Port Report Sunday July 22

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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: ProFish 400 Lite
Location: Napier

Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm

It was a good turn out on sunday with 3 other kayakers fishing on a fairly warm winters day out from the port. Rex who i haven't seen in a while was giving it a crack near the breakwater and a couple others were giving it a go. There was quite a bit of swell (1.3m) so it was up and down on the water. a bit of westerly on the top at first but i waited before heading out further to some of my reef spots. On the way out a big pod of dolphins came through which is getting more and more common for me. once the wind dropped and came up to the slightest of easterlies i was good to get to my spot and i anchored up. No berley small hooks small baits. Eventually the fishing came together. I landed a lot of good size Kahawai on 4kg line, a bunch of 40cm Mackerel and some 30cm Blue cod which were released. A bunch of other small reef species were released too. I much prefer that to unhooking the dreaded demonic :devil: spinies. Eventually one of my targets took the bait and a Tarakihi popped up after giving me a little scrap on 4kg line. Over the moon with that. headed in at 12.30 more than happy.
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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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