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Reply #945 - Mar 23rd, 2019 at 4:03pm
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There is a difference between "going fishing" and "killing fish". We do both, but killing fish is generally a carefully planned expedition to the right place at the right time. And that is almost always the top of Mair Bank in summer with darkness and a rising tide.

So that is where we went last night, intending to kill fish. And for two hours between 7.30 and 9.30 we were just going fishing. Berley for Africa, and squid in lotsa tide in 3-4m.

Pleasant enough, chatting with Ellen and feeding small snapper, with one just legal in the bin. Dark dark (tho with the moon on the rise) by 8.45, so by 9.30, when the tide seemed to be slacking off a bit, we had been fishing for 45mins in ideal conditions for 1 fish and we  were just starting to talk about quitting.

Then a good bite started, and in just over half an hour, we took another six fish.

Snapper 37, 34, 32, 32, 31, 31, 30. All well regressed.
  
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Reply #946 - Mar 24th, 2019 at 10:00pm
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Painting the house this morning, then a wee lie down and load the boat for a scallop dive in the inner channel off Taurikura.

Eventually got in the water at 5.30. Followed round by  couple of legal snapper in 6m while burning 60bar. Took 40 scallops within 30m of the anchor, but it is the last week of the season and they are pretty thin.
  
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Reply #947 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 5:04pm
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Hope you enjoyed the scallops. Wee lie downs are good..  Smiley
  

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Reply #948 - Apr 20th, 2019 at 10:43pm
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Daughter and grandson up for Easter. Decided to kill fish so went to the top of Mair bank for the last couple of hours of the flood in the dusk. Light gear, squid and lotsa berley produced 1 keeper in a nearly two hours.
So stopped on the way back to Urquarts Bay ramp and fished for half an hour on the first of the ebb in the inner channel between Caliope Is and Urquharts Bay Wharf for three good fish

Snapper 39, 38, 37, 32.  one male  - the rest indeterminate.
  
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Reply #949 - Apr 23rd, 2019 at 4:22am
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Out to the top of Mair Bank in the dusk with a mate last night.
an hour with light gear, berley, squid and mullet produced no keepers, so bearing in mind that the Inner channel off Urquharts had been much more productive on Saturday, we headed back in and spent an hour there for a couple of fish.

Snapper 32, 31 very well regressed females.
  
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Reply #950 - Sep 4th, 2019 at 5:21pm
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Hi Dav your not the old bloke in a tinny that rescued someone in the water and then just disappeared without a word?

On 7 sharp last night.  Smiley
  

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Reply #951 - Sep 5th, 2019 at 8:56am
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Dav does not have a tinny as far as I am aware
  
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Reply #952 - Sep 6th, 2019 at 8:22pm
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TJ wrote on Sep 5th, 2019 at 8:56am:
Dav does not have a tinny as far as I am aware


I dont think hes coming back.  Grin
  

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Reply #953 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 2:05pm
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I am back from Niue - where I had the best visibility ever in more than 50 years of diving, and heard whalesong (very loud) while SCUBA. It had to be loud cos I am deaf as a post without my ears. I also hunted Uga (coconut crabs).

Back here I am cold, but scallop season is open and snapper will be running in the channels any time now. Repairs to the dory are done, and I am about to set up a recently purchased 20hp four stroke instead of the 15hp Mariner I have had for the past 20yrs. Standby for further info.
  
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Reply #954 - Sep 7th, 2019 at 5:38pm
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Good, thought we had lost you to a big white.
  

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