Hapuka on the deep drop

Hapuka on the deep drop

Metro Hapuka. .6 of a knot tide made perfect conditions for exploring out further and we got rewarded with this whopper!

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Nice fish dude looks like

Sun, 2011-07-24 07:41

Nice fish dude looks like awesome conditions.

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Such a pity we never got

Sun, 2011-07-24 07:54

Such a pity we never got shots of the way in though, that was pretty hideous. Certainly a case of a little bit of heaven and a little bit of hell.

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Great fish. Who was the

Sun, 2011-07-24 07:58

Great fish. Who was the photographer. Professional job whoever it was.

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Top fish there Tony!  

Sun, 2011-07-24 09:09

Top fish there Tony!

 

 

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nice fish, how is that water!

Sun, 2011-07-24 09:09

nice fish, how is that water!

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hard to believe it got shitty

Sun, 2011-07-24 15:34

hard to believe it got shitty on the way home. Nice fish guys, reward for effort there.

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nice

Sun, 2011-07-24 16:10

very nice tony, 20kg?

still waiting on an invite lol,

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At first the weather front

Sun, 2011-07-24 17:30

which was forecasted to pass much later seemed to push through while we were over 25mile out. We headed straight for home, managing 12knots at best which was gonna make it a slow old bash home. Luckily it was just an isolated shower/front and smoothed over soon after. Anyways we took no chances and continued home.

Get out there Harro! Maybe put the 295 on hold and consider a 585. We were sounding clearly in 600 meters.

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sweet

Sun, 2011-07-24 18:04

hey tony u have any sounder shots with the 1kw?

oh i,ll be out there, gettin my reel this week megatwin, got me rod, now lol

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i have a set of photos

Sun, 2011-07-24 18:36

of the sounder settings which ive taken. Jamie took this  one. http://fishwrecked.com/image/what-have-we-here

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Harpuka

Sun, 2011-07-24 19:51

Congrats on a solid deepwater fish. The only problem with catching them is that you want to chase them everytime you go on the water.

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Mate that is a fair lump of a

Sun, 2011-07-24 19:53

Mate that is a fair lump of a fish. Great effort.

 

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Great stuff tony

Mon, 2011-07-25 14:55

certainly getting reward for effort now mate.

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Despite the front pushing through

Mon, 2011-07-25 15:33

those conditions look to hard to handle. Awesome Hapuka.

Neels

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Nice puka mate what depth did

Mon, 2011-07-25 19:02

Nice puka mate what depth did you pull that one out of?

 

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Prefer not to.

Mon, 2011-07-25 20:51

discuss depths but will say we were in the hundreds.

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nice looking puker there

Tue, 2011-07-26 08:02

nice looking puker there southcity and a better looking day behind you

 was he on a jigg or bait mate ???

 

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He was a baiter Jeff

Tue, 2011-07-26 14:08

Picked him up on the first drop to confirm there was good fish there then let the jigs fly. Which got nailed by some greyband.

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corker!

Tue, 2011-07-26 13:52

are we talking metro here mate?

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yep

Tue, 2011-07-26 14:11

But will be doing some trips further north soon looking for those big goldfish

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