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    Posted: 12 Jan 2021 at 7:15pm
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Hey guys, I am heading to spirits bay for the first time. Never fished anywhere far that up north before. Really excited about it espicaly reading old reports about it. Will be staying there for 2 nights, any recommendations on any other locations.

Was planning to fish the spot called rod holders and primarally stickbaiting. Is this spot accessible on all tides or only on low tide? And is it possible to access the end of those rocks ?

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Was up at spirits over Xmas. Did all of my fishing surfcasting at night. Caught nothing but a large tope, others had some success with snapper. Saw a guy land a Kingi off the island. Rod holders can be fished over the high tide but you’re best to access towards the bottom end of the tide unless you want to swim... good luck!
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Thanks for that fishfingers. Will try and access rod holders on low tide. Will update it after the weekend on how I go!
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Rodholders can be accessed 2-3 hrs after high.  If stick baiting I suggest going further along to Bucks Ledge.  This is as far along the rocks you can go before striking an impassable crevice.   Google earth it to see what I mean.  A lot more current, water movement etc.  Because the ledge is steeper then rodholders, fighting a fish can be more of a challenge. 
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Hi Shilo, thank you for the recoomendation. Just to understand the spots would

No 1 be rod holders 

no 2 be bucks ledge.

Thanks again for your help. 


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1 is rod holders, 2 is the end point unless you want to abseil best to stay away from there, bucks is about 2cm back towards rod holders, that shadow you can see is a gut you can't get past walking round the rocks
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2 is Hoopers Point and to get there you need to walk over the hill and then down to the point. No abseiling required.

Bucks and rod holders both easily accessible from around half tide and you can stickbait all along that ledge really as long as not others fishing etc

The island is also worth a shot but watch the tide as have had to swim back before. Wife wasnt too impressed LOL

Good luck!
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Thanks jk and deacs, will try and get to hoppers point as well. Will put up a report on how I go this weekend.!
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I have known a few try to get to hoopers and turned back as it was too steep, i would suggest ropes at least, but let us know if you get onto it maybe we just didn't have the balls
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