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Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:30 pm

It has been a very long time since my last confession.

Today however I had a free day without rowing training and with a perfect weather forecast I decided to have a morning trip to Rangi. Trini and friend joined. Conditions were perfect.

Ended up being a good fishing morning which was a relief because I had been told I must bring dinner home.

Here are a few pics. The fish got bigger as the day went on. Ended up with 6 with the largest being 60cm (3.64kg).
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Part 2...........
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GOPR1328[(002240)2017-02-06-14-52-39].JPG
GOPR1328[(002296)2017-02-06-14-53-12].JPG
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GOPR1328[(002910)2017-02-06-14-54-46].JPG
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GOPR1328[(004622)2017-02-06-14-58-17].JPG
GOPR1328[(005072)2017-02-06-15-06-51].JPG
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Part 3 ....................
GOPR1328[(005126)2017-02-06-15-07-22].JPG
GOPR1329[(004283)2017-02-06-15-08-54].JPG
GOPR1330[(000315)2017-02-06-15-09-33].JPG
GOPR1330[(005733)2017-02-06-15-10-12].JPG
GOPR1331[(000052)2017-02-06-15-11-14].JPG
So ended up with 5 fish. 2 at 35cm, 1 @ 43cm, 1 @ 49cm and 1 @ 60cm.
GOPR1332[(000107)2017-02-06-15-12-21].JPG
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:56 pm

Nice; scrolling through those I was wondering what happened to the banana shot.... then, all faith restored.
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:58 pm

Blazer60 wrote:Nice; scrolling through those I was wondering what happened to the banana shot.... then, all faith restored.
Yes I nearly forgot to eat my morning tea :)
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:49 pm

Nice one. I was starting to think you retired! Good to see Trini out too.

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Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:05 pm

Great to see you back, Destin. Fatherhood has really stymied my kayak fishing unfortunatly....
Did they last fish have a brush with a shark? Looks like tooth marks on the flank....

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Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:33 pm

Great to see you back Destin. What a great catch :y: :)
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:14 pm

46John wrote:Great to see you back, Destin. Fatherhood has really stymied my kayak fishing unfortunatly....
Did they last fish have a brush with a shark? Looks like tooth marks on the flank....
The males get those during the mating season.
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:54 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Nice one. I was starting to think you retired! Good to see Trini out too.
It has been way too long. Things should calm down a bit after the World Master games in April.
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:00 am

Nice work Steven, I thought you had dropped off the planet, great TR you must be in the good books with that result chap. I to had a day on the water with a bag limit of lovely fillets ,weather was fantastic for our national day yeh :y: :y:
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:51 am

Great to see another trip report, Destin.

Good luck for the Masters Games if you don't get out again before then!
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Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:07 pm

Very clinical indeed. 60cms! Well done. I'm still awaiting mine from over there. I ended up keeping 4 snaps @ 34, 41, 47 and one I didn't measure that I gave to Mark. Would have been about 38 I reckon. He ended up with just the one. Interesting that the bite seemed to come on over the slack tide! Wonder why that is?
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Still waiting on the day I catch a +60cm model.....

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Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:18 pm

Trini wrote:Very clinical indeed. 60cms! Well done. I'm still awaiting mine from over there. I ended up keeping 4 snaps @ 34, 41, 47 and one I didn't measure that I gave to Mark. Would have been about 38 I reckon. He ended up with just the one. Interesting that the bite seemed to come on over the slack tide! Wonder why that is?
Yes interesting to happen to us both. I have had good fish at slack tide in the past but then I have also had no bites so not sure if it is any better or worse.
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Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 am

Great to hear your back on the water :y: Nice fish. There seems to be a few decent ones round this year. Good luck with your rowing.

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Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:31 pm

Welcome back Destin.

Cheers for the trip report
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