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    Top Water Fishing

    OK who here gets into the top water? Myself I love targeting Kingi's on stick baits and to me there's nothing more exciting that a big fish smashing the lure on the surface.
    Into both land based and off the boat.
    Best session I have had was at White Island late last year where packs of good kings were tailing on the surface then scrapping each other to get the lure first.

    Running an old saltiga expedition with 80lb hollowcore.

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    And hopefully one of these one day soon!!
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    Never done it myself but it does look fun... I tend to get in and shoot them in the face. Nothing like a bit of 7mm steel to the temple to make them more cooperative.
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    Nice Gibo

    Just picked up a saltist 50lb setup for this summer, yet to get out and try it out though!
    Wife been working weekends so had the Rugrats the whole time we have been down here.

    Astrolabe was going off last time we were out there and keen to get back out.

    Give us a yell if you want to go as I am dead keen to get the boat wet!


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    Nice @Gibo. I myself have two Saltist set ups.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    OK who here gets into the top water? Myself I love targeting Kingi's on stick baits and to me there's nothing more exciting that a big fish smashing the lure on the surface.
    Into both land based and off the boat.
    Best session I have had was at White Island late last year where packs of good kings were tailing on the surface then scrapping each other to get the lure first.

    Running an old saltiga expedition with 80lb hollowcore.

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    And hopefully one of these one day soon!!
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    @Gibo. Do you know where the wreck is by Karewa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    @Gibo. Do you know where the wreck is by Karewa?
    Nah

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    Do kahawai count? I cast and catch a few of them.....and Barracouta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Do kahawai count? I cast and catch a few of them.....and Barracouta.
    Its more the lure you use not what you catch

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    I dont fish much more than 2-3 times a year these days sadly, but it’s casting sticks only for me, can’t be bothered bait fishing or soft baiting anymore. There’s nothing like casting a stick out to a new rock for the first time and having a good king chase it back to the boat
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    Must be some good land based spots over on the west coast Derek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    ...There’s nothing like casting a stick out to a new rock for the first time and having a good king chase it back to the boat
    It's even better if they do more than just chase it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nah
    Pretty sure its the SS Taranaki thats sunk on the northern side of the island.It would not be distinguishable anymore as a boat but it's not very deep in about 25m and was my go to when I lived in the Mount for good kingi action. Pilli poppers and the rattle ones would bring them up in packs some days. I would sit at the old stone jetty under the Mount catching piper for these missions too. This was many moons ago though when the Mount was a much quieter place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Nah
    Pretty sure its the SS Taranaki thats sunk on the northern side of the island.It would not be distinguishable anymore as a boat but it's not very deep in about 25m and was my go to when I lived in the Mount for good kingi action. Pilli poppers and the rattle ones would bring them up in packs some days. I would sit at the old stone jetty under the Mount catching piper for these missions too. This was many moons ago though when the Mount was a much quieter place.
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    Still heaps of piper there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Still heaps of piper there
    Can you still launch a small boat there? We used to. The stingrays would hang there in summer.
    One day we launched and next thing all hell broke loose. A bunch of Orca came in and started smashing the rays. Quite the sight.
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