Tuna Hunt 2016 - 5th March

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Flowrider
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:18 pm

Tuna hunt is on 5th March at Port Taranaki. :y:
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:03 am

The forecast looks great for Saturday, if catching a tuna is on your to do list come along and get some tips.
You do not need to be a fast paddler and you don't need the flashiest gear. Bring plenty of sunblock, water and a bit of food to keep energy up.
Come along we will look after you.
Be ready to launch by 7am. :y:
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:59 am

bugger it. was going to come up for this but wife has booked a weekend away and not in New Plymouth unfortunatly
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:10 am

More of these conditions tomorrow please! This is today at 9am :y:
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:20 pm

All the best everybody. Have a blast. I unfortunately am on call so won't be making it this year.
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:57 pm

Not going to the naki, but going for my first ever west coast fish this weekend. Hopefully it looks like that!
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Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:20 pm

Bugger, would have been keen! Somehow I overlooked this topic :headbang: :headbang:
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:23 am

How did it go? I am presuming there was a lot of life out there as I went for a snapper fish off BBK and encountered massive schools of jack mackeral.

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Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:52 am

It was a fizzer on the tuna with not one landed, not much sign of life out of the port. Possibly the tuna have moved further south off the cape. It was was a shame because some of the guys had travelled a long way but hey that's fishing.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:18 pm

I was out on the ski yesterday, over 8 hours out from Port Waikato. Picked up a big skippy and an albie, had a big what I think was a bigeye to the boat, only to let it get a bit of slack while I was mucking around with the gaff, then to see the hook fall out and it swim away.
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Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:29 pm

Flowrider wrote:It was a fizzer on the tuna with not one landed, not much sign of life out of the port. Possibly the tuna have moved further south off the cape. It was was a shame because some of the guys had travelled a long way but hey that's fishing.
Bloody buggers, I was battling through the jacks to get to the snaps thinking the boys will be in amongst it out wide!

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