive there much)Wink


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Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:21pm
Originally posted by Grunta Grunta wrote:

See my post from (Posted: Today at 10:33am) Otdrmn - postponed 'till next week.
Missed that one, thanks Grant.
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Posted By: daveo
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:28pm
trolled out and around to 400m out from the pins along past The aldies saw a few other boats out there, only a few skippies and albies temp 19.8

Congrats to the guys who hooked up today, unlucky dropping them...

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Posted By: Fish_Bone
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 10:11am
Yeah was a wicked fight. We droped my brother on there boat with some gear. The angler had no harness and was hurting under an hour in. The guys still think it was a strippy, but this topic always causes plenty on discussion.....
The fish Jumped twice, one on the hook up and second near the end of the fight. They had it on for arround 4hours and it was deep most of the fight in came to the surface when they gave it some line.
 
Sweet fight on braid and fun to be part of.   


Posted By: riga
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 10:23am
We had a big day on the water yesterday. Put the lures in just short of the hook and then trolled out to the ammo dump then north to footprint. Came access a big work up of gannets and dolphins along the way smashing saurie but worked it for nothing. Turned at the footprint and ran straight back to the hook. Best water was back towards the hook. Heaps of sunfish seen but no marlin.

Hard luck to the boats that hooked and dropped fish. Sounded like they were in closer.


Posted By: jonty.m
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 7:22pm
hard luck daveo maybe next time


Posted By: Fish_Bone
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2012 at 3:44pm

Has Whitianga been affected by any of the Rena rubbish? Has there been any restrictions been put in place that will effect game fishing?



Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2012 at 3:59pm
Originally posted by Fish_Bone Fish_Bone wrote:

Has Whitianga been affected by any of the Rena rubbish? Has there been any restrictions been put in place that will effect game fishing?


Been a bit of rubbish off Whiritoa but none at Whangamata yet so none at Whitianga from the on water reportsClap With the wind forcast to go North to n/west none will get this far for a while anyway


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Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2012 at 6:56pm
marlin in 114m today..20.1deg


Posted By: riga
Date Posted: 11 Jan 2012 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by tobez tobez wrote:

marlin in 114m today..20.1deg


Did you see that on the way home tobez? She was a bit messy coming back from the pins.


Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 5:37am
tony nearly ran over the thing...but they are there..propably very thin..some very big red marks at the pins at the moment might be a big shark/anchorite black as the bite is super weird.


Posted By: Mark Edwards
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 7:45am
thats interesting tobez, what way is it weird? kingies must be getting a round up by something hungry.....


Posted By: whiti-fisho
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 7:55am
Whats the story on the Tuna front Tobez ,I am doing the Tuna comp with Ian Bernhard on his Launch 'Unique".Any inside info resulting in cash will give you a good hangover Hehe

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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 8:08am
Sounds like I would be catching a 76cm kingi and bridle rigging it and towing it around the pins on 37 for a few hours when the kingis are acking a bit funny. Might get the sister of the Mayor Island fish. 


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 9:28am
The bite sure was odd Tobes & we struggled - but when it was on you guys were right on it.... well done.  Thanks to Rob on Optimist for a great day out yesterday - good fun and great company.

Tobes and guests on a treble of prime Alderman kings


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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 11:18am
sea looks mint, be nice to see a bit of that up here, get stuck in tobey a bait out while jigging could do the business

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Posted By: riga
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 5:46pm
Sure was a funny bite out there yesterday.

Managed a king on one of uncles sabikis getting livies in the morning.

Would have been a better ride for you guys coming home in the 850 Grunta.

We were out the day before live baiting at the hook for nothing.

Fish appear to be thin at the moment for sure.

Albies and skippies between red and the hook though.


Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 5:51pm
Theres is a  big upwelling event, east of the Barrier at the moment, could improve the fishing down whitianga ways

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Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 5:54pm
We flung a few lures out when Tony called that he just about run over one so it was a pretty relaxed trip back but had got quite snotty by 5ish. Very nice boat that White Pointer.  No action today that I'm aware of.

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Posted By: Fish_Bone
Date Posted: 12 Jan 2012 at 7:11pm
Hey mange2, Sounds like the fishings been sweet up the barrier. The bosses mate has caught 1 strippie and lost a second from two days fishing. I'm itchingSmile


Posted By: riga
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 12:56pm
Just heard on the the radio that a stripey was tagged. Didn't catch the area or boat name though.


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 4:26pm
Tania from TopCatch at Halfmoon Bay tagged one and according to Carl @ Epic Adventures, a few others tagged as well so there was some action out there today.

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Posted By: tobez
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 5:15pm
sure was....there was quite a bit of action..Thumbs Up.


Posted By: snapper14
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 5:38pm
any word or hints on where? Pins area or out deeper?


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Posted By: carlostairua
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 6:57pm
north.  MB grid areas, smoking sno, 100% and mercury bay marine.  pretty much the hook or vicinity there of


Posted By: Bluewater5
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 7:59pm
Originally posted by snapper14 snapper14 wrote:

any word or hints on where? Pins area or out deeper?


You wont be aloud out there with Alex anyway Shane, keep to chasing those snappa

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Posted By: whiti-fisho
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 8:39pm
Yep bloody hard day out there today in the Tuna comp ,20 knts very rocky rolly.Dont quote me but I think there is one strpey being wieghed and 4 more Tag and release ,Heaps of skippies ,a few Alberts ,heaviest skippies around 4 kgs .Some BLOODY BIG sharks out there.5 am start again tomorrow fingers crossed 

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Posted By: otdrmn
Date Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 9:08pm
Good luck Steveo, Wed / Thur forecast looks good for down your way and a few fish around as well.

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Posted By: Saltiga
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 10:35am
My mate tagged a stripy this morning on there boat Anesis, got it on the hook


Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 2:02pm
'Infinity' tagged one on 15kg east of the Hook this morning and I think at least two or three others tagged and one to weigh.

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Posted By: Grunta
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 2:27pm
Another stripey just landed from Hook area. Boat sounds like Onessus

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Posted By: Saltiga
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 2:39pm
Boats Anesis, they tagged one this morning and boated one this arvo



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