Waipu Cove

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Fishfood
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Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:38 pm

I know its a Friday tomorrow, but the knuckles on my left hand, my dodgy knee ( and 3 weather wave and wind predicting apps) tell me I can get out from the Cove tomorrow morning at 6 am. Any/ all company welcome.

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Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 pm

I'll wave as I go past on my way to Aucks. Know where I'd rather be though.
Best of luck.

(I'll be doing a trip out of Tauranga Bay at Whangaroa on Sunday, so reciprocal invite there if you're keen)
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:32 pm

Would be keen but heading to Chile for a month on Wednesday so there are some chores I have to get done apparently. Catch up early November.

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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 pm

How'd you go Fishfood? Are the fish in the sandy shallows already?

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Fishfood
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:33 pm

Not many, and those that are, are still there. Got a good strike early on then nothing for a couple of hours. Saw two seals tho!

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AndrewRawlingson
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Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:08 pm

Thanks. Love Bream Bay once the water hots up! Last summer, I tried to catch snapper on as many different types of lure as possible in that area. They were smashing everything including trolled hard body lures and stick baits :y:

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Fishfood
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Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:55 am

Water temperature almost 16 degrees so won't be long now.

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Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm

Wasn;t thinking to reply till I read that temp reading for your water , Like , 16 degrees? you guys are lucky!
I'm in Hawkes Bay , which ,to be fair, isn't that far south, and it will be a month or more before we get temps like that. Currently we are tracking along at at least 3 or 4 degrees less, and apart from the odd pristine day, ( and you most often will be working that one !) we are probably in for the shittiest, changeable month of the calendar.
the wineries are good here tho !?

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Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:55 pm

hermodo wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm
we are probably in for the shittiest, changeable month of the calendar.
Same here, despite the higher water temperatures. I hate the spring winds (and winter of course). Having said that, fish are always biting in Northland.

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Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:52 am

Damn right. Northland rocks! Caught some beauts like this in Whananaki on Saturday. All the big ones released and kept one 47cm snapper.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2qBfaqn8WU ... 5fbdimnqid

I'll be heading to Awanui next month for a family reunion and hope to do a spot of fishing around there.
AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:55 pm
hermodo wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:00 pm
we are probably in for the shittiest, changeable month of the calendar.
Same here, despite the higher water temperatures. I hate the spring winds (and winter of course). Having said that, fish are always biting in Northland.
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:19 am

Nice one :y: Big snapper can be an pain in the arse if you don't want to catch them though. Northland problems!

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Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:36 am

Hey @fishfood. I get up to Waipu Cove quite a lot. Have done heaps of surfcasting up there but never took the yak. The beach always seems a bit big for a surf launch :sweat: (still a bit of a noob in a yak), just wondering where and how you launch when you’re at The Cove?

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Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 pm

Used to spend a lot of time at Waipu and always just launched straight off the beach. Although in saying that, some times you might have o wait a day or two for the surf to die down..... other times it could be like a mill pond
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:50 pm

nel5ta wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:36 am
Hey @fishfood. I get up to Waipu Cove quite a lot. Have done heaps of surfcasting up there but never took the yak. The beach always seems a bit big for a surf launch :sweat: (still a bit of a noob in a yak), just wondering where and how you launch when you’re at The Cove?
I usually launch at the south end by the surf club and car park. I'm allergic to towing my kayak very far. I keep a close eye on the surf and it it's too big I drive around to Langs and go off from there ( also at the south end) it's a longer drag to the water but it's almost always small enough to get out from there.
Overseas till the end of October but will be getting out as soon as possible when I get home.

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 pm

Hainesy wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 pm
... some times you might have to wait a day or two for the surf to die down.
That's a long time to be sitting outside the breakers waiting to come back in... :lol:
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Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:21 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:40 pm
Hainesy wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 pm
... some times you might have to wait a day or two for the surf to die down.
That's a long time to be sitting outside the breakers waiting to come back in... :lol:
Remember this story..... waiting for the breakers on this occasion might have been more sensible !

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