NN - 18/05. Only fools and Horses.

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DocProfit
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Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 pm

With no one wanting to take a day off work, I decided to do something a bit different and headed well out past the lighthouse for a drift around Rangitoto.

It was a non stop KY boil up with birds everywhere. Took 2, could have fulled the yak.

Grabbed 7 snappers (was half way through filleting before I remembered to take a photo) - best was 60cm, and spent 2 1/2 hours paddling home into the wind and tide - ouch.

Time for a spa before dinner 8)
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Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 pm

Nice, very nice!
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Fri May 18, 2018 5:12 pm

Onya for getting out mate

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Sat May 19, 2018 7:41 am

I need to find a place like this.
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Sat May 19, 2018 9:24 am

Some nice fish there squire. :y:
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DocProfit
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Sun May 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Great weather today, so I went out and had another crack at Takapuna drifting around #1 - #5.

Was awesome stuff.

Brought a new Tranx 400 which worked smooth as silk with the OA Fleas.

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Sun May 20, 2018 5:21 pm

nice reports mate, pretty consistent fishing on your part
were you using oa fleas on your first report as well or sliders & softies

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Sun May 20, 2018 6:32 pm

Orange sliders did most of the work on the 1st trip.

But they are pretty boring to fish with - just sticking em in the rod holder and waiting does as good as slow jigging them up and down.

So I skipped them for the 2nd go, and it was much more fun with fleas and softies.

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Mon May 21, 2018 9:02 am

Well done Grasshopper, l've taught you well.
With my Mayoral duties completed at the Royal Wedding I managed to jet back for a real quick fish. Launched at 8 & home before 10 with 7 in the bin. All in good nick, nothing big but all in the 36 to 40cm range. Orange slider doing the damage, only got undersized on the flea.
Mint morning on the water, catch you next time.
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Mon May 21, 2018 5:04 pm

Nice haul master!

I bought one of those K-labs rods - exact same version by the looks of it, works well.

Weather looks balls all week, with winter coming it might be time to switch to hunting Gurnard in a different spot :y:

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