A big thank you from a couple of Aussies - Coro Gold Rush

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arpie
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:02 pm

That was SO funny, Glint, meeting up with you in the airport!! Keith couldn't believe it! Nice chatting with you!

Here are some pics from my Fishing Trip to the Coro! Who could have predicted that gale force winds & torrential rain would occur in the next few hours!?
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My first NZ fish from a Kayak - a really cool Dory!
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Then I found some snapper! :)
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And let's not forget the Leather Jackets! :@
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A couple of nice fish - Rob 'loaned' me his for the pic as he reckons the one I dropped yakside was about this size!
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:23 pm

Some more pics ..... You may recognise some of the yakkers!

Shelley on her white charger
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Grant from Viking
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This one was caught on the River to Sea lipless crank, after nearly getting spooled by the snag! Speeding up the retrieve scored the fish!
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So I tried the same retrieve on the next cast & scored my next PB!
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I LOVED the drogue! So much bigger than mine back here - a New World cloth shopping bag!
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Another yakker (my Saviour I think!)
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The fish that would have won me the lady's section in the Viking Invitational if I'd brought it in!! :$
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My Saviour!!! The drogue's rope had twisted & wrapped around the end of the yak & I had no chance of releasing it - and was slowlyl drifting out to sea!! I tried calling Shelley & Stuart on the radio but had accidentally knocked it off the station, so no joy there! Ooooops!! Then I saw this guy & shouted out to him to assist me ..... and he did!! Many thanks!
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My Kawahai that also scored me some points!
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:13 pm

More pics ....

My fish for the day
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Milkey with some fine fish, even tho he forgot to take out his favourite rods!
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Stuart's, Shelley's & my fish
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My two snapper for the Viking Invitational - if I'd read the rules, I would have brought in 3! :$
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Shelley & I
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I was thrilled to meet up with Stephen Tapp - I'd read so many of his articles! He may do a trip up the coast, next time he is in Aussie - a good buddy of mine regularly catches marlin from yaks at South West Rocks ...... so may be able to get Stephen into one too!
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Shelley & Grant - Shelley receiving her prize for taking out the Lady's section! A nice colour match for her yak!
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Next morning, time to front up for the Coromandel GOld Rush! Buj & Jools
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The Fearsome Foursome in the wee small hours!
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SHelley in her comp gear!
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:21 pm

Justin hooked up on his good Kawahai on Softies that I gave him! It put him in 2nd place in the kawahai section! He was STOKED!
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On the yak!
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Justin forgot his camera, so I said I would take pics of other yakkers that I got near! You may recognise them!
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The bad weather approaching!
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Then it hit! Along with the ferocious wind, I had never been more miserable in my life!! No, correction - when the whopper fish busted me off, then, I was TRULY miserable! ;( Shortly after, I called it a day!
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:29 pm

Some caught GOOD fish!
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Nice to see Shelley got a nice one
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I was knackered that afternoon & didn't even manage to attend the weighin! Next day, I fished 'close to home'
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Justin's offsider, Dave suggested we go to the mussel farms across the road from our bach.
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I was too tired from the day before & instead of heading to the right with Dave & Aaron, i went behind the island to the 'closer' ones! BIG mistake!
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If I'd stayed with the boys, I could have landed some of these - instead I got into all sorts of trouble! Won't do THAT again!
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LOL! I like this bit of Kiwi Humour!
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Justin, Dave & Aaron in charge of the 'weigh in' station
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Some of the nice fish that were weighed in that afternoon
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:39 pm

more pics!

Stephen & Milkey
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Rob Fort's 'whopper' being weighed in at 10.425kg :clap:
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Rob & Rowdy - top team, I think!
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Rob & his big Kingie
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Stuart & Shelley's fish
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Shelley's fish
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Justin receiving his 2nd prize for Kawahai
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Rob Fort
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Ails accepting her award - what a fisho!
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Rob & Rowdy accepting their award
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:45 pm

yet more pics!!

Rob again! What a top fisho!
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The Ultimate trophy, Rob!
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The competitors at the prizegiving
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Stephen & Milkey with their top trophy!
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Justin & Rob Fort - a good team - a terrific event
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I'll be trying to get over next year for the June event! ;)
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cheers & thanks for looking

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Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:12 pm

Cool Photo's Arpie. Thanks for sharing.
I recognise the handsome looking, out of focus chap on the Stealth. :lol:
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:49 pm

fantastic TR love all the photos

( is that guy on the stealth the snowman or the nowman couldnt tell from there :lol: )
Everyone is a genius.

But if you judge a fish
on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:15 pm

....I recognise the handsome looking, out of focus chap on the Stealth.....

:rofl: :rofl: I'll blame the out of focus bit on the camera - tho I may have still had it on 'macro/closeup' for my small fish! :$

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Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:42 pm

:D
Everyone is a genius.

But if you judge a fish
on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

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