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    Underwater hunting for Kingies

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    My mate Dale and I bagged a couple of nice Kingies each yesterday off the Aldermans down at Tairua yesterday. One was 9 and the other 13kg. The biggest shot was 25 so no mega kings were seen. All my time on the range lately has paid off with my speargun seemingly being unable to miss all day! Managed to stone the smaller one (88cm) right in the brain. The larger one (97cm) proved much harder to land

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    They tow you around a bit dead is better?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    They tow you around a bit dead is better?
    they sure do, very powerful fish

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    Chasing them next weekend in the sounds looking forward to it
    Dont waste your time chasing every last fps, it doesnt matter in the real world, it wont make a difference, all it will do is cause head aches and frustrations. And dont listen to silly old cunts

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    Well done, good fish
    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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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    They tow you around a bit dead is better?
    HAHA yeah the big one did. I've been running myself ragged trying to get fit for hunting and i guess i could have left a rest day before this dive. Being the first kingy i've seen in ages i wanted to land him so badly. I got him to the surface too quickly and he still had 3/4 of a can of woop-ass left in him. By the end of it i had two burning arms and two cramped ass cheeks - This was quite comical and terrifying at the same time. I was a little more picky with my shots on the next one!

    A seal tried to bite my mates first big kingy too. I was returning and hadnt seen him - the kingy i was training my gun on just went upwards and popped onto the rocks. Thinking 'WTF" i looked up and so mr shaggy looking down at me!

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    I just saw some spearfishing on the ITM fishing show yesterday. They got all sorts of stuff. It looks like awesome fun. I'd love to get into it (there are so many things I want to get into ).

    Nice going DIB.

    How long to you have to be able to hold your breath for?

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    Not that long eh. Its more a case of getting yourself to slow down and keep your heart rate down. At the moment i can only get down to 15 odd metres but when im used to it i find that easy and i can stay about 20secs at that level. I go to 20m but only if i see a fish to dive bomb. Takes a while to get back up and you dont want to trust your mates CPR skills!

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    awesome results well done. was hoping to get a go on the kings over the break but couldn't get days off and conditions aligned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by horihunter View Post
    awesome results well done. was hoping to get a go on the kings over the break but couldn't get days off and conditions aligned.
    I know the feeling
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    good size bbq steaks, we got loads of rats on saturday in Whangaparaoa Bay.

 

 

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