Thursday, April 21, 2011


Hi all , well as the heading Say's there are some donkey's on the middlesex bank at the moment , latest group was a keen bunch of jiggers from Aussy and a ball is what they had, no fewer than 9 kingi's over 30kg with the best going a whooping great 41kg that was nailed in 20 mtrs of water around great island. With the great weather a sword drift was in order and Kent Gardner came up trumps with this 150kg sword after a 2 hour battle. Our crew man Steven Gray got a shot on the rods and got his first stripey on a trip that was a cracker in every way fishing, weather and some good Aussy diggers well done boy's big thumbs up. till next week cheers lance.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Hi all just back from the kings with some more metal madness, Yeehaa and co did the last 5 days and had a ball on kingi's, they nailed 6 over 30kg with the best going 36kg, bass to 50 kg and 2 marlin as well. First the marlin fishing at the kings is not good with cold and green water, if it's billfish you want then don't go past north cape , both marlin on this trip were caught well south of the 3 kings, once up there it's full on action with kingi's on the middlesex bank firing better than the king bank, most kingi's averaging 25kg plus. If it's big bass you want then over to the king bank you must go with good bottom fishing on puka and bass lots over 35kg as well. First below Justin Kemp with a 34kg hog, next Lee Scurrah with his 32kg mule, then Ken Yang with his 130kg stripey not the best photo as the fish bit as it was going dark, last but not least Brian Jones with his monster hapuka yes puka's not bass. Well done boy's all on jigs who say's you can't catch puka on jigs til next week cheers Lance

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hi all, just back from the kings with a happy bunch of Aussy jiggers these boys sure know how to swing heavy metal all day none stop, made me tired just watching and i must say with some great result's. Best kingi went 38kg close second 36kg with 3 more breaking the magic 30kg mark, not bad 5 kingi's over 30kg is good in any mans language. best bass wet a whooping 64kg true horse of a fish, sure glad the puka and kingi's are playing ball because the marlin are sure not, there has been 1 marlin caught at the kings in the last 10 days shocking. til next week cheers Lance.

Top left and bottom Shaun Cummings with his 36kg kingi an 64kg bass. Right Mario Aquilina wioth the best kingi of the trip 38kg well done boy's big thumbs up.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Hi all, well what a difference a day makes or week as it may be. the water has gone cold at the kings and just at the moment so have the marlin, still good water at the hook and cape with boats doing ok, but if it's marlin you want don't go passed north cape. The last trip with David Jewell and his mates was a good one but no cigar on the billfish, we had to be happy with the 48kg bass and 38kg hapuka as the biggy's of the trip, still some nice kingi's landed as well as the welcome king tera's prime table fish the latter. Hard luck story of the trip has to go to Rodger who lost a big broadbill sword fish after nearly 4 hours of hard work, what made it harder was all on board seen the size as it made an attempt to jump with most of the fish clear of the water. till next week cheer's Lance Right David Jewell's 38kg puka Below Mike's 48kg bass well done boy's