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    catfish in Lake Taupo

    Does anyone knows any good spots to catch a few catfish around Turangi ?
    Will go up next month and hoping to have at least an afternoon to try to catch a few big ones for the BBQ.
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    I thought it was around the first bays up from Turangi heading to Taupo. They have organised hunts, I think spearing them every now and then. Is there an underwater club in Taupo? They'd know
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    For real we have catfish?
    Dont you stick your arm in their hole and when they swallow your arm grab on and pull them out?
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    Pull them inside out and they're ready for the hot plate! Got invited to shoot Koi Carp this summer the other day, another introduced species to good old NZ
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    For real we have catfish?
    Dont you stick your arm in their hole and when they swallow your arm grab on and pull them out?
    Its the brown bullhead they grow up to max 30 cm ish.
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    Oh..... somewhat of a let down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    I thought it was around the first bays up from Turangi heading to Taupo. They have organised hunts, I think spearing them every now and then. Is there an underwater club in Taupo? They'd know
    Thanks, will consult google
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Oh..... somewhat of a let down
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    This one is from my neck of the woods.

    113 kg and 230 cm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boar Freak View Post
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    This one is from my neck of the woods.

    113 kg and 230 cm
    That is one fucking ugly foosh
    The Universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn't a search for meaning. It's to just keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you'll be dead. -Mr Peanutbutter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boar Freak View Post
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    This one is from my neck of the woods.

    113 kg and 230 cm
    Hastings?
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    They've got me in the sewers down there.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Hastings?
    Sorry, the country I came from. Hungary. Should have been more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    They've got me in the sewers down there.
    Stay outta Hasting sewers mate. Catfish is not the worst you'll catch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    That is one fucking ugly foosh
    The bigger ones are. I don't know why he killed this one, they are inedible . Thankfully people change (slowly)
    Nothing is tough about having a 70 lb bow and looking like an uncoordinated praying mantis while trying to draw it back.

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    I don't know if they eat the ones out of Taupo either?
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

 

 

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