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Gamefishing update - Great Barrier 2012

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Topic: Gamefishing update - Great Barrier 2012
Posted By: Wahoo Woman
Subject: Gamefishing update - Great Barrier 2012
Date Posted: 28 Sep 2011 at 1:27pm

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: KARP
Date Posted: 18 Oct 2011 at 10:19pm

 WARKWORTH GAMEFISH CLUB

 WWGFC GRUMPYS ONE BASE TOURNAMENT 2012
 
Friday 27th -- Sunday 29th January  
 
 Final night at Fitzroy Hilton.
 
 
Clevedon Game Fishing Club In
 
Fitzroy One Base Tournament - 7th March 2012 - 10th March 2012
 
(Held at Port Fitzroy - Great Barrier)


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Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2011 at 7:03am
Doggs are fired up for that grumpys Karp how do I get hold of entry form...


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 5:13pm
Marlin dropped today back of barrier ..

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Posted By: -prozac-
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 8:07pm
wasn't rookie was it karp?


Posted By: -prozac-
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 8:11pm
few pics of previous fitzroy one base comps in our website gallery http://clevedongamefishingclub.webs.com/apps/photos/ - http://clevedongamefishingclub.webs.com/apps/photos/


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 8:15pm
[QUOTE=-prozac-] wasn't rookie was it karp?[/QUOTe
 
was "Centrefold" 


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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 05 Jan 2012 at 5:16pm
Were they out on the 155,or do you no what depth ?


Posted By: too much
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 5:00pm
TEXT FROM KARP ..HE'S JUST WEIGHED A MARLIN AT BARRIER ...CONGRATS TO YOU AND THE CREW

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Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 3:35pm
First marlin weighed for barrier was a nice tasting 82.5kg stripey.
Greg jones with 72.5 stripey..


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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 3:42pm
Congrats to team Karp, I bet the Hilton smokehouse is going overtime!Clap

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Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 5:57pm
Good stuff Dave will be stoked ! The new jetty lookin nice n sturdy too ....


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 8:03pm
Bloody good work there chaps ! !  !


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Posted By: Latitude35south
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 9:01pm
The duck has broken.Well done the boys on dirty birty.


Posted By: smudge
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 10:37pm
Nice.


Posted By: skidder
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 2:55am
Sweet specimens there...congrats

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 9:06pm
Can anyone keep us up to date with the grumpys,those guys are going to have a blast this year.


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 26 Jan 2012 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by the demon the demon wrote:

Can anyone keep us up to date with the grumpys,those guys are going to have a blast this year.

a few off here doing it bro, if I here from my little brother I will post it up, matter of fact if he gets one I wont hear the end of it, be worse if he gets a few.LOL


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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 8:32pm
only heard from my bro today he has dropped 3 a good start for the new boat at least he is raising them.

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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 8:50pm
Must of been blowie out there to steve ,few sheep in the paddock.Bet he is fired up for tomorrow though .Anyone know what was caught today out of there today for the grumpys.


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 7:55pm


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Posted By: Bushpig
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 8:01pm
Good to see a few of marlin for the grumpy's. Well done Brett .

Nice looking weigh board, Karp

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Posted By: tugboat
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 8:04pm
Awesome milt, nice looken fish bro!!Clap
Nice one brett, out there doin it!!Thumbs Up


Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2012 at 8:06pm

wicked Kim, you wieght one   choice!



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Posted By: Davefish
Date Posted: 31 Jan 2012 at 2:04pm
Great weekend, thanks to Karp + team for hosting the Grumpys, thanks competitors for supporting the comp, thanks to our sponsors for jumping on board. We will get a full report out in the next couple of days, but here's some more pics in the meantime:





Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 01 Feb 2012 at 7:17pm

Was a well run contest cheer s Dave,Rob,lee and all warkworth crew and sponsors..Didnt want it to end..

Now bring on the fitzroy one base 7th--10th March .. These easterly winds are what is needed, big blues on the menu..

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2012 at 7:49pm
Hey Dicko, aka Too Much, just got told tonight you won the grumpies comp, thats bloody awesome bro, wel done.

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Posted By: too much
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2012 at 7:00am
text from karp last nite ..they bag another one ...having a orsome season kim congrats dude

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Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2012 at 1:26pm


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Posted By: -prozac-
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2012 at 5:44pm
femme fatale the marlin magnet, well done mate


Posted By: tab47
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2012 at 9:05pm
Thought you boys might be interested to know that we (a group of spearos) saw a marlin just a couple of miles north of little b. Go get it.


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 12 Feb 2012 at 9:45am
hope its still there in exactly a week


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2012 at 9:20pm
 
well done to mike Berry..  93.5 kg stripe marlin..on Femme Fatale.


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Posted By: the demon
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2012 at 9:22pm
nice one ,how was the day out there today.


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2012 at 9:42pm

Nothing on the boat today ..manter rays flipping everwhere..



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Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2012 at 7:29am
churr churr!congrats to mike ... karp...gotta be  in the running for skipper of the year mate  !


Posted By: too much
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2012 at 4:41pm
congrats guys on fire

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Posted By: 6.1 aquaholic
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2012 at 9:21pm
Hey karp where hav u been getn all them fish ?we jst back from barrier, we had fish in the gear out at the rakatu ridge ,we spent the next day round the 155 out the back of barrier Dnt c a thing but got 1 on the way home 2 witiy just in side the footprint. are the fish holding in 1 area for next time.


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 12:08am
The 4 we have landed have all been in different areas..lost plenty as well, they seem to move as the weather changes..
 
Fitzroy one base  7th--10 Th march  the 155 gets a good working over..not my favourite spot..but usually wait till the fleet arives then head away ..all depends which way the wind is blowin, you can waste lots of miles in between good areas out there..


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Posted By: 6.1 aquaholic
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 9:53am
Thanks it's the 1st time we had ever been 2 barrier great place can't wait 2 get back there thanks and well done on them fish


Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2012 at 10:28am
try the trench running north/south, it is on the west side of the 155....

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Posted By: keenasmustard
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2012 at 11:39am
Heading out to the barrier for a week or so. Any ideas where the fish might be hiding at the moment. Could head either nth to knights or south to mercs/hook area. looking like we might be in for a bit of wild weather also for a few days haha . never mind.
will keep everyone updated on what we find.
cheers


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 29 Feb 2012 at 8:18am
north


Posted By: KARP
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 4:16pm
Fitzroy one base -  no marlin caught  ..
 
we fished hard wednesday in 30 knts for nothing, gamefishing was cancelled thurday,friday was a waste of time gamefishing with the needles being the boundary, saturday was 30 knts we fished hard for nothing,.wind dropped as stop fishing was called.
 
This was bad luck with the gale force winds over this comp. thanks to my hardened crew skiidogg,rhino,and the gimp, for taking on the conditions.
 
lucky we fished on tuesday as the rhino got the monkey off his back with his first marlin.
 
 


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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2012 at 5:04pm
Some bad results from comps this year, eh?Cry

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Posted By: skidoggg
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2012 at 6:56pm
yep was hard work out there in 30 knots of easterlies . cheers to Karp for another great trip  , feed of crays on the first night  followed by rhino tagging his first marlin  the next day , then the weather packed up for the comp  only to finally ease at 5 minutes to 3 on the final day ! mega gold makairas drawn as lucky spot prizes  well done to clevedon gameclub  hopefully next year turns up some better weather ! 


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 12:29pm
Wow nearly 2 months since a post from the Barrier region. Anyone chasing swords on the Barrier bank?


Posted By: Fishermen
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 1:34pm
just returned from a trip out wide managing to pick up a couple of smaller swords ,both daytime and night time producing


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 1:42pm
Nice one Neil.... Thought we may be hearing from you sooner or later ! ! Clap

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Posted By: Tagit
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 1:51pm
Good stuff Neil Clap. How wide did you get?


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 1:54pm
Good one Neil, how many shots did you have, and did you see anything else out there of interest.


Posted By: Fishermen
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 2:38pm
it was our first trip for them this year
we spent only 1 afternoon and 1 night due to the weather,so hard to tell what was happening out there,had 2 other broady bites,fishing 40 to 50 miles off barrier 
didnt seem to have the same amount of life out there,a few more trips and we will have a better idea
Dave there is many good places to fish for them out there but is a long wayss ,
Mayor island is similar distance and may also be a good option with plenty of grounds to fish


Posted By: [email protected]
Date Posted: 08 May 2012 at 4:35pm
Immmmm and places to hide at mayor :) as opposed to being 50m out the back :)

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Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 22 May 2012 at 7:16am
has anyone else noticed that the warmest bit of water off our coasts , is off the top of the barrier at the mo...


Posted By: phantomdeviant
Date Posted: 22 May 2012 at 6:26pm
Yes but fish dont eat warm water as is evident by the couple caught up here this weekend in 17* water. If the bait is holding and the water is not dirty they will still be there. Stripies don't suddenly disappear because the warm water goes. If there's feed they stay and they are a big fish that can handle the cold. Anglers think the water is too cold so stop looking for them hence you here of less being caught. And also because less are looking it makes them harde to find cos less boats are out seeing them

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 22 May 2012 at 6:38pm
Yep good words Tom...I believe some Marlin never leave and follow the herd to the tropics, but stay behind where there is feed.

And yes they have brain and eye heaters and so can handle the temperature changes and colder water to suit their metabolism.


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Posted By: Brady Rowe
Date Posted: 22 May 2012 at 8:54pm
hmmm,,   got your bait tank fixed yet toni ?? probly not a bad place to look for a sword. better russel up jimmy to hand catch some squid live baits.  


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 23 May 2012 at 8:06am
Still got boat up north till after queens birthday weekend light tackle comp at Whangaroa, but the concept of coming back that way for that reason has crossed my mind. Still workin on Jim, he's a hard nut to crack lately


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 23 May 2012 at 8:07am
My bait tank is currently a fish bin with a lidErmm


Posted By: Lickindip
Date Posted: 23 May 2012 at 10:12am
Originally posted by Tone E Tone E wrote:

My bait tank is currently a fish bin with a lidErmm
 
nothing wrong with your bait tank tony, mite be a little to big though as its an arse to recatch the little blighters


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Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 23 May 2012 at 7:24pm
I think you may have me confused with someone else...I don't do little blighters, only jumbo jacobs


Posted By: Davefish
Date Posted: 23 May 2012 at 9:54pm

More details to follow, word is that Lou and Cam Rathe (dad & son) are anchored in Fitzroy tonight with a 150kg Broadie in the boot. They got it today up around the Hauraki Canyon 20 miles north of Barrier. Short fight of a bit over half hour for such a good conditioned fish. Hopefully Cam will post some pics and first hand account after the rumbos have left him alone.



Posted By: part-timer
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 2:23pm
Did they get it on a daytime drop?


Posted By: Davefish
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 5:06pm
Think so, will find out later today because I'm weighing a snapper from the boat that was tied up to Brenda L last night.


Posted By: Tomatron
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 5:31pm
I'm sure Cam will post a pic. Day time drop. Great catch! Clap Good way to break in the new rod I just built for him eh Wink man those fellas know how to catch fish. 


Posted By: Davefish
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 8:16pm
Hi Tom, it would've been a good trip to be on. Location was the Barrier Bank, and after soaking a bait much of the evening it struck at 8:45am and was landed 35 minutes later. The line was 60kg (take no prisoners!) and the bait was a very soggy skippy. Cam was the angler. It weighed exactly 150kg. Looking forward to some pics. Our weighsheets have a 'comments' section, and on this one it says "tastes good"! Well done lads. Hope it was on your rod Tom.


Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 8:47pm
Thats like saying "the cow was living in the Waikato" The barrier bank is bigger than the garden patch or the knights rise


Posted By: camdog
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 9:04pm
we would be silly to give details of location. we did the hard yards to find this spot, get out there and start looking guys

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Posted By: Tone E
Date Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:19pm
Absolutely...just joshing...congratulations you deserve the success. And of course there is more than one spot in the ocean where a fish lives


Posted By: Tomatron
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2012 at 9:35pm
Brenda L now 4 /4 they got another today


Posted By: camdog
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2012 at 9:12pm
We put in a solid 24 hours out wide thursday and friday for only a few jemfish, bluenose and rays bream. We did 15 daytime deep drops and drifted baits all night but no swords came our way. Bluenose and jemfish were such a pain this trip. No matter how big a bait, or even 60m off the bottem they still found most baits after a while. I think they have all headed north to spawn for the time being. The old man had 5 bites from 13 drops the last time he was out in late July but september must be a bit late in the year for them. Might give it another go in January i think.

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Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2012 at 9:25pm
well at least you were out trying mate, got to be happy with your results thus far

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Posted By: Lethal
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2012 at 12:05am
fully agree BA... 

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Posted By: segador
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 6:44pm
So good we can catch billfish all year round congrats guys that's next on my list after the marlin leave


Posted By: Davefish
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2013 at 9:39pm
Grumpys One Base 2013 January 25th - 27th (anniversary weekend).
Loads of cash and prizes.Friday night stay away, Saturday night at Smokehouse, Sunday night at the Fitzroy Hilton (thanks again Karp). Tournament flyer and rules and entry form on http://www.wwgfc.co.nz/tournaments" rel="nofollow - www.wwgfc.co.nz/tournaments . Early bird draw for 3 hundy cash on Thursday 17th Jan. Tickets at H&F Ww or at Sandspit Yacht Club tomorrow night 6 -7pm and Thursday 17th 6 m-7pm OR print off the entry form on the website and PHONE us that your cheque is in the post and we'll put you in the draw.
Check out last years Grumpys report on the tournaments page, and photos on the gallery page.
There's a substantial 'Barrier style Sunday night dinner included in the entry fee. This event runs on the smell of an oily rag thanks to GREAT sponsorship, so that means we have a serious cash prize pool. Come join us for a no frills straight up stonkingly good time.
104kg stripey weighed by Karp last weekend, and Nick Dobbyn was looking for a gantry and weighmaster tonight after a day at the Barrier Knolls.



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