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Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 pm

Yep, so winter is over, the All Blacks have won their first pool match, its officially Spring, the whitebait season is underway, sea temps are rising ,slowly , but it is happening as it does every year.
So what state is your yak in? Could you throw it in the water tomorrow? Sweet, if the answer is yes, but for many of us it's time to crack into the new season. Lets have some posts and some enthusiasm for the new season.

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Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:37 am

I threw my yak into the water at the port yesterday at 7am. Headed out to the red bouy behind 2 other yaks that were anchored further out. No luck for the first hour, then hooked and landed a great ky. Other yaks then came in as they were only catching sharks! They moved on to green bouy. Fishing then got going with another 3 good ky and 2 good gurnard. No sharks were caught. Water temp was just on 13. Headed back in at nine with plenty of fish. Conditions were great. Two more yaks were heading out when I came in. :y: :y:

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Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:13 pm

Sweet, good to hear from you Rex, and good to see a mixed bag catch. Something other than Spinys in the winter is a bonus,eh? keep up the postings

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Kayak Model: ProFish 400 Lite
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:43 pm

The bay is overflowing with Gurnard at the moment, (one on the right was 1.2kg)
These ones from a trip out from tangoio. have been catching them all winter. Water temp of 15 degrees yesterday. and best part 0 spinies, the sun has kicked them out.

I've also had multiple Tarakihi and Blue Cod , so a very very good winter season for me. Snapper actually are here already so I am going to be hitting my spots with the straylining gear within the next week or two.
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Viking ProFish 400 Lite
Kayak PB's
15.10kg Kingfish - Tangoio Beach
10.25kg Snapper - Tangoio Beach
7.44kg Albacore Tuna - Port Taranaki
3.20kg Kahawai - Port Napier
2.70kg Rainbow Trout - Lake Taupo
2.20kg Blue Cod- Tata Beach Golden Bay
2.15kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
2.10kg John Dory Port Taranaki
1.40kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia
1.21kg Gurnard - Tangoio Beach

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