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Fishing sessions in the Winter?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:44 pm

Winter don't slow me down mate
I'm down to something like half the sessions
Fishing in winter you're kidding right?
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Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:44 pm

So winter is well and truly here but will it slow your fishing down? We aren't talking how successful you are in winter (feel free to add that as a comment) but does winter cut back on how many trips on to the water you take?
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:14 am

I didnt have any decent winter gear last year, But now I have decent clothing I find it fine... I wouldnt want to turtle though :lol:

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:53 am

Can only go out on weekends now, over summer was going out after work when the tide was right too just in the puhurihuri inlet. Enough fish there during summer to get a nice feed :)
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:06 am

I guess the amount of time I get out over winter naturally decreases a little when the weather's bad and becomes a safety issue (just as I wouldn't go out over summer either if the conditions were that bad). Other than that - try and stop me! ;)
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:50 am

I love winter fishing oily calm days no sea breeze. I must admit to been a bit soft and going out on sunup but still usually bring home a feed. The new kayak specific clothing is awesome and warm. The BOP climate is pretty good and been able to go on a good midweek day helps.

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:00 am

Winter definatly hasn't slowded me down in the past, intact I normally get out more in winter as windsurf on fine days in summer too.
But this year I'm fishin slot less through winter, don't think it cause it's winter as such, but definatly less water time than this time last year. ;(

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:51 am

I am still very keen over winter as it is a good time of year to chase the big ones :y: The only restriction is the weather which severely limits days on the water.

Must admit though, those pre dawn launches in summer don't happen this time of year :worried:
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:16 pm

Hardly get out at all these days, though I'm hoping to go this weekend. Winter is gurnard time in the Manukau :clap:
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:24 pm

Still get out in the winter as much as the summer, probably got more time actually :?:

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:01 pm

I love winter fishing, less people and bigger fish.
Get one of those big fat winter highs that just sits over us, and I'm out there for first light every chance I can. The frost has usually gone from the yak by the time I get to the coast ]:)

I find that as long as you keep the routine up (and obviously dress for the occasion), it's not a problem.
However, put it off for about three mornings in a row and it's really hard to get going again :lol:

Glad no-one has ticked the "No Way!" box yet :rock:
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Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:26 pm

I vaguely remember these "big fat winter highs" from last winter but it just seems to be low after low after low so far this winter. I would love to get out if I could line all commitments up with the weather. Certainly the cold doesn't put me off - love those crisp clear mornings and stunning days.
Might have to come poaching up BOP way sometime shortly I think :devil:

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:45 pm

I still get out once a week winter or summer, when ever there is a good break in the surf. I dont have any winter gear at all, just a polyester (I think its called, nylon?) jacket and pants.. When I wake up where I live its freazing cold, once I get to the beach I find it to be reasonably warm. The one day I did dress up, within 5mins of padling I was sweating and wanted to loose a layer.

Pick nice days and save the turtle actions for the return and its doesnt get that cold :y:

Like piwi said, have a sleep in and use the office hours method.. We always catch a good feed on late starts

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:07 pm

Steve_M wrote:I guess the amount of time I get out over winter naturally decreases a little when the weather's bad and becomes a safety issue (just as I wouldn't go out over summer either if the conditions were that bad). Other than that - try and stop me! ;)
Same goes here , its only when the weather doesnt allow me to go fishing , which has been a fair bit latley :headbang:

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:29 pm

I love winter fishing. :y: Less boats about, the sun isn't so fierce, and still plenty of fish. Layer up on clothes, change the fishn tactics abit, and get into it.

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Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:28 pm

As long as I can keep my feet warm it's all good, just a shame had so much work on during the week then the weekend weather turns to custard.

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Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:18 pm

Glad no one has ticked that third option (yet)! The fish are sneakier and bigger in winter which makes it more of a challenge, plus some cracker days out there. Love winter fishin!
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