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Had two good days out Raglan Sunday and Monday binned up with good sized Snapper and a Kingi around 12kg and only 2 gurnard at 57m in 1.5hrs.  Monday shot out again struggelded to get a Snapper for the first 3hrs lucky the Gurnard were on the bite manged to get quite a few and 6 Snaapper by the end of the day. Happy with the new boat and felt safe crossing the bar both days plenty of boats out Sunday to make sure I was on the right course. SmileSmile
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Im going out tomorrow for a proper fish, hopefully ramp wont be so crowded and we can stay long enough to get more fish this time, what depth Muzz?
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Definitely busy on Sunday too, we tried 52 no Luck then out 59m. Spoke to another mate who was at 52m who caught mainly gurnard and only a hand full of Snapper. I think the bite was slow for everyone yesterday, then came  on the out going tide.
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Thanks Muzz, would have gone out further but has only a short time because Juri had a meeting planned- for tomorrow just got some local info  where the fish are lousy, will post if its good. Glad your pleased with the new boat. Thumbs Up
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Shot out of Manu Bay on Saturday.    Arrived at 6.03am and were the last vehicle that made it off the main road.   Within 10 minutes and probably at least 15 boats queuing on road.  On the water at 7am and went straight to Gannet for a look.   No sign at all.  Six other boats in same situation and never saw a hook up in the 45 minutes we were there.  Headed back towards Raglan and decided to stop at the 58m mark and then work shallower if the snapper weren't playing ball.    First fish of the day and a stonker was lost when hook parted ways from trace.  Never mind - plenty more out there.   Had 5 - 6 in the bin before a few sharks turned up.  Lost a bit of gear before the call went out that if the fishing didn't improve then we would be moving.    Next minute a nice 12kg kingie decided he wanted to join us so that went on ice.   The next 1 hour was real solid fishing.    Nothing huge with the largest at 11lb but some real nice eating fish in the mix with around 20 in the 50cm range.   A few good sized gurnard, a couple of coutta and what we thought was another decent kingie (it definitely acted like one) turned out to be a decent 1.5m shark (approx 30kg).   Back to the ramp and straight in so got back to Cambridge by 2pm for the 2 hour fillet and clean session.     Frames and heads all taken by friends and plenty of fresh snapper for the neighbours.   Another great day out on the water and another west coast fishing cherry popped for a mate.
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Good report and good fishing in the end
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Shot out across the bar just before low tide this morn, a few breaking across the bar but no issue with good timing, went up NW for a change 35m ten minutes later landed a solid snapper, caught a few pannies around 40cm but fairly quiet, went out to 40 and still quiet but around 11-00 am the fishing got better, we landed 15  or so average snapper up to 45 cm, a couple of good gurnard as well. Had enough fish for my friends so motored back to the ramp. Swell map was right on the money with conditions improving through the day. Most people at the ramp had some good catches but mainly pan sized snaps.

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Another good day out for TJ and crew but with out the crowds at the ramp this time well done. TJ
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Yeh the tides and lack of crowds was a winner Muzz
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Looking good for tomorrow according to swell map
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Fantastic day out early yesterday morning - first time in 6 months so everyone was fizzing even with an early start. Headed out just slightly NW of the entrance along with lots of other boats.

Took someone out that has never been on a boat or fishing before and look what was pulled up on the first drop at 51m - a 65cm 12 pounder and the smile says it all.




8-10 of the 10 pound 60-65cm models caught and most released, lots of 45-50cm ones released. Had to stop when young arms getting tired from double hook-ups as soon as the baits hit bottom.
Another youngster also picked up a 75cm kingi on the ledger rig which was a good fight and sent back to grow bigger.

We could have easily binned up by 10am but instead kept 2 bigger and one smaller snaps each.

Bin was close to full, so went up to the 21 for some kingi action, hooked a big one on the jig but got sharked. Moved to another spot but second hookup had the same result, decided to head back in and was on the trailer by midday

I'm keen for a rematch - anyone know the best time to target the kingi's where we won't end up feeding the bronzies?  


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Sat morning was out for me, partner was working  but just before 12.00 she said she could get out in the afternoon if I wanted to. Tide wasn't great but with swell map showing calm all day we decided to go out 3 hours after high tide and back in around 7-00 pm, still plenty of light and some water in the camp ground ramp entrance.
Talked to a few fishermen at the ramp that had been out that morning, some binned up on good size fish, others not so good, one of them said coming in 15 minutes earlier was knarly with the chop of the tide running. We motored out and he was right, it was bad but hard top and taking it easy no problems. I was amazed by a boaty coming across the bar into the washing machine, in a 14 - 15ft open boat, by himself, pretty ballsy to me, not something I would have risked. Any way instead of heading out to the deep we went back to 35m off Carters approx. There was good sign straight away and it wasn't long before the fish began biting. After an hour we had plenty of fish to give a way and a nice 10lber for dinner tonight. We shifted around waiting for the tide to turn, everywhere we stopped there were plenty of fish. After landing some more and a few gear breakages we headed back in, calm on the bar with incoming tide, only a few boats at the ramp was a big bonus.
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Good report,  Gannet can be good for kingies, we have had success there, I've heard 22 is good too but you need to be first there I've heard. We are interested in getting back into kings out west mainly jigging)as well.
There were quite a few at the 21 when we were there in the afternoon but we were after some large snapper, I think early in the morning is better for the kingies?
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TJMYou are probably correct about the Kingis , early morning seems to better for all fishing. Get home early too and plenty of time to fillet the fish and clean the boat.    Fishing must be quite at present reports have slowed down.
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Hey Muzz, yeh plenty of boats out on Sunday but not me,  seems that only a few of us bother to submit reports (including your self)

How's the new boat going?
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Boat goes well still learning how to drive the sounder,  I am on days off now and the weather isnt great. Might have to go to Waikawau farms to get my fishing fix. There is a lot  to like sitting inside the cab in a comfy seat with the sounds playing. Good platform to fish off.
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Yeh, I should use more of the features my sounder has, really need a nice calm day to play with it properly. Waikawau is still a bit tidal?
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Yes a bit tidal but was dredged a couple of months ago so can be used on all tides. The shallowest patch is just before you enter the channel as they can get out to drege it.
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Raglan looking good today and tomorrow for those that can get out
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Im heading out tomorrow,will either be a early or later start will report back. Big smile
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