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by riverboater
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Whale Island
Replies: 11
Views: 1057

Re: Whale Island

Well done, its a fairly big paddle out there. it was hard fishing on Sunday. I was in the boat and found it very slow, a few workmates found it hard going too on Sunday. Try the raus next time if the surf is low, its much better fishing and 2 km less paddle each way from walkers rd. The foul ground ...
by riverboater
Sun May 07, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finally
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Finally

IMG_20170507_110602.jpg IMG_20170507_110557.jpg IMG_20170507_110551.jpg Its been a long time since I was last out in the kayak, my youngest son always wants to fish so the boat has been the goto vessel since September last year. Today I managed to get out in the kayak off matata, got a feed on soft...
by riverboater
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Bay of Plenty Region
Topic: Matata Info
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Matata Info

Good luck, kohi has been fishing ok the last few weeks, got 20+ gurnard off thornton on Wednesday but only 2 snaps, raus have been ok for snapper this week but mostly pannies, As said above matata under. 5 meter swell and southerly wind is fine. Plastics or bait both work well there. Bait at kohi po...
by riverboater
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lowrance transducer
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Lowrance transducer

Does anyone have a spare lowrance elite series transducer they want to sell? 83-200 or 50 Hz is fine, blue plug model with down scan for elite 7.
by riverboater
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Opape ebop
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Opape ebop

You missed the pic of the front of the ute against the cliff :D
by riverboater
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Like a virgin!
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Like a virgin!

Great that you guys got out with the wobble overnight.
by riverboater
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring yay
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Spring yay

First day of spring and the weather is good, shot down to matata to be greeted by a calm sea, ended up going to the next next carpark at spot R :D, got a feed between 16 and 20m, lost a doozy snap to a pulled hook and got cleanly bitten off by something else with some weight to it. Anyway a great da...
by riverboater
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matata
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Matata

Nothing in close, started seeing sign at 18m, nothing on way back in either so there all out deep just past the Kontikis reach :y:
by riverboater
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waitawa Friday
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Waitawa Friday

Mate, you have legendary bad luck, good on you for keeping at it.
by riverboater
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matata
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Matata

DSC_0576.JPG 10am start, in at 12, bit of a shore break today but all good, it was less after the tide went out a bit, limited out easy once I found the fish, I was really relying on the sounder today, tried fishing in a couple of spots with single marks but no luck, found they were schooled up the...
by riverboater
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone keen for matata Tuesday morning 9ish
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Anyone keen for matata Tuesday morning 9ish

Wicked, I ended up staying home with a sick kid, maybe next week
by riverboater
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sunshine Coast Adventures
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: Sunshine Coast Adventures

Awesome, I'm gutted that I didn't know about the fishing off the sunshine coast when I was living over there in the early 2000s. It's a beautiful area around Noosa and rainbow beach, I might have to head over for next winters tuna run, I wonder how much excess baggage charge will be for the viking :D
by riverboater
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone keen for matata Tuesday morning 9ish
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Anyone keen for matata Tuesday morning 9ish

Sw 6 gust8 on swellmap
by riverboater
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone keen for matata Tuesday morning 9ish
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Anyone keen for matata Tuesday morning 9ish

As above, carpark of your choice, weather looking ok, Wednesdays looking better but I think I'll probably be busy unfortunately.
by riverboater
Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FRUSTRATION !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2217

Re: FRUSTRATION !!!

Yup look out wallabies this weekend, got the boys a new 223 to break in, I am overdue for a paddle tho, Wednesday morning is looking like it may be ok at matata so hopefully I can get a fish in before arvo shift.
by riverboater
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rogers rd 3/7/16
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: Rogers rd 3/7/16

Nice one, it was a cold morning you deserve it for getting up in the frost.
by riverboater
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Waitawa Park Saturday 2nd
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Waitawa Park Saturday 2nd

Good stuff
by riverboater
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matata 02/07/16
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Matata 02/07/16

Nice one, I was off kohioawa, drifted towards tga about 2.5 km, in about 16-18 meters
by riverboater
Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matata 2nd
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Matata 2nd

DSC_0543.JPG Ten am start, got a feed but it was hard work, softbaits only in green slightly milky water. Flat as. Had a few hookups but was dropping them after 10 seconds, a lot of tail grabbers so started running a second hook off the jig head then I managed to get dinner, lost a good one to the ...
by riverboater
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Matata/Murphy's, 18/06/16
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Matata/Murphy's, 18/06/16

You Slayed it again Cruz, awesome work. I didn't get out this weekend ended up taking a mates kids for a ride in the boat up rangitaiki with jetboat club