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Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:54 pm
by Smitty
Hi everyone, following on from our recent club newsletter, we have a fishing day planned for Orere point on 16 Sept. I will update this post next week once we have a view on weather, if its not looking good we will look at an alternate spot or defer to the following week.

Aim will be to get out for an early morning start and perhaps have a meeting time after lunch for those that want to meet for a beer at the Kaiaua pub.

Will keep in touch.

Cheers
Smitty

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:00 pm
by Smitty
Hi Guys,

We have this Saturday earmarked for a fishing day at Orere. Still a bit early to predict a weather forecast but currently forecasting Westerly 10-13 knots and a swell/chop of around 0.5 meters. So its not looking too bad but not great either. I'll update again on Wednesday night, in the meantime if your contemplating coming along subject to weather let me know so I have a rough idea on numbers, or if the following weekend suits you better which was our fall back let me know.

My plan will be to leave Hamilton around 6am and ideally off the water early afternoon. I also have room for another person/yak if anyone wants a lift.

Cheers
Smitty

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:45 am
by Smitty
Guys,

I have received no response/interest regarding this weekend. Forecast has deteriorated a bit and with potential showers (whats new!) I am minded to defer to our fall back date of next weekend and take the chance we get a better day, tide will probably suit better next week too.

Cheers
Smitty

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:24 pm
by williamthegrate
Smitty wrote:Guys,

I have received no response/interest regarding this weekend. Forecast has deteriorated a bit and with potential showers (whats new!) I am minded to defer to our fall back date of next weekend and take the chance we get a better day, tide will probably suit better next week too.

Cheers
Smitty
Lol i was keen

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Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:40 pm
by Smitty
williamthegrate wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:24 pm
Smitty wrote:Guys,

I have received no response/interest regarding this weekend. Forecast has deteriorated a bit and with potential showers (whats new!) I am minded to defer to our fall back date of next weekend and take the chance we get a better day, tide will probably suit better next week too.

Cheers
Smitty
Lol i was keen

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Sorry mate, I hadn't heard from anyone so assumed no-one was interested although I had an e-mail Friday night from someone else wondering if anyone was going out. Anyway, wind was pretty gusty in town on Saturday with some heavy showers so I'm thinking it was maybe the right call to not head out. Hopefully things will shape up better this week.

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:16 pm
by Typhoon
Hopefully weather is going to be a little kind to us this weekend, as looking at some of the fishing pages on facebook there are plenty being caught, hope to meet a few new like minded people

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:13 pm
by Smitty
Guys, weather is looking pretty favourable for Saturday morning at this stage, unless it deteriorates I will be planning an early Saturday morning start. I'll update with a post tomorrow on updated forecast, times (I would like to be on the road no later than 6am), VHF channel etc.

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:46 pm
by Smitty
Still looks like there is a good weather window Saturday morning before wind picks up in the afternoon, swellmap predicts 7-8 kt SW at 9am, building from there to 14 kts in the afternoon.

I plan to be on the road between 5.30-6.0am. Will be on channel 8 for VHF. If you want to contact/text before hand 027 6878802, or at home 8543737.

Let me know who is going, would be good to know numbers and if it works out we can perhaps meet up for a beer on the way home. Ideally I would like to be off the water early afternoon, or earlier if I have my limit (this rarely happens!) :D .

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:13 pm
by Smitty
My new prototype scute (scoot??) to try out

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:13 pm
by Typhoon
I'm keen, been chewing at the bit to get some fishing in

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:23 am
by awondering
SW wind on an out going after 9pm, the drift is going to suck big time...

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:10 am
by Typhoon
Get there early drift in with the incoming, tie up to the farms, then drift back after we have caught a feed, or at least give it a crack

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:39 pm
by Smitty
Hmmm, might take the anchor.

Typhoon I'll give you a call after I get home and get sorted tonight.

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:26 pm
by Smitty
Guys, Typhoon and I have just had a catch up and decided to change plans and fish from Kaiaua up by the farms. Will let you know how we get on.

Cheers
Jason

Re: Fishing trip - Orere point

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:25 am
by Smitty
Bit of a game of two halves yesterday. We were on the water 7am and headed for the farms and tied up without any action at all. I even tried sitting behind the mussel barge that was working and nothing. After the tide turned we started drifting north of the farms and started picking up fish. Current was quite strong so had to paddle back a few times to drift over the same area. I picked up 5 pannies and typhoon was still fishing when I left at midday hoping to pick up a few more. Wind completely died after high tide, complete opposite of the forecast. Beautiful day.

If your going to Kaiaua I wouldn't recommend parking on the grass unless you have 4wd, it's a real bog, road is a mess too from slips, car is covered in clay splashes.

Oh yeh, and I caught a fish on my scute!