First Trip and Report for 2014

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Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:40 pm

A plan was made By KK :y: to Fish one of the places I like to Fish from so that was all I needed for a excuse to get out and join him :rock:
we hit the beach as the sun was rising and then this Ghost like shape appeared from the the was the Ghost Rider :rock: so the three of us heading out in hope of catching a feed I fished the shallows with very little success and as the sun was getting higher I decided to head deeper in search of some big boys found an area with a lots of bait fish showing up on sounder and then seen a really tight pack :P time to deploy my offering to see what would end up for my dinner bait goes down down waiting waiting buzzzzzzzzz KK got ya ears on (whats this Sound) :lol: as the Fish runs off at full pace now tug of war time and up pops mr Snapper and into the boot he goes :rock: carried on looking in same area but no more good sign so decided to scout around some more, caught up with Fish Whisperer (good to meet you) then parted ways and more looking and looking but nothing, spotted Andrew Rawlingson having a meet and greet and at the same time dropping a bait on some good bait sign and next minute rod is bending right over in to the water as line is peeling off at great speed and going for a good tow after a good scrap I see color and its snapper and hes a goodin hook is right down in stomach and bleeding so in the boot you go Mr, caught one other smaller fish so decided I had plenty for a feed for the troops back home and headed back to the beach for a Beer and debrief with King Fishkiller and Ghost Rider :beer: Cheers for the beers and credit for the photos go to them as well
Cheers Guys :y: :beer:
A great way to start the year off with a 18.74 pound Snapper

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Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:05 pm

Started the year with 18.74 lb :envy:
Well done... :clap: :rock:

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Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:14 pm

Bloody beautiful! A nice pair you have there! ;)

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Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:36 pm

Too much man nice fish there water looks good too

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:06 am

Sounds like it was an unofficial KFNZ meetup :rofl:
Well done SD. Two very nice snaps :clap:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:08 am

Great fish there :y:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:13 am

Two bloody beautys

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:17 am

Nicely done bro :y:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:43 am

Awesome start to the year stray dog! We can't even get out down here

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:47 am

Great start to the year alright. Nice looking specimans! Congrats

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:54 am

some nice fish there STRAY DOG :envy:
slow day for me with only one small one in the bag but still a bloody good day on the water with the boys
cheers guys :y:
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:12 am

Excellent haul there mate
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Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:13 am

Ruff as Gutts wrote:A nice pair you have there!
:^) :^) :^)

Nice fish too. (I'm assuming Ruff was talking about ya glasses :!: )

Sounds like a great day, cool to meet up with other forum members and I'm digging the colour scheme on the yak :y:

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:32 am

Great catch! :y:

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:57 am

8) Massive report and start to the year Jase , nice fish and sport all right . good stuff :y:

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:48 am

Wow, that's a great start to the year! :beer:

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:53 pm

Thats one hell of a fish. :rock:

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:05 pm

Choice as bro, gotta be happy with that haul :y: ...and a mint day had on Sunday morn down the river in the bliss stiick :rock:...

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:04 pm

YakFisho Snapps wrote:Choice as bro, gotta be happy with that haul :y: ...and a mint day had on Sunday morn down the river in the bliss stiick :rock:...
RE Sunday morning yep was a big morning :whew: on the river 6ks and loved it roll on the rain and lets hit it again :rock: :rock:

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:50 pm

Good to catch up with a few of the guys and it was a glorious day .
The day started off for me finding out my transducer cable was cut so no sounder :@ . Never mind , ill throw some softbaits around the wash and in the shallows . I did this for an hour and only managed some small snaps and 3 busted rigs on the bottom . Then the VHF goes off so to speak , Stray Dog has his finger on the button and all I hear is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz , so I paddle out deeper and take a few pics of his very healthy snap .
Now for anyone who recently read the thread on the forum about the benefits of sounders this day absolutely demonstrates how valuable they can be . While I was alongside Stray Dog he showed me his sounder , a small bait ball on the bottom with a very big arch just above it . This is what he was able to see in 25m of water then send a bait down on top of the arch and wait for the rod to load up ! :y:
Ghost Rider and myself were without working sounders and cast out all morning in the same area as Stray Dog but only caught the odd small snap . This was not a case of Stray Dog being " lucky " , it was case of finding decent sign on his sounder and dropping baits right on there heads ! :rock:

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