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Reply #990 - Oct 6th, 2020 at 6:33pm
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Whats happening Dav. Still fishing?
  

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Reply #991 - Oct 9th, 2020 at 11:10am
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headcase wrote on Oct 6th, 2020 at 6:33pm:
Whats happening Dav. Still fishing?


Thanks for the enquiry. Makes me feel connected to the community on this forum and gives me a warm fuzzy.

Boat has new idling jet, trailer has new wof, diving gear is serviced and there are two full bottles in the shed. But I have very sore knee, a wife who starts packing for any trip at least three weeks beforehand and is obsessed with trout and salmon, and tickets for Chch on Monday to pick up a motorhome for a month on the mainland bothering the aforementioned trout and salmon.

I am also heavily involved in the menz movement, with a whole schedule of workshops squeezed together by lockdown. And cleaning up a few remaining employment cases before I actually get to retire.

So lotsa looking at perfect conditions in Bream Bay, cursing, and doing the stuff I have previously committed to. But I will post an account of my next piscatorial adventures on the FW thread.
  
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Reply #992 - Oct 27th, 2020 at 12:26pm
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You must be bout back now.. How did it go? I always enjoy reading your reports. Very relaxing imagining you out on the water at twilight.
  

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Reply #993 - Oct 30th, 2020 at 10:13pm
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In Southland for another two days  then north to the canals. I haven't seen or touched a fish, but Moira caught a small Rainbow in the Waikaia which was delicious, and Ellen caught a stargazer in the Taieri while trying for sea run browns. But I have learned to cast with great precision with vey light jigheads. Willows are great teachers.
  
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Reply #994 - Oct 31st, 2020 at 5:39pm
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Your not the guy from the North Island that caught the 20kg Trout in the canals a few days back then.
  

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Reply #995 - Nov 12th, 2020 at 12:01pm
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A variety of softbaits on a variety of weights of jigheads and a variety of spinners and tobys  retrieved at a variety of speeds and depths. Shrimps on a hook. Morning, noon and dusk.
All while salmon from 2-5kg jumped all round us.
  
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Reply #996 - Nov 30th, 2020 at 1:50pm
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Home from the South and keen to see how the scallops were holding. They weren't. I dived the Inner Channel off High Island in 8m and saw no scallops or any sign there had ever been any there. Bugger!
So trolled a Smiths Jig round Calliope Island, Home Pt, and Busby Head for 4 little Kahawai. Delicious!

Kahawai 31, 32, 32, 34.
  
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