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Me and boss woman fished the harbour this morning on the incoming tide. Nice and cloudy and no wind. No big fish but really great to get out fishing again. Brought home ten nice pan fish between 34cms and 40cms. What a beautiful spot we live in.Clap
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Well done jock. It is a stunning area. I went out on Saturday with a mate, taking my 5 year old boy along. Mixed bag of fish and a nice feed. I took another mate's 10 year old for his first spearfish on Sunday. No fish, but he had plenty of chances to keep things interesting. I also taught my 5 year old to snorkel which was pretty cool. 

Monday was a little more interesting for me. I went to the H&C on the ski with the sole intention of bagging a kingfsh which was achieved Smile

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Fished 20m off Ruakaka last night. Just the one on kabora so parked up in amongst the sign and the old burley and bait did the trick. Nothing big but good fishing. 
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Good to hear fish are still being caught

I got invited out in friends boat yesterday afternoon
to try fishing out in harbour just off beach road out from OYC
Bit lumpy and windy to start with
Got lots of bait pinched and a few hook ups

Managed to hand feed a very friendly rat kingy that visited

Decided we'd stay for tide change and try again..
But no where near as active on bites or hook ups
once tide started running again
After awhile skipper made the call of last bait...

About then a 1.8 -2m GW shark breached about 30m away
Showing us just who is best at catching and eating fish

Yet another great fishing experience



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Originally posted by krow krow wrote:

Fished 20m off Ruakaka last night. Just the one on kabora so parked up in amongst the sign and the old burley and bait did the trick. Nothing big but good fishing. 

I wondered what the missed call was about...Sleepy
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Holidays ! Holiday wife was making delicious vodkas as we hit the water last sun. Went out to 50 meters. Hooked up to nothing at all. Had a 2 meter mako come right up to the back of the boat, roll over and eyeball us with one deep black eye. Beautiful. Kids were freaked out which was also beautiful. Found schools of skitish kahawai up hard against the cliffs wouldn't take any lures cast at them. Weird. Went out monday evening solo, stayed in harbour, this time headed for the sand bars and hooked up 54 and a couple of mid 40's in 8 meters on the drift. Could have taken my bin but that's all we needed. Maybe packs of sharks out deep here ? Great Barrier has been plagued.
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It's a bit sharky at the moment. We had a mako check out the boat a few times and I looked down in to the water at the right moment on Monday to see a big bronzie casually gliding along about 2 metres under the surface. 
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A bit sharky!? Had to fend this thing off for 2minutes on Saturday. Still not sure how I got the fish into the boat without it getting chomped!
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Far out. Great photo !
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where at the chicks did you score the kingi, I managed a couple on slow jigs biggest was 14kg. got them on the sand.
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Originally posted by JustAnotherSpearo JustAnotherSpearo wrote:

A bit sharky!? Had to fend this thing off for 2minutes on Saturday. Still not sure how I got the fish into the boat without it getting chomped!

Awesome photo. I just bought a speargun LOL
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Originally posted by Bob 7 Bob 7 wrote:

where at the chicks did you score the kingi, I managed a couple on slow jigs biggest was 14kg. got them on the sand.

Western end of the Hen. Only 80cm, but big enough!


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A few big snaps on the chew in harb last 2 mornings early lost a over 60cm and bagged a 57cm this morning.
KY have turned up too
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Will be out Bream Bay 2mro arvo, maybe the chicks maybe Waipu...any news?
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