Sorry folks another NN TR

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Mitch65
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Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 pm

Well after the not so good catch at the weekend, the 3 amigos minus Barry decided on a trip this morning. With nothing arranged except the Mayor saying he would be there for 0700, his excuse was the tide??????? :lol: I arrived at just after 0430 and got prepped ( with life jacket this time) and headed out at 0500 with Doc wishing me well.
Did a drift on the outgoing tide and got 2 with the largest (51cm) just as the sun was coming up (magic).
Eased up to the yellow spot and caught up with the Mayor who had one but was struggling, caught another 5 good size pannies. Doc came for a visit and he to had 7, with the Mayor fluffing around as per normal and wanting his 7, Doc and I headed back to the beach (hard work paddling back).
The Mayor managed to beat us back with 7 as well and then the sledging started. Another great day with great conditions first up ( Mayor missed due to not being a morning person).
Unfortunately due to work load around home and family having enough of fish at the moment, next weekend is out.
To my fellow Amigos good luck, (Mayor you know you can catch fish, just try a little harder).
Doc give Mayor a hard time and if Barry shows up in the spy yak even more fun.
Stay safe out there.
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Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Good stuff! Please keep these TRs coming.... with my third child being 10 days old - my fishing this summer has been limited - so I am living vicariously through these TRs!

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Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:53 pm

John,
I'm surprised the wife hasn't put you in a rabbit hatch out the back.

Stay tuned
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 am

Great stuff !.... must admit I haven’t fished NN for ages...the often crazy boat traffic just made it less than enjoyable !
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:23 am

Great redemption fish after the previous weekend's misery.

Mitch took off before the birds were singing, I guess he was trying to make up for lost time from the last trip where he forgot his pfd :lol:

Barry was M.I.A. - I hear he was out buying another rod - can't have too many right?

Just a pity it took the Mayor so long to get his 7, almost fell asleep in my yak. |-)


This weekend is looking rough so it might be time for some rest and maintenance.
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:31 am

Hainesy wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:49 am
Great stuff !.... must admit I haven’t fished NN for ages...the often crazy boat traffic just made it less than enjoyable !
We have fun paddling in with a full load of 7 each, as all the fizz boats zoom past us headed out to who knows where, with all that snapper right under their hulls :clap:

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:28 am

Congratulations John. I hope you get out on the water soon. :y: :y:
Also hats off to Mitch and Doc, my lessons have finally paid off, which resulted in them both, after years of trying, beating the Mayor. Jolly well done chaps. :beer:
My parents are over from the UK and were still very impressed with my catch.
Agree with comments re the boats, a pain but they usually don't hang around for long then leave us in peace.
Another great morning on the water with equally top blokes. Tight lines all.
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:25 pm

Nice going guys, more than enough fishing going around it would appear. But I'm with Hainesy, just don't find the rat-race at NN to be any fun.
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:54 am

The place fishes well all year. Before I had kids, I used to catch snapper every month of the year there... you just need to change tactics with the seasons.
The boats normally bugger off by May.
Don’t write it off, chaps!

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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm

Question: Where's this yellow buoy? Thinking of heading out sometime this week.

Also, has anyone tried launching at Orakei and heading out to Bean Rock lighthouse? If I head there I might have less traffic to fight against on my way back central..
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 am

Yellow bouy is out by the channel marker left of beach
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:05 am

Mitch65 wrote:
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Yellow bouy is out by the channel marker left of beach
Cheers Mitch :y:
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am

Kingaling wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Question: Where's this yellow buoy? Thinking of heading out sometime this week.

Also, has anyone tried launching at Orakei and heading out to Bean Rock lighthouse? If I head there I might have less traffic to fight against on my way back central..
My brother and I used to do this. We caught a few, but never seemed red hot. I've had more practise now so maybe I should give it another go.

We'd often stop off here on our way to Rangitoto too. Made it quite a long paddle home though.
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:21 am

Yes also haven't launched from narrow neck in sometime but a great spot. Seem to remember a few boats powering up the coast predawn which was a bit alarming, the small boats certainly don't stick to the channel markers. Following in the foot steps of Destin (wheres he at these days) I often headed across to Rangitoto and fished the shallows. Some good fish in the weed but that scoria is tough on leaders... Rough Rock from memory was a fun spot on the way back as it was often plagued with rats kings. Good fun on light tackle but never nabbed a fish that went better than legal.

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