A day off work in the Naki

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Nakiman
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With the weather/sea lately in the Naki hampering our chances to get out for a fish, we decided to take our chances today, take the day off work and head south.
The surf conditions made for an easy launch, so we headed out to our spot, however the further out we got the worse the conditions got and the trenches between the waves were big enough to lay a pipeline.
A big workup started at our spot as we headed out and on arrival the sounder was filled with fish signs.
The wind was against tide, which made it hard to put a stray line down the burly trail, however it wasn’t long before I had some panies and nice blue cod in the bin.
The ledger took off at a rate of knots and soon returned with an 11lb snapper.
Wondaboy called up to say he had just released a monster snapper.
Again the ledger took off. It took some time to get this fish off the bottom but the corvalus finally won and a monster snapper was at the side of the kayak. A quick weigh had the scales bouncing between the 11kg to 12kg mark.
The ledger peeled out again and while I was reeling this fish in, the ledger gave a couple of short bursts and then just screamed and kept on screaming. The spool was emptying fast so I tightened the drag while I dealt to the ledger. Soon the ledger returned with a 10lbder. A quick release and my attention was back to the stray line. I could feel the big head shake as I tried to pull a couple of hundred metres of line in that had been weaved through the weed, but it was only a matter of time before the mono gave up and the fish swam free.
We headed in with some nice panies and blue cod in the bin – A great day on the water
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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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Nice one :y:

Those snapper jaws are getting a little close to the family jewels aren't they? :lol:
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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Gotta beat working any day !


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Fletcher wrote:Those snapper jaws are getting a little close to the family jewels aren't they? :lol:
And he's giving him the look :lol:

Hey well done Nakiman :y:
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Man, you guys in the Naki are always catching monsters! :envy:
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Very nice Nakiman, Sounds like you had a great day!

I'm gonna have to invest in some cold weather booties and get out there myself very soon!
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Very nice Nakiman. other than you guys know how to fish it you have an awesome fishery down there.... Well done.
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x2 what madmike said and well done again :y:..getting cabin fever so may head out some time this weekend :lol:....
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Jealous much!! Would have been tempted for a day off work this week as well but I have used all my leave for this year already. Should be out today too but been struck down by some viral abomination.
Sounds like a fantastic day out though!!

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Well done once again :y:
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Okay I'm now at the point where , when I see a post by Nakiman I am now assuming before I even read the post that there is going to be a picture of a massive snapper somewhere in the mix.

Great consistency :y: :y:
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Awesome fish and a top report :y: well done on the big boy :clap: and top marks for the realease very 8)
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Thanks Guys - we sure do have a great fishery down here
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Very nice guys... we went for a pheasant shot down Waitotara way, sea looked great while there a kayak went out for a fish at snapper rock.
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Good fish and a good shot Nakiman, well done Sir!!! :clap: :clap:
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