Same Result, Different Year. Mokau

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    Posted: 07 Jan 2024 at 4:33pm
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Hi All, Happy new year and hope all your fishing dreams come true! Since Iv'e been active again I have noticed alot of regular posters  have moved on and there doesn't seem to be the posts of previous years especially in the catch reports. On the departures I'm wondering whether the fact that alot of people mention on here that to reply to post or say something in a topic you have to re log in and fill out the log in page every time you want to write. Im one of them, and have had Grunta's experts over the years look at mine to fix it but its still the same. Becomes a pain in the arse but Iv'e learnt to accept it.
On to the fishing, we had our annual four day Xmas Comp in Mokau from 27th to the 30th Dec. It Was the  tenth anniversary and our club had record entries for the Comp. The weather gave us a brilliant day on day one and it deteriorated from there on with the last two days pushing two meters and strong winds, no boats out. I did the long hours on day one, around eleven and was swaying a bit when i got back on landBig smileand not to the sore back and legs from the little Mac. Not much room for stretching outLOL but i wouldn't swap it for anything. My knowledge of the area and experience Ive  basicially got it down to an art, of knowing when the big Snaps are going to turn up and at wot part of the tide. Dozens of times ive been out fishing for 2-3 hours with nothing and said to who ever Iv'e got on board they will be here in five or ten minutes and bang they arrive. Kito (Craig) has experienced this a few times and many others, but on his last trip it was a bit of a flop, which is rare. Although he still managed a 5 and 6 kg Snap to my Zilch. 
Okay, so on my only day out I had nothing for three hours as I launched an hour before high tide and new i wouldn't get any until the two hour mark of outgoing. On que they turned up and I was ready with big fresh Jack macs and Kahawhai  I caught over the last three Hours. I had Terry  my Stepson on board also entered in Comp. The first Snap on board I caught was a good one!  it was a measure comp and went 84.5 cm. from then on four all around 70cm to 71 cm. Which Terry entered the longest. Next lot that came through three hours into incoming tide we didn't get anything bigger. Came prize giving I managed to take it out easy with a 78cm second. Joined the Club again seven years ago and thats the seventh year in a row Iv'e won. Terry's  got seventh so we were rapt. Couple of pics- Holding Snap & on measure with Terry's best on floor. Bit of a trumpet blow haha but hope you find it a good read.Beer 






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Well done as usual Geoff. May 2024 be as kind fishing-wise as the end of 2023.
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Best of 2024 to you Geoff. Too many choices of social media today. But I am  picking theres a lot in my camp. Fuel v catch rate,work commitments,not a lot spare cash to run a luxery,insurance costs etc

But do try to get out once a fortnight but weather seems to be a stumbling block,Who wants to bounce around in 20+ knts? 
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Congratulations again Geoff. I thought I'd put a a pic of our last trip, 3 x Mac Attack.





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Thanks Craig, That was a great day & conditions! The pic of my boat at sea my landing net looks bigger than my mate onboardLOL
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Congrats Geoff.
Love reading your reports. 
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Well done Goeff,don't see your fishing partner Mick in the Photo ,he must have slept in
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So good to hear from you again SG and great to see you still have your big snap mojo. Keep posting mate.
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What did you catch today (Tue 9 Jan) Geoff? Saw the RAV and trailer parked on The Beach.
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Originally posted by Pcj Pcj wrote:

Best of 2024 to you Geoff. Too many choices of social media today. But I am  picking theres a lot in my camp. Fuel v catch rate,work commitments,not a lot spare cash to run a luxery,insurance costs etc

But do try to get out once a fortnight but weather seems to be a stumbling block,Who wants to bounce around in 20+ knts? 
Thanks Pcj have a great 2024 to...
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Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

Congrats Geoff.
Love reading your reports. 
Thankyou krow..Beer
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Originally posted by shad shad wrote:

Well done Goeff,don't see your fishing partner Mick in the Photo ,he must have slept in
Hi Shad Mick is there! in his own boat at the rear.. he fished with a mate...
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Originally posted by MJ MJ wrote:

So good to hear from you again SG and great to see you still have your big snap mojo. Keep posting mate.
Cheers MJ, Yep Iv'e got me mojo back strong as ever.
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Originally posted by Keith C Keith C wrote:

What did you catch today (Tue 9 Jan) Geoff? Saw the RAV and trailer parked on The Beach.
Hi Keith, will have to catch up again soon. Yes it was me and Mick-(brother) out in my boat today. Fishing by 8 am hightide was 9am. Caught plenty of bait ready for Snaps and they turned up on the half out going tide bang on. Had them around us for an 1.5 hours. Caught about twelve 5-7 kg Snaps. No bigger models though. Most given away kept some for our families and all heads and frames went to our local Marae for a Tangi on at mo. Beer 
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