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    woollie
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    To all
    I cant believe there is nobody interested in the most popular sport/hobby there is especially over there in NZ its one of the things I miss since being in Oz is the trout fishing in the southern rivers.
    being in Brisbane there are no decent rivers they are just floating mud channels with no edible fish in them we have to go out in the bay or off shore
    so come on tell me how much I should miss NZ fishing for both brown and rainbow trout — woollie

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    Hi Woolie,
    well I wont tell you about all the snapper etc being caught over here at the moment. I went up Coromandel last tues. caught 2 snapper threw them back
    then hooked onto a stingray I tell you it was like havin your line hooked into a car and tryin to stop it.
    Havn’t done any trout fishing for a while even tough the Waikato river is not far from our place. cheers & tight lines…John D.

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    Hi John I knew there must be a fisherman out there some where I’m green with envy on the snapper but we go fishing in Morton Bay s/east brisbane and get lots of stingrays and I’ll agree they are bloody hard to get off the bottom but not bad after that.trout u[ this way are just not in the talk as most havent seen one the rivers are too muddy but caught a lot in the Mataura river near Riversdale just out of Gore and also the Mararoa river and Mavora lakes
    cheers and keep hookin them Paul

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    powow
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    Hi Woollie, I have been longline fishing from beacheswith Kites for 15 years and with a torpedo for the last 6 years. I fish many beaches with the kites with an off shore wind, We have an onsight caravan at waihi, and I mainly fish there with the torpedo, the last time i managed 6 good snapper. Will be returning there next week for a few days.

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    trogan
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    Hi Woolie , the old Mataura is a good one and the Pomahaka and Waikia are not bad , but give me the Clutha for a good fighting fish and the Waitaki for a good sized salmon .

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    Hi Woolie, Rotorua has some exceptional fishing. The browns in The Ngongotaha River (Rotorua) average 3.8kg. Browns over 4.6kg are caught regularly in all of the rivers entering Lake Rotorua. My biggest brown weighed in at 8.62 and was caught at Ruato Bay on Lake Rotorua. This summer thousands – yes thousands – of rainbows and lots of browns entered the Awahou River and hundreds more were stacked outside the mouth. Anglers from far and wide came to take their place on the river bank and out in the lake.

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    We went out early last Sunday on the Grey River. Hubby had caught a couple of lovely browns the week before, averaging 3-4lb each. just a nice size. I discovered that my gumboots had developed a flaming great hole in the sole of one, so got a very wet cold foot, no fish and to top it off, I lost my gear!!!

    #230513
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    Fishing eh! Why you don’t hear a lot is we are to buisy fishing. Where I am the fishing for snapper started 2nd week in january and is just slowing down now but that is in the harbour where I catch most of them. My trusty 12ft tinny and 8 horse motor. 3 minuets to the ramp and 5 mins. motoring and mostly back home in an hour and a half with 18 snapper (the limit for two) some trevalli (between 5 to 9 lbs.) and Kawhai. The freezer have enough to last for winter and supplied the old folks around here that can’t get out or afford it. About 250 snapper in that time and for a change of diet set the net and plenty of flounder. Also Pipi, mussles, cray and scallops all abundant. Also the odd Kingfish. Plenty of them around but I use very light gear and they are good at breaking me off. Tight lines everybody, just waiting for the weather to clear. Cheers, Bazza.

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    Rotorua is the place to be at the moment. 2 hours fishing at Lake Tarawera got me 9 rainbows. I kept 3 up to 7.75lb. 2lovely fresh-run hens and slightly older jack. Fish can be seen cruising at the Landing during the day. Lake Okataina is starting to fire as well and the Pipe at Lake Rotoiti is really starting to hum. The heavy rain of the past couple of days has really brought the fish in. I am spoilt for choice here as there are so many places with lots of fish at the moment. The rivers are flooded but the lake edges (liberation points) are clear.

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    I enjoy both salt and fresh water fishing. Recently son in law grandson and I went up to Coromandel for a weekend of fishing Caught 11 snapper and a shark. Not sure what type but last seen heading towards Great Barrier with half my gear attached.
    Hope to get back into fly fishing this up coming season with my favourite spot being Whakapapa at Owhango. We are so lucky to have such awesome fishing spot here in NZ

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    Like Baz said the fishermen are all out fishing. My hubby is pretty keen on it, consequently we have a couple of freezer shelves bursting with lovely snapper caught from the beach around Opotiki. He gets up at 6am and goes fishing, TWIT!!!!! Nah!! I take that back we are eating well thanks to his efforts and cold wet feet. I am just a fish wife so I’ve been told.

    #230521
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    A “Fish wife”, now I never said that. lol..Baz.

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