Clifton Tues Mission

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Epicskwid
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: ProFish 400 Lite
Location: Napier-Hastings

Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:35 pm

Well,
I don't have much to report on but i'll have a go, the fishing was just off for some reason :?:

Had pretty good morning conditions from 7 till 12 and got out to the metre area i usually fish, Berly went down and no fish came, so i moved , the same result. Whats going on here? Eventually i had a big smack at my third spot. Of course the first thought was a big snapper with the unknown fish tearing off some line shaking its head. Then it turned to head shakes and no runs, The culprit... yep conger eel, definitely my biggest , i'd put him at around 10kilos and the measurement was easily 1.5m. Got a quick pic and got him away. The rest of the morning was spent wondering why there were no eating species around, I started to catch pup school sharks 1 after the other, presumably only a few weeks old. Eventually i gave up at 12 and returned to land on the way back i saw a juvenile hammerhead swimming on the surface which i'd never seen before.
2018 mojo needs to be regained i think!
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Viking ProFish 400 Lite
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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AndrewRawlingson
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Location: Northland

Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:15 am

well done on wrestling the beast! they are edible, at least people in other countries think so. tasted like wet dog smells to my mind, so won't be trying it again :D having said that, there are some nice looking recipes in youtube land.
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Smeg
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Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler 4.3
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Location: Wellington

Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:55 pm

Great TR - beaut conditions - pity the fish weren't playing ball.
PB# 57cm Snapper
PB# 54cm Trevally
PB# 59cm Kahawai
PB# 51cm John Dory

Ocean Kayak Prowler Ultra 4.3
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 Angler

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