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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Lol, yes I'm a bit of a worrier.... Its just when you have had, inflatable life jackets, epirb, flares, smoke, etc.... The boat just doesn't feel right without them.....
    Let alone the rods and reels, lures, etc.....
    My theory is a big bucket of expired flares... Try enough of them and at least one will work! Also the paraflares are the same make as the ones we used in the army (only red dah) and we used ones 10 years plus out of date and they were ok..

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    A neighbour dropped off some Okaparu Kingfish yesterday – it was so good!
    Took the dog for a walk down a nearby street track this morning and got a rat – then off to Sulphur Point ramps via Countdown for Muscles and a bait shop for Pilchards
    We were going to take a run out to Pudney to try for some Terakihi and Kings – but a Guy at the baitshop reckoned Okaparu was better
    Sea was fabulous – tried a few parts of the Okaparu reef structures but just small snapper – only one short flash of a few Kingfish – but they didn’t like our bait or jigging rigs
    So the Bay of Empty once again – but enjoyable conditions – How did you get that Kingfish @Gibo - we need someone to show us how to catch BOP fish
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    I use casting lures mate. Poppers and stickbaits. I also do a fair bit of jigging in deeper waters say 40m plus. If you catch mackerel or small kahawai just throw a hook through their back and send them over, kingis cant resist a good livey. Not into it myself unless its a skippy for a marlin, like the challenge of getting them on a lure myself

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    Okaparu reef is good for kingis. So is Pudney, brewis and plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Okaparu reef is good for kingis. So is Pudney, brewis and plate
    Some favourites there me ol mate


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    Sunday session, with VC and VC jnr , they accommodated my afternoon sport to include the fishing ...new channels different tides...first drag brought in 6 solid flats , put a couple of shorts back ,
    I called go up the channel so we did , felt fish banging but nothing snagged .

    Upped camp , moved channels current pushed saw mullet or small Kahawai hitting the drag and exploding back out and away .....Smaller tides saw less flood , time ran out and so we took a chance to drop fish off to family ..was a wonderful thing to be part of a family sharing fish with family , yarns laughter and all those great things ...tide flooded , we sailed home ..said our good byes ..shook the pee out of my wet suit . Home hot shower ..rang mum told her we have a feed of fresh flats for her and da , ..priceless ..cheers VC and Xavier you guys are million dollar men
    Nil durum volenti !!

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    Cheers @stingray cant do it without a mate.

    Sister has moved to a property on the edge of the estuary and Mum and Dad were there for afternoon smoko so it was pretty cool to be able to boat up almost to the house(scraping the bottom a bit but incoming tide so all good) and drop off the freshest fish possible.
    My Son despite not wanting to come along enjoyed himself and was reasonably useful running errands and helping with landing the net.
    @Maca49 net caught well but didn't mesh the fish.....as we work out this dragging thing and where to go on what tides I think we will be pretty deadly.

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    I got a text from Dad as I was about to get in the shower after cleaning boat etc to say he had filleted the flounder and lil sis and bro in law had russeld up some hot chips and flounder fillets on the BBQ for Mum.

    Bloody brilliant. Thanks Joe couldn't have done it without ya.
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    Had an unexpected visitor the other day while fishing off White. Were targeting terras in 110m with small gear on elec rods and doing well. All of a sudden the heavy rod bent over a fair amount and it was all on. I dared not up the drag as I was using small 3/0 hooks. The poor reel was getting hammered spinning on the drag clutch and after about a minute some steam/smoke started to come off the drag end Had to turn the power retrieve off and crank it in by hand which took a while as the fish was doing some decent runs. Anyway, got it to the boat and immed got a gaff in. Lucky we did as the hook was largely straightened out, dunno how it held at the end. Only 18kg but def at the limit of the tackle


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    Expect them everywhere at white
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    Didn't get a single bluenose or even puka. Found Gemfish Central though
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    Had an unexpected visitor the other day while fishing off White. Were targeting terras in 110m with small gear on elec rods and doing well. All of a sudden the heavy rod bent over a fair amount and it was all on. I dared not up the drag as I was using small 3/0 hooks. The poor reel was getting hammered spinning on the drag clutch and after about a minute some steam/smoke started to come off the drag end Had to turn the power retrieve off and crank it in by hand which took a while as the fish was doing some decent runs. Anyway, got it to the boat and immed got a gaff in. Lucky we did as the hook was largely straightened out, dunno how it held at the end. Only 18kg but def at the limit of the tackle

    sweet fish . you dont have to blur your mouth we cant hear any swear words in a photo.
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