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    Fishing out from Martins bay - for the 4th time these holidays :D

    Got a call from the old man last night asking if I wanted to go fishing today, so I got up real early, went and picked up my brother, then headed up to the old mans place (it's about an hour and a quarter drive). Picked up some bait, chucked the boat on the back of the truck and headed up to Martins Bay (he lives a few mins away in Warkworth).

    For the first hour we got a combined two bites. Then we shifted and it all kicked off. Our bait didn't get a chance to hit the bottom. We were pulling up snapper non stop (but they were basically all babies).

    7 other boat loads of people came past, slowed down, saw we were pulling fish up, then stopped and anchored (one as close as about 40 meters away). Rude pricks. There's that much empty ocean around, why can't they bugger off to their own spot? I have no problem with sharing the ocean but shit man, give us some space for christs sake!

    It was a beaut of a day. This is about the roughest it got


    These were my keepers 30-35cm, nothing too amazing but it's a feed. I must have pulled up about 30-40 small snapper that were thrown back. The other guys were in the same boat. It was mental. We ran out of bait by lunch time.


    I'm using a flasher rig with two hooks at the moment and I was pulling up what I knew was a small bastard... but then suddently he got a lot stronger. Turns out a second fish had jumped on on the way up. That's a first for me!



    Up at Martins bay it's choice for fishing, but it gets real crowded and like I said there's a lot of rude pricks that have no problem setting up shop right next to you which winds me up.

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    Sounds like a great day despite the unwanted guests.
    The weather is certainly better than we have down this way at the moment.
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    Rimfire great day and boy that brings back memories. I used to launch my rubber duck at Martins Bay and go diving around Moturekaraka and the southern end of Kawau. Good scallops and great crays.
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    Good stuff.
    I got 7 snapper between 48 and 35 cm just on the other side of moturekareka there yesterday, with softbait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Rimfire great day and boy that brings back memories. I used to launch my rubber duck at Martins Bay and go diving around Moturekaraka and the southern end of Kawau. Good scallops and great crays.
    That sounds awesome. I've never done any diving before. I tried doing some snorkelling up the Coromandal last year. I love being in the water and am a really good swimmer, but I found it surprisingly hard to breathe in with my face down in the water. It was really hard initially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Good stuff.
    I got 7 snapper between 48 and 35 cm just on the other side of moturekareka there yesterday, with softbait.
    Nice going Splash. I really don't have any luck with softbait aye. My old man has a few softbait rods. I've never had any luck with them really at all. My old man's had a bit of luck, but we really only take one token one along now to see how it goes.

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    Re: Fishing out from Martins bay - for the 4th time these holidays :D

    Nice eaters there rimfire :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RimfireNZ View Post
    That sounds awesome. I've never done any diving before. I tried doing some snorkelling up the Coromandal last year. I love being in the water and am a really good swimmer, but I found it surprisingly hard to breathe in with my face down in the water. It was really hard initially.
    Rimfire practise the snorkelling skills and duck diving in a pool where you don't need to be concerned about the effect of waves and then once you get the hang of it take on the sea. Stingray has a good series of posts on here about where you can take it from there.
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