Friday, January 28, 2011

RANFURLY MADNESS

Right dave wilson's 41kg hog



Second right matt brown's 34kg , below left n right fish in there high 20's on poppers










Hi all as the name says it's true madness on the bank at the moment , kingi fishing at it's best with large kingis prowling the shallows attacking anything in there path, as the latest bunch of jiggers from Australia found out. Top water action at it's finest with poppers, stick baits and jigs all being attacked, the amazing spectacle of fish in the high 30-40kg range shouldering each other out of the way to nail the lures was breathtaking to say the least. The group of aussy's all boated fish in the 30's and topped out with a 41kg monster.To there credit very few fish were lost in the epic battles, and all fish other than 1 for sushimi were released to grow bigger and fight another day.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WHITE ISLAND


Right Dave healy's group of happy plumbers. left Ben dobson and his mates


Hi all, the last few trips to white have been show stoppers with the kingis on fire , they are in full spawn now and biting there heads off. no real hogs but plenty of fish in the 20-25kg bracket, not uncommon to hook 3 or 4 fish every drift with live baits, jigs, dead baits all working well, even an old shoe would work at the moment it seems. bluenose are starting to come on the bite as they head into there time to spawn with some good catches as well, all a pretty good scene apart from the game fish which continue to be absent, with plenty of boats looking its unreal that there has not been more pelegic's caught, we still live in hope and it's still early. till next week cheers Lance

Sunday, January 16, 2011

RANFURLY BANKS




Top left glenn's 26kg kingi. Top right Lyn's
28kg kingi and left freemans 30kg kingi. Well done guys and girl

Hi all, well with much promise of great game fishing we still wait for it to fire, to date there has been 1 nice blue marlin to come into waihau bay a few spearfish with a couple of yellow fin but that's the lot for east and the banks with water temps pushing up to 21c in places and plenty of bait around one would think it should be on fire but really its not luke warm. still early days and we will have to wait our turn, in the meantime the kingis are just biting like no tomorrow. latest trip to the banks was a goody with the boys doing great on bluenose to 20kg bass to 33kg and kingis to 30kg . till next week cheers Lance

Friday, January 7, 2011

ranfurly banks

Tony's 37kg kingi/Right Hamish 35kg



Ben's 32kg puka/ Right Hamish 30kg





Hi all, sorry in my hast to get away for my Christmas holiday i forgot to post our last trip to the banks for 2010, better late than never . The water temps are going threw the roof with 19- 20 c most days, and the kingis are in full spawn biting there heads off taking anything thats offered, nothing short of a war zone was encountered with multiple hookups on good sized fish. the top 2 were 37kg and 35kg with many more going 25-30kg . Some stand out puka were also found in the 30kg bracket taking jigs and cut baits, didn't seem to matter what was put in the water it got bit. best bass came in at 32kg all in all a great last trip with some great blokes cool way to see the year out.