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by Epicskwid
Sat May 26, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Mid winter madness
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Mid winter madness

I'm keen for an event like that, just give me a date and i'm coming. It would be great to see what we could catch on those combos.
by Epicskwid
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Easter weekend

Fishing was on fire for Kahawai, Horse mackerel and other bit's and pieces. I got destroyed by a big Kingfish on my Gurnard rig (200m on the first run) After being towed a good 500m my dropper loop on the 40lb leader gave way. Was always going to happen with pressure like that. (could have bit the 2...
by Epicskwid
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Easter weekend

Update:
I'll be heading to Tangoio beach tomorrow morning. the sea is meant to be good all day Cheers guys.
Be good if a few others came out in this area. good to buddy up :y: Good luck everyone
by Epicskwid
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Easter weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Easter weekend

hope to be out one morning, have a pretty good forecast for all of easter. Big snap off haumoana beach this morning so they are there.
by Epicskwid
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid

Off to the weigh in! Screen Shot 2018-03-27 at 4.49.04 PM.png Talking to my mates a lot of us had struggled and many people were only weighing in 2 species. Plagues of kahawai had been reported across the coast. Still some people had done well. The top fish were : Kingfish - 9.07kg Tuna - (No Albaco...
by Epicskwid
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Taranaki Classic 2018 - Epicskwid

The biggest comp of the year an annual event for me and dad now. The gear was packed on Thursday night and we made the 6 hour trip over from Hawkes Bay on Friday the 23rd. Friday was clear weather until the evening where the heavens opened late afternoon and it didn't stop, heavy heavy rain continue...
by Epicskwid
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Saturday 17 March
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Saturday 17 March

What a horse, great fish Rj. 13kg snapper don't come along too often, well deserved :y: Great to see there are very big ones out there.
by Epicskwid
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2

Top stuff there, well done :clap: . Interested to know your set up. Cheers. The way me and dad did it was wiring through the front hatch, Mounted a battery bracket below the hatch, then i run my transducer line back to my hatch at my end of the yak. Now the thing is mounting the transducer on the i...
by Epicskwid
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2

The weather was looking good for a saturday mission so loaded up, and got over to tongoio arriving just as the sun came up. well a forecast .3m wave height was quite off. There were 3 sets pushing in over a metre. didn't fancy the landing. So pulled the pin and headed south to Te Awanga, beautiful l...
by Epicskwid
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: 17 /18th Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 676

17 /18th Feb

On the long range forecast the weather is looking good at .5m swell and light winds. Certainly going to keep an eye on it this week and if it changes closer to the date. Will be doing a Tongoio mission again probably targeting gurnard, Perhaps another Kingfish ? anything can happen out there. Keen t...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:25 pm
I agree. The boy needs a bloody big snapper now [emoji3]
That would be lovely Andrew, All i can catch is 20lb eels who try their best to convince me they are snapper :lol:
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

In the video, when you grabbed it from the tail I was waiting for all hell to break loose. The first go i got at the fish (when it was swimming alongside the yak) It was off cam but the first go i had at the tail it quite frankly dealt to me , i couldnt hold on so i had to let go. then i had anothe...
by Epicskwid
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Re: Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Big thanks to all the commenters: Marc, Bruce, Schecter, Telecaster, HLD, Andrew, Shad, Doc, Pete and bear
A fish like that is a dream come true let alone off my kayak skippered by me! Still buzzing and can't stop looking at the photos.
by Epicskwid
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: This weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: This weekend!

Hi Herman, The at Tongoio is fairly easy but a little more exposed to swell. All you have to is time a wave right and your away. Usually just one dumper. Same on the way back in. Today i was specifically targeting Kingfish, I managed to hook onto a very nice fish of 15 kilos on a live mackerel. Land...
by Epicskwid
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Kingfish Madness
Replies: 24
Views: 1730

Tongoio Kingfish Madness

Another weekend another great forecast :y: Made a plan to specifically target Kingfish today and nothing else (Still a cheek 4/0 ledger on the bottom though!). Launched from the beach at around 6.30 and quickly found the bait schools at the 15m mark. Along with Kingfish ! And a lot of them. Schools ...
by Epicskwid
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: This weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 586

This weekend!

With last weekends fishing going well off tongoio , i'll be heading that way again for sunday, :y: We had a small group there last weekend and we all caught good fish. Be cool to see some of you out there . I'll be live-baiting for Kingfish as there were some around last week and hopefully i'll pick...
by Epicskwid
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tongoio Beach 21st Jan
Replies: 5
Views: 693

Tongoio Beach 21st Jan

With a great forecast i headed out to Tongoio beach for a change of location. This turned out to be a great call with the conditions staying at 5 knots or less, barely any swell and good water temperature and visibility. P1210012.JPG The depth drops away much faster north of Napier, it didn't take l...
by Epicskwid
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Clifton Tues Mission
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Clifton Tues Mission

Well, I don't have much to report on but i'll have a go, the fishing was just off for some reason :?: Had pretty good morning conditions from 7 till 12 and got out to the metre area i usually fish, Berly went down and no fish came, so i moved , the same result. Whats going on here? Eventually i had ...
by Epicskwid
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Clifton - December 2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Clifton - December 2nd

Time for another go out from the south east coast of Hawkes Bay Conditions were good and it was looking to be a productive morning PC020017.JPG Since i've been catching a lot of Snapper lately i wanted to try to target Gurnard since i enjoy eating them a lot more. I stopped for a Snapper fish on the...
by Epicskwid
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Hawkes Bay Region
Topic: Dec 2/3
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Dec 2/3

I am heading to Clifton to launch at around 7am Sat morning. Dollar coin to get through the camp gate. Hope to be some good fishing waiting for me. Wind forecast is currently under 5 knots till lunch time. Heres where i launch: Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 8.10.27 PM.png The spot all depends on where t...