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Thanks for that advice... 8m boat too big for Manu Bay?
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hey skip68,,8 mtr boat manui bay,,,, wow, is a good ramp,concrete, has a break water wall not very long,,but can be tricky depending on the swell,you can get a lot of lift their on and off trailer but i dear say if ya got a wobble roller trailer you would be fine,drive on trailer,boat be heavy enough to sit on trailer,,but can get a push up trailer from swell,, on a high tide you can pick up,drop off crew on end of break water,be careful in mid tide cause breackwater has a shelf along it on inside and can hit with boat if nosein up to wall,, along the inside..  ive you no the bar theres a good ramp at the warf,, good bar leads with lights,, but actal bar is a long way out,,  around the end of surf line,,,theres a tree on sky line and a green roof shed at bottom of hill people use as a bar marker..,,, dont go by what i have written if you dont know it please,just giving you a general heads up on it,, raglan coast gaurd do run bar days where they will teach you and show you,,well worth it if you  are unsure, cheers kuruzin
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p,s  later in the week better,weather wise.
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Yes 8m might be abit big especially a hour each side of low tide & with a surge on the ramp.Best stick to the bar but get in contact with the local coast guard & watch the weather.What sort of boat you got?High tide @ Manu Bay & a small surge i would say it would be OK to launch or retrieve.If you do make sure your crew know what they are doing there is little room for error on the ramp & it can get busy.Best way is to have every one  on the boat when launching they can come in & pick up the person who parked the  car,then when you come back drop a couple people off & then move off the ramp they get the trailer down then you line the boat up for the trailer & the crew winch the boat on & away you go.
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Thanks guys! I tried doing bar course, but was full - but will do in future. I have a Whitepointer, but so far have all my gamefishing on the east. I might try to get a crewmate that's done the bar at Raglan plenty of times. Thanks again for your comments
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I've been over the bar heaps of times...as a passenger. If you cold co-ordinate with some other boats leaving from the town wharf and follow them you'll be of. You can drive to the Wainui reserve and look down on the bar to give yourself a good inspection of it.
The "joggle" inside the bar can be a bit unpleasant with short, steep  chop.
Forum member like The Beagle, Flying Dutchman also Jason from Top Catch in Hamilton are experienced bar crossers.
Edit - just looked at Swellmap and Wed - Fri looks primo.
Beagle reckons 10 ft swell is crossable - it's full tide at 07.00 so good time to cross.
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Skip 68 are you looking for a spare crew member at all?? I have a dozen years experience working that bar and in an 8 meter WP you should be fine with the right advice,NIWA raglan A is a good camera site over looking the bar, Ive got a few goldies and a good lure selection and a bit of spare time at the mo, my boat is in whitianga currently
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Skip 68 With a boat thatsize you're best bet is to cross the bar, just makes launching and retrieving that much easier. Last time I launched at Manu bay, a mate launched his 720 McLay hard top with no issues.
 
The trouble with Manu bay is that with a large boat and any sort of surge, which you almost always get at Manu, the boat will be a handfull for people to hold while waiting for the trailer. You could always have them drive around and then drive onto the trailer.
 
For Swells around 1 metre, the bar is fully workable without issue. For a first timer, restrict your crssoing times to incoming tides. The Joggle FishB8 is talking about is worst on outgoing tides. For a boat the size of yours you'd want to avoid 1 hour either side of low as well.
 
Find or get somebody to point out the land based marker lights from the harbour across Raglan Town. Keep these lined up over your shoulder on the way out and drive toward them on the way in and your sweet. Target the low swelll days initially and then take on bigger stuff as you get more and more confident.
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Just quietly has anyone been down Marokopa / Tiaua point this week? Would be very interested in a report as looking to head down from Kawhia tomorrow.
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From Raglan SFC on FB
"They were hooked up to a stripy yesterday in 62 metres directly behind the bar and lost it after 15 minutes on a pacific fruit salad 3.5 lure..... So moral of the story - put those lures out nice and early.... as you could be driving right past the fish if you wait till the 100m mark. "
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Yup that was us, lots of swearing going on!!
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Tell us the story!!!
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Another couple for Raglan. Copied from RSFC on FB:-
We just weighed a Striped Marlin for Nick Ravlich fishing with Mark Flower on Aquaholic 103.8 kg x 37kg, 20 minutes is all it took and then the fiesty marlin beat up the angler in the boat, I saw the swollen beaten up forearms!!!
Thats not bad considering they started trolling at the 100m mark and had the fish on at 107metres!

The club also weighed a solid fish yesterday in the Manu Bay fishing comp for Aaron Scott who was fishing with his father Owen, they had a double strike and Aarons fish stayed connected going 128kg.
Great to see and hear about all this action out wide, can it get any better? lets hope so.
Sharpen ya hooks head out west!
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Got this yesterday out of raglan on the boat AQUAHOLIC at 107m only had the gear in the water just over 1hour before we hooked up. Awesome skippering and crew work from Mark Flower and Boof we had it in the boat after 18min conditions were perfect

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Great stuff - what was the lure?
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Good work Nick,

Gotta love it, when a plan comes together.
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awesome guys... that must be 3 marlin in 3 days weighed in raglan....
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Very nice Mr Ravlich............. Now go get another one.
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Raglan scf - FB
‎3 days in a row now, we have weighed a marlin, Nathan McCluskie couldnt find a crew yesterday so just went by himself today! 104 kg and the rest is history. He has now paid his membership also!! 
Remember to make sure your membership is current and it may pay to check that your crew belong to an igfa affilliated club.
Congrats to Nathan by the way.
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