Friday 31st of March, 2017

Hawkes Baydiscussions, for local trips, meetings etc.
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hermodo
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Location: napier

Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:10 pm

To mark the end of the financial year I am planning to go fishing off the Port , about 8am , with high tide at 9am .I'm not expecting miracles , but keen just to be on the water . The forecast is average , so the chances of a start are maybe 50%, however I am keen , It's my rostered day off, and I would feel pretty complacent if I didn't at least make an effort. Ive got plenty of bait if anyones short , Throw a sickie , have a mental health day, whatever , I'm planning to go kayak fishing ! See you there ?

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Epicskwid
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Location: Napier-Hastings

Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:51 pm

I would join you herman if commitments didn't interfere.

Good luck :y:
Viking ProFish 400 Lite
Catch 290 [Retired]

Kayak PB's
15.1kg Yellowtail Kingfish - Tongoio Beach
3.2kg Kahawai - Hawkes Bay Port
2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
1.7kg Snapper - Clifton
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay
1.3kg John Dory - Taranaki Port
0.82kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia

yak64
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Location: Haumoana

Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:27 pm

Good luck Herman ..... work says "no" look forward to the trip report... catch u on the water when able

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trophyfish
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Location: Napier

Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:26 pm

Work committments tomorrow unfortunatly, but looking at heading out from port sat morning about 8,30am if anyone is keen. Sea out TA way is pretty dirty at the moment so port should be cleaner!
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Epicskwid
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Kayak Make: Viking
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:29 pm

any monsters herman? :lol:
Viking ProFish 400 Lite
Catch 290 [Retired]

Kayak PB's
15.1kg Yellowtail Kingfish - Tongoio Beach
3.2kg Kahawai - Hawkes Bay Port
2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
1.7kg Snapper - Clifton
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay
1.3kg John Dory - Taranaki Port
0.82kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia

hermodo
Posts: 324
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:19 am
Kayak Make: ocean kayak
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Location: napier

Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:45 pm

A very nice morning on the water , but very few fish . The water was dirty , but warm , so I caught about 4 spineys, then shifted to the red bouy, where my first drop never even hit the bottom! A large KY, picked up my bait but he spat me out just as I was about to get him in the boat .I got a fairly big seven gill shark , and some more spineys after that . I got back to the ramp at about 11am , where there was loads of freshwater weed in the water. the recent rain has affected the sea , but good to be out there !

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Epicskwid
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:09 pm

:swear: its not even may and there are spinies , must be the dirty water
Viking ProFish 400 Lite
Catch 290 [Retired]

Kayak PB's
15.1kg Yellowtail Kingfish - Tongoio Beach
3.2kg Kahawai - Hawkes Bay Port
2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
1.7kg Snapper - Clifton
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay
1.3kg John Dory - Taranaki Port
0.82kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia

hermodo
Posts: 324
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:19 am
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:38 pm

Yeah, well I was surprised too, but yep I think the dirty water may be a factor, all these scavenger sharks like the stirred-up sand to feed in . they are crab , and shellfish feeders generally but showed no aversion to the Anchovies I was offering !
Another thing to consider was that I caught all of them on the strayline , which suggests they are vacuuming up whatever they find , randomly, on the bottom. And speaking of this, my stray line rig is new ,so I blooded it today . My brother , who lives in Perth , gave me his 3 piece Shimano travel rod when he visited me earlier in Feb . It is a quality rod so off I go to visit my old mate Gary Kemsley at Hunting & Outdoors or whatever its called in Taradale rd. I've know Gary since we were both in the printing industry as apprentices in the printing trade , and really you don't need to know how long ago that was ! Anyway Gary knows his fishing , so he paired the rod up with a little Penn Spinfisher V 3500. Well , what a brilliant combo! Smooth, light , and good-looking , good action , and with the Pania discount , under $200 !
Sealed , & in the 8 - 10k range, I ve spooled it with 8kg mono. So far I like it!

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