Three Kings 2012

After the long await that time of the year had come again when we head over the ditch to fish The Three Kings with Lance and Steve from Enchanter.
The emails, txts and calls were coming in 7 days out about how good the weather was looking, this is always a very bad thing if its looking good that far out it always turns for the worse.

We meet up with Lance and Steve and recd the bad news about the weather but lucky for us we have a 7 day booking rather than 5 so a couple of days stuck at the islands would not be the end of the world.

Loading up at Monganui.

Stevo the best deckie in the business pumped for another trip.

Getting sorted for the first drop.

Lance looking for some kings for us to unleash on at the King Bank :lol:

Second drop on the first day Buzz found himself hooked to a freight train, after a short batttle the first 30 + kegger was on board.

Andy come all the way from Perth to see if it was true that kings pulled harder than sambos, well well he soon found out that is was true, Andy with his first king for the trip.

I was next up to hook in to a freight train bringing the second over 30kg on the boat, the new Jigging Master Fallings Special jig worked a treat.

Mike testing out his new Jigging Master Fallings free jigger.

Mike with his new style for the camera  :lol:

Actual he was just flipping him over for this shot of our double.

Mike and myself letting Andy no that the handle is not just on there for looks.

Andy with another cracker.

Now it was Mikes turn on the freight trains, his PB caught on the first day, this is the reason we fish the Three Kings.

Later that day I tied on my sample of the new Jigging Master Fallings  800 gram jigs to test and found myself hooked to another freight train and up come another cracker to finish the day of.

Day 2 and we were of nice and early to the Middlesex Bank before some bad weather come though.
After picking away at a couple of spots we hit up a new mark and it was all on for the next couple of hours before the tax man turned up.

Richo with a solid king.

Mike spent most of the afternoon bent over the rail and scored this 30 + kegger, one of five for the day between us.

Andy was in all sorts of trouble on the PE8 and Amberjack Sniper Hyper.

Andy with the result.

This photo says it all, by far the best shot from the trip, myself, Moody and Buzz doing battle to freight trains.

Mike with another 30 kegger.

Buzz with another 30 kegger.

While buzz's fish was coming over the rail I had hooked in to something solid on the bottom, fighting different to a king up come a cracking hapuka taken on the Jigging Master Fallings 800 gram jig.

Benno was in charge of filming and taking photos for the trip when I decided to let him have a break and have a go with the Jigging Master Fallings 800 gram jig. A first time jigger it was funny watching him try and swing this huge jig but after only a couple of drops he was soon in all sorts of trouble hanging over the rail fighting for his life, about 10mins later up popped another cracking puka which turned out to be his biggest every fish.

Andy with another.

Stefan with a solid king.

Andy with another next drop.

Mike wanted to have a crack with the 800 gram jig so down it went and it was jumped on straght away, the first bass for the trip.

Moody with a horse over the 30kg mark.

Richo was next up.

After a couple of hours of full on fishing 4 of us were all hooked up to solid kings but our old mate the tax man turned up at the wrong time, all fish were taken including the rest of mine which would have been a donkey around the 40kg mark.

Myself, Richo and Moody with 3 more.

The 800 gram jig went back on and I found myself hooked to another solid puka.

Shortly after Stefan found himself hooked to another solid puka.

The next day was a day around the islands with large seas and strong winds, we went around the corner for a look and there was no way we could have fished in those seas so we chased a few kings but nothing big and snapper.

Richo with one of many snapper.

Mike with the only top water king we could find.

Home for the night.

The next day the weather was still rough so we spent the morning at anchor, Mike went for a swim to find some paua for the boys, paua and puka for lunch.

After lunch we headed out to see how rough it was, most other crews would have been heading back in but we headed out for a arvo jig a day and a half around the islands was enough for us, and this little arvo session turned out to be the best of the trip, on the first drop all 7 of us were hooked up and most other drifts at least half of us were.

Richo with one of many.

Stefan with another solid king.

Myself with another over 30kg.

This drift 5 were landed check out the seas in the back ground, Moody was also hooked up to what turned out to be the king of the trip.

Andy with his another solid king.

Buzz from the same drift.

Moody's from the same drift which was the biggest for the trip.

Stefan with his first 30 kegger, the photo does not do this fish justice due to the big seas but we have some better video footage of it that will be out soon.

After a amazing arvo session we headed back to the islands looking forward to our last day chasing a few bass, puka and kings, no big bass were caught so not many photos taken we saved them for next year.

Myself hooked to a bass.

Richo with another king.

Another for Mike.

Later that arvo we began the big mission back to the cape where we anchored for the night in calm waters before the mission home the next morning.

A big thanks to Lance and Stevo for another awesome trip, and Benno for being our camera man for the week you picked some great weather to come  :lol: , bring on 2013 at the Three Kings aboard Enchanter !

Cheers Coxy

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hell yehh

Sun, 2012-05-27 16:51

 thats the stuff dreams are made off well done fellas 


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great report that place on my

Sun, 2012-05-27 17:04

great report that place on my list of must dos

thats some huge ass puka


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Awesome!!! Well done Guys!

Sun, 2012-05-27 17:08

Awesome!!! Well done Guys!

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Sun, 2012-05-27 17:36

Trip of a life time. I'll have to do that one before I get to old to enjoy it LOL.


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Shit yeah, some cracka fish

Sun, 2012-05-27 17:51

Shit yeah, some cracka fish & pics, good write up too mate.

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What unbelievable fishing. 

Sun, 2012-05-27 18:10

What unbelievable fishing.  Thanks for sharing such a great report

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that is insane fishing guys,

Sun, 2012-05-27 18:17

that is insane fishing guys, really great stuff there and a must on my list, hmmmm perhaps 2013...

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Top pics mate, had me

Sun, 2012-05-27 18:20

Top pics mate, had me drooling, what sorta depth you jiggin?

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The jigging range's from

Mon, 2012-05-28 15:54

The jigging range's from about 60m-160m roughly, most of the jigging is in 100-120m.


Cheers Coxy

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bennos puka's a horse!

Sun, 2012-05-27 19:08

what depth were you working the 800g fallings jigs??


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I was using the 800 gram jigs

Mon, 2012-05-28 15:59

I was using the 800 gram jigs in the 100-130m mark, we had strong winds working with the current and I had great success with them compared to a 500 gram jig they stayed in the zone longer.

I also have some 1.2kg jigs coming which Oceanside Tackle and Marine will be stocking roughly in 2-3 months for all you WA boys into the deep dropping.


Cheers Coxy

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the donkey derby alright.what

Sun, 2012-05-27 20:01

the donkey derby alright.

what a trip!



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Wicked trip

Sun, 2012-05-27 22:17

 Brilliant report and some awesome photos

My back is killing just looking at the photos !!! 


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Its been said already - but

Mon, 2012-05-28 08:38

Its been said already - but awesome trip.

Very jealous


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Mon, 2012-05-28 08:51

Quality report that one, some smashing kingies there.  Cheers Coxy.


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 Another awesome report Coxy.

Mon, 2012-05-28 19:33

 Another awesome report Coxy. How does the fallings compare to the 3KS in your opinion?

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Sorry mate only just saw your

Sun, 2012-07-08 07:15

Sorry mate only just saw your question now, the Fallings rods in my opinion look far nicer and have a similar action to the Three Kings, they have a very soft feel to them with loads of power down low.

See Mike at Oceanside as I no he has one for his personal use he could show you if interested.


Cheers Coxy

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 Thanks mate unfortunately I

Mon, 2012-07-09 18:11

 Thanks mate unfortunately I live in Cairns so can't drop into see the shop offerings. They sound great though.

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 magic moments there. some

Tue, 2012-05-29 00:33

 magic moments there. some crackers for sure. bet the arms and back are feeling every fish now tho. exceptional fishing for sure


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Unreal!! some real nice fish

Tue, 2012-05-29 10:26

Unreal!! some real nice fish there. bring on august im there!


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Kidding me!!!

Tue, 2012-05-29 23:19

Well done guys - awesome report, cheers Coxy

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where do i sign up!!! im keen

Wed, 2012-05-30 18:20

where do i sign up!!! im keen as !!

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where do i sign up!!! im keen

Wed, 2012-05-30 18:20

where do i sign up!!! im keen as !!

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:D best trip ever. cant wait

Sat, 2012-06-02 05:54

:D best trip ever. cant wait for next years trip. thanks heaps coxy for inviting me to come along. now to start saving for the next trip and some awesome new jm gear

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Nice fish

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 Nice fish well done. Max


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 Awesome fish n swell there.

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 Awesome fish n swell there.