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LOLLOLLOL the cat actually does look like its part of the killshot
 
 
often out where you drifting or anchored?
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Yo fellow rei rei crew,
had a mean fish friday arvo!!!!
we set out to just out off the old woman calm as hell droped our lines and bang as soon as we got to the bottom fish on this went on for two hours of beers and fish fun a good range caught but then the snakes came out to spoil our fun just as the snaps were getting bigger and the sun was dropping but all in all a good quick mission.  Cuta got 100m of my fireline brait too mate had it on his line and it sliced mine at the surface:(
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Well done Pigs, some fine looking eaters there...
 
Looks like there was more drinkin than fishin though LOL
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yea well it was friday:)LOL
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good stuff....... see you out this way this weekend
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Dam nice catch there pigs. I think we might of given away to many fishing spots over the last couple of months for the labor weekendersWink 
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Lovely sunrise this morning, Mike picked me up at 6am and we launched at Parua Bay, shot down the harbour and hyng a right and headed towards Ruakaka, spot x on the gps/sounder was a hole from 10-15m.
 
Not long with lines down I hooked a fat gurnard... pillies went out on floaters and even a few softee squidgys went out for a cast and twitch. A bit quiet lots of boats out here and tons of birds but all sitting spread over a very wide area, we went for a drive and found some fish sign right on the bottom, the odd baitfish school mid-water and gannets diving but spread out all over.
 
We did a few drifts, used baits and softees, a few more gurns a few more spots, found some wicked pilchard school sign on sounder bit patches from 3/4 to just below half the depth.
 
Eko was already out, we thought he may have kept going out to The Chics... but he was a few miles to the north of us and had gurns and a few snap in the bin...then he rang the bugger had just landed a 16 pounda!ClapClap
 
So away we went and met up with him, had a chat, took photos of his fish and then we did what he was drifting from 22m to about 17m and then go back and start again, and this was off the power station. So we did about three drifts until the tide reached the low and called it a day as the wind was also getting up by now. So we finished up with 6 Gurnard and 4 Snapper, two nights feeds for us so we are happy. A slowish day but great day.
 
And as he arrived at the beach his wheel bearing broke so the poor buggar had to ring and wait for a tow truck.
 
I bet you are majorly pissed Dave considering you only just fixed them...and had to go to Auck
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Headed out north of Waipu at 5.30am was slow but then the birds started working and managed to find a few schools, managed 13 snapper upto 5lb and 7 gurnard, was a good morning out and had a mate of mine who hadnt been out for about six months, he managed a few snapper and 3 birds, decided to let the birds go Big smile forgot the camera today so no pics
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good stuff Ecko.... I can see that the big ones aren't scared off you down there.... wavingsbThumbs Up
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nice going eko, we did alright lastweekend sun/mon 11am-3pm, from waipu cove to the river, 4 anglers caught 15 on sun, 9 on mon and a couple carrots eachday, all good size pannies up to 10lb. heaps of shortlived workups but we persisted and managed to pluck a couple off each workup, busted off by a few freight trains all in all good fun
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Another great morning, Steve and Nick picked me up at 5.30am and we launched at 'Lil Munro Bay, shot straight out to the 22 line off the race course and commenced drifting.
 
Not long after the sun had touched the ocean and we had bites and a started getting a few snaps.
 
We did softees and bait, with pillies taking the first fish and softees as the biggest as Nick scored a top snapper, went 16.5 pound and he caught it on a $55 rod and reel from the wharehouse and I might add that he broke it in half after tangling with a rock in his kayak and so did a fine repair and continued to use it.
 
Well today it certainly delivered the goods. Was quite a battle and took him quite a while to get her up, she did alot of runs and head shaking all the way up, and what started towards the bow of the boat ended with her coming up behind us, it came dangerously close to the sea anchor at one point...with light nylon and all...and then it was like a quiet panic, what the hell are we gonna do, cos we did not have a net or gaff onboard!, I grabbed a rag and thought I could maybe get a hand in the gills as she lay on top upside really nice and calm, but I thought don't tempt fate and just grabbed it by the tail knuckle and held on for dear life with both hands as I lifted her up and swung her over the side...
 
So three drifts later and the wind was getting up, not as bad as it got to yestereday, but we had a chilly bin full, so we headed up the harbour into the calm and managed another couple...and were home by 11.30am...and have the rest of the day to do home stuff...Top MorningClap
 
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nice work definatley plenty of fish there at the moment, males we caught yesterday were shooting there loads so spawning is started
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Sweet fish AL....next time grab the soft bait jig head makes life a lot easier with no net.
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Shot out for a quick fish off Parua Bay this avro. Wind against tide so was sloppy and cold but we got 8 snaps to about 6 lb, loads of kahawai (most of which went back) and lots of yellowtail that are freezing as I type.
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nice fish... went out today didn't get a fish ... but we got a poacher
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...poacher?
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Nice report Catchelot, two days in a row slaying themClap
 
...lucky buggar cos I had to workCry
 
Sounds like Ruakaka is still firingClap
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Good to hear that snapper are coming up the harbour eh NZT?
 
My mate got throw backs at Tamaterau markers last week and plenty of sign on his sounder, so can't be far before the harbour fires.Thumbs Up
 
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Originally posted by smellybait smellybait wrote:

nice fish... went out today didn't get a fish ... but we got a poacher
 
What bait did ya use? Tongue
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