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    Experince pays off!

    Away early with VC, down to okiwi, Gathered all our gear and loaded it into the wee boat.
    We were running out to the open water when VC spots Kawahi jumping on mass. So out with the kingi lures round round the school we went it was massive showing on the sounder to be about 60 foot deep and the size of a footy field. We shaddowed this school for half an hour with no luck on the kings, even with Kawhai free jumping all over the place.

    So lures in and back on track heading out. We ran up the coast to a spot VC had enjoyed some success before and ran out a hook line shallow then headed out deep set the burley and set to soaking baits, VC hooked up early with a strange fight and stranger catch of a eel out in the wide open water ( it actually looked like a silver belly to us ??), we then waited for the tide to start to run and I set to making smoko only to find we had every damn thing but the tucker bag in the boat !!! VC genroursly offered me one of his sandwhichs bloody delicious it was to.

    Then out of no where a screaming reel, you beauty I reeled in a fat beautiful snapper, smiles all round.. I thought for a second I May just have beaten VC in the fishing stakes, next thing VC rod is bent double and his drag wound up to maximum is steadily loosing line. 10 mins later a deep healthy kingi is in the net. We run it over the lie dectector and is it over the magic 75 cm ...no 74.5 barstard!! Over the side it goes. VC was gutted but went back to fishing ...getting a few taps he tells me as I'm changing bait then BANG holy shit! Rod bending drag giving line , kingi I inquire? not sure VC grunts as he's he wrestles with this beast. I am hanging over the side with the net and see the first flash of a great snapper ...it just got bigger and bigger and bigger the closer the surface it got! Me I was panicking what a bloody horse VC was calm and reliable as he always is, "head first he advises" ! After a couple of cracks at it (me pissing my pants that I'll knock it loose ) it slides into the net and lifted into the boat.

    75 cm ,22+ lbs of beautiful snapper a PB for VC and a experince for me that rates way up there!
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    I made the call to bin it rather than release it so we ikied and put it on ice, we made the call we had enough and pulled the hook line with a couple of gurnard added to the bin. I had a freedive on some new turf without seeing a lot . So headed back up the coast towards home stopped and for a cod fish in blue clear water , the were on the bite and would come off the bottom at 50 ft to bite you bait 10 ft below the surface, the problem being they were just under or on size, VC changed to bright yellow softbait and binned a couple of better ones and I snagged a keeper . So off to another dive spot where I misssed a couple of crays and then finally broke my hex and got one the sack. Back into the boat to find a feed of venison snags waiting for me ..what a bloody champion bugger VC is.

    Home for a clean up , fillet the fish have a beer and a shower and away home! Fantastic weather fishing and always company. huge Congrats to VC on scoring a fantastic fish! Your put the big yards in a truely deserve that one.
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    Nil durum volenti !!

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    Nice report @stingray. Looks like you had a red letter day there mate.
    Did you christen that new reel yet ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Experince pays off!

    Away early with VC, down to okiwi, Gathered all our gear and loaded it into the wee boat.
    We were running out to the open water when VC spots Kawahi jumping on mass. So out with the kingi lures round round the school we went it was massive showing on the sounder to be about 60 foot deep and the size of a footy field. We shaddowed this school for half an hour with no luck on the kings, even with Kawhai free jumping all over the place.

    So lures in and back on track heading out. We ran up the coast to a spot VC had enjoyed some success before and ran out a hook line shallow then headed out deep set the burley and set to soaking baits, VC hooked up early with a strange fight and stranger catch of a eel out in the wide open water ( it actually looked like a silver belly to us ??), we then waited for the tide to start to run and I set to making smoko only to find we had every damn thing but the tucker bag in the boat !!! VC genroursly offered me one of his sandwhichs bloody delicious it was to.

    Then out of no where a screaming reel, you beauty I reeled in a fat beautiful snapper, smiles all round.. I thought for a second I May just have beaten VC in the fishing stakes, next thing VC rod is bent double and his drag wound up to maximum is steadily loosing line. 10 mins later a deep healthy kingi is in the net. We run it over the lie dectector and is it over the magic 75 cm ...no 74.5 barstard!! Over the side it goes. VC was gutted but went back to fishing ...getting a few taps he tells me as I'm changing bait then BANG holy shit! Rod bending drag giving line , kingi I inquire? not sure VC grunts as he's he wrestles with this beast. I am hanging over the side with the net and see the first flash of a great snapper ...it just got bigger and bigger and bigger the closer the surface it got! Me I was panicking what a bloody horse VC was calm and reliable as he always is, "head first he advises" ! After a couple of cracks at it (me pissing my pants that I'll knock it loose ) it slides into the net and lifted into the boat.

    75 cm ,22+ lbs of beautiful snapper a PB for VC and a experince for me that rates way up there!
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    I made the call to bin it rather than release it so we ikied and put it on ice, we made the call we had enough and pulled the hook line with a couple of gurnard added to the bin. I had a freedive on some new turf without seeing a lot . So headed back up the coast towards home stopped and for a cod fish in blue clear water , the were on the bite and would come off the bottom at 50 ft to bite you bait 10 ft below the surface, the problem being they were just under or on size, VC changed to bright yellow softbait and binned a couple of better ones and I snagged a keeper . So off to another dive spot where I misssed a couple of crays and then finally broke my hex and got one the sack. Back into the boat to find a feed of venison snags waiting for me ..what a bloody champion bugger VC is.

    Home for a clean up , fillet the fish have a beer and a shower and away home! Fantastic weather fishing and always company. huge Congrats to VC on scoring a fantastic fish! Your put the big yards in a truely deserve that one.
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    Awesome day thanks very much for taking me out.

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    Wicked!!
    Werawhakaui?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Nice report @stingray. Looks like you had a red letter day there mate.
    Did you christen that new reel yet ?
    Yeah scored another good spikie with the new reel, haha still it's getting about and a lot of practice. Was a fantastic day finally getting back on the crays was a bonus. Breath holds are limited but biking to work now should help!
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    Sako Rifles,Browning shotguns,Black Labs.There is nothing else

    The dog always bites,The horse always kicks,The gun is always loaded.


    " Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
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    Made a massive difference to my boat.

    You may find you can lift your motor a hole now also.

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    I fitted one one mine , most noticeable is '' staying on the plane ''when you slow .
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Experince pays off!

    Away early with VC, down to okiwi, Gathered all our gear and loaded it into the wee boat.
    We were running out to the open water when VC spots Kawahi jumping on mass. So out with the kingi lures round round the school we went it was massive showing on the sounder to be about 60 foot deep and the size of a footy field. We shaddowed this school for half an hour with no luck on the kings, even with Kawhai free jumping all over the place.

    So lures in and back on track heading out. We ran up the coast to a spot VC had enjoyed some success before and ran out a hook line shallow then headed out deep set the burley and set to soaking baits, VC hooked up early with a strange fight and stranger catch of a eel out in the wide open water ( it actually looked like a silver belly to us ??), we then waited for the tide to start to run and I set to making smoko only to find we had every damn thing but the tucker bag in the boat !!! VC genroursly offered me one of his sandwhichs bloody delicious it was to.

    Then out of no where a screaming reel, you beauty I reeled in a fat beautiful snapper, smiles all round.. I thought for a second I May just have beaten VC in the fishing stakes, next thing VC rod is bent double and his drag wound up to maximum is steadily loosing line. 10 mins later a deep healthy kingi is in the net. We run it over the lie dectector and is it over the magic 75 cm ...no 74.5 barstard!! Over the side it goes. VC was gutted but went back to fishing ...getting a few taps he tells me as I'm changing bait then BANG holy shit! Rod bending drag giving line , kingi I inquire? not sure VC grunts as he's he wrestles with this beast. I am hanging over the side with the net and see the first flash of a great snapper ...it just got bigger and bigger and bigger the closer the surface it got! Me I was panicking what a bloody horse VC was calm and reliable as he always is, "head first he advises" ! After a couple of cracks at it (me pissing my pants that I'll knock it loose ) it slides into the net and lifted into the boat.

    75 cm ,22+ lbs of beautiful snapper a PB for VC and a experince for me that rates way up there!
    Attachment 65744
    I made the call to bin it rather than release it so we ikied and put it on ice, we made the call we had enough and pulled the hook line with a couple of gurnard added to the bin. I had a freedive on some new turf without seeing a lot . So headed back up the coast towards home stopped and for a cod fish in blue clear water , the were on the bite and would come off the bottom at 50 ft to bite you bait 10 ft below the surface, the problem being they were just under or on size, VC changed to bright yellow softbait and binned a couple of better ones and I snagged a keeper . So off to another dive spot where I misssed a couple of crays and then finally broke my hex and got one the sack. Back into the boat to find a feed of venison snags waiting for me ..what a bloody champion bugger VC is.

    Home for a clean up , fillet the fish have a beer and a shower and away home! Fantastic weather fishing and always company. huge Congrats to VC on scoring a fantastic fish! Your put the big yards in a truely deserve that one.
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    Awesome guys.
    That big kingi can't be far away now VC. Did you try dropping a jig into that school?
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
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    Looks good , my bro just finished his its mint are you going to put sawdust in the paint ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Awesome guys.
    That big kingi can't be far away now VC. Did you try dropping a jig into that school?
    Na was out with stingray so I packed the bare minimum (honest ).
    It was a snapper trip and the best time was slipping by so we gapped it to the snapper zone.

    It probably was legal but only just and stingray had a snap on that needed netting so I returned it.....I don't want my first keeper to be a marginal one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
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    Smartwave?

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    Sako Rifles,Browning shotguns,Black Labs.There is nothing else

    The dog always bites,The horse always kicks,The gun is always loaded.


    " Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    Sprinkle Epsom salt on wet paint then hose off when the paint is dry
    Sako Rifles,Browning shotguns,Black Labs.There is nothing else

    The dog always bites,The horse always kicks,The gun is always loaded.


    " Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

 

 

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