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3rd Dec

Postby UBZ » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:13 am

Went soft bait fishing out near Great Barrier Island. Company Christmas trip.

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20.9lb Snapper. My first time in the 20pound club :D
Just one of about 30 snapper that we kept 8)

I will never use smelly raw bait again.
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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby wopass » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:55 pm

UBZ wrote:Went soft bait fishing out near Great Barrier Island. Company Christmas trip.

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20.9lb Snapper. My first time in the 20pound club :D
Just one of about 30 snapper that we kept 8)

I will never use smelly raw bait again.


fishing softys is good fun eh!!

i run a Diawa 6-8kg set with 6kg braid, makes for a wiked fight with the big snapps :mrgreen: and kings :o
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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby Beer_Cruiser » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:57 pm

Very nice well done...

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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby UBZ » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:10 pm

wopass wrote:
fishing softys is good fun eh!!

i run a Diawa 6-8kg set with 6kg braid, makes for a wiked fight with the big snapps :mrgreen: and kings :o


Fun doesn't do it justice. Its like fly fishing at sea. Fully interactive, instead of just sitting and waiting for bites.
And so clean!
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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby Heath » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:00 pm

I have 3kg set up at the moment but it gets an absolute hiding with big fish (havent landed any yet (could be my knots etc) but its a lot of fun) so can you recommend a cheap 6-8kg setup (oh yeah and some knots). I will use it in my kayak and off a mates boat so something cheap incase it gets damaged would be best I guess.

Nice fish to by the way

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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby wopass » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:41 pm

Heath wrote:I have 3kg set up at the moment but it gets an absolute hiding with big fish (havent landed any yet (could be my knots etc) but its a lot of fun) so can you recommend a cheap 6-8kg setup (oh yeah and some knots). I will use it in my kayak and off a mates boat so something cheap incase it gets damaged would be best I guess.

Nice fish to by the way


my diawa rig was only 199 plus braid so came to 230 all up from memory,works realy well off the kayak. you should pop out for a fish one day over kenedy with us mate :wink:
the top one weighrd 18lb and the bottom 2 were over 20 :mrgreen:
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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby UBZ » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:11 am

We were using 6-8kg rods, amazing the abuse they can handle.
King Fish my work mate caught on the same day.
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45min Fight - It took over 200m of line at one stage.
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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby Strait23 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:11 pm

Nice fish, my brother lives on Great Barrier Island. There was a snapper comp over there a couple of weekends ago. The biggest caught was 25 pounds. Wish I was there to eat it! YUMMY!!!
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Re: 3rd Dec

Postby Heath » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:04 pm

Goty a nice little Shimano rod and reel (6-8kg) put sdome 14lb braid on it and grabbed a tub of gulp nuck chooks. Not a bad price (wife didnt go berzerk). Tried it out at work today on our wharf (yeah thats right I was fishing while at work - Had a sport afternoon - perk of the job and there arent many of them now) but too windy and not much but little nibblers. switched to the bait rod and with a 5 oz sinker managed to get out and into the bigger nibblers. Caught 4 snapper and threw them all back. We have a rule at work anything under 35cm goes back and these were all just under (yeah if I stood on their tails and pulled maybe they would hit 20cm, with one less than 10 cm long).

Came home sunburned and empty handed but had a nice afternoon at work.

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