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Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:42 pm

This morning while fishing @ Orere I drifted over to a pair of yakkers who had had a pretty good morning fishing.
Only problem was it was too good and they were clearly not capable of counting until it was too late.

The paddlers were on a Blue/white unknown kayak with electric trolling motor and an orange prowler.
The guy on the blue/white yak asked his mate how many he had, with the reply "6", then he counted his own aloud 1,2,3...8,9,10 oh shit
They the decided to head for home, and once about 100m or so past me the yakker with 10 decided to dump the extras leaving them floating belly up with iki spike holes to the head, which I collected and gave to someone who didn't have many to take home.

I really hope it wasn't one of our own showing such disregard for the rules and thinking dumping extras is the best option. But if it was, F*#% you, next time I'll follow you back to the beach and make sure MPI have your details
Also the locals were not impressed, and will be keeping an eyeout for you next time

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:52 pm

MPI don't mind as long as you dump the ones you don't want at sea. And, yes, arseholes.

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:02 pm

I seem to remember that the MPI rules refer to the word(s) "keep", so I guess that as long as they weren't over the limit once they hit dry land they could argue that they weren't intending to "keep" them..

But in saying that, it sounds like arsehole behaviour for sure !... And yes the locals at Orere take a pretty keen interest in what happens there and will be on the look out for them next time

Good on ya for bringing it up PL !
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:14 pm

Might have got a bit excited and forgot to count.... |-) need one of these maybe.....
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:32 pm

Or the pricks don't know how to count.
The issue I have is that all yak fishers get tarred with the same brush.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:35 pm

:( Even so at say an average just past legal age ...we're looking at say 3 x 7 years of life taken......21yrs gone...kind off tragic irresponsibility....but conversely, on a memorable club fish years ago with HBC up Far North, I'd calculated a 1000years plus of life was taken from the sea....herein, lies a delemna........be responsible and respective of life taken from the sea.....try not to fish past what you will need, and process your fish to give the best return :y:

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:48 pm

I don't know, I've had times where I weren't sure whether I had 6 or 7 and recently someone on here said they accidentally had 8 which I can understand, but you don't "accidentally" get it wrong for an extra 3 fish!

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:56 pm

High grading is rife, IMO.

Paddled past a spot where three guys in a fizz boat had been fishing this morning and two 40's Snapper were on the surface, same situation - both iki'd.
We'd both had a snapper-fest under a KY workup and I saw the fish get thrown back just before they headed off and assumed they were releasing as I'd been throwing a few back (targetting the XOS KY).

Fortunately I had space to bring them home so not wasted, no doubt they would have continued this today and come home boasting a limit bag of nothing under 60cm.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:00 pm

Agree FOM , to go three over the limit is very poor form... :n: I ended up with the dead/discarded fish in my bin and as part of my Quota for the day, Thanks B2 for the recovery of them.... So not wasted... Both Brad and I sat on 6 snapper a piece waiting for a good one, didn't happen but its not that hard to count to 7...

Anyway the locals are aware and on the lookout for there return :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: GL with them :clap:

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:31 pm

Hmmm I sense flat tires looming for someone.

Went out with a couple of mates on their boat today with very little success, makes you realise what an effective method of fishing paddling is. My neighbour is a stand up paddle boarder and has equipped one for fishing, he's been doing really well.

Back on subject, MPI had a road check point at Clevedon on our way back through, run just like a Police one with good numbers of staff and they were clearly getting stuck into transgressors.

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Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:48 pm

Badger wrote:?................

Back on subject, MPI had a road check point at Clevedon on our way back through, run just like a Police one with good numbers of staff and they were clearly getting stuck into transgressors.
I have to confess that I have had the odd day that starts well so I throw lots back immediately then fish go off the bite with 2? 4? (Lost count) stowed deep in an ice filled bin.
Easy fix, paddle to another yakker (If I'm reading this right there was a pair of them fishing together?) and get some assistance to ensure your bag count before you continue catching beyond bag limits or simply don't take the gamble.
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Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:24 am

WaikatoYakka wrote:
Badger wrote:?................

Back on subject, MPI had a road check point at Clevedon on our way back through, run just like a Police one with good numbers of staff and they were clearly getting stuck into transgressors.
I have to confess that I have had the odd day that starts well so I throw lots back immediately then fish go off the bite with 2? 4? (Lost count) stowed deep in an ice filled bin.
Easy fix, paddle to another yakker (If I'm reading this right there was a pair of them fishing together?) and get some assistance to ensure your bag count before you continue catching beyond bag limits or simply don't take the gamble.
Yes there was 2 of them !

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