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    Shit that is a bloody ripper
    Nice way to christen the new boat

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    Nice fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
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    Went 23.5lb
    Shit yeah, mean fish

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    Bloody cracker! Nice dark color too.
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    My Wanganui Sweet Spot -
    We used to live in Palmy and along with other places we would fish out of the Wanganui River mouth – a light NE wind with an outgoing anticyclone worked well
    Before the days of GPS sounders – we used markers off the local coast and back to the ranges – pretty rough to mark a spot but it sometimes worked well and there were heaps of cod around
    I recall one day finding a slimy mould covered buoy floating on the surface – so I picked it up and rolled up the line and grapple – we then put the rods over and all hell broke loose – big blues and plenty of them – but in those days no GPS to record it
    But we found our sweet spot around 1999 when we were fishing off the Wanganui coast – and we had a sounder to record the coordinates
    I have an old Wanganui friend who fished out of the Wanganui River for most of his life – I gave him these coordinates and he also enjoyed the results for many years – I called him a few days back and found he has sold his boat and now just fishes off the beach with a drone – he left his sounder in the boat with all his sweet spots – so there may be others who now know my spot – it is listed as my name “F…… O.. Cod spot”
    I left Palmy about 16 years ago so never went back to fish out through Wanganui River mouth
    From memory this spot is about 10km out and a bit north of Wanganui – picture of an old friend from Palmy pulling up the cod this day in fabulous conditions
    So here is my sweet spot - I hope someone can try it out and enjoy it like we did!
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    Quote Originally Posted by time out View Post
    My Wanganui Sweet Spot -
    We used to live in Palmy and along with other places we would fish out of the Wanganui River mouth – a light NE wind with an outgoing anticyclone worked well
    Before the days of GPS sounders – we used markers off the local coast and back to the ranges – pretty rough to mark a spot but it sometimes worked well and there were heaps of cod around
    I recall one day finding a slimy mould covered buoy floating on the surface – so I picked it up and rolled up the line and grapple – we then put the rods over and all hell broke loose – big blues and plenty of them – but in those days no GPS to record it
    But we found our sweet spot around 1999 when we were fishing off the Wanganui coast – and we had a sounder to record the coordinates
    I have an old Wanganui friend who fished out of the Wanganui River for most of his life – I gave him these coordinates and he also enjoyed the results for many years – I called him a few days back and found he has sold his boat and now just fishes off the beach with a drone – he left his sounder in the boat with all his sweet spots – so there may be others who now know my spot – it is listed as my name “F…… O.. Cod spot”
    I left Palmy about 16 years ago so never went back to fish out through Wanganui River mouth
    From memory this spot is about 10km out and a bit north of Wanganui – picture of an old friend from Palmy pulling up the cod this day in fabulous conditions
    So here is my sweet spot - I hope someone can try it out and enjoy it like we did!
    Lat 39*59.018 S Lon 174*45.392 E – hope the format is ok

    Attachment 169666
    Nice fish and good on you for sharing that. I'm sure someone on here will benefit from it. I see you didn't much around with light gear for the cod
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    Forecast looks good and I have other things to do up there so I'm going to chuck the boat in at French Pass on Saturday, anyone have any data regarding whether kingis will still be around the pass itself or whether I'll have to go further up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    Forecast looks good and I have other things to do up there so I'm going to chuck the boat in at French Pass on Saturday, anyone have any data regarding whether kingis will still be around the pass itself or whether I'll have to go further up?
    This time of year you will more likely need to go up to Stephens
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    If you are there and the current is favorable it would be rude not to have a go.....Id say you still have a good chance of getting some in the pass.....but a better chance at the passage or clay point.
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    Since I've only got the 1 day I might just commit to going right up to the passage straight off rather than fluffing around in close then, cheers.
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    Out yesterday evening with @stingray and the import.
    Beautifully warm and Windless.
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    We scraped up a bakers dozen good sized flounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I have never seen one or even heard of one round here.....NI only?
    Iíve seen two 27lbers off Nelson caught. Mates a legend though. I am not sure if they were packies however but they were way bigger that what these locals leave around these NI waters lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    I’ve seen two 27lbers off Nelson caught. Mates a legend though. I am not sure if they were packies however but they were way bigger that what these locals leave around these NI waters lol.


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    Hooked a few of the peoples fish out of the west coast today.





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    Wicked photo of a young fisho enjoying himself!

    Lis , my daughter and I went for a cod bash, forecast wonderful but crew short of time. North down the coast , bashed six very respectable cod, had a swim looking over new turf pretty dismal result, tried an old haunt plenty of good country no crays though, seems they have abandoned the place along with the Moki and large cod!

    Tried a digging some carrots at 30 meters , small tides with very little current to spread the burley, landed and released 3 horse cod , spikes came on the chew and frustrated me to the point I refused to fish anymore! Line down thump spikey , keep it off the bottom the barstards swam up to swallow your bait!

    Pulled the pin early, home ....sun came out for and hour as we washed the boat , dive gear and cleaned the fish. The weather set in to drizzle and cold damp.
    Fire and beer time!
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