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Didn't end up going out today but think we will try tomorrow arvo off arkles on the boat, incoming tide and easterly should be tolerable.
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Haha
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yes will make those big snap by-catches even more challenging...Embarrassed
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Its a bloody fly reel!
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Was off looking for game lure skirts today unsuccessfully, but did manage to score this little reel out of special bin for $20 at marine deals. Will be good back up for my favourite little bakelite alvey on gurnard and bait fish.  Have put it on a similarly priced old light spin rod which has already been successful with gurnard although no longer my number one choice. Spooled it with 15 lb platypus.



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After a week of snapper gonna give the fish a rest. Back into it next week!
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Looking pretty average for both days. I think I am going gurnard hunting on a mates 6m boat, probably Saturday arvo.
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Ha no not that kind Shane a different spot for a look will do. There are some around I have no visited for years that were good to me.
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you can also borrow  one of these, provided you leash it on to kayak to catch one of said fish.

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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Need new challenges
 
Time to take up marlin and yft fishing then ... you have a few months to think about it and to prepare.
I don’t mind dropping you and your kayak a few miles offshore  (like 20 NM from Tutukaka) and keeping a lazy eye on you, and most importantly bringing you back with your fish, if it chooses not to be released.
Don’t feel you need to get back to me immediately... but something to think on and dream about. Wink
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Very nice a bulldog grunter!
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congrats on the PB.

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Awesome mate lot of good eaters. Those fresh smaller kahawai are very handy baits for all sorts of species, gurnard included and bigger snaps, and make great sashimi.
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It was a squally old day on the Bays this afternoon with gusts of 30km+ and then nice calm stretches, it was calm enough to get a dozen gurnard. 
I caught most of the gurnard today on a 21gm lumo Flea micro jig, and half a dozen small Kahawai to boot. A pestilence of small snapper took the lure too, but they past and it was back to the gurnard.
 I got my PB gurnard today. big G measured 43cm , you might notice some over the top brain surgery, I'll have to work on that.
It was good to be out despite the wind, Team NZ looked  like they were enjoying it.
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Need new challenges
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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Looked windy was thinking your ways Sunday..,


Swell map was showing Saturday morning being ok - coast north of auckland.
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Looked windy was thinking your ways Sunday..,
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Gonna have to be Saturday morning for me. Not sure where yet. Will check forecast on Friday and decide. Might be gurnard.
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Gonna do Sunday morning at this stage a quick trip before the Easterly kicks in.

Got another plan on another favoured spot that should be holding a good snapper or two.
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Filleting time is a begging nightmare
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