Sullivan's Anzac Day

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Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:11 am

On the water at 6.30 with everyone else. Landed a couple of 35cm fish early on then ended up out at the south end of Motuora Island with a FF showing heaps of fish, hooked up a 40cm on first drop of orange slider, thinking it was going to be a frantic 1/2 hour and full bag....but that was it..back on the beach at 12.30 with a decent enough did everyone else do?

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Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:23 pm

Nice day. I only kept two around 35 cm. Could have had a limit bag of 30 cm fish and a load of sub legal snaps! I know of one decent kingi landed amongst all the rats around the saddle island reefs.

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Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:43 am

The last few trips out, the fish seem to be thinning out leaving better sized fish and in pretty good condition :y:

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Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:52 am

I didn't launch till just after noon (as everyone else was coming back). By this stage the tide was coming in at a good pace but the wind also picked up and I never have much luck soft-baiting when the drift to too fast. Caught a few undersized snapper half-way between Sullivans and Saddle Island... then in my futile attempt to catch some live bait behind the rocks of Saddle Island... I managed to entice a rat king, hooked right in the corner of the mouth... and in the tail for good measure (good to know my home-made sabiki rig is up for the challenge :clap: )
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:41 am

I caught 2carrots, 3 snappers between 33-40cm, and 2 fat kahawai which reused as bait.
A lot of small snappers caught and released.
Great dawn service. Lest we forget.

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