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An oddly still day and an early get away from work meant a few hours free to go for a fish. Got to my spot off Himatangi around 3.15. Fishing was slow after 30 minutes the rod tip hadn't even budged another 30min went by and I had 1 carrot in the bin but bites were still few and far between. Eventually patience paid off and the carrots were coming thick and fast to the point that I was hoping for something to actually put up a fight. My cut off time came and as I was packing up the gear the rod bent over a fun little battle with a scrappy kahawai followed. Sadly it seems the snapper have left this part of the coast. But was a good trip in near perfect conditions.


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Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:28 pm
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Can't complain about fat gurnard , Good work :clap:


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Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:00 am
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Yip, I'd be quite happy with that.


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Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:33 pm
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I would swap my snapper for your gurnard in a heartbeat :y:


Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:15 am
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Gurnard are the best eating fish if only they put up a decent fight once you get them off the bottom. What we need is a fish that fights but has the same flesh as a Gurnard. First world problems eh.


Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am
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We need to breed a Kingi with a Gurnard....


Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:40 pm
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Nice catch! :)


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Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:14 pm
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Kingi Gurnard cross sounds ideal


Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:54 pm
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mike88 wrote:
Kingi Gurnard cross sounds ideal


I think that's called a flying fish.


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