Pakiri = 2 PBs + 1 turtle

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:04 pm

Thanks to Fletcher, finally got some decent fishing done this Easter.

Decided to check out Pakiri with Andrew, never been there before. Met him at 6:30 in the car park, and checked out the surf before going in. This would be my first surf beach experience. Big surfs and seeing all the board surfers around I knew I am going to loose my virginity today :angel: . Anyway, launching through surf was ok, paddled through some really big surfs.

Fishing was hot and they were on the bite. For about 2 hours fish after fish. Plenty of Kahawai around. Managed a PB KY 50 cm and then came a double snapper hook up. It was fun reeling in two rods simultaneously. Then came a bang, very hard bite. 10 minutes fight and came up a 65cm 10 lb snapper my second PB for the day. Few more pannies and few KY released. Kept 6 snappers and one KY. The bite stopped at about 10 am and we decided to paddle back despite the wind and surf.

First went Fletcher, and it was like Moses crossing the red sea. All the waves cleared for an easy and neat landing. Then I started to paddle in. Few big surfs passed by and I saw an opportunity. Unfortunately another bog one got me turtled. No regrets, will go to fish there again even if I turtle again. :inlove:
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:10 pm

all worth it ,well done on the double PB :y: :y:
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:23 pm

:rock: choice dude always great to get pb's great fish mate and pitty bout the turtle but it happens to the best of us sometimes :lol:

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:25 pm

Good stuff mate, looks like a nice spot.
Thanks for the trip report.
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:43 pm

Congrats Ali , nice fish :y:

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:00 pm

Congrats on the PB's :y:
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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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Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:23 pm

Yeah bloody good morning on the water. Thanks for coming Ali, its good having a fishing buddy in conditions like that.

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Yak PBs. | Snapper: 20.7lb | Trevally: 11lb | Kingfish: 13kg | Brown Trout: 5.5lb | Albacore Tuna: 4.6kg | John Dory: 2.0lb | Blue Cod: 34cm | Skipjack Tuna: 4.4lb | Eagle Ray: 10kgish | Red Snapper: 4.1lb | Grandfather Hapuka: 7.1lb | Pigfish: 3.7lb |

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:25 pm

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:43 pm

Sweet TR and photos lads :y:
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:07 pm

Nice pic's :y:
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:34 pm

Nice work and great photos! Seeing the surfers there would have put me off, but hey, I can turtle on dry land!

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Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:51 pm

nice work lads :y: choice pics to
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:35 pm

Fletcher wrote:
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So is that a broken rod in the rod holder?
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:45 pm

WaikatoYakka wrote:
Fletcher wrote:
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So is that a broken rod in the rod holder?
Nothing lost or broken. Watching the monster surfs before landing we decided to prepare for a turtle. Andrew helped to put my rod tips in the front hatch and his rods tied in front of him. I should have asked him to put the reels and FF inside too, although they should be ok. :^)
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Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:21 pm

Good on ya for your pb,no damage done that's good all smiles :D

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:33 pm

I should have also mentioned how good the new k-lab rods were handling the bigger specimen.
Lots of fun and action on those stiff rods, hook setting power is amazing. Well done K-Lab :clap:
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Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:21 pm

AS333 wrote:I should have also mentioned how good the new k-lab rods were handling the bigger specimen.
Lots of fun and action on those stiff rods, hook setting power is amazing. Well done K-Lab :clap:
Never in doubt Ali... top TR mate, looks a sweet place ... :y:

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:49 pm

wicked, well done guys!! :clap:
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Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:10 pm

Good stuff guys , where is pakiri ?

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:42 pm

moggyman wrote:Good stuff guys , where is pakiri ?
About an hour and a half north of auckland. Just north of goat island.
Yak PBs. | Snapper: 20.7lb | Trevally: 11lb | Kingfish: 13kg | Brown Trout: 5.5lb | Albacore Tuna: 4.6kg | John Dory: 2.0lb | Blue Cod: 34cm | Skipjack Tuna: 4.4lb | Eagle Ray: 10kgish | Red Snapper: 4.1lb | Grandfather Hapuka: 7.1lb | Pigfish: 3.7lb |

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