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Thread: First time taking boat on Hauraki gulf

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    First time taking boat on Hauraki gulf

    Ok I did my first trip in the boat to Waiheke island from kawakawa bay for a spot of fishing and a bit of reminiscing of where I had been and how far I had come in the last 23 years.
    My original destination was meant to be scully reef at Ponui Island but the southerly against the incoming tide buggered that plan so a last minute detour through sandspit passage saw me heading to the waiheke channel and rounding Kauri point on ponui and making a beeline for ruthes passage so I could take a look at rotoroa island a place I called home for 3 months and by goodness how much it had changed the pine trees were gone and native bush in its place so we anchored up and dropped a line and after an hour or so of no luck it was time to move on.

    Next idea was joyces she spotted a mussel farm at the bottom end of Waiheke and wanted to try fishing there and I was wanting to anchor up at frenchmans cap to try there and luck wasn't on our side there either so it was time to up anchor and make tracks back to Kawakawa bay and head back home with a quick stop at Sunday rock to see if we could catch a fish there.

    Can't wait to make that trip again yesterdays exercise was to give the engine a good long run before it goes for its 20 hour warranty service on Saturday all up I travelled just over 30K's and only used 12.5 liters of fuel mix, average speed 17-19 knots

    Home Bay Rotoroa Island from Ruthes Passage


    Pakatoa Island


    Pakatoa end of Rotoroa Island and frenchmans cap


    Waiheke Island
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    Good day for it by the looks.
    Any additions/mods to the boat yet?
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    Where are you living these days Hunter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Where are you living these days Hunter?
    Still in Te Awamutu @Rushy
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Good day for it by the looks.
    Any additions/mods to the boat yet?
    Only a fixed VHF instead of the handheld and a rod rack along one side of the cockpit to stash the rods instead of them taking up room in the car, looking at putting in a bilge pump in case I end up in an oh shit moment and need to get rid of water in a hurry instead of having a bucket on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter308 View Post
    Still in Te Awamutu @Rushy
    Fuck fishing the back of Waiheke isn't exactly the nearest spot for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Fuck fishing the back of Waiheke isn't exactly the nearest spot for you.
    I do go to Kawhia quite a bit and fish in the harbour but those trips are only a 5 minute boat ride each way and strong currents to contend with while fishing (10-12 ounce sinkers required), I do like going to other areas to wet a line it had been 23 years since I last got to fish in this vicinity and that was off the rocks at Rotoroa island when I was a patient there. I loved my trip out there as this is where my love of fishing came to life and I got another chance to keep my life and clean myself up, I have no hesitations in going there again as the area means a lot to me. in Pic number 3 you are looking straight at some of my old land based fishing spots
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    What sweet place to fish mussel rafts, reefs , sand/mud bottom and a view to enjoy! How deep are you fishing? 10- 12 oz current must fair rip through the area...how much drop ..from top to bottom of tide do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    What sweet place to fish mussel rafts, reefs , sand/mud bottom and a view to enjoy! How deep are you fishing? 10- 12 oz current must fair rip through the area...how much drop ..from top to bottom of tide do you have?
    Kawhia harbour gets upto a 3.5 knot current at the entrance, 2.5 knots in the main channel, 1.5 knots by the wharf. Depth from .3m to 24m heavy sinkers needed if you want your dropper rigs to stay put when fishing near the entrance. Where i fished on the weekend way less than that so could use lighter sinkers
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    I've missed the description somewhere, what's the boat?
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    I've missed the description somewhere, what's the boat?
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    you didnt end up at the clevedon hotel afterwards lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynastar27 View Post
    you didnt end up at the clevedon hotel afterwards lol
    Nope i stupidly followed the directions of the gps through to miranda
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    oh bugger thats my local pub lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynastar27 View Post
    oh bugger thats my local pub lol
    Sweet as mate will remember that for next time however if you do see a boat with the name eros 2 being dragged through clevedon behind a black VW station wagon feel free to give me shit
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