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FatherOfMany
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:00 am

Anyone on holiday or taking some time off this week? Weather looks the business:

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Dreaded dentist appointment tomorrow, but I'll aim for Orere Point on Tuesday! I was tempted to head up north again this week, but the wife has convinced me that I should be close to Auckland for possible interviews coming up. Blah!
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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:18 am

I don't have any days off, but just working in the evenings, so should be able to get out. Fishing has been bloody good over the last week or two, so have a lot of fish in the freezer, and that's after C&R and a giveaways. My incentive to go out drops off when the freezer is well stocked. First world problems!
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FatherOfMany
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:25 am

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:18 am
First world problems!
Indeed... I just spend $70 on fish from Countdown last night ( :$ :$ :$ ) so clearly I need the extra practice to keep the freezer stocked.
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OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
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PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:49 am

FatherOfMany wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:25 am
Indeed... I just spend $70 on fish from Countdown last night ( :$ :$ :$ ) so clearly I need the extra practice to keep the freezer stocked.
What did that buy? Two snapper fillets? :rofl:

My wife has been a good sport lately. Last week's menu!

Monday - breaded snapper
Tuesday - snapper with garlic butter
Wednesday - snapper with soy sauce and chilli
Thursday - kingfish steaks (lunch and dinner!)
Friday - snapper laksa
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FatherOfMany
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:27 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:49 am
What did that buy? Two snapper fillets? :rofl:
Nah, I'm a cheapy... Between Monk fish, Terakihi and Hoki you get a fair bit of fish for $70. 2 pieces of salmon just to prevent total mutiny by the taste buds.
AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:49 am

My wife has been a good sport lately. Last week's menu!

Monday - breaded snapper
Tuesday - snapper with garlic butter
Wednesday - snapper with soy sauce and chilli
Thursday - kingfish steaks (lunch and dinner!)
Friday - snapper laska
Nice!!
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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

Kayak Fishing Auckland

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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:18 pm

You need to go fishing more! :)
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:26 pm

Does your wife have a sister :D :P
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AndrewRawlingson
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:05 pm

No, but I could introduce you to the dragon-in-law :devil:
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Caveman
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:14 pm

Poor, much feared, dentist maybe more scared of you? Anyhow, you should not be worried....fish does not rot teefs

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FatherOfMany
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:19 am

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:18 pm
You need to go fishing more! :)
And I need to get better at catching them! Just had the Monk fish steamed and that's both the first and last time!!! Tastes like pasta left in boiling water for too long with a hit of something that makes you want to hurl!
Fried it in some butter afterwards and then it was okay-ish, but won't be buying that again!!

Guess I need to stop frequenting Kawakawa bay and find a place with more kahawai workups if I want to fill the freezer!
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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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AndrewRawlingson
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17 pm

You always seem to do fine on the fish catching front these days.

I was in Countdown today. Took this photo to prove to my Mrs how lucky she is. $30 for one average size, sunken-eyed snapper. That's taking the piss!

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HookiT
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:04 pm

Good call Andrew. Apart from cost, the visual quality is beyond belief. Pack and save in Thames has 'one' of the worst 'smelling' wet fish displays i have ever experienced. The smell waffles around the cabinet and beyond; Yet humans that would complain at the very least thing do not seem to complain about the smell, Imagine eating the rubbish ! I think not.

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:37 pm

Its often the way aye, smell it before seeing it you know it aint going to be nice....

Weather is looking awesome this week, hoping to be out Thurs and Friday :y:

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FatherOfMany
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:48 pm

awondering wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:37 pm
Weather is looking awesome this week, hoping to be out Thurs and Friday :y:
Not confident enough in the weather to wait that long... Saturday's already showing some patches of red on WindGuru and that might shift to Friday.
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OK Tetra 12
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PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 pm

I'm planning on heading out on Wednesday
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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:58 am

Wednesday is the day!

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Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:54 pm

Yeah I am taking tomorrow arvo off (Wednesday) leaving mt wellington at 12 heading north, maybe jones bay? Anyone want to meet up?

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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:30 pm

Catch reports in this thread then. Jetskis allowed I've just decided :)
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FatherOfMany
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:54 pm

Jetski reports of old-time kayakers, of course!!

Well, I'll be honest, today (Tuesday) was not perfect for being out there! Well not for me anyway. Always better than sitting at home or at the office, but I ended up with only one 32 and one 36cm snapper.
How do you slow down your drift if the current and wind are going in the same direction? With that combination in the Firth I think I was drifting way too fast.

Had a large fish on for a moment, but lost it to stupidity!!! I thought it had bit the line, but when I got the end of the leader up I could see the wrinkled end meaning the knot slipped off the jighead :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: You can kind of forgive yourself for a braid to leader knot slipping, but leader to jighead... that's just embarrassing.
Anyway, not able to make it tomorrow, so I'm glad I got out today.
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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

Kayak Fishing Auckland

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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:42 pm

FatherOfMany wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:54 pm
How do you slow down your drift if the current and wind are going in the same direction? With that combination in the Firth I think I was drifting way too fast.
I don't think you can without some form of propulsion. Motorised propulsion would do more harm than good in shallow water in terms of catching fish.
FatherOfMany wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:54 pm
You can kind of forgive yourself for a braid to leader knot slipping, but leader to jighead... that's just embarrassing.
It is, but shit happens. I stick to a four or five turn uni knot. Provided it cinches down nicely, I'm a 100% confident in it.
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