a nice Hapuka from Eden out wide

a nice Hapuka from Eden out wide


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are they good on the chew?

Tue, 2009-03-31 14:08

I heard they are great eating. Is this true cricket?

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Hi Rosco yes they are one of

Wed, 2009-04-01 07:51

Hi Rosco yes they are one of the best table fish going mate

 

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Great fish Cricket

Tue, 2009-03-31 14:18

How deep were you fishing?

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THanks Colin,

Wed, 2009-04-01 07:49

THanks Colin, 650-700fathoms 

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Welcome to the site Cricket

Tue, 2009-03-31 14:23

Great fish, looking forward to more pics.

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Andy, thanks for the welcome

Wed, 2009-04-01 08:00

Andy, thanks for the welcome ,will try and post some more soon,going up to eden again ,end of this month for 2 weeks ,hopfully the weather gods will be kind.

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Well done mate, nice fish

Tue, 2009-03-31 18:20

Well done mate, nice fish

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thanks Frank ,you realy do

Wed, 2009-04-01 08:01

thanks Frank ,you realy do appreciate the fish when you pull them up out of 600 fathoms,end up with an arm like a king is. crab.

 

cheers Noel

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nice fish, how far out from

Tue, 2009-03-31 21:53

nice fish, how far out from edne are you heading mate, ive fished there a couple of times but mainly in close for tuna and marlin, must have been a fair way out past the shelf?

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Mako well out past the wave

Wed, 2009-04-01 07:47

Mako well out past the wave bouy south of green cape in 650-700 fathoms, you can only bottom bounce there when the current is not ripping, a long way to go to find that is ripping, but there is great fishing out there ,we have caught marlin. dolphin fish, wahoo y/fin, on the way home.

 

cheers Noel

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deep!

Wed, 2009-04-01 09:34

WOW, Harpuka in (650-700fathoms) like 1300m deep!.....makes my 400m captures look shallow Laughing

Nice puka Noel, in that depth i'm asuming electric/nuematic winches to get em up? 

 

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G'day Ryan ,yes in the deep

Wed, 2009-04-01 19:05

G'day Ryan ,yes in the deep mark we use a big reel conected to a capstain via a v belt ,with a big  weight,it's a real work of art judging the drift and the depth to get onto the marks, in the close in spots 300 fath we use big alvys on real short stroker rods,,the mates just manufactured  a 12 volt electric motor coupled to a tiagra 130 2seed with 2 different size pulleys so there is 8 ratios, should be interesting, if it works,

 

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Fantastic effort Cricket .

Wed, 2009-04-01 20:02

Fantastic effort Cricket . Must take forever to crank them up from not far of a mile deep.