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loxley
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:39 pm

Last weekend paddled out to one of my usual spots under the cliffs, anchor down and burley out, chopped a few chunks and started spreading the around the burley trail.
Time for some fun, straylining at its best, 5/0 recurve, chunk of squid deployed, took about 15 minutes for the first bite.
First fish onboard 35cm snapper, followed buy two more and a couple of just legal's, then a nice pick up and line peeled off the Pen Slammer, gently tightened up and the hooks set, shallow water so the fish runs wide circum navigating the kayak, I quickly release the anchor and let the fish take me on a journey.
15 minutes later and a 55cm snapper in the net. What a great fish in the shallows.
Back to the anchor for another session. Ended up keeping my limit of 35's a 38 and the 55.
What a great winters day shallow water fishing.
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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:01 pm

Nicely done Loxley :y:

Lot of mid sized Snaps on the shallow reefs at the moment...
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loxley
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Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Sure is HLD previously lost a few of the bigger models until I upped the leader. Straylining with only a hook and bait I tried to go as light as possible, increased the leader and hasn't had any effect on the number of bites.

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FatherOfMany
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Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:40 am

Nice bag loxley!
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Chanos chanos
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:38 pm

Good job, braver than me hibernating. Might just entice me out onto the water


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SitDown
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Location: Waima, West Auck
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:56 pm

Nice report mate.
Will give that area a go this weekend if weather holds up.... actually, I thought the snapper had packed their bags around there and headed off elsewhere for winter
Is that an all year round possie ?

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