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The notorious Manukau Bar
Feb 26th, 2007 at 8:05pm
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Not so notorious yesterday though with a nice easterly, but some of the smaller boats were still having a hard time of it!


Fishing trawlers of to work raping & pillaging the sea . . .


This looks like a good fishing spot if you could only get to it - straight down!


Paratutai Island & light


The Awhitu Lighthouse, recently refurbished and reopened by our mate Helen


Looking towards Huia - some nice deep water close to shore over there!
  
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Re: The notorious Manukau Bar
Reply #1 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 8:20pm
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One of Madness's Favourite Fishing grounds is out through this Bar, It has sunk many many boats over the years.  Shocked
  

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Reply #2 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 8:33pm
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yip i have been through that bit of water more times than i can remember in my tinny

that a mint day to cross it gets much much worse than that Shocked

i sent most of my school holidays anchored in the middle of that last photo filling a sugar sack with snapper and trev's Cool
  
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Reply #3 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 9:03pm
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I spent countless weekends and scholl holidays at Whatipu. My Grandfather had a batch there. I have been out and stood on the manukau bar. It was a dead flat day and a wicked low tide. We have watched several boats strand themselves there too trying to come into the harbour to early. I have cast sinkers from flat rock and smashed a window on a boat that dropped his nets not more than thrity meters away. Watched a school of kingi's decimate the Kahawai population. My Grandfather had a mullet on a hook, tied off to the end of a gaff and then tied off to the rocks. Got hammered by a king and my old man pulled it in. Went 55lbs and was a photo in the lodge for many years.
Lots of memories
The island with the light on is Nine Pins. Paratutai is on the right hand side of photo 4
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 9:06pm
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My next mission will be at the bottom of Photo 3, You can get down there, but it's not easy.  Wink
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 9:27pm
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Looks a fun place. Shocked

Nice pics Mrs DG. Cool
  

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Reply #6 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 9:35pm
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tone my grandad had a house out there to since the early 1920's
we use to walk out to nine pin from his place and fish out there a bit to
also use to walk around the rocks from little huia and camp in the flax above the rocks for a couple of days living on fish over the open fire

we would set the net off the rangers house out from the concet slabs and load up on mullet for bait

those were the days Cool
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 9:42pm
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Yeah they were. Once Phil Sharp sold the lease to the lodge, all the batch owners had to leave  Cry. Some great memories tho.
  
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Reply #8 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 9:59pm
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dad used to take me fishing out at Whatipu all the time used to fish to the left at the end of the track and go through the hole in the rock to the other side

he got some big kinges off the rocks we would go in the club comps they had out there
once i one the kids comp shit i thought i was cool Grin Grinstill got the cup they gave me

good place out there wild west
  

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Re: The notorious Manukau Bar
Reply #9 - Feb 26th, 2007 at 10:08pm
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We will have to get some photos out there on a bad day.  Wild Wild West  Grin
  

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Reply #10 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 12:00am
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I used to dive the outside of the Whatipu main rock by the end of the old railway on the north head when I was young and stupid huge amounts of crayfish but you better run when when the tide turned.
Are the Kauri floors still in the main dancing cave in under the hills behind the beach there?

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Reply #11 - Feb 27th, 2007 at 12:05am
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we used to dive there too. We called it the supermarket  Wink. The Kauri floor is long gone now and no dances there for many years.
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 1st, 2007 at 12:11am
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I have lived out there for 12 years and never get sick of looking out the lounge window.
Duck Gunner - One of the locals and a few others are getting the water taxi from Grahams beach to pick them up from Little Huia on Saterday the for overnight fish there, back Sunday. $10.00
  

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Re: The notorious Manukau Bar
Reply #13 - Mar 2nd, 2007 at 9:09pm
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I have been thinking of getting the water taxi to take a group of us to the cake for a day.
  

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