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by 46John
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island

Further to the discussion about releasing fish caught from the depths - there is a tool that has a better effect on release rates for fish suffering barotrauma... and it is not the old Matt Watson hypodermic needle... there is basically a heavily weighted, barbless hook that gets the fish back down ...
by 46John
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island

And Rabbit - I also had the ego issues a few years ago but over it now. A photo of a clearly living, dark red kelpie is way better to show mates than a faded dead old donkey... I hardly ever keep more than 3 snapper either.
by 46John
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island

Andrew Rawlinson - that’s why I love targeting big kelpies in the shallows in winter... big fish, great fights and great survival rates.
I personally find dredging snapper up from 20m plus pretty boring... and as you say - most die. But each to their own - I know you prefer deep water fishing.
by 46John
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Spur of the moment to Tiritiri Island

Well done and I am a real fan of letting anything over 10 pounds go. Well done.
by 46John
Sun May 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tamaki Yacht Club – 1st May
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Tamaki Yacht Club – 1st May

Well done and a nice report. A snappers nerves can keep them twitching for quite a while - even if dead...
by 46John
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Level 3 Fishing or not.
Replies: 20
Views: 1223

Re: Level 3 Fishing or not.

Does anybody have a firm answer on this? Once again - it is a bit vague....
by 46John
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20-10
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: NN 20-10

Ha ha - too funny.
by 46John
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Cavellis
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: TR: Cavellis

That was a donkey king!

Northland is special.
by 46John
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mangawhai Bar 23/03
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Mangawhai Bar 23/03

Well done. March/April are prime months!
by 46John
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrowneck 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Narrowneck 19.1

Cheers - never thought to consider eating one! I heard once that most of the fish and chips fish in the UK is shark.
by 46John
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrowneck 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: Narrowneck 19.1

Well done - have not fished in ages. Three young kids is a killer... Out of interest, how did you fillet and cook that shark?
by 46John
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi Sat 17 Nov
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: Kohi Sat 17 Nov

Nice to see the consistency is still there... another typically solid Destin catch.
by 46John
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CKFC Get together. New PB
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: CKFC Get together. New PB

Ha ha - I lost mine at the first child. After 3 children - I have no hope now!

Well done- great fish.
by 46John
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CKFC Get together. New PB
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Re: CKFC Get together. New PB

Great fish. Well done. What did it weigh in the end? And what did you catch it on?
by 46John
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sullivans Bay 19/10/18 & Sullivans Bay 23/10/18 PB!
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: Sullivans Bay 19/10/18 & Sullivans Bay 23/10/18 PB!

Well done. Not 20 pounds - but still a great fish!
by 46John
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Port Jackson - 30/9 - 6/10
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Re: Port Jackson - 30/9 - 6/10

Nice fish and TR. There are some great spots on the Coro...
by 46John
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NN 20/09 - PB Smashed
Replies: 10
Views: 2073

Re: NN 20/09 - PB Smashed

Well done - great fish for our hood. My best from NN is also 71 cm - but the fish was pretty skinny and only weighed 12.5 pounds. Yours looks fat as a tick. I guess that is the difference between spring fish and autumn fish - my 71 cm fish was caught in April. Hate to say it - but I think The Mayor’...
by 46John
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kohi - Monday August 27 (video added)
Replies: 26
Views: 4772

Re: Kohi - Monday August 27 (video added)

Welcome back, Destin. It will be good to have those TRs coming through again. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. John
by 46John
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Narrow Neck at Winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

Re: Narrow Neck at Winter?

Nice. I have had lots of good winter fishing there - you just need to fish closer in during the winter.
by 46John
Thu May 31, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Trailers

Ha ha - thanks.