A fun weekends fishing

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:12 pm

Leon and the biggest Snapper of the day
Me and a pal went out Saturday and Sunday :-)
Saturday we went out from Motiti Rd car park, Papamoa at 06:30 and fished til 11:30, paddled out to about 3-4k (20 metres deep) Trolled a soft bait whilst on the way out and could of caught untold huge Kahawai.......but settled for about 4 or so each. Once at 20 metres we drifted using Squid, and i ended up with 6 Pannies and loads of undersized ones, my pal caught about 5 Pannies and a decent one of about 40cm... plus a nice Trevally. Whilst bringing in the Trevally he noticed a huge 20kg plus Kingie under his Yak.....which we presume was what took his bait on the next cast....as he was being dragged towards Motiti Island at a fair rate of knots i paddled up and joined his ride...which lasted for about 5 minutes until it spat the hook.......and as my Mrs had a hair appointment booked for 12:30 was probably a good job otherwise i wouldn't of been allowed out to play again Sunday morning

Sunday morning we once again left Motiti Rd car park at about 06:30...but the weather wasn't quite as good...so we decided to stop at about 2k out...caught more Kahawai on the way out again, but only kept one for the smoker this time and released the rest. With the offshore wind...i think it didn't take long until we drifted back to nearer 3k anyway (note to self ...must buy a sea anchor) i started off with a nice Gurnard and a couple of Pannies and my pal Leon also caught a couple when we decided to anchor up to save a longer paddle home again.......we must have caught about 15 keepers between us plus quite a few more ( annoying by now ) Kahawai, when i caught my 1st ever rat Kingie about 65-70cm which i was pretty chuffed with .
We set back for the beach at about 11:45....although i was feeling pretty confident about yesterdays dry take off and landing.....i decided to strap my rods down this day, unlike Leon who has never turtled and just went for it........Yep...he didnt turn the Yak, but was kicked out of it lol......i swiftly followed...feeling less confident now and was quickly and unceremoniously turned upside down lost pride and a water bottle, but that was all .
Really enjoyed the weekends fishing and looking forward to the next one
Me and Saturday morning sunrise

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Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:33 pm

nice report and pics, good luck finding the bigger ones next time, and staying dry on the way in!

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Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:29 am

great TR well done :y:
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:22 am

8) Brilliant , great Tr & pics for sure and good fishing .

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Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:55 pm

Well done lads :y:
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:04 pm

Yeah well done and a couple of good feeds :y:

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Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:24 pm

:y: Sounds like a mint weekend. Thanks for the TR.
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Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:35 pm

Great TR ... Thx for sharing

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Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:56 pm

Great report - looked like a great day :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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Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:17 pm

nicely done :y:..

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Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:50 pm

Cheers for the comments lads, I've just ordered a cheap fish finder from Harvey Norman ( Garmin Echo 100 ) for $78......... Be afraid fish.....be very afraid :lol:

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Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:49 pm

great TR, well done :y: :y:

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