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Nice one Dave & AL......I shot out just after lunch left work early for the day with the mint weather.
We went over to waipu out at the 20-25meters & landed some nice 4 to 10 pound snapps, yip heaps of sign around we had to keep moving back up to the power station & drifting back down, just got under the quote for the two of us.
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Phone call from EKO he is heading to Waipu river mouth right now to have a drift until the sun goes down.
 
The fish (Snapper)  of the week out there caught off the river mouth, weighed was 12.75KG Awesome!
 
And I have to go to wifes work do tonight...CryCryCry
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Early mish tomorrow so will see how it goes
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Illl txt you on the water dave, I just got of it came home for a quick feed and a sleep, back on the water at 5am, fish were biting well tonight with a few good bust off's
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hey eko do you drift all the way from the powerstation to waipu cove?
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Nice day out there today. Only had one hookup ended being 46cm trev for lunch caught on a 5" nuke chook. Just out of the entrance. Thats as far as I have been in my 12' tinny. 
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we got 17 snapper and 12 gurnard this morning will post a report on monday when i can download the photos off my phone
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Originally posted by OFF THE HOOK OFF THE HOOK wrote:

hey eko do you drift all the way from the powerstation to waipu cove?


Yes I do between the 20 to 25 meter mark.

Shot out at 5am this morning to meet the sun rising the fish were biting ever thing, it died down for a while, I was drifting all day until 3pm bought back  12 carrots 6 snapper from 18pound down, lost another lot of good fish with me using to many rod's at once.LOL
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Good stuff guys, awesome effort, where are the pics Dave?
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towing the boat up next weekend staying in waipu, cant waitThumbs Up
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For those poor fellas with no depth finder how far away from the beach is 20-25m deep? It looks like about 10km! Looking at LINZ chart and google earth. Is there a hole somewhere? 
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Tricky,
If you get to fairway buoy, then anywhere heading towards waipu river mouth is 20+m deep. Fairway buoy is about 4km from number 5 buoy (by The Frenchman). 
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Pre measure a rope that you might have on the boat, like a burley rope and then that will give you an idea.

The old man fished Peach Cove and Oceans today and lost a very big snapper next to the boat.

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I guess some people have all the luck and good days come with bad as mates went at 5.30am yesterday, drifted all around the Power station and aroud Waipu so in all the good spots using both softies and kept changing baits and depths but only managed a few Gurns. And nothing at "ole Woman either...
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Doug/Krow and I hit the water @ 600 and shot down towards waipu. Water was really dirty but we drifted around abit. Bit of soft baiting but mainly bloody baits. Krow got a couple there and then we moved back towards ruakaka. Every spot we stopped, Krow got snapper while I distracted the couda Angry Found a bog pile of birds sitting on the water and found lots of sign so drifted it a few times and I actually caught a keeper...
All the birds were heading out so we went out to the 35m mark between sail and waipu.
Proceeded to get a few keepers there + the odd couda.
Back home by 1330 with 14 fish. Nothing outstanding (all < 5lbish) but good fun and a beaut morning. Not much wind, sun (shirtsleeves even!) but started to get up just as we got in the harbour. Fish in the smoker now mmmm!
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Headed out Friday morning with my wife for a fish off Ruakaka left 9.00am and back at 1.30 with enough for  a good feed and a couple for the smoker, she took her book to fill the time as she is not a fisher.
All fish were caught on soft bait as the smelly bait was not touched, the biggest one went at 560.
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What bait did you catch the cat on?
I ONLY FISH HANDMADE KOJAK CUSTOM RODS.
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Nice one mate, what depth were you in?
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Nice one NZT and OFten O good to see the local lads sharing info... Clap
 
snapper still over sand and perhaps following the pillies schools around eh?
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              The cat only eats fresh offcuts,if it has been in the frig then its to old.
 
               I fished in depths from 14  to   20 mtrs with offshore breeze.
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