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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Thats Awesome! are they on a muddy bottom?
    Scollop decline(virtual extinction in shallow waters) here has largely been put down to bottom change with a thick layer of muddy sediment covering the once sandy bottom due to mostly forestry run off but all development is to blame......also playing a part is constant commercial bottom trawling smashing up any life that could clean up the waters and provide habitat.
    @stretch might be able to add info about the scally beds, they're in his area, guys from work get some when it's a super low tide, they boat in and wait for the tide to ebb I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift14 View Post
    @veitnamcam, we've got the Manukau Harbour off our front lawn and across a reserve, high today of 3.37, low of 0.79, diff of 2.58m, all flows out through the Manukau Heads, the bar has claimed a few...., it's a big harbour, muddy though.

    Often exposed scallop beds around from us.

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    What are you scallops like up there?
    I frequent Kawhia and the scallops there are very average compared to the east coat ones. I presume the Manukau has a fair bit of sediment flowing out of it like Kawhia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shift14 View Post
    @stretch might be able to add info about the scally beds, they're in his area, guys from work get some when it's a super low tide, they boat in and wait for the tide to ebb I believe.

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    No first-hand knowledge of the scallop beds rumoured to be in the Waiuku channel between Clarks Beach and Matakawau. Last I heard from a local fisherman mate was that it has been plundered and/or covered in mud. The tide absolutely rips past the point across Clarks Beach, and the mud flats go out for a good couple of km before you hit the channel. Might go for a walk at next superlow tide...

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    I've caught scallops at Clarks Beach quite a few times. Never deeper than chest height water at low tide. Last time was probably 8 years ago though as the viz is generally only about 20-30cm and I've since worked out how many great whites live in the manukau from fishing reports. On the same weekend I went two white sharks were caught 5km away from each other but only 30 mins apart. Can think of way better places to catch a feed...


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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC View Post
    I've caught scallops at Clarks Beach quite a few times. Never deeper than chest height water at low tide. Last time was probably 8 years ago though as the viz is generally only about 20-30cm and I've since worked out how many great whites live in the manukau from fishing reports. On the same weekend I went two white sharks were caught 5km away from each other but only 30 mins apart. Can think of way better places to catch a feed...


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    Ah common...wheres ya sense of adventure !
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Ah common...wheres ya sense of adventure !
    Queue the theme from Jaws.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Queue the theme from Jaws.
    Saw some big bitey things this morning actually.....eating the snapper off my longline
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Saw some big bitey things this morning actually.....eating the snapper off my longline
    Bastards. All the fish in the sea and they take the one one your line.
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

 

 

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