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Topic: GameFishing B.O.P updates 2012.
Posted By: Flying Dutchman
Subject: GameFishing B.O.P updates 2012.
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2011 at 12:42pm
 Hi , Has any one got any news or sightings around  Aldermans out wide etc ,hoping to head out from Tauranga on 1st  and head up to  Gt Barrier ,weather permiting for 4 to 5 days , Cheers  DUTCHY  Smile   Happy new year all . Clap 



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Posted By: Fishb8
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2011 at 12:58pm
Best of luck Dutchy!!Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 31 Dec 2011 at 2:53pm
Happy new year flying and catch the big ones and leave the little ones for me :) you da lucky man

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Posted By: six guns
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 8:41pm
will be on the water hunting for a one on one any one get out 2day.

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Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 8:52pm
dont think anyone will be out for a while cause of the high water and crap in the river

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Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 9:58pm
Pursuit headed out tonite

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Posted By: Damo
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 10:10pm
good time of year to wander along the 200m line

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Posted By: of2fsh
Date Posted: 02 Jan 2012 at 10:29pm
Originally posted by Damo Damo wrote:

good time of year to wander along the 200m line


back in  the day  used to start at the 150 and not even make the 200...


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Posted By: Murph
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 7:31am
Whakatane bar looks ok this morning, there are about seven boats out at this stage.


Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 10:08am
Man they are keen as keen can get keener than commander keen in a keen way but 10x more keener. they must have gills 

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 12:54pm
guys out at just past and to the west of ten mile where the skippies were thickest last year in amongst dolphins and gannets and averaging 10 albacore and 3 skippies per hour. 110meter depthThumbs Up


Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 5:14pm
yerp last year they was every where them skippys. had a real ball on them with softbait's :) i can see we are going to have a late skippy season.

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 5:22pm
mates back in now they got 16 skippies and lost count of albacore they kept some and spent all day trying to get away from them. great water but a few logs to watch out for wen at speed!


Posted By: C A
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 5:31pm
any mahimahi under them?

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Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 5:42pm
How far out wolf? past 10mile or under?

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 5:44pm
 they wish! the trees only came down the river acouple days ago takes a while for the mahis to find them, some people reckon the logs need barnacles on em b 4 the mahis like to hang under them? tonnes of wood on the beaches as well next swell and big tide will wash all that out as well.


Posted By: six guns
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 8:28pm
zip for me today heaps of bait 19.6 best temp worked from penguins to aldermans and back
will see what tomoro brings


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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 8:49pm

the trees or the fish gamer? trees all over but some thick patches of debris round the 80 meter area and most fish 110meter. wil prob take the kids out 2moro for a look and a quick troll for alberts, usually 4 hours and they lose interest so be same sort of area for us run out past whale or to 7mile drop and troll out past ten mile an round a bit then back in.



Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2012 at 9:44pm
Both  :) last time us boys was out there was a few logs etc floating around but dam talk about skippys.. need a hand holler out :) but thanks for the info just gauging what to look out for and to get our timing correct. so it is not a waste of gas, my guess is that most of the fish would be at the back of whale like last year in the 40+ mark again. but that was cause of the crap mud silt that left the river and turned the bay into a brown yuckky colour, what colours was they taking most of the time, skippys that is not albys :) 

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 4:36pm
what a difference a day can make!mate went out yesterday loaded up on albacore and skippys in the bluest water hes ever seen,today i went to same area, worst water ive ever seen, kids got seasick and not a fish to be seen! even the seals on whale island arnt getting into the water!dark patch in first photo is cloud on water we chased those colour changes out past 120meters bfore sun came out and all the good water in the distance dissappeard!


Posted By: obald
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 4:57pm
That water looks disgusting - I wouldn't even let Boulder tow lures in that muck

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 5:01pm
Prime Marlin water

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 5:05pm

whats the realestate prices up at tutukaka? the tuna capital of nz!



Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 5:47pm
Well that was a blow out, but they will be back for sure :)

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Posted By: Catchelot
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 5:50pm
Originally posted by seawolf seawolf wrote:

whats the realestate prices up at tutukaka? the tuna capital of nz!

 
If you have to ask...you cannot afford us...so move alongLOL


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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 04 Jan 2012 at 6:51pm
last time up there we just stayed on a vacant section right by the ramp! had all the ammenities but then they kicked us out to put on some concert?   


Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 7:36pm
Well 3 months or rain off and on so they said on tv tonight. looks like bop could be in for a wet season and shiity game fishing.

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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 9:42pm
Went out through the Kaituna this morning and motored out to 150m between Schooner and Plate and put the gear in. Aim was to troll down towards white and then work our way back, but water was dirty green. So trolled out to the Temokemoke Knoll and then back into the trench off Matata and back to Plate for 3 skippies, no albies and no sign of marlin, saw at least 20 sunfish and theb at was it.
 
Heard that we went in the wrong direction, as Intruder got one out of four marlin shots on live baits behind Mayor Island - Kane spill the beans.


Posted By: campbellc
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:19pm
From the sounds of it they won't be be in any state to spill the beans for a while Vance! 


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:37pm
Cam, you could be spot on there alright, heard that one of the ones they dropped was actually popped one off on the 400lb trace, hate that


Posted By: Kas
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:40pm
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Posted By: MO8
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:40pm
Striped Marlin weighed this evening at the Tauranga Game Fishing Club 114.9kg, angler Alan Spiers, off Intruder. That's off the board in the doorway of the club tonight.  Congrats to all involved. Well done. 


Posted By: Kas
Date Posted: 06 Jan 2012 at 10:49pm
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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2012 at 6:16am
Good on you Kane, great day alright, wish I could have said we had action like that, instead 12 hours on the water for didly squat, water was green all he way out to the Temokemoke Knoll. What were you using for live bait Kane?


Posted By: Adam...
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 12:51pm
Once again well done Kane,After all that excitement over the weekend i bet a few more boats will be entering this coming weekends Tuna Comp,


Posted By: JUST ANOTHER FISHERMAN
Date Posted: 08 Jan 2012 at 6:17pm
Good work to the crew of intruder doing the damage on the first stripey for the TGFC. Good old Y's doing the damage.


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Posted By: Flying Dutchman
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2012 at 7:14pm
 Congrats to kane  and crew. Had more luck than me , Four days trolling from the 28th on from Tauranga upto the top of gt barrier along 400mt mark ,and back across alderman rises. temp 20.4   . skippy and some albys only . Dutchy  Ouch . 


Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 10 Jan 2012 at 7:19pm
Better to be out there trying than out side or inside doing nothing... Nothing ventured nothing gained.

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Posted By: Bluewater5
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 6:28pm
95kg Northen Bluefin just weighed in at Whakatane of the boat Chaos, well done! Things are looking up. But whats going on hear, masive blacks and northen blue fin so early in the season. More than likely to be the first northen ever weighed at Whakatane.

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Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 6:38pm
Great googly moogly! that's one impressive fish, was that caught out wider or wide? 

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Posted By: Bluewater5
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 6:44pm
Rumor has it, an 8m senator, in this forecast, cant imagine it was much past white. Im sure there be lots more details to come. Well done to them anyway.

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Posted By: TIN TUB
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 7:02pm
run a solo mission figure 8 around mayour and penguins today, skippies all over as previously reported but not a sign of all the marlin that were there last week, water was stuck in the high 19's.  Good to give the new riggers a run gear ran really well, conditions were way better than I
expected with a nice down hill run all the way back to a bouy, last skippie can a km from A bouy.


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Posted By: ninja
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 7:31pm
Clapwhat a fantastic fish, well doneClap
 hope this is going to be a great season 


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Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 7:35pm
You and me both... 150mtr+ mark and not a fish seen or caught. hope it's changed for the better.. sick of this rain and wind. tues and wed looks fantastic for a fish. 

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 9:26pm

bluefin was taken only 10miles north of white! big ugly green/yellow/orange lure! great fish well done team Chaos!



Posted By: C A
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 9:50pm
churr thats a good effort, anyone got pics?

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Posted By: Reel Hot
Date Posted: 15 Jan 2012 at 10:05pm
Nice fish cant wait to see pics


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:32am
Are they sure it was a northern blue fin, my guess is that it would be a nice southern bluefin. People forget that they used to get a few southern bluefin in the BOP at this time of year. If it is a northern then it is the smallest caught in NZ probably by a long way.
 
Went out on Karl's (Fitty) boat with his son Sam yesterday, and did the loop around Mayor after getting some kahawai in the entrance for liveys. Water was a pretty good colour but never got above 19.8. Decided to troll liveys back down the inside of Mayor. After a couple of uneventful hours up came a nice big hammerhead which had all sorts of fun trying to catch the kahawai, pity we didn't have a video camera as it would have made great footage 20m from the boat, eventually it got the livey and Sam quickly put the drag up and we were in. Sam did a great job on his first real gamefish on 37 kg standup, took him about 30 minutes to get it up and tagged about 150 kg.
 
 


Posted By: TIN TUB
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 10:05am
nice work Vance and congrates to Sam. On my way to Penguins form Mayor I saw 3 quiote good sized Makos on the surface but none interested in my gear, I was supriced how quite it was yesterday and how not over 20. the water was.

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Posted By: markallan
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 4:19pm
Trolled today penguins round back of mayor towards aldies a wee bit then back in.
Didn't see anything haha. Got skippies on bungee but other than that Was v quiet.
Temp got up to 20.9 out wide(bout 6mile behind mayor)
First time really giving it a nudge so will be fun learning and that. Hopefully more eventful next time.


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 4:53pm
Guiys if you want a bit of fun get up near Lassiters and catch a skippy (or catch kahawai near A buoy on way out) bridle rig it and troll slowly towards Penguins can almost guarantee a hammerhead and you may get lucky and get a marlin instead. They are great fun and a good way to learn how to handle the boat for a big fish and if you stuff up and loose it, who cares. Sets you up really good for when you do get that marlin on.


Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 5:17pm
Forgot to mention before that I got talking to a guy at the ramp yesterday who had trolled lures out to Mayor and then decided to troll over one of the knolls they jig for kingies on (think it was the one close to Tuhua) to see if there were any kingies there. They pulled there game lures in a trolled a couple of stick baits on their kingy outfits, first pass and a nice stripy jumped on, they fought it for quite a while before busting it off. Bugger 


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 5:45pm
in regards to the bluefin, Rick Pollock, Steve Haddock and several other very experienced people were at the weigh in and they all called it as a northern. Steve Haddock as a surface longliner has seen many so i think they got it right, wouldnt know the differences myself but the fish was quite long in the back end and not as rotund as most photos of southerns i have seen photos of. Sorry didnt take camera with meEmbarrassedOuch but hopefully some one got some photos to put up here at some stage!


Posted By: markallan
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:24pm

Saw this on my mates fb, sorry if it's low res


Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:27pm
Thumbs Up


Posted By: ninja
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:38pm
 
Re northern bluefin,I was just looking through a old game fishing book and i found this

'in early 1980 (16/01/81 for what i can see on the whakatane catch board ) a boat "see lee" trolling off lottin point got they got a quad strike lost 2 after 20 min ,after 2 hours the first was landed by Graham potter 107 kg on 24kg, after 4 hours the 2nd was landed by Rex wood and weighing 158kg
 both being northern bluefin tuna in the book (saltwater gamefishing in new zealand page 141)
but looking at the nz records it is under southern blue fin so who knows


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Posted By: ninja
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:39pm
very nice fish mateClap

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Posted By: mangre 2
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:50pm
Must have a japanese Weigtmaster

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Posted By: Kas
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 6:58pm
Classic you say that about that boat droping that stripee on the stick bait vance, we dropped a stripee on that exzact knoll north of tahua at around 1pm yesturday then saw a big tinnie there with twin outboards fighting a fish for a bout 10mins after we dropped that fish if was same boat? Ours was bill wrapped. Good to see fish so close the the island. We tried to get some baits at tahua but was hard.


Posted By: C A
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 7:25pm
Originally posted by markallan markallan wrote:


Saw this on my mates fb, sorry if it's low res


Wonder if we'll get any down our way......

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Posted By: Marligator
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 7:46pm
Kane, yes that was the boat I was talking about. We didn't see any bait on Tuhua when we went past. We got our livies out past A Buoy, there was a good school of 1-1.3 kg kahawai, perfect bait size.


Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 8:16pm
Well wellywood gets big eye/broadys in the cook, and bluefin off the wrap trench so i don't see why not

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Posted By: Bill Collector
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 9:19am
I was out on Sunday trolling for skippies for bait they were everywhere from the 30 metre mark out would not have surprised me at all to see a marlin in close, so much bait fish could be a bloody good season. 

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Posted By: snapper14
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 4:10pm
just don't tell Sanfords and it might be  

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Posted By: Slick
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 6:42pm
Too late sounds like they are already down there around the aldies. sucking up all the bait.AngryCensored
unfortunately it happens every year.


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Posted By: Bluewater5
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 7:04pm
Clearly i need to mount a rocket launcher and a gatling gun on the front of my bow.

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Posted By: Dave775
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 7:26pm
Yea there was a big sanfords boat between 80-100m 10km south of aldies on saturday and sunday, i saw the same boat the weekend before a bit deeper seems to be working that area hard.


Posted By: Slick
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 7:33pm
the fkrs do it every year, we get good bait down there and the marlin turn up then these wnkrs come in and suck up all the bait and turn it into a ghost town.Angry


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Posted By: Reel Hot
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 7:39pm

They are doing a clean up of the bay to



Posted By: andrem
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 1:08pm
2 Stripies being weighed at the MOSC at about 1320 today. Not sure of the boat or the angler.

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Posted By: andrem
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 1:59pm

Larger fish caught yesterday




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Posted By: *stu*
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 2:06pm
do you know the general area they came from?  I take it they have been out a couple of days.


Posted By: andrem
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 4:20pm
they were on a delivery voyage from nelson, but understand the biggest was caught arounf te-kaha somewhere, not sure about the smaller fish

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Posted By: *stu*
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 4:38pm
Cheers for that.
 
The old man is out around the aldies today.  Haven't had a call so might have struck out today.


Posted By: jonocoogee
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2012 at 7:21pm
Fished today with Timboes on his boat Rodzilla, Started north of Penguin, Loads of dolphins working, more then i have ever seen put together. Loads of birds and bait fish but could get a skippy or albe. Trolled to the 230m mark south of mayor then around through the knolls by Tahua. Beautiful blue water. Top temp was 21.1 No sign of life on the surface, no birds working, no fish on the surface. No fish for us. Went back to penguin and jigged up some kings then back home before it chopped up.

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Posted By: Falco
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:20am
Went out yesterday early am for a Snapper/Kingfish at Mayor.
 
Temps on the way out were 18.9 to around 20 along the bottom of Mayor and Tahua...saw an XXL Hammerhead on Tahua.
 
Gave up and trolled some plastic up the 100-200 western side found some hotwater and saw somthing every 5 mins..more hammers a mako..and a billfish..within an hour..trolled down to lassiter but the water quality died as did my enthusiasim for trolling.
 
I think you could do far worse than drifting a livie along the 100m right now.
 
I am an idiot, I had my stella rigged up ready to go for a billfish and was too pre-occupied at looking at it I forgot..could have knocked the ****er out and not spooked it,it was quite active..never mind - that can be the plan from now on.


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Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:36am
Where are the seiners & how many did you see?
Also wondering if that big black hua, the Capt M J Souza is in our waters


Posted By: TIN TUB
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:38am
we ran from the 60m line back of karewa yesterday up to out side whanga on the 200m.   Found a marked container mid way karewa and mayor which was floating suprisingly high in the water so trolled the gear past it and hooked up on the shotgun  scrapped what ever it was for 5 minutes and pulled the hook which was dissapointing.  I was using the my 24/36 offshore popper rod with my talisman  on it for the shotgun off the rocket laucher, so that was a hot little fight, something a bit different. Carried on through the dolphins up towards the aldys but water was quite cold., watched a dolphin grab the shot rigger and pop the clip and let go, thought they were the clever ones.  went round mayor and down to se bay with nothing but the water on that side was way warmer, found a 21.6.  a lunch break and a dive at mayor and back out across to penguins, got to 2.5kms north of Penguins and had a good stripied turn up in the gear and grab the long rigger but didn't stick, reset the gear and did another loop a fish turned uo again on the long right grabbed the lure, ran but didn't stick, looped again and nothing showed.  the second fish hit really hard so was suprised/gutted it got off.  

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Posted By: *stu*
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:42am
Dad said he saw a big stripie in 400m between mayor and aldies but had no action in the lures for the day.


Posted By: Falco
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:50am
Kepp it up TT,its only a matter of time on water! One will stick eventually.

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Posted By: riga
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:18am
It all sounds pretty good doesn't it.


Posted By: kaveman
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:22am
77kg weighed at Whangamata on Sunday, 1 T@R and 91kg Wednesday,

All the action is back of Aldies on 400-500m line. Most boats are getting a shot or 2 per day


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Posted By: FarmerBrowne
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 10:29am
We drifted a couple of ky on the eastern side of Mayor yesterday.  Had a decent kingy chasing the ky when we were catching them in the shallows near Tuhua.  Pretty quite where we drifted the liveys, but managed a couple of reasonable snapper from the bottom on SBs during the drifting.  Hooked up to a reasonable 4 m hammer head which we managed to slap a tag into after a bit of a mission getting it close to the boat.  Dragged lures back to penguins and picked up a couple of skippies on the way.  Things are looking pretty positive for this early in the season.


Posted By: JUST ANOTHER FISHERMAN
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 12:05pm
Awesome Farmerbrowne. We are out next weekend for the first go of the season.

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Posted By: Murph
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 2:46pm
We had a shot behind Whale Island on Tuesday morning.  It grabbed the 5.5 Zuker off the short rigger and peeled a 100 or so metres before it fell off, BUGGER!!!  Then as we were busy cursing our luck the fish casually swam by the boat, rolled over and did the fish equivalent of flipping us the bird.  We sped up and tried to go around it's nose again to no avail, doubled back, went round & round a few times but it had had it's fun with us and was gone.  Was a stripey 100 plus kg.


Posted By: KikBac
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 3:39pm
The fish flipped you the 'bird. Thats gold Murph! LOL


Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 4:46pm
How far out was you murph? 10 mile or the trench? was out today swelly as and not much life a few work up's. lots of kingfish around whale scored 200 kina just to ease the pain :)

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Posted By: jonocoogee
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 7:09pm
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Posted By: fitty
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:38pm
My son and I were out yesterday trolled lures around mayor and live skippy for a few hours NE of Mayor.A pretty quiet day bar a few skippies.Came across a dead common dolphin .We pulled in the gear and inspected it.I could see no evident reason for death.This dolphin might have died of fright after chasing TT's lure. We then came across a large school of b/nose  dolphin and in amongst this large group were a couple of pods of black blunt nose dolphins.Sam took some photos and we later worked out these were false killer whales.Tonite we went down to the beach at Papamoa only to see the real killer whales chasing tucker in the breakers!!
 


Posted By: Bluewater5
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:47pm
Love the second pic, amazing you were able to touch them like that.

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Posted By: B.C.
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 8:56pm
Think you'll find that's the dead one mate Confused. Is that damage to it's dorsil or just a water effect?
 
Nice looking blue water.


Posted By: fitty
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:11pm
no damage to dorsal and yes it was the dead one!!


Posted By: Uncle
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:15pm
I never heard of Blunt Nose dolphins Fitty~~have you ever seen them before?.
Neat that Sam got pics of them


Posted By: fitty
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:20pm
These false killer whales were a new one on me Bill.These two encounters made a fairly uneventful day quite memorable!!


Posted By: Blue Asparagus
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:42pm
pilot whales maybe, 

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Posted By: seawolf
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:44pm
 O J Simpson whales?


Posted By: Murph
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:52pm
Originally posted by Hard_core_gamer Hard_core_gamer wrote:

How far out was you murph? 10 mile or the trench? was out today welly as and not much life a few work up's. lots of kingfish around whale scored 200 kina just to ease the pain :)
Depth 120 metres, nor west of the ten mile.


Posted By: jonocoogee
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:55pm
We saw three types of dolphins on Wed, Bottlenose, The ones like the dead one you found, and the other false killer whales. Acres of them. (I don't know my dolphins so can't give you exact types.)

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Posted By: Adam...
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 9:58pm
Ocean Monarch Just tagged Stripy North mayor



Posted By: Jet_ski_fisher
Date Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 10:08pm
Thank you murph will try that next week, i was tending to try east a lot more. did you see any makos out there ? going to try one on 4lb line...

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