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Fishless
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: Fishless
Location: Hamilton

Anyone got plans for the weekend, feeling restless and want a fish.
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
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bottlerocket69
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:40 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler 4.3
Location: Papamoa

Im thinking Wilsons Bay on monday morning
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Ocean Kayak Prowler 4.3
Fishless
Posts: 176
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VHF Call Sign: Fishless
Location: Hamilton

Went to Manu bay today, best days fishing I've had to NZ so far, ended up going to stink bait to try ramming through the sea of kawahai, still binned up largest 60 and a new PB.
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Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
vakhabit
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:21 pm
Kayak Make: ocean kayak
Kayak Model: pro scupper
Location: Hamilton

Really impressive. I will go to Manu Bay tomorrow, what did you use for bait, how far did you go, depth? Hope to catch some livebait, any suggestions on this?
Fishless
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Location: Hamilton

Was 4km out, it all turned on at the 39/40m depth, used softbaits mostly but needed to use stink to get through the kawahai,.

Stink I used squid and pilchard but to be honest they were on the feed, so anything would have worked I think.
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
JUMBOZ
Posts: 86
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:55 pm
Kayak Make: viking
Kayak Model: reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMW6161
Location: Te Aroha

nice going fishless - and all done by lunch
vakhabit
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Kayak Make: ocean kayak
Kayak Model: pro scupper
Location: Hamilton

Thanks, mate for prompt reply, this will be my first time out there so I needed some guidance. :)
Fishless
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am
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Location: Hamilton

The Mrs wants to go tomorrow so will be down there in the boat, prob around 9/10 launch, high tide 13:30 so time to head out and hit the same spot. What yak you in? If I see you will shout out.
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
vakhabit
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:21 pm
Kayak Make: ocean kayak
Kayak Model: pro scupper
Location: Hamilton

I will be in old yellow Scupper Pro by Ocean Kayak, have fished mostly around Firth of Thames, but want to try somewhere closer like Raglan.. I will launch around 8-8.30 to give myself enough time to get to the spot. See you there.
Fishless
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am
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Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: Fishless
Location: Hamilton

Will be on ch8 if you have a vhf call sign Fishless.
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
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FatherOfMany
Posts: 1803
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:34 am
Kayak Make: Old Town
Kayak Model: Predator XL Petrol
VHF Call Sign: ZMW9858
Location: Papakura, Auckland
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That's a good result, fishless. Doesnt look like the next two largest are much smaller than the 60cm.
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

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Fishless
Posts: 176
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Location: Hamilton

To be honest we could have been pulling them up all day, hopefully a replay today!

Fish on!
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
Fishless
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am
Kayak Make: Viking
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VHF Call Sign: Fishless
Location: Hamilton

Swell got the better of us today, reports from guys coming back in saying too lumpy, so binned it, never worth the risk.
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
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secala
Posts: 149
Joined: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:55 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Ultra 4.7
VHF Call Sign: ZMT7766
Location: Taranaki

First time to raglan this Easter. Out Manu bay Friday and Saturday. Managed a feed of snapper on Friday and gurnard on Saturday.
Swell picked up on Saturday making the return to the boat ramp pretty dicey. Had to be patient and watch how a few locals were managing their approach to the ramp and watched the sets come through.
I followed behind a 14 ft tinny to see them get capsized half a k off the ramp as they misjudged. I turned back out to reassess. Coastguard mobilised but by then the two in the boat were on the beach ( all well I think) and the boat was on the rocks.
I managed to judge a set pretty well (and a large dose of luck) and burst though to the ramp unscathed.

Went over to Ruapuke bay yesterday to see if it was launchable but no way out. It was low tide and a couple of lines of dumping breakers. Be keen to know if anyone has succeeded launching here!
Pretty impressed with raglan though on this first visit.
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Fishless
Posts: 176
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:21 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: Fishless
Location: Hamilton

Yeah Manu bay can be very hit and miss, I usually head down 20 mins before launching just to watch the wave sets, and never risk it, good Ol west coast fishing I believe.

Well done for getting out and getting a feed though.
Personal Bests

Snapper - 64 cm
Kingfish - 110cm 17kg
Kahawai - 57 cm
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