Coromandel Kingy trip and any kingfish pointers

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FatherOfMany
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Sat May 17, 2014 12:16 pm

Hey all,

My brother and I have had a friendly fishing competition running for years. I've been in the lead since moving to NZ, but on Thursday my brother caught a 170kg blue marlin, a tuna, a Cuta and a 2m shark from a charter boat.

So... catching a few decent sized kingi from the kayak should help me to catch up...

I'm hoping to head out to Coro on the 31st/1st and try for my first kingfish. I haven't been there before and need some advice on where to go for kingi. I found this post where mental suggests some places to stay, but need to know where to go to target kingi while trolling. Don't have a jigging setup yet and after buying a new kayak yesterday, I can't justify a guided outing with Rob Fort just yet... Should have negotiated with him for a fishing package while buying the yak from the Ocean Kayak stand, where he was:(

Any tips for where to go. As I said, I haven't been to Coro before, so as much details as possible will be appreciated. My new yak comes with a FF with GPS, so some coordinates or marks on a Google map would be wonderful.

And I know there are loads of topics on catching your first kingi on here already, but am I missing something obvious? I bought some 30lb braid at the boatshow, going to put that on an old Okuma Endurance EDB-80 reel, with a 50Kg leader and ? (any 7/0 hook?) and drag some livies out the back of the kayak. What do I need to know more than that?
Got some Rapalas as well, but plan to focus on the livies mostly.

Any advice will be appreciated.
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OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

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Hodgey
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Sat May 17, 2014 2:29 pm

Give Rob Fort a call or even better drop in to his shop when you go up. He'll give you the low down...

Mitch
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:55 am

How do you go???? Good enough to keep brothe quiet I hope!! Going up myself later on, no real plan as of where to go yet.

Thinking P. Jackson or stony bay!

Ta

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FatherOfMany
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:42 am

Wow, how quickly this year has past... I stopped kayaking for a while and next thing you know it's December.

I'm finally heading out to Coro this weekend. Driving through Friday, hoping for a fish Friday arvo and another early start Saturday. Then heading back Sat afternoon.
Weather for Friday's not looking good, but I'll make the best of it.
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

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FatherOfMany
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Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:34 am
Kayak Make: Old Town
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:42 am

Passed even
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

Kayak Fishing Auckland

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FatherOfMany
Posts: 1768
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:34 am
Kayak Make: Old Town
Kayak Model: Predator XL Petrol
VHF Call Sign: ZMW9858
Location: Papakura, Auckland
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:45 am

I'm staying at Papa Aroha and apparently the island straight out from there holds some kingies to the left. If the weather wont play along, I'll just drop anchor close to the mainland and try a livie.
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Old Town Predator XL
OK Tetra 12
Old Town Predator 13
OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #1, OK Prowler Elite 4.5 #2

PB: Snapper=66cm, J.D.=39cm, Gurnard=38cm

VHF Callsign: ZMW 9858

Kayak Fishing Auckland

Mitch
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:50 am

good one, stayed there several times. the channel between the mussel farm and next island (to your right if standing on the campsite) gets lots of current w the tides, fishing towards either island, has produced some nice fish for me in the past. enjoy!!! awesome spot.

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