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I heard a whisper that the odd Wahoo is still about so loaded up the big gear but threw in a couple of lighter rods and a small pack of Pilchards to cover my options. I have never really done much winter fishing as I feel the cold however, today was a cracker-flat seas, warm and water temp of 20 deg.
Trolled the big gun out for a couple of K's without a touch but abandoned this idea when the screen showed lots of classic arches and bottom fish. Dropped a bit of Pilchard and gave the rod a wiggle for the first fish. Then another and 2 more.
I kept the first 2. I think that if it is that easy all the time then I am a convert. All done by 10am. Perhaps there was some skill involved that I have yet to identify
 

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I think you need a job, Grant...... leave some fish for the rest of us.
Great knobs.
That first one has to be well over a metre.
 

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bruus said:
Wow they are huge, well done. They seem a bit heavy in the last pic :)
Nup. Not heavy at all. He hasn't caught a marlin for a few weeks and is just wasting away. :D

Good onya Grant!
 

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Legend Grant! Were they taken far out or fairly close in?

Marty
 

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grant ashwell said:
I think that if it is that easy all the time then I am a convert. All done by 10am. Perhaps there was some skill involved that I have yet to identify
I think its knowing what it is and what to do, when you see it on the sounder.... and thousands of fishless hours honing that skill to a point where you take it for granted.
 

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Impressive Grant as always - but much uglier than your usual display - its almost a horn on that big one - and we all want to know - how big ?
 

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Well done, exciting stuff. Sure gives us all a buzz of excitement.
You have mastered summer fishing, and now rewriting the winter books - things to do in the winter? and catching some record snappers in the winter.

The place looks so familiar, but seems to be caught in New Zeeland, where they all grow that big?

Does anyone have a job of Grant?
We need to get you off the water and save some for us.
 

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Interested to know if you got them on the snapper snatchers your rods are sporting?
 

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Thanks for reading and the comments...Well, all but the Alf from Summer Bay. He is no-where as flash on the screen as I am..

I was 2 k out fishing a small section of flat rock bottom well away from the regular haunts. I mark everything interesting when I troll during Summer.

I was using a style of Snapper Snatcher-another NZ product that took my eye when I visit. Mackeral colour but brand forgotten.

Ate one fish last night and it was superb. In good with Deb now as she is not so keen on my Summer catch or lack of eating fish.

Grant
 
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