Tauranga Kings

BOP region discussions, for local trips, meetings etc.
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Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:33 pm

Hey all,
Planing to head over the hill tomorrow to throw some stick baits around. Any pointers welcome, heard there have been some nice Kings being caught in the harbour so mite give salphur point a crack unless someone has a better idea. Hope to launch around half 6 if anyone would like to tag along or show me the way ;)

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Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:48 pm

I'm not a fan of the harbour at all myself but there are plenty of kings there but it depends whether you can be bothered with the lettuce and current. I would head down towards pukehina or maketu over the foul in saying that I jigged up an 86cm last time I was out off pap beach. It looks like the reports for the weekend have been pretty mint for snaps and ky but haven't heard of anything other then rats.

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Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:14 pm

Got to love it when a plan comes together, no Kings on the stick baits but I did have one follow it to the yak which I thought was pretty cool for a first time. Mike found us a school of Kahawai so the live baits were deployed, mine under a balloon and mikes was free to go deeper which secured its fate as lunch for the waiting Kings in the channel in front of the yacht club so with a bit of an audience on the shore Mike managed to land his new PB Kingie and first legal one from the yak. I ditched the balloon and let out a bit more line and in less than a minute I had also hooked up, after a great fight I too landed my new PB. :rock:
they must have been twins as they were both 99cm and 11.5kg but im sure mine was bigger ;)
Was a awesome buss after watching all the launches heading straight past and one lady that was nice enough to take a few pics for us mentioned that they have a 40' launch and are yet to catch a fish that big :D
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Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:05 pm

Very nice guys :y:
I'm yet to get a legal one but it will come :D

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Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:07 pm

Oh yeah! well done boys :clap: :clap:

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Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:58 am

Choice couple nice string pullers there :y:

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Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:17 am

Heard the saltwater kiwi boys talking about ya`s :y:

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Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:47 pm

Wicked :rock:

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Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:17 pm

Top effort guys!!
Was down that way on the weekend, MINT.

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:48 am

Awesome catch guys! Did you get any footage on the go pro?

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Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:23 pm

well done guys !,..Kingie steaks for dinner !
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Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:12 pm

Yeah I got video footage but also ended up with a blurry smudge right in the middle of the screen of the head cam :swear: finally shot something with editing and stuffed it up. Lesson learned, wipe the lense before putting the camera in its case :doh:

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