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I spoke with Dick today & he will get his son Shane to do the honours with Chrome.
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I was a Flyfisherman for trout. I live here in Tauranga and have bought a salt water fly outfit and a 1410 stabicraft. I had a few kings follow my fly back in November and caught a few on my top water outfit. Where is a good place for Flyfishing for kingfish in tga harbour?
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Dean, unfortunately Mudfish (Dick Marquand) hasn't been on here in awhile due to some computer issues. It looks like- in these last few posts- that we have isolated the problem. Hopefully that means we will see him back on here soon. Otherwise you could try contacting him directly. Uncle on this forum has contact details.

Good choice on the Stabi 1410 too They're great little boats
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Hell yeah a 1410 with minkota, mean as,

ill pm ya some info, im far from a expert on the area, but have spent a bit of time andlearnt some stuff.
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I'd be Keen on some of that info too FISHBYFLY. I too am a boatie, but I haven't had any luck getting Kings in the harbour at all during the daytime.
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Thx for the advise. Have found my way to most of what you say, I guess it's a pretty big harbour to discover when it comes to catching them on a fly. I was amazed at the amount of piper that surfaces at night. The kingfish obviously have plenty of food just a bit weary of the human predators out there!
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So, does anyone reckon the kingies will still be in the harbour once the lockdown finishes?
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Hope, Thats all we haveLOL.

Na seriously, should be
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This thread has seemed to die off. 
Has any one been out on the flats recently? 
Any kingfish around or is it still too early? 
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Check out the tauranga salt fly Facebook group slider. That's where you'll find Mr Marquand and quite a few others. Plenty of good info there.
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I have heard the Kings are back in
Simon's situation was grave so he used gravy.
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Originally posted by FishMan FishMan wrote:

Check out the tauranga salt fly Facebook group slider. That's where you'll find Mr Marquand and quite a few others. Plenty of good info there.

Cant seem to find it.
do you have the link?
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was out on Tauranga Flats yesterday morning,wading the incoming on a channel edge.
perfect conditions,
Must have had 10+ kahawai smash my crease fly, that kept me entertained while looking for kingy sign, no sign,
But still a blissfull morning in pretty souroundings,looking forward to more of it.
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sounds great - hoping a Kingi comes your way and plays ball fishbyfly as look forward to the report. 
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Sounds very nice Thought there might have been a few kings about with all this warmth. BOI's water temperatures have gone from 14c to 18c in the space of two weeks. Hot kingfish action can't be too far away.
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yip, there around  down there, met a guy that morning who was out in a stabicraft,
and said he seen a king on a ray the morning before, 
i think the water temp in the harbour rose from 15 to 17 in a couple of days from that northerly blow, looks like same thing happened up here.

the earliest ive personally  encountered kingys in skinny water in auckland is early december,
i do have a spot a bit further north were they turn up in November.
But, never say never,anything could happen and maybe i wasnt lokking hard enough!
looks like NIWAS prediction for an 'El Nina' summer was spot on.
Hopeing to switch it up a bit this season, less dependence on the Nucanoe and some quality time stalking channel edges on foot at low tide,its just so fun going totally lightweight with a bottle of water, a box of flys, and rod  ,super slowly wading.
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