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Reply #15 - Sep 3rd, 2014 at 8:35pm
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nice fish beaker. i caught one similar shape to that and when i filleted it it had a radically bent spine Huh
  
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Reply #16 - Sep 4th, 2014 at 8:29am
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nice, i got a trip to the aldermans start of october, hoping to post some pics of world record snappers.
  
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Reply #17 - Sep 4th, 2014 at 10:30am
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chris wrote on Sep 3rd, 2014 at 8:35pm:
nice fish beaker. i caught one similar shape to that and when i filleted it it had a radically bent spine Huh


I had the smoked Backbone for lunch today, The vertebra were almost fused with tough gristle between instead of the bubble of spinal fluid.

The fillets were very thick certainly it ate well. I have been eating the smoked head too and it was quite fatty (just as I like it Smiley.
  
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Reply #18 - Sep 4th, 2014 at 12:07pm
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Nice one beaker. Good to see you out there fishing when its hit or miss and catching a great snap.  Smiley
  
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Reply #19 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 8:40am
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fish on the bite in the gulf... out at rakino tonight and the fish were hitting the baits hard.
  
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Reply #20 - Oct 25th, 2014 at 7:58pm
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Hi Beaker,

Nice looking snapper, well done Cool
  
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Reply #21 - Oct 28th, 2014 at 10:53am
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Gidday Salmoner, just got back from another great trip around Kawau with my Son in law and his Father managed to release a 12lb and another 15Lb snapper but after 2 unsuccessful attempts to release it was forced to bring home a 17lb one.


Edit to add this is well within range of the competition and there seems to be a few big snapper about Kawau and Tiri area right now. Its the early spawning fish which tend to be big females and they are suckers for a well presented softie. The one in the photo was successfully released.
  
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Reply #22 - Oct 28th, 2014 at 6:38pm
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beautiful fish mate, good to hear they are in comp range! Cool Cool
  
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Reply #23 - Oct 30th, 2014 at 8:21am
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bloody beut fish. Smiley
  
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Reply #24 - Nov 4th, 2014 at 7:30pm
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The Thames firth and the mussell farms are real hit or miss at the moment. Talking to a bloke and they'd been (13 of them) on fishing barge for the day and come home with the sum total of 6 fish!!!, and yet another bod they knew and his son had been out for 2 hrs in the firth and come home with limit of nice snapper from 4 to 7lbs!!!
Look for birds seem to be the way to go! Wink
  
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Reply #25 - Nov 9th, 2014 at 1:32am
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we got 35 snapper on a over night trip at the aldermans this weekend. Hit the kingis in the morning all 3 of us hooking up straight away. only 1 legal one though. But my first time using knife jigs and got a kingi on 1st drop. Stoked the skipper was awesome.. Tairua Charters.
  
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Reply #26 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 5:47am
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Hows the gulf going.
  
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Reply #27 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 6:03am
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QUACKERS wrote on Dec 16th, 2014 at 5:47am:
Hows the gulf going.


Bloody slow when i have been out  Sad
  
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Reply #28 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 8:52am
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I was out a week ago. Fishing was slow to start with but lots of burley and it built through the day. While there were a few good fish around the majority of them were 30 to 35cm fish but plenty of 40cm fish too so was worth the trip.
  

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Reply #29 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:30pm
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i have been struggling, fished for 4 hrs one evening last week and got 1 Snap about 10lb just on dark, been bloody hard of late in my patch any way. The week before two of us fished off Pakiri, 9 man hours of fishing for 4 pannies and got smashed by cooters, got 4 to the boat and would have lost 10 sets of gear Sad
Might be better after this SE blow......i'm hoping anyway Undecided
  
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