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Reply #30 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:46pm
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Its been a tad strange on the Coromandel side of the gulf as well. One week really good and the next, SFA
  
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Reply #31 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:47pm
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popoff wrote on Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:30pm:
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
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yeah those weeks of constant westerlies/sou westerlies made for hard fishing up here on the coast also.
the ocean at present is boiling, huge swell and filthy water pouring out of the river mouths.
im really looking forward to the first chance to get out as the fishing should be awesome after this Cool
  
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Reply #32 - Dec 16th, 2014 at 11:16pm
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chris wrote on Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:47pm:
popoff wrote on Dec 16th, 2014 at 10:30pm:
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


yeah those weeks of constant westerlies/sou westerlies made for hard fishing up here on the coast also.
the ocean at present is boiling, huge swell and filthy water pouring out of the river mouths.im really looking forward to the first chance to get out as the fishing should be awesome after this Cool


I went for a cruise down to the ramp inside the harbour at Omaha this morning, i have never seen so much crap in the harbour before. The ramp is covered in kelp and bush rubbish....damn near knee deep!
  
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Reply #33 - Dec 29th, 2014 at 10:35am
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Beautiful day out on the Gulf today caught a few pannies but mainly swam and went for a walk on Tiri. The Gulf did turn up a surprise though as it usually does, a sea turtle swam past the boat poked its head out of the water to check us out then swam off towards Kawau.

First Turtle I have seen in a lifetime on the gulf though I have heard of them being seen before.
  
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Reply #34 - Dec 29th, 2014 at 7:04pm
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Went out for my first paddle since the FYM forum comp, beautiful early morning. Only worked Narrow Neck to rough Rocks for a couple of hours, 20.5 degree water, loads of small fish, even caught the biggest spottie I have ever seen on a trolled lure!
There is a perfectly good, almost brand new sea anchor hung up under the Rough Rock marker  ( not mine! )
  

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Reply #35 - Dec 29th, 2014 at 7:04pm
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managaed 3 pannies on sunday. nearly got cut in half by a yacht  "PLAY TIME" in the rakino channel. If i hadnt have shouted out he would have collided into us. Commented as he went past our bow good spotting. Fwit. Was tempted to cast my line into his sail and reply. Good catch.
  
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Reply #36 - Dec 29th, 2014 at 8:49pm
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Just had two days at Coro---- got a feed but the fishing quite hard at the moment. Water still not very warm--17.3 up to 18.2 yesterday. Zillions of boats about, 300+ cars and trailers at the Waikawau ramp on Sat, 150+ yesterday on way home, no wonder the Maori's decided it was a "nice little earner and wanted itsigned over to them!!! And that little Findlayson arsehole gave it to them Angry Angry
Don't know when the handover is, can't be far away now!!  Angry Sad
  
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Reply #37 - Dec 31st, 2014 at 10:03pm
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ANT wrote on Dec 29th, 2014 at 7:04pm:
Went out for my first paddle since the FYM forum comp, beautiful early morning. Only worked Narrow Neck to rough Rocks for a couple of hours, 20.5 degree water, loads of small fish, even caught the biggest spottie I have ever seen on a trolled lure!
There is a perfectly good, almost brand new sea anchor hung up under the Rough Rock marker  ( not mine! )


Ant when I was out there a couple days ago 2 yakkers appeared to be tied off to the marker somehow. Probably belongs to one of them.  Huh
  
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Reply #38 - Jan 1st, 2015 at 2:36am
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Snuffit wrote on Dec 31st, 2014 at 10:03pm:
[quote author=6E415B612F0 link=1407405071/34#34 date=1419879855]Went out for my first paddle since the FYM forum comp, beautiful early morning. Only worked Narrow Neck to rough Rocks for a couple of hours, 20.5 degree water, loads of small fish, even caught the biggest spottie I have ever seen on a trolled lure!
There is a perfectly good, almost brand new sea anchor hung up under the Rough Rock marker  ( not mine)!



Ant when I was out there a couple days ago 2 yakkers appeared to be tied off to the marker somehow. Probably belongs to one of them.  Huh




Yep!! I was the one wearing the big blaze hat!! I tried towing the other yak up current to free it, pays to have a decent float on the end of your drouge  Wink
  

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Reply #39 - Jan 2nd, 2015 at 6:37am
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Ahhh right. I came over to look for a kingi, saw you guys there and thought first in first served so buggered off!
  
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Reply #40 - Jan 23rd, 2015 at 7:15pm
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where are the fish biting at the mo. Going head out tomorrow.
  
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Reply #41 - Feb 9th, 2015 at 12:00am
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Went out to Pakiri and set the longline. Two sets, over change of tide. Only 3 small snapper all released. A hard days fishing in perfect weather. Another person set their longline out and only managed one legal snapper.

Seems quite slow and tough at the moment. Any closer beaches to Auckland that people have tried putting a longline out on! Murawai swell is always too big for a kayak haha
  
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Reply #42 - Feb 17th, 2015 at 1:10am
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i always find that long lining is good early on in the season round auckland and after christmas it just gets worse and worse. You are better off using rod and reel as there are so many small fish around. and then using techniques to target the bigger fish and lure fishing.
  
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Reply #43 - Feb 17th, 2015 at 4:31am
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I came back with a limit bag off my kayak last Saturday morning, Army Bay . Patchy fishing, lots of snmall ones in small pockets. Some guys came in with only one or two, otheres with none.  More fun softbaiting than long lining!  Wink
  

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Reply #44 - Mar 4th, 2015 at 12:43pm
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got limit in rangi channel last saturday drifting softies around the lighthouse and by gardners gap.. biggest went just 6lb. Theres a heap around.. just  Gringotta find em
  
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