Te Awanga Snapper(PB) - Fri 20th Oct

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Epicskwid
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:51 pm

Headed out from Te Awanga once again this weekend,

Kept paddling till i hit 7m on the sounder, Got some homemade burley set (Made from last seasons frames) A Couple ledger rigs down and settled into the mornings fishing.
Bites came quickly and i hooked up on both ledger rigs. A couple of snapper for the bin :y:
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Once again this week i caught a juvenile smoothhound.
Between bites from Kahawai and Panny Snapper. I was bringing up carpet sharks from 50cm to 1m mostly females. These are much easier to unhook and release than spiny dogfish as i can grab them round the neck and put them on my lap.
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After i had 3 Snapper into the bin the Trevally came out to play, i hooked two solid ones in the mid 40cm range. My favourite fish to catch around these parts. great fight in 7m of water.
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Bullet Tuna was the choice of the day as bait and the snapper didn't stop their bite as i continued adding pannies to the bin till i had 5 of them
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A few good hits here and there, Fishing was very hot . Finally hooked a better snapper and had a nice fight with a 42cm fish, A run from one of these goes right from the surface to the bottom. Better yet after weighing the fish was 1.82 kg which beats my current pb by a couple hundred grams :lol: Slowly i am improving on snaps!

Good to bin up in 3 hours, Home before 11.30 !
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Catch 290 [Retired]

Kayak PB's
15.1kg Yellowtail Kingfish - Tongoio Beach
3.2kg Kahawai - Hawkes Bay Port
2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
1.7kg Snapper - Clifton
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay
1.3kg John Dory - Taranaki Port
0.82kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia

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awondering
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:23 pm

Good on you mate :y:

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eynon
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:26 pm

:clap: slaying them
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peteatkina
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm

good haul :clap: :clap:

TBreezy
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Epic day! Nice work!

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Blazer60
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:24 am

Cracker mate.
Blazer60
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