Makara/Harbour Shennanigans

Wellington region discussions, for local trips, meetings etc.
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doubletrouble
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Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Hey Arpy
I'll be putting in at Pukerua, 9.30, to fish 10-1 (hi tide 1140). Heading a bit south to the hole-in-the-rock.
May see you there
Peter(yellow/green double)

CoolBoy
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Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:06 pm

Good to catch up with folks tonight. Just wanted to pit a pic up of my gurnard I caught yesterday (soft bait + drifting @ Lyall Bay @ dusk). It's a personal best and I have a feeling it will remain a PB for some time.
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52cm 1.531kg

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Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:12 pm

Thats not a bad looking Gurnard !!
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Rusty
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Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:16 pm

NICE FISH. :y:
Everyone is a genius.

But if you judge a fish
on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

Cassels
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Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:23 pm

You should enter the comp wih it.

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Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:28 pm

very nice gurnard well done :y:

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fatbob
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:44 am

What a whopper – next time I'll join for sure (funny, the biggest fish are always caught when I'm not around :^) ) Enter the compo!

K

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Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:46 am

Thats impressive!

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Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:22 pm

I'm planing to go out for a fish in Pukerua Bay on Saturday morning. Anyone keen?

rayh
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:53 pm

Very nice carrot. :y:
Well done


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ltdgto
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Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:06 pm

fatbob wrote:My last mission was on Friday around Evans bay – got a whopping 10cm kelpie in the 6 hours I was bobbing around. Guess that's the price you occasionally have to pay for exploring a new area. Will give it another go when the water becomes a wee bit warmer. They say there are the odd snapper lurking around the Niwa building – well, not this time.

K

Hey EMP...is that you K?
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fatbob
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:13 am

Yep. :y:
Hey let me know what's happening Saturday – I'm really really keen on a mission. PM me your number please, I've changed phones and can't transfer my numbers (stupid mac)

K

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Methesda
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:45 am

Hey folks,

Also keen on a saturday foray. Suspect from Lyall/Island Bay given the wind direction.

Perhaps I'll launch along with you guys Klaus. Let me know what time you're thinking of heading out.

-Martin

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doubletrouble
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Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:08 pm

Don't know which forecasts you guys are consulting, but mine say strong southerlies on the south coast, easing in the arvo. Swell map shows S2m. Will be rough, and west coast has NW2m swells as well. I reckon it's the harbour or nothing.
P

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:16 pm

I agree, southcoast may be more of an adventure than bargained for, but Saturday arvo/dusk in the west should have a little window… And what's more important: Miss fatbob is watching Twilight at the movies so I can/have to get as far away as possible :lol:

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Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:26 pm

I'm keen to get out but... south coast will be big swells. Last weekend the swell were less than half of what was forecast this weekend and I was on the edge of my comfort zone. I'm thinking of taking the opportunity to explore the harbour - a couple of locations I've earmarked for a test that look to be fairly sheltered in the forecast winds. Let me know if you're interested, I would hope to get out sat afternoon in the dying wind. I'm also clearly not overly superstitious about tides :lol:

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Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:09 am

I went out at Lyall Bay yesterday arvo and it was very messy. The swell wasn't too bad, but after a night of Southerly wind I'd say South coast is well off the menu.
I have no West coast experience, but it is my understanding from swellmap that all the swells are southerly and shouldn't prove to troublesome at Makara and Pukerua Bay.

I'm now looking at heading out from Seatoun or Scorching in the afternoon to check out That stretch. Might see some of you out there.

Andrew

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Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:04 am

This weekends forecast looks pretty good for the harbour. Perhaps we should all get together for a fish on Saturday morning?
It would be good to get a look at a few other set ups and have a informal fishing comp.

Saturday
26 Nov

MAX 15°C
MIN 9°C
Mainly fine. Light winds

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doubletrouble
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Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:06 pm

Yeah looks good at this stage but, hey, it's wellington.
Assuming it is good, I reckon put in at Scorching Bay and spread out around Pt Gordon, Kau hole and Falcon. Then meet back at a prearranged time. Am keen to share our setups. Comp? Maybe...
Lets make contact Friday nite to confirm.
P

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doubletrouble
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Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:16 pm

Well I went out on Saturday morning, although not at Scorching Bay. Went there first but a bit breezy, so drove round and put in at Shelly Bay. Fished the hole (24m) off Flat rock for an hour - plenty of big red cod. So moved north to just off the northern rocks ,fishing the bottom of the slope (17m). Lots of good size mackerel, more reddies, and a surprise warehou followed by a good pan snapper by my fishing buddy Bob (his second trip on a kayak). Both just under a kilo.
Great conditions really. Used salmon berley for the first time.
Never had much success at Shelly on three previous trips, so did well enough this time to return. People always have said that stretch north of Shelly to Halswell was good for snapper.
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A good catch on his second trip on a yak

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