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    Posted: 25 Nov 2019 at 6:44am
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Hi All, Had a phone call last Wednesday Night from another Forum Member-Feeder, Denniss Colson that there was a few people withdrawing from The two day Snapper Kasha Comp on the Friday and Saturday due to conditions. So tickets were available after i tried unsuccessfully to get a couple earlier. Entered Myself and brother Mick, and hit the beach daybreak on Friday. After twenty minutes before a lull in the break we finally got out in an ugly but smooth sea at the time. Half an hour later we were back in as the forcasted strong westerly kicked in early and we had a rough old ride back to beach!. Day two we settled in again on daybreak, not flash conditions but doableThumbs UpCut off time was mid day so we could get cleaned up and off to weigh in at Kawhia by 4.30. After three hours we only had a couple of Snaps around Five Kgs before I finally got a contender. A nice 9.05 kg Snap and a good Kahawhai. That was it and off my wive Heidi and I went to Kawhia. Mick decided not to go as his best Snap wasn't big enough. I managed to get First place which I didn't expect as the weights were down on previous years due to the tough conditions. The Kahawai also picked up a minor place. Great Comp and organization, hope to fish it again next year. Pic of myself with Snap. Cheers.
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Top effort Geoff!Clap
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Just no stopping you Geoff.well done.
water water everywhere,how many fish does it hold?
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Well done,  wind conditions have been bad for Raglan area so kept us away from the bar,
Very nice fish and no doubt worth the effort you put in Clap
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Originally posted by tjm tjm wrote:

Well done,  wind conditions have been bad for Raglan area so kept us away from the bar,
Very nice fish and no doubt worth the effort you put in Clap
Thanks tjm. Was pretty bad here particularly Friday I should of never gone out, but the extra incentive of a comp we made a bad choice. We were glad once we hit the beach after  battling big whitecaps in, as the wind got up so quickly. Scary in a 3.6 metre boat.Beer 
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Good work Geoff, Fridays conditions were less than ideal, we did get outside, the bar was ok but it was a slog out to 55m, pulled the pin after 20 snaps as the wind was certainly 15 knots + and the anchor rope was talking to us, went back into the shelter of Albatross Bay, intercepted some of Smudges carrots, a couple over a kg each.

Checked my flash new phone while there and it said I had done 14500 steps when I had my arse glued to the seat over a 2 hour period.

Saturday was much of the same, couldn't improve on 5.2 for snaps however plenty of good eaters.

Certainly a very popular comp, max entries which puts lot of money into the prize pool and the payouts are generous, we were 3rd n 4th gurnard and collected $550 for our troubles

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