My 2014, Year of the Snapper

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:21 pm

Not too many words, just photos. The Northland has certainly been what I had hoped for in terms of snapper fishing :)

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...and finally!!!

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Hainesy
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Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:43 pm

Very nice ! Looks like a great year for you !!
"The trouble with common sense is that it's not too common !"

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Ruff as Gutts
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Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:11 pm

Stuff it, I'm moving!! :envy: Some monster fish bud wicked!

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blair
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Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:35 am

Not a bad year mate. Great work

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Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:44 am

How heavy has your biggest gone to date Andrew?
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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:06 am

Don't know. I do try and release the big boys. I'm quite conservative in guessing fish weights, don't want to shout twenty pounder when it is just a guess. Having said that, I see a lot of photos and video of so-called twenties and think, yeah, I would have put that fish at 12 - 15 lb, so either I'm going too low or others are being a little optimistic.
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Hainesy
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:18 am

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Don't know. I do try and release the big boys. I'm quite conservative in guessing fish weights, don't want to shout twenty pounder when it is just a guess. Having said that, I see a lot of photos and video of so-called twenties and think, yeah, I would have put that fish at 12 - 15 lb, so either I'm going too low or others are being a little optimistic.
Yeap agree for sure !.. Theres been some "healthy debate" on that very issue on here over the years !
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Napper
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:23 am

Awesome year, I am happy to catch only one of them down here in aucks...

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MadMike
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:00 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Don't know. I do try and release the big boys. I'm quite conservative in guessing fish weights, don't want to shout twenty pounder when it is just a guess. Having said that, I see a lot of photos and video of so-called twenties and think, yeah, I would have put that fish at 12 - 15 lb, so either I'm going too low or others are being a little optimistic.
20's have to be weighed really :) slings work well but are a bit of a pain up the proverbial on the yak. regardless you have had some very nice fish this season! :)
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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:53 pm

MadMike wrote:regardless you have had some very nice fish this season! :)
thanks, nothing to complain about!
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