Bounty Hunter Day Trip

Go on then, tell us your stories...
Post Reply
Rabbit
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:41 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth
Kayak Model: Fisha 555
Location: Auckland

Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:48 pm

A great day out on Bounty Hunter yesterday. A couple of guys pulled some good sized kings out at Little Barrier with one involving a big, big bronzie taxing one of the guys next to the yak. The tail hit was so hard on the kayak that it caused a roll over. But the rest of the guys came in fast to help out and all was good. In the end he was still left with a weighed and verified 13kg PB minus most of the rear end. It would have been a genuine 17kg+ model if the Man in The Brown Suit had left it alone.

Snapper fishing was frustratingly slow and nothing of any really decent size was caught but everyone went home with a feed and the biggest going a respectable 65cm.

A fun day ou. Lots of laughter, banter and comeraderie

If you have never done a mothership trip I can highly recommend it, even if you do it just once. There are a couple around but all my experiences have always been with Bounty Hunter out of Ti Point and skippered by Aaron Covacich.

Next trip for me is a three day version out to Great Barrier in June. Can't wait
Attachments
BH rear looking view.jpg
BH rear looking view.jpg (96.4 KiB) Viewed 750 times
BH rod shot.jpg
Stealths on BH.jpg
Josh king .jpg
Josh king .jpg (66.93 KiB) Viewed 750 times
Ryans king 2.jpg
Ryans king 2.jpg (69.33 KiB) Viewed 750 times
Sydney king.jpg
Sydney king.jpg (58.75 KiB) Viewed 750 times

User avatar
GHOST RIDER
Posts: 733
Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:18 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth
Kayak Model: 525
Location: Whangarei

Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:46 pm

Nice TR mate always fun on those mothership trips
Ryan was a luck boy to get any fish back that was a big ass shark :whew:
Stealth 525
KARMA as i fish out of a kayak i don't eat shark

Fish4MentalHealth
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:03 am
Kayak Make: Ocean kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler elite 4.1

Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:05 pm

There wasnt much I could do for Ryan but I knew I could save his fish 😅

User avatar
Schecter
Posts: 754
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:37 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish EVO IV
VHF Call Sign: ZMW8098
Location: Auckland

Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Nice going. I'm turning into a BH mothership fan. Love those trips. I heard Steve was really popular with the stealth lads :rofl:
Viking Tempo
Viking Profish 440

PB: Snapper=79cm. Rogers Road, 26/10/14

PB: Gurnard=34cm. Orere Point, 17/06/15

PB: Kingfish=75cm. Omaio, 13/02/16


Manurewa Marlins RLFC. The Home of Joe Galuvao, Henry Fa'afili, Greg Eastwood, Daniel O'Regan, Jesse Bromwich,
Kenny Bromwich, Peter Hiku, Ligi Sao, Siliva Havili.

Rabbit
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:41 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth
Kayak Model: Fisha 555
Location: Auckland

Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:16 pm

Cheers mate. Always good value on BH. Some nice kings caught.

Stevie created a bit of initial interest but because it is made of a plastic derivative the guys immediately found it heavy, ponderous, lacking in responsiveness, hard to steer, sub-optimal layout and if you tried to use it too fast it started leaking. So they soon lost interest and upgraded to the faster, lighter, highly responsive and better designed glass and carbon fibre model.

dedant
Posts: 1584
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:11 pm
Kayak Make: Stealth-less
Kayak Model: Pending
VHF Call Sign: ZMU5052
Location: West Auckland

Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:20 pm

Rabbit wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:16 pm
Cheers mate. Always good value on BH. Some nice kings caught.

Stevie created a bit of initial interest but because it is made of a plastic derivative the guys immediately found it heavy, ponderous, lacking in responsiveness, hard to steer, sub-optimal layout and if you tried to use it too fast it started leaking. So they soon lost interest and upgraded to the faster, lighter, highly responsive and better designed glass and carbon fibre model.
Come back of the year award goes to..... :D
Image

Glass is Class.. dedant

Post Reply
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest