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    Summer camping and fishing

    Hi all

    I've recently bought a 12 ft tinny with a 15 hp outboard on it for fishing with. I'm planning to hook into the far north fishing over new years with some mates and I'm thinking of camping at Tapotupotu bay or Maitai bay.

    Does anyone know if launching a small boat like mine at Tapotupotu is easy? I know it gets a bit of a swell

    Does anyone have any tips or pointers about the areas? Eg weather patterns to avoid, straylining/soft baiting vs livies etc

    Any help would be awesome!

    Cheers!

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    I don't know the far north at all but would suggest estuaries and harbours in a small dingy.

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    That's the DOC camp up near the cape isn't it?
    You may want to sit on the hill and watch the current and swell that goes past there.
    If you don't have much experience in boats then don't do it, if you did then you wouldn't.
    There are plenty of fish in Parengarenga harbour in summer if you want to be that far north. Get a key from the store and stay at Paua.
    You will be a shit load safer at Matai bay/Karikari and you can pick the side sheltered from the wind to fish off/dive.

    If you are up that way in the next few weeks txt me if you still have my number, I'll be around Tokerau beach off and on.
    Still learning the area but it's not hard to catch a feed.

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    Listen to Barefoot Phillip. His iwi have been fishing the far north since Maui saddled the first Moa.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Fish the harbour of Rangiputa, very easy to get a bin full
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    That's the DOC camp up near the cape isn't it?
    You may want to sit on the hill and watch the current and swell that goes past there.
    If you don't have much experience in boats then don't do it, if you did then you wouldn't.
    There are plenty of fish in Parengarenga harbour in summer if you want to be that far north. Get a key from the store and stay at Paua.
    You will be a shit load safer at Matai bay/Karikari and you can pick the side sheltered from the wind to fish off/dive.

    If you are up that way in the next few weeks txt me if you still have my number, I'll be around Tokerau beach off and on.
    Still learning the area but it's not hard to catch a feed.

    Stu
    I think you're right Barefoot, Maitai is probably a better option for me and me little dingy. Give me more to play with and there's the rangiputa harbour too as MSL mentioned. I'll give you a bell when im up there (most likely 30th-3rd or thereabouts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    That's the DOC camp up near the cape isn't it?
    You may want to sit on the hill and watch the current and swell that goes past there.
    If you don't have much experience in boats then don't do it, if you did then you wouldn't.
    There are plenty of fish in Parengarenga harbour in summer if you want to be that far north. Get a key from the store and stay at Paua.
    You will be a shit load safer at Matai bay/Karikari and you can pick the side sheltered from the wind to fish off/dive.

    If you are up that way in the next few weeks txt me if you still have my number, I'll be around Tokerau beach off and on.
    Still learning the area but it's not hard to catch a feed.

    Stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    That's the DOC camp up near the cape isn't it?
    You may want to sit on the hill and watch the current and swell that goes past there.
    If you don't have much experience in boats then don't do it, if you did then you wouldn't.
    There are plenty of fish in Parengarenga harbour in summer if you want to be that far north. Get a key from the store and stay at Paua.
    You will be a shit load safer at Matai bay/Karikari and you can pick the side sheltered from the wind to fish off/dive.

    If you are up that way in the next few weeks txt me if you still have my number, I'll be around Tokerau beach off and on.
    Still learning the area but it's not hard to catch a feed.

    Stu
    Had a good trip up there, plenty of snapper on board, the biggest coming just under 13 lb. I didn't have any reception at the campground but I trust you had a good time up there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Yea some of us have never seen the far north!
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    Or cought a snapper in 15 years !
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    Phillip be a good young fellah and post some pics for these Desperados will ya. The echo in here is driving me nuts. Ha ha ha ha
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    Or cought a snapper in 15 years !
    The only Snapper I've ever had was an exorbantly overpriced one from the chippie while in Auckland once. The feed that normally cost $20 down here, was $63, and then we had to pad it out with bread.
    I'd still like to have a go at catching them tho

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    Ive seen the pics. Good fish! Phils face says it all while looking at his mate holding a small mako.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Ive seen the pics. Good fish! Phils face says it all while looking at his mate holding a small mako.
    Are you still sweet on goldilocks Gibo? Is the bromance still alive? Did you catch up with the clever little bugger?
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Jeeze lads you've been in the house too long, get some fresh air! Here's the biggest snap of the trip, it can't just under 13 lb and is my biggest yet 👍 Name:  uploadfromtaptalk1483598122772.JPG
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