Hawkes Bay Snapper Plague - 25/2

Go on then, tell us your stories...
Post Reply
User avatar
Epicskwid
Posts: 786
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: ProFish 400 Lite
Location: Napier-Hastings

Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:14 am

The weather was looking good for a saturday mission so loaded up, and got over to tongoio arriving just as the sun came up. well a forecast .3m wave height was quite off. There were 3 sets pushing in over a metre. didn't fancy the landing. So pulled the pin and headed south to Te Awanga, beautiful launch conditions. Finally got on the water just after 8 am.
Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 10.12.02 AM.png
The usual thing i do in this area is paddle till the sounder hits 6m then just get the burley pumping. Hit the sweet spot as it took under 10 minutes for the snapper to show up.
Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 10.07.42 AM.png
The fish weren't huge but made themselves known on 8kg line
Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 10.58.26 AM.png
It was an eventful morning on snapper ] so i continued to catch the piranhas keeping the ones over 38cm.
Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 10.09.14 AM.png
eventually got to 6 and then made the call for 8 to be my limit. Filled up to 8 with the next 2 40cm fish. No gurnard about or Trevally which i love to eat so on a rare occasion, i made my way back to the beach at 10 am after binning up in 2 hours flat.
Attachments
IMG_1262.jpg
IMG_1263.jpg
IMG_0857.jpg
Viking ProFish 400 Lite
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

User avatar
Blazer60
Posts: 1060
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:51 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
VHF Call Sign: ZMW5911 - Blazer60
Location: Whitby, Wellington

Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm

Well done mate.
Blazer60
Viking Reload ZMW5911

User avatar
awondering
Posts: 6601
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:47 am
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Viking PF400 Custom Black
VHF Call Sign: ZMT8884
Location: Auckland
Contact:

Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:05 pm

good feed right there mate :y:

User avatar
Bear Jules
Posts: 153
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:46 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: Prowler 13
VHF Call Sign: -
Location: Upper Hutt Wellington

Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:08 pm

That's a nice line up right there :y: Lovely looking conditions. Thanks for sharing.

DocProfit
Posts: 215
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:27 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
Location: Auckland

Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:21 pm

Nice work :y:

Wish they'd up the catch limit in Auckland to 10 - and up the min size to about 36-38cm.

27-30cm is tiny, you barely get a fillet for a small child's dinner.

User avatar
Mitch65
Posts: 143
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:04 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: PF400 - Kermit
Location: West Harbour

Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:46 pm

Very nice catch alright. I must do a trip down your way.
Viking PF400 - Kermit
Viking Espri Angler - worn out

Plenty of time to sleep when you die

Windcaller
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish

Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:50 pm

Top stuff there, well done :clap: .
Saw from the pics that you have a Raymarine fish finder (Dragonfly?) fitted on your Profish 400. Looking at one myself, the Dragonfly Pro 7, but heard that the transducer is too long to fit in the scupper on the Profish 400. Not keen on an internal mount myself so would be interested to know your set up. Cheers.

User avatar
Epicskwid
Posts: 786
Joined: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: ProFish 400 Lite
Location: Napier-Hastings

Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:33 pm

Windcaller wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Top stuff there, well done :clap: .
Interested to know your set up. Cheers.
The way me and dad did it was wiring through the front hatch, Mounted a battery bracket below the hatch, then i run my transducer line back to my hatch at my end of the yak. Now the thing is mounting the transducer on the inside doesn't require any glue. I simply sit it in the groove and put some salt water under the transducer when i get out there, works perfect. and your sounder + transducer wont be damaged
Viking ProFish 400 Lite
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

Post Reply
  • Information
  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest