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    Pacific Blue Fin Tuna on the west coast.

    Save me writing it twice I will just link to one I prepared earlier.

    Pacific Blue Fin Tuna on the west coast. - NZ Hunter & The Hunted
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    Man that's an epic trip Might have to get your ass up here one summer mate and chase some stick faces
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    Awesome trip cam. Out of interest what did it weigh? (My best guess is quite a lot!)
    How long do they hang around for? Or are they purely just passing through
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    What did you do to that poor thing, kick it to death?
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    330 kilo puku.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
    What did you do to that poor thing, kick it to death?
    Kung fu

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    Awesome trip cam. Out of interest what did it weigh? (My best guess is quite a lot!)
    How long do they hang around for? Or are they purely just passing through
    The Southern Blue fin are around East cape from August to Octoberish and around the West coast a bit before that but smaller in size than the East cape ones. The big Northern Blue fin arrive a bit after the Sotherns usually.

    I used to be on a longliner and it's awesome to catch these things but I found it a little soul destroying to be part of a commercial operation that wasn't very sustainable.

    Nice fish though veitnamcam, awesome stuff dragging one of those on board bro. That'd be a $10k-$15k fish on a good day at the auctions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
    The Southern Blue fin are around East cape from August to Octoberish and around the West coast a bit before that but smaller in size than the East cape ones. The big Northern Blue fin arrive a bit after the Sotherns usually.

    I used to be on a longliner and it's awesome to catch these things but I found it a little soul destroying to be part of a commercial operation that wasn't very sustainable.

    Nice fish though veitnamcam, awesome stuff dragging one of those on board bro. That'd be a $10k-$15k fish on a good day at the auctions.
    What type of approximate depth off the Cape mate?
    I know everything is generic when it comes to these game fish.


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    We set our line at maybe 30-50m.

    25miles of line with 1000 50mm circle hooks on 10m traces with a 6inch squid on every hook. Caught a lot of swordfish too. And albatross, and turtles, and seals. Hooks aren't picky.
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    I'm just imagining setting one of them off the Cape in my 5.2 Stabi. Cher...


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    The advantage on the west coast is the massive commercial burly machines feeding them up makes them easy(relatively speaking) for the recreational fisher, just find the hoki factory boats.
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    Any one know how to cook Tuna . Im just out to pick some fresh up from a mate , they got 4 southern bluefin 130 kgs I believe .
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    flash fry two sides of a chunk about an inch and a half thick real quick, pink in the middle seared on the sides. slice and dip in soy with a bit(LOTS) of wasabi

    Or cube, batter and deep fry, serve with sweet chilli sauce

    or eat it raw dog with some (LOTS) of wasabi
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    My sister who is quite a foodie just seared the outside by the looks of the picks she put up on farce book.

    Slice thin and eat raw with soy sauce or lime juice and wasabi is my pick tho
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    Gotta be quick to beat Gibo! Im not even at work and still got beaten
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