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Mixed bag of Unusual fish for Auckland

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    Posted: 30 Sep 2018 at 12:03pm
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Yesterday in the mid point between Little Barrier and Omaha in 52m we got a real mixed bag of top table fish and not your normal catch.
Mostly on sliders and micro jigs but a few on a dragged bait. On the flats with reef structure maybe 1-2km away. Was under a raft of sitting birds mostly sea gulls.

2 x John Dory
9 x Big Blue Cod (released another 20 smaller ones)
2 x Terakihi
5 x Good Sized Pig Fish
1 x Big Porae
6 x Snapper
4 x 2m+ Sharks
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mixed bag alright,nothing wrong with pig fish,nice white flesh very kelpy taste but  I like them.
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That really is a interesting and unusual catch. Maybe different species are returning to the gulf,and filling a gap in the food chain.?
Am hearing of more blue cod being caught here and there in places where previously there seemed to be none.
Terakihi--wouldnt it be great to see those in the gulf in numbers. Habitat seems ideal for terakihi. 
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Not unusual at all used to get that in a similar area years ago Joker on ledger baited rigs
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Well done Joker.
Used to be lots of blue cod round Leigh. Old man used to chuck em back cause they weren't snapper. We used get some real big ones too outa our old starcraft and 4.5 seagull out towards ti point mathesons side. Was a real population of them back in day. And one of them bit my ear on scuba in goat island many years ago... more aggressive fish than snapper. Neva been bit by snapper underwater, although don't trust ones at knights snorkelling with my kids.
Don't think I'd throw big blue cod back though... call it evolution! Definitely one of my favourite fish battered. Thanks to my modern experiences at fish n chip shops.
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