Te Awanga 25th Nov

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:19 pm

Another weather break after weeks of weekend wind in Hawkes Bay.
Having another go at Te Awanga targeting Gurnard, Snapper and Trevally.

Forecast was good, But the weather had other ideas, Instead of 5 knots we had a close to 15 knot southerly build up just after i launched. i stayed close to shore and rode it out. After a few hours it dropped to 0 and i could finally settle down and pump my berly hard to bring the fish on the bite.

It was another one of those Hawkes Bay days .. Incredibly slow fishing.
But it was steady enough to hang around. With bites every 30 minutes or less i was keeping myself entertained.

First into the bin was a Snapper at 35cm Following up with a second an hour later at a similar size.
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Throughout the Morning the species were adding up, The usual problem is size which again i was having. Trevally, Snapper and Kahawai were all being landed but just not big enough!

A notable catch today was my first Gurnard in many many months within the local area i fish. Put it back the wee feller,
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(Just to put it into perspective it was legal , Very small at 25cm)

Along with that was a very cute Stingray.
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The First Big Jack Mackerel of the season came aboard a while later which i very much enjoy eating
Later on i got the Kahawai on the bite landing one just under 2kg and another quite a bit over the 2kg mark, Being 61cm i was expecting closer to 3kg but it was a bit on the skinny side.
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So overall it was a nice morning... 5 hours of pumping berly.
caught some fish, fed the family for dinner and had a good bit of exercise. and i'll be back with more reports from the area hopefully one day with a big fish story to share , :D

Cheers :y:
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2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay
1.7kg Snapper - Clifton
1.3kg John Dory - New Plymouth Port
3.2kg Kahawai - Hawkes Bay Port
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
35cm Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:42 am

Nice catch Epicskwid, always good to get a mixed bag.
We were struggling up here as well.
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:45 pm

You are a provider mate, good on you.
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:40 am

Well done Blair, a very good feed there, :y:

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