Orere take two...2/12/14

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Badger
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:16 pm

So, 4th outing on the yak, 2nd to Orere and finally I've caught some fish.

Launched just before 6am and headed for the marker pole, it was pretty calm at the beach but quite choppy (for me at least) by the time I got out there. I was using my new K-Labs combo for the first time so also getting to grips with managing two rods.

Pretty much as soon as I started my drift I got snagged up on the bottom and lost both jig heads. One on the K-labs broke at the end of the leader, Kev's knot survived. My other set failed at my braid/leader knot....I need to learn how to tie knots like Kev!

Anyway, continued the drift and got rigged up again fully expecting to have a naff day. First cast with the new SB and I'm in!

Went on to loose a few hook ups (over eager I think), released a couple that were just legal and kept 4 for dinner.

Absolutely chuffed to finally catch a feed and a big thanks to the forum and members, as a resource for newbies like me it's gold!

Do I have to go to work tomorrow? :(
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:34 pm

Awesome Mate!!!
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:50 pm

Hey Stu,
Thought we were having an early session this week? :lol:
That area around the marker is very rough in there and if I do drift through I would err on caution using two rods until well past the reef, its littered with broken rods in there :lol:
Thursday morning if you are keen mate?
Glad you are on the board nice work mate :y:

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:56 pm

Great result. Might head that way on Thursday AM myself....

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:56 pm

Great result. Might head that way on Thursday AM myself....

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:33 pm

good stuff mate :rock:
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:47 pm

Congrats fella great catch and top effort..
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So fish more you will live longer....

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:35 pm

Well done mate, that's a nice haul.
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:13 pm

Choice some nice string pullers :y:...

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:36 pm

Cheers fellas, just need to learn how to fillet properly now! You'd be horrified at how much meat I've left on them.

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:39 pm

Awesome pics mate. Nice work.
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:41 pm

Great report and nice looking catch there!! How big was the larger one? Would have been great fun on softies!!
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Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:49 pm

Larger one was 43-44, great fun and I can't wait to get out there again. I've got the bug!

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:33 pm

Nice haul, good work :y:

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:24 pm

Badger wrote:Cheers fellas, just need to learn how to fillet properly now! You'd be horrified at how much meat I've left on them.
Just gut, gill and scale those smaller ones. Dust em with some rice flour and shallow fry the whole thing in a wok - Thai Style - No waste! That bigger boy looks tasty!

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Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:06 pm

Badger wrote:Cheers fellas, just need to learn how to fillet properly now! You'd be horrified at how much meat I've left on them.
Just catch more to practise on!! Utube has some good vids on filleting. Great haul bro! :rock:

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Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:47 am

Nice work.
Might head out locally Sunday am. father in law is slaying them from his ramco close to Te puru as I post this. just txted me he has 4 around 50-55..

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Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:44 pm

I've heard Te Puru is good, on the reefs to the sides or just in the middle of the inlet overlooking the playing fields?

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Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:48 pm

Te Puru has a great fishing window but usually pretty short, sounds like its very early this year, have seen dozens of boats all over it at the right time, my folks places looks straight into it from the hills.

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