Fishing at Wai-iti

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Kayak Make: viking
Kayak Model: profish predator
VHF Call Sign: ZMU2221

Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:28 pm

The weather looked good Friday night with a light SE wind. Had all the gear ready for a earlyish start around 6.30am at the beach at 7.00am. The sea looked great .5 meter shore break light wind saw 4 other kayaker go off in the distance. Eazy lauch off beach, oh forgot battery for fish finder so much for been organized. After reading what naki man said about fish been in close I thought I would give it a go so fished in around 7 meters. Fished with a stray line, two hook bottom rig and a shimano bottom ship lure, the bottom ship lure I have never had any luck with, so after seeing on tv I put small baits on the hooks, salmon and pilly and put the rod in rod holder behind seat not expecting much to happen.
Well after a couple of kawahi and a couter the rod behind me bent over, bring up a nice pan sized snapper, put it back down again it got hit again, I also dropped a good line puller after a 5min fight that was fun. I ended up with 6 snapper, size 37 to 42cm sorry hard to see from photos. 4 caught on shimano bottom lure and one each on other rods. Back in by 10.30 to see a 2 wheel drive van stuck up to the axles after trying to get there boat out. Had to laugh....

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YakFisho Snapps
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Location: Wellington

Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:24 pm

very nicely done mate good feed right there :y:...

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Kayak Model: Catch390
VHF Call Sign: Jagstang
Location: Taranaki

Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:19 pm

oh man wish i had of gone (mumbles) stupid wifes birthday
come on...chin up


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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 440 Evo IV
VHF Call Sign: ZMT6439
Location: Upper Hutt Bro

Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:24 pm

Nice bro those snapper you caught are making me hungry
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Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Profish 440
Location: Taranaki

Sun May 01, 2011 9:25 am

Well done - some good feeds there :y:

PB's off yak-snapper 25.29lb, shark 210cm, stingray 130cm, trevally 3.5kg, octopus 110cm, blue cod 1.1kg, Kahawai 3.35kg, gurnard 1.12 kg, crayfish 3.5kg, kingi 9.6kg, 5.2kg tuna, 1.1 kg terakihi, squid 800, JD 500m

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Kayak Model: Marauder
Location: New Plymouth

Sun May 01, 2011 8:14 pm

Good stuff :y: Perfect eating size those buggers.
"Oh it's's on like donkey kong"

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Kingfish killer
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Kayak Model: Ultra Prowler 4.3
VHF Call Sign: kingfish killer
Location: Glen Eden Waitakere City

Sun May 01, 2011 8:26 pm

So thats the secret to those lures ... a tiny bit of bait ! Never had much luck with those myself .
Well done on the feed :y:

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Sun May 01, 2011 8:38 pm

well done awesome few hours :y:
Everyone is a genius.

But if you judge a fish
on its ability to climb a tree.
it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

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Wed May 04, 2011 9:00 am

Nice catch mate, sorry I couldn't make it!

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