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Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Fredrick 1964 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 2012 at 7:13pm
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My ratbag daughter caught this cute wee thresher on 6lb fireline crystal on my trout rod off Crusoe  Rock, Waiheke, a couple of months back.

We couldn't seem to hook any snapper so went down to a tiny #1 hook on a 1/8oz nitro jighead with a gulp 2 inch pretty coloured minow. 

It kept her entertained for a decent length of time.

Once we let it go the snapper fishing came back on (using decent sized Zmans on better sized jigheads, of course)

First one I'd ever seen. Never caught one myself either Cry

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Here's some fish my brother, wife and I have nabbed from the Hauraki in the last yeari. We've found winter fishing to be the best. Nothing over 20lbs yet, but all caught on either 6lb or 8lb Fireline braid.

Me just out from Kauwau Island:


Brother in same spot, these 2 were caught 5 mins apart



Brother in the middle of the Hauraki



The wife, Kawau



The wife, this was caught just off Tiri Tiri



And a nice trev off Marsden pt, Whangarei


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Originally posted by Potty Potty wrote:

Thumbs Upgreat fish bushbilly. By any chance was that taken at happy jacks, there were some biggies there late afternoon on the 1st day of the comp.
yes and yes it was fishing well the 1st and 2nd day out that ways, just had to many fish jump from 50 to over 60cm for the comp 
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Thumbs Upgreat fish bushbilly. By any chance was that taken at happy jacks, there were some biggies there late afternoon on the 1st day of the comp.
Love fishing, love my job. It's a bloody shame that they clash.
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COROMANDEL ISLANDS, FIRST SOTFBAIT FOR 2 YEARS IN THE CORO SP COMP
WEIGHT: ? 81CM PUT BACK AS OVER 60CM
ROD: LONG
REEL: ROUND 
 
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Beaut fish Johnboy well done mateClapClap
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Doubtless Bay snapper..  where else... LOL


21 pound on the dot....!!! 
Synit rod... 2500 Shimano Fireblood...  6 pound exceed Fireline... 10 mins of pure fun ....
Swallowed softie and gut hooked and bleeding so off to smoker...


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I have caught decent sized Thresher sharks on softbait, always hooked thru the tail. Someone on this site caught a Mako on a softbait a couple of years back I think?
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Hubby holding the shark for me so i could put the rod down and grab a photo.
Sorry About the bad quality of the photo but our camera broke after 2 shots so had to use our mobile phone which doesn't like night time shots to much.
Caught this Hammer Head Shark on a soft bait which i thought was very strange. Has anyone else ever caught a shark on a softbait?  We released it.
Caught just off  Waiheke Island during Easter Long Weekend.
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Troy got this 20lb snapp out side red Merc on Curry chicken 7inch sorf bait.
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Shot, thats one serious fish. Fished the cavs on Sunday but nothing that bigLOL
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DATE: 1st January 2012

ANGLER: Bryce

RIG: Shimano Saragosa 4000F, Composite Developments Dropshot, 8lb Fireline, Berkley Nitro 1/4oz 3/0 jighead, Nuclear Chicken Squid Viscious

Depth: 6m

Weight: 12.2kg (new PB)

Length: 98cm (skinny as fish)

Location: Cavalli Islands, within swimming distance of Matauri Bay

Fight time: 15mins (lots of great boat work by my little bro)

Boat: 5.7m Sea Nymph Hustler

Crew: Ryan and Tanner (both 14 and both did a great job on the wheel and net)


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Originally posted by green guy green guy wrote:

nice one bro putty about those gay crocs Tongue


LOL

I bought camo ones hoping nobody would notice themLOL



What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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nice one bro putty about those gay crocs Tongue
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DATE: 3rd December 2011

ANGLER: Si

RIG: Daiwa Sol 2500, Berkley Dropshot 3-5kg, 4lb Fireline, VMC 2/0 worm Hook, 3" Atomic Jerkshad

Depth: 18m

Weight: 16lb (new PB)

Location: SW of Kawau Island

Fighttime: Approx 15mins (bloody stubborn fish)

Boat: 5.8m Fyran Horizon

Crew: Shane and Leigh


What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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Wicked PJay, would love to nail one of those!
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That's a really good snapper...
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Angler: Chris C
 
Place: Bay of Islands; first fishing expedition on own kayak (so could be in kayak fishing HoF also), second-ever expedition using softbaits and also second-ever on a kayak.
 
Gear: Soron STX-20 on Catana 732, 10lb braid, 5" Gulp! jerkshad on 1/2oz 1/0 jighead.
 
Some statistics:  26lb, 33" length.
 
 
 
 
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