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Nice work Dave. The 'plagues' of Trevs is pretty exciting. More prized in our family than snaps as the kids seem to hoover sashimi! We were out Anzac weekend and got snaps on softies middle of the day inside slipper, a Trev and next day had some fun on rat kings throwing stick baits into the rocks around boat harbour... Biggest 74... Doh!
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Good on ya Jason. It's a great time of the year to be fishing out of Pauanui that's for sure. I'm planning on another couple of weekends this month and looking forward to Queens Birthday.
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shot out and tried our luck on Saturday and Sunday, and what a difference a month makes. 
 
We spend Saturday between the Slipper and Shoe and had to work hard for three Snaps up to 38cm, and a few kahawai.  We did manage a score a nice Johnnie which gulped a wee Snap, and my mate 'Lil Dave' scored a legal Kingie. Not a horse by any stretch but considering he nailed it on a 2/0 flasher rig, not a bad effort.
 
On Sunday we shot up to just south of Hot Water Beach and tried drifting in 26m.  In three drifts we nailed 8 snaps up to 37cm.  Hard work and not huge fish, but two good days on the water with good mates and a lot of laughs.
 
Sad to see the razor gang have fronted and we lost a bit of gear to them, but I guess that means my little mates the Terakihi won't be to far away either.
 
 
 
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good to see you got a feed, can't beat JD
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Baracoutta and the first terakihi of the season for us - winter has arrived!
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Nice Rob. How deep were the tera's.
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By-catch amongst the usual undersized snaps. 29m
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Cheers mate. Good news.
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Myself and BOP strayliner fished out of Tairua Saturday and Sunday with good success. Saturday was the maiden voyage for my new surtees and after hitting a sand bank in the estuary whilst trying to sort out the GPS settings we were off :D Started at the 32 with Craig landing two rats before I even had a chance to tie a jig on it looked promising, however a few more boats arrived and it went dead. I got a nice johnnie with a livie set on the bottom and then we decided to move in and look for some snapper.

Found some uncharted low lying foul in 50m I had never come across before. Awesome sign top to bottom in places, slow jigs deployed and around a dozen angry 40-60cm snapper obliged to come aboard as well as two more johnnies over the next couple of hours. Was all too easy until I threw my sea anchor over the side of the boat without tying it on which kind of stuffed us.. :D I got the fish of the day at approx 12ish lbs

Sunday another mate joined us and we headed off to the same reef, sign was there but fish didn't seem so active so we went in to slipper and had a strayline in amongst the rocks. A few mid 30's snapper couple of trevs which went down a treat that night and half a dozen or so kahawai I think we got there. Sun was starting to set but I had an inkling and had to go back to the previous mark for a quick drop. The next hour of fishing was pretty awesome. Bunch of good snapper best going to Craig of what we estimated to be bloody close to 20. Also played with some small kings on the light gear. Coutta are about alright, Craig lost 3 slow jigs in 3 drops which I thought was quite amusing!

Great weekend and definitely some of the best snapper fishing if not the best I've had out of Tairua for numbers and average size

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Great results there Devon!
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shot out yesterday for a crack at a Tera or two.  The snapper nursery was in full swing and had to contend with countless sub 25 cm snapper and accept the five Terakihi we got as a by catch.  We also scored four Blue Cod in the 36-38cm range so that was a bit of a bonus.
 
I used Uncles rigs for the first time and they accounted for all but one of the fish we kept. I recommend them for anyone targeting Terakihi (or Blue Cod for that matter).  I'll certainly be scoring myself a few more.
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true, we went to 30m mark and smashed it on the snaps
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Rubbish forecast so shot out this morning to see if we could nail any silver and black treasures before the weather turned to [email protected] After 3 hours of bouncing around like a cork and a mixture of kahawai, trevs, carrots, a few terakihi and one nice snap in the bin, enough was enough.

School holidays and a few kids keen to get into it so aiming for another crack next week once the weather settles.

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Out today for a good feed of my silver and black friends. Got a nice Johnnie as well, and also a Goatfish, which I'd never seen before. All in all a good day, pity about the wind that got up this afternoon. Bring on Saturday.
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Nice one Dave, wheres the pic of the red mullet... or was it stunned mullet!LOL
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Should have mentioned a visit from a small school of Orca. You can't pay for that stuff.
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Great weather and a another great day on the water. Fish played ball so another bonus. I have to put another good word in for Uncles terakihi rigs. Every time they clean up and today was no exception. My mate couldn't buy a fish, even when I invited him to cuddle up next to me on my side of the boat. Changed him onto one of Uncles and in the little silver and black devils came.


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Large schools of kahawai feeding hard on krill just behind Shoe. Pink & white lures did the damage. Loaded up the live tank and headed to the pins. A few small kings on the jigs but nothing on the livies. Went home and ate the bait
Beer: the most important meal of the day.
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