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DocProfit
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:44 pm

Made a late decision to hit the neck on Saturday morning.

Arrived just after 5am to see Mitch already unpacked and ready to roll... Kermit's gonna be worn out by the end of the year at the rate you're fishing sir :lol:


Went for a Kingfish hunt near the pin by Rangitoto. But 7-8 boaties had the same idea and kept roaring up and down near it, so understandably no one was catching anything.

So I headed back to old ground and drifted around buoy #7 landing a couple of keepers.

The next few hours went dead, and I was about to head in when the fish suddenly got hungry and the bites were all on!

Got another 3 keepers, nothing special, then my softbait rod nearly bent over double in the holder.

A good 10 min fight saw a nice 65cm snapper in the yak.

Smoked fish pie for dinner (tomorrow - need an early night tonight :D )



P.S. The new Zman Atomic Sunrise softbaits are really good.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 pm

noice fish there Doc, looks thick & deep too, did you weigh it

DocProfit
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:22 pm

Nah, straight to the filleting table :)

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Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:20 pm

As it was low tide I tried something different for a change.
I paddled to Taka under the cliffs towing the pictured lure. Managed 5 snapps, in the 36 - 42cm range, not big but still good fun.
Then drifted to rough rock and got another 2 on the slider. Bumped into Mitch and had a big paddle back home.
More fresh fish for my parents :y:
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