XOS Jig munching KINGFISH

XOS Jig munching KINGFISH

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Yeah Sean!!!! A few of us were talking about your Kingfish

Wed, 2009-04-15 11:26

captures the other day. That one tops them all.

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Beaut Fish Sean

Wed, 2009-04-15 13:04

top fish again sean been chuckin some real stonkers up recently goodshit....

any ideas one the weight?? congrats 

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Nice one mate wouldn't mind

Wed, 2009-04-15 13:09

Nice one mate wouldn't mind some of those bad boys.

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get over to NZ mate.....in a

Wed, 2009-04-15 13:47

get over to NZ mate.....in a 5 day trip to the 3 Kings, we caught so many big fish my arms nearly fell off!!! One of the last wild places on Earth........

 

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Hi Sean What set-up were you using

Wed, 2009-04-15 13:47

I have tangled with a few YTKs in the past which your fish would have eaten for dinner - and I know how hard they go. So I am interested in what sort of equipment you wouldhave used to land that horse?

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heavy jigging tackle

Wed, 2009-04-15 15:25

Colin, the average size of the Kingfish at the 3 Kings is 20-25kg...with fish over 35kg encountered regularly. The Wreckfish and Hapuka range from 15-80kg. The Striped Marlin are the biggest in the world with 150kg fish common. Other species include big snapper, Silver Trevally, Blue Cod, King Tarakihi and a few others. For jigging, the Kingfish, Wreckfish and Bass are the targets. We fished for these in anything from 30-140m over mostly rugged pins and reefs. The fish know where the bricks are and actively seek cover. For this reason, I feel using the heaviest jigging tackle is essential...even then they will still drag you through the stones. The bigger fish were immensely powerful and a clear understanding of your tackles capabilities is required to maximise your chances....Attention to detail in the terminals is the key.....no weaknesses......My jigging outfits used on this trip were -

Synit Hellbent Exorcist PE10/Ocea Jigger 5000P/100lb powerpro/200lb fluorocarbon leader/tuned gamakatsu 35 jig hook/300lb kevlar assist cord/SS ring and grommet

Jigging Master Powerspell 400g/ Ocea Jigger 4000P/YGK ultra jigman PE8

Jigging Master Powerspell 350g/Torsa 16N/65lb Tufline

Jigs that performed were

Broken Arrow 420g

Jigging Master Rocket 300-400g

Sanme 600g

Zest Curved Slider 300g

Zest Deep Slim 400g

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Thanks very much for the info Sean

Wed, 2009-04-15 15:42

That sounds like a serious fishing place for serious fishermen.

I always look forward to reading your reports and seeing your captures.

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Definately be willing to get

Wed, 2009-04-15 17:04

Definately be willing to get over there one day, those YTK are stonkers.

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lol

Wed, 2009-04-15 18:17

Thats not much of a smile Sean, more a grimace..  Laughing

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they are monsters

Wed, 2009-04-15 20:31

nice 2 know there are some big fish,still around,

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Awesome fish fella well

Tue, 2009-05-19 16:26

Awesome fish fella well done, the 3 kings is a planned trip for me some time in the future!!

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NZ is certainly known for

Tue, 2009-05-19 19:51

NZ is certainly known for its very large YTK and the large schools

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Fatboy

Thu, 2009-05-21 19:15

Geex how fat is that YTK in the last photo!!

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Stonkers!

Thu, 2009-05-21 20:07

Quality fish on jig from NZ Sean, the Bulldozer & YTK are standout stonkers!