Tongoio Beach 21st Jan

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Location: Napier

Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:12 pm

With a great forecast i headed out to Tongoio beach for a change of location.
This turned out to be a great call with the conditions staying at 5 knots or less, barely any swell and good water temperature and visibility.
The depth drops away much faster north of Napier, it didn't take long to hit 15m and i put the anchor down with kahawai schools working the surface all around me.
Every bait was getting hit as they reached the bottom. Quickly had 4 2kg + Kahawai in the bin.

The first fish to come on board of a different species was a Jack Mackerel. The sounder had lit up with them and i caught a few large models between Kahawai.

Next up was target species Gurnard! Then another , and yet another. 3 into the bin within a short time. Dinner sorted!
Next up was a little kahawai and i was not prepared for what happened next.. i wish my camera battery hadn't run out. A Kingfish was giving it a hurry up and desperately wanted to eat the poor kahawai, nailing it multiple times, I Brought the fish alongside the yak and the kingfish hit again not hooking itself though. Since i never had a chance to get a king and i know they don't hang around long, i decided to hook the kahawai through the back on the same ledger with 3/0 hooks and drop it into his mouth and that's exactly what happened! I dealt to the fish on 8kg braid surprisingly , mainly due to the fish being 68cm plus a quick net shot which got me showered with water. A big goal finally ticked off.
Next up was a good hit and a nice eating snapper popped up, Another species to add to the bin! Looking on the sounder the bait was still thick , so the next smaller kahawai went out onto my 24kg set with a 6/0 through the back. A bit of a learning experience as the livie got a big whack and then another before the fish took off and began to swallow it. I put the drag up and i was onto another Kingfish! it didn't run hard enough to be a good one, but still took a decent amount of line off me. Pretty quick fight on this one too. 71cm very close to a taker.
After that the bottom species bite died off and i towed a live mackerel home hoping to score again, but that was it. A very productive day and i will certainly be back soon. Perhaps after a kingfish again!
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Catch 290 [Retired]

Kayak PB's
15.1kg Yellowtail Kingfish - Tongoio Beach
3.1kg Snapper - Oraka Beach Mahia
3.2kg Kahawai - Napier Port
2.2kg Blue Cod- Golden Bay
2.1kg Trevally - Taylors Bay Mahia
1.3kg Tarakihi - Whangawehi Mahia
1.3kg John Dory - Taranaki Port
1.2kg Gurnard - Okiwi Bay

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Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:23 pm

Good catch Epicskwid. Another top TR too. :y:
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PB: Snapper=79cm. Rogers Road, 26/10/14

PB: Gurnard=34cm. Orere Point, 17/06/15

PB: Kingfish=75cm. Omaio, 13/02/16

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Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:26 pm

Top effort, nice pics.
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:02 am

Sounds like a great days fishing Epic! Always enjoy reading yr TRs.

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Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:17 pm

Trophy Jack Macks!

Awesome report!

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Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:00 am

Great mixed bag there.

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