2012 surf catches Spring/summer

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  • #21549
    elmo22
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    good one shark slayer thats a very big fish

    #21550
    shark slayer
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    Thanks guys, heres a slightly better photo
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    #21554
    Miliwolf
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    Recently been on a two week trip around the North Island and I got a bit of fishing in, overall the fishing was not great, the weather was not great and all that I caught were Rays.

    Day 1: Crossed cook strait and drove up to Taupo, was dark when I got there. Took a few photos. Next morning heard the river mouths were producing good numbers but decided to move on.
    Day 2: Spent Night at Whangarei, got there to late to scout out fishing spots.
    Day 3: Up to the far north, the weather was terrible and it pissed with rain until just on dusk. Fished the harbor and only caught Rays.
    Day 4: Was fine, then wet, then fine, then wet… Wind was strong all day. Fished Wharf in morning for nothing. Scouted out a few spots, Went for a fish from a few rocks. The only fish probably a kingie took my snapper rod and broke me off. Was one powerful fish. After a few hours got sick of getting soaked every 45 minutes so drove south looking for more shelter.
    Day 5: evening fish on KeriKeri Peninsula, more rain, wind and rays.
    Day 6: evening fish Whangaerei Heads, wind and rays.
    Day 7: Climbed a volcanol, was going to spend night in Auckland but was to busy so went to Rotorua instead. The massive trout in Rainbow and Paradise springs are always worth a look.

    Spent next few days slowly heading home, via Waitomo Caves, New Plymouth, Wanganui. Watched a few guys catching Red Cod from the Wanganui breakwater.

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    P9140115 by Thomas J. Walsh, on Flickr

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    View from Mount Manaia by Thomas J. Walsh, on Flickr

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    Sunset, Fish and Refinery by Thomas J. Walsh, on Flickr

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    #21555
    baitman
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    thought you had been a quiet, sounds like a great trip pitty the weather/fish didnt play ball. What harbour did you fish in northland? Perangaranga/Houhora….

    #21556
    shark slayer
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    Cool photos there miliwolf, it’s a shame you didnt land the kingi, they are hard to stop.Would of been the first kingi a member of this forum has caught, i think…..

    #21558
    Miliwolf
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    Nah, I know a few of the members have landed kingies before. Although maybe none in the South Island. I speared one a couple of years back.

    Anyway, my first Rig of the season. Caught at Spot R just before dark. She was a big girl.

    Was caught over high tide, had a few other strikes. Only caught two paddle crabs in my pot. Sea was fairly calm, no wind but overcast skies. Went home just after 6pm because I was soaked and was getting cold.

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    Final_RIg by Thomas J. Walsh, on Flickr

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    #21559
    151
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    Beaut rig miliwolf… early one for you

    #21560
    Miliwolf
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    Yeah, they are early this year, but then so is Spring. August was mild, and September is actually quite warm.

    #21561
    St_Paul
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    socky’s been gettin some beauties too.

    #21562
    shark slayer
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    oh my bad ive never seen any on here.nice rig there miliwolf well done, the two i have caught so far have been real big to, might go for a rig fish tomorrow the water will be nice and stirred up after this southerly…

    #21563
    Miliwolf
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    They caught them before joining the forum, there are a few guys who have been around for a while on here.

    Last summer I discovered a very nice Kingfish spot down the Sounds, same nice people have even made a track and installed permanent rod holders. Think I would be doing a few overnighters down there this year. Rig are fun to catch, but I am starting to get a bit bored with them so that might just be the motivation I needed to target Kingies this year.

    #21565
    St_Paul
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    count me in. Kingie mission sounds like fun, can bring the 12 weight!

    #21571
    elmo22
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    great fish milwolf, lots of feeds on that one

    #21575
    Miliwolf
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    St_Paul

    #21580
    HIPP
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    Well done you guys, looks like things are off to a great start, I really didnt exspect to see anything happining yet….so any of these Rig in the canterbury area yet or are these all north of here?
    Im looking forward to my fishing again,
    Be Lucky Everyone, cheers, Hipp

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