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    Shallow water Snaps

    Wife and I took the little boat to Waitakaruru and launched at one of the rivers couple hours before high tide, was home an hour and a half after high tide with 10 snaps and a whopper of a gurnard, 35s to 50s all fat fish no throwbacks, gotta love fishing in 2m of water, raw fish for entree me thinks tonight
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    Mean! Any pics?
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    Nice work! I might have to have another Kaiaua jetski mission soon...

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    Was the water clear where you go? Sounds like the perfect spot to jump in with a speargun and lay some berley...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisters View Post
    Mean! Any pics?
    Haha nah, spose it's just a fishy tale without them really .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    Nice work! I might have to have another Kaiaua jetski mission soon...
    Today woulda been the day nice n flat, how do the skis go in dirty water? where we launch is really muddy, does it have any effect on the jet or motor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC View Post
    Was the water clear where you go? Sounds like the perfect spot to jump in with a speargun and lay some berley...


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    Sadly No, it's muddy green at best, also have been told by flounder fisherman that these shallows are the maternity ward for a certain large species of shark ....
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    iím guessing that would make it one of the large west coast harbours then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Quack View Post
    Today woulda been the day nice n flat, how do the skis go in dirty water? where we launch is really muddy, does it have any effect on the jet or motor ?
    The jetski don't mind dirty water, but can have issues with debris (flax really sucks, excuse the pun!). The manufacturers recommend 60cm of water underneath intake to avoid sucking sticks and stones off the bottom, but on the move this isn't an issue.
    The firth is a well known birthing area for big bronze whaler sharks, and there are heaps and heaps of hammerheads, we often see them sunbathing on the surface in summer, mostly small ones but it makes you wonder where mum is....�� I heard secondhand that work crews flying Auckland-Coromandel by helicopter used to count over 100 hammerheads on some trips, with some very large ones seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOC View Post
    i’m guessing that would make it one of the large west coast harbours then...
    Tells us were he launched from in first post
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