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FatherOfMany
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:48 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:42 pm
I stick to a four or five turn uni knot. Provided it cinches down nicely, I'm a 100% confident in it.
Mate, I've been tying those knots from before I could speak:) Nothing wrong with the knot, I must have just done something stupid this time.
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vundu
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Location: N/shore

Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:07 am

Hi, in answer to going too fast, a friend uses a milk bottle with some sand in tied to a cord and dragged along the bottom, can be used from the front or back depending on how he is fishing. He says sometimes he says it seems to bring on the fish, so has anyone else tried something simillar? I have not tried it but will sometime. :D

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AndrewRawlingson
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Location: Northland

Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:29 pm

So I went fishing. Took me a little while to find the fish, then had a nice fat pannie.

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Followed by a couple more.

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Then I caught one of these just for FOM :D

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The wind dropped to zero and the fishing went quiet apart from a few 30cm fish. Saw a very large pod of dolphins which was cool.

Thought I'd give soft baiting a go, and was quickly rewarded with another nice pannie.

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At this point, I must have angered the fishing gods because I said to myself one more fish, then home and didn't stick to my word. I got stuck in to an almighty fish which bust me off after a long slow run. Too slow for a kingie, my best guess would be a 20lb plus snapper, or less likely a shark. Not the best end to my little trip, but happy with four fat pannies in the bin for a few hours work.

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Hainesy
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:41 pm

Some nice fish for sure !.... am I feeling envious ...for sure !
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FatherOfMany
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:18 pm

Nice catch AR, those are some good sized pannies. And thanks for the LJ, bit small, but you can keep it on ice for me until I get up there :)
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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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Location: Whangaparaoa, NZ

Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:51 am

I launched at Jones Bay at around 1.50pm, paddled to Maori Rock into a fresh SE wind and a strengthening incoming tide. Speed was down to 2kmph at times as i got close to the rock. Made a few casts with a stickbait into the whitewater around the rock but gave up pretty quickly as I was moving backwards at 4kmph while trying to cast and retrieve my lure.

Moved towards the peninsula and did one long drift back towards Jones casting a zman pink and white paddletail on 1/2oz jighead. Release quite a few just-legal snapper and came home with 5 around 40CM.

Caught my first octopus on soft bait which I cut the line on after snapping a couple of pics for my daughter. Wasn't keen on tangling with it on a kayak as tasty as they are.

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Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:07 pm

Who is launching tomorrow? I feel like going but a bit worried that the wind is getting too strong later the day...


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Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:54 am

Looks like the weather is a repeat of last week! So I'm going to give it a try again tomorrow and hopefully do a bit better this time.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:51 pm

FatherOfMany wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:54 am
Looks like the weather is a repeat of last week! So I'm going to give it a try again tomorrow and hopefully do a bit better this time.
Look forward to the TR as always mate... I reckon I will fish Thurs/Friday

Big k
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:38 pm

Well it's my birthday tomorrow :^: :beer: so I'm into it if the wind is good ,got me gold card from Winston so get the free coffees from McDonalds and free ferry and train rides yahoo. Went out on Friday and brought home 4 nice fish ,lost two big fellas at the kayak so had to go back and find them on Saturday got another four beauties so looks like they are still in the shallows tomorrow will tell :$ :$
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:35 am

Big k wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:38 pm
Well it's my birthday tomorrow :^: :beer: so I'm into it if the wind is good ,got me gold card from Winston so get the free coffees from McDonalds and free ferry and train rides yahoo. Went out on Friday and brought home 4 nice fish ,lost two big fellas at the kayak so had to go back and find them on Saturday got another four beauties so looks like they are still in the shallows tomorrow will tell :$ :$
Happy birthday for tomorrow mate !... make sure you tick the correct boxes on the MSD forms ... don't want you sharing a cell with Uncle Winnie !😜😜
"The trouble with common sense is that it's not too common !"

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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:57 am

Happy birthday Big k :beer:

Think I'll be heading out again on Thursday :rock: and scallop season starts on Friday :clap:

UrbanAngler
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:54 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:57 am
Happy birthday Big k :beer:

Think I'll be heading out again on Thursday :rock: and scallop season starts on Friday :clap:
how deep do you need to dive for scallop? do you dive using kayak as platform?

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AndrewRawlingson
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:12 pm

Around here, low tide, start of season, about 3 metres. I don't use a kayak as a diving platform, but a kayak would be ideal.

Big k
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:25 pm

Thanks guys ,got out this morning to a magic sunrise and found plenty of fat snaps ,time for a :beer: or two :beer: :beer: :^: . Enjoy your day everyone :D
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FatherOfMany
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:31 am

Happy birthday for yesterday mate, sounds like you had a good day and that sunrise with mirror-like conditions was sure a good start to the day.
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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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Big k
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:12 pm

Thanks champ as you can see I had a couple glasses of bubbly before the filleting began ,had some f
Islets ,some Smoked and some raw in lemon and coconut cream ,yum yum :) :y:
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:03 am

Looks like you had a good birthday there Kerry - Nice catch!
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