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    Thanks for the call @Gibo. All sorted folks, with the help of da local navigator
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    Great chat mate, no more wrong turns
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Great chat mate, no more wrong turns
    Shout yourself a Waikato Gibo. You are a good bastard.
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    Catch any fish today …No

    This was our yarn with the MPI official at the ramp…2 days of battling wind swells and general shit fish.

    Took a days leave encouraged a work mate to do the same ..windty promised a days fishing in gentle winds …gentle they were for the first hour…but the 2 meter swell and then a screaming southerly put the end to any enjoyable fishing,

    We hid out of the wind and caught our quota of spikey dogs …that I gently realeased because I’m a really nice guy and they are gods creatures!

    So we measured a few cod , we tried 30 meters to 4 meters …everything was 32.5 cm …legal is 33cm it was that bad we were sight fishing

    we went with lures baited with squid and were yanking the bait / lure away from the shorts and trying to hook the big bastards …they would chase a lure and grab the tag end of the bait and try to tear it off.

    That said, this is why I’m a spearo …bugger hoping the fish are on the bite , get down amongst them and harvest a feed.

    Any who…arrived at the ramp with nothing…MPI officer laughed his arse off at our tale …checked the boat because it was too good to believe!

    Laughed even harder …you guys have a hard day.

    Washed the boat , put it away ..up stairs, fire on nursing our egos , tieing rigs , hating the spikey dogs

    Looking at the view ..wind cloud …it not getting any better..

    Time for a walk up the hill with the hound …
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Catch any fish today …No

    This was our yarn with the MPI official at the ramp…2 days of battling wind swells and general shit fish.

    Took a days leave encouraged a work mate to do the same ..windty promised a days fishing in gentle winds …gentle they were for the first hour…but the 2 meter swell and then a screaming southerly put the end to any enjoyable fishing,

    We hid out of the wind and caught our quota of spikey dogs …that I gently realeased because I’m a really nice guy and they are gods creatures!

    So we measured a few cod , we tried 30 meters to 4 meters …everything was 32.5 cm …legal is 33cm it was that bad we were sight fishing

    we went with lures baited with squid and were yanking the bait / lure away from the shorts and trying to hook the big bastards …they would chase a lure and grab the tag end of the bait and try to tear it off.

    That said, this is why I’m a spearo …bugger hoping the fish are on the bite , get down amongst them and harvest a feed.

    Any who…arrived at the ramp with nothing…MPI officer laughed his arse off at our tale …checked the boat because it was too good to believe!

    Laughed even harder …you guys have a hard day.

    Washed the boat , put it away ..up stairs, fire on nursing our egos , tieing rigs , hating the spikey dogs

    Looking at the view ..wind cloud …it not getting any better..

    Time for a walk up the hill with the hound …
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    we were like that with salmon in lake opuha for a season..we called them drags..they would grab a trolled lure and just get dragged long untill you noticed rod no longer bobbing,wound them in and released again,just to do same thing five minutes later....our son caught and wife released NINETY off the shore one afternoon...I was away out of earshot LOL.
    they eventually got up to size and was good sport for a season before they got too old and carked it. better than the last season,lake has been toxic pretty much right through...waste of licence money...long way to other lakes to fish and we just dont like them as much so stayed home.
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    Wind cloud , says itís going to blow
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    dog down says bugger me ..leave it for tomorrow
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    Well I just loaded the boat.
    Going to head out from kaiteri in the morn.
    Hoping it might be OK on the eastern side....
    We shell see I guess.
    On thing for sure @stingray I won't be as nice as you with the spiky dogs


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    Nice morning on the water.
    Had to wade thru a fair amount of spiky dogs (most of them looked to be in poor condition to be fair)
    A couple of cuta, but they got turned into bait.
    Ended up with a feed of gurnard so can't complain



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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Nice morning on the water.
    Had to wade thru a fair amount of spiky dogs (most of them looked to be in poor condition to be fair)
    A couple of cuta, but they got turned into bait.
    Ended up with a feed of gurnard so can't complain



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    I think I should come to Nelson area. From all your posts and all the information I gathered from past years, yeah the best fishing area in South island will be either on top of south or in the bottom. 40 odd days before Covid, I moved myself from Auckland to the city I like most, Christchurch but things and condition has changed. But fishing is the reason I work so hard in hard, hunting is the second.

    Well I think I will leave Christchurch on the day after tomorrow, even I just came back for two weeks after three years to the city I like most.

    What I like to ask to people in Nelson area is that except motel, is there any options for one man, a place like a home I can cook my catch, shot term rental apartment, or something similar, cost about 400 dollars a week, or 500 depends?

    Well, I am open to any of you down there for a coffee or drink when I get there. Cheers
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    Perhaps a cabin at a campground and use the communal kitchen for cooking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Perhaps a cabin at a campground and use the communal kitchen for cooking?
    Thank you. But what I seem is motel still is my best choice, it `s better I can find a one with open BBQ facility for customers like where I lived before in Taupo.
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    Holidayed in Pelorus Sound last week and this was our last day take home blue cod catch (5 people fishing). Caught dozens of 25-33cm cod and had to be really careful returning them when shags came visiting. the 6yr girl got really upset when shags would grab returned fish. Ended up keeping spotties to feed the shags as once full they'd paddle away. My 55cm blue was biggest of the 6 days fished. Got a couple of 45cm other days. Most keepers were high 30s.
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