Monday, November 28, 2011

Ranfurly Rippers

Hi all well the title Say's it, Ranfurly is still on fire with yet another ripper of a trip. Dion Ward Allan and his friends had a ball with monster hapuka,bass and kingi's till there arm's were sore, the size of the true puka's was huge with them averaging 20-40kg just about as big as there bass mates, and kingi's to 35kg again have set the bar very high, if fact the puka fishing was so good that they were all finished by 9.30 in the morning with the rest of the day fulled catching kingi after kingi. Sooner or later this fishing must slow down to normal but at the moment we will have to put up with it. well done boy's big thumb's up.

Top left Dylan's Tantrum's 42kg bass,Right Shaun Grigg's 35kg horse

Left Shaun's 40kg bass, Below Dylan's double header of puka's

Left Dion's monster 38kg puka
Below Dylan's 26kg king

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ranfurly Banks

Hi all well were to start, we have just returned from a back to back ranfurly with Chris Wong and jig star Africa. Man what a Marathon some of the numbers of fish caught are just about unbelievable but here we go, try 714 kingfish caught, 14 over 30kg and 3 over 35kg, best 2 were even at 38kg all fish were released to fight another day. Best one on a stick bait was 28kg with several others going high 20's . The weather at times was just shocking with gale warnings in force and calm sea's on only 2 or three days of the trip, the boys were like machine's with Henry landing 50 kings in 1 day not bad at all, ranfurly just keeps on turning out winners trip after trip, most of the kingi's were fat as pigs putting on condition for spawning. Best puka went 40kg as a by catch with the boys here for big kings only and they got what they came for, well done guy's legend's cheers Lance

Top left Chris Wong's 28kg on a sticky, below left Craig's 31kg, Right Henry oosthuizen's 38kg

Left Henry doing battle

Right Dean Riley's 32kg,below right Henry's 27kg on stick bait.

Right John Tran's 36kg
Below John Riley's 33kg

Below Rob Wong's 35kg

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ranfurly banks

Hi all, well the banks just keep on turning out great trips one after the other, latest trip was Mike Howarth and his mates having a stunner of a trip with the top 3 bass going 48kg and 46kg even for second and third, kingis bit well with a good average of 20kg plus best one 26kg. Long may the good fishing last they say we must take the good with the bad, just at the moment it's all good. Water temps are warming up to 17c and one cannot think that the pelagic's aren't to far away till next week cheers Lance.

Top Steven Cox with his 46kg and left Rau Engelen with his 48kg mule.Below Charley Potter with his 46kg , well done boy's

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


The boys hard at work testing tackle, tough job but someone has to do it.

Right Pony's 39kg mule
top left 34kg Right 32kg

Right 36kg

51kg bass

Left the 48kg giant, not a good photo our poor angler was struggling to lift it
good news is that it's all on video as they were shooting a DVD,it will be a must see when it comes out next year.

Left 33kg

Hi all, as the heading Say's Ranfurly sure rocks at the moment, world class fish are being nailed with the boats record kingi of 47kg that has been there for 6 years falling. Pony Lou of jigging master and his boys were back again to test some more of there fine gear, It was big kingi's and big bass the order of the trip and the place didn't disappoint, with the first day of there trip the boys released several fish in there high twenty's and 2 over 30kg sling weighing 34kg an 36kg. day 2 upped the anty with 2 more fish going over the hog mark of 30kg, they weighed in at 32kg and pony's one pulling the scales down to 39kg just under the 40 by a whisker. Day 3 was bass day and again the fish played ball biting the metal with vigor, best one weighing in at 51kg with second 45kg and 36kg, day four our last day on the bank and again it was all on, the kingi's smashing the jigs with vengeance with 2 more over 30kg that weighed 33kg and yes 48kg !!!!! a new boat record, the best thing about it was it was quickly sling weighed photo's shot and released in good shape to grow bigger, big thumbs up to the boys only 1 kingi was taken for the table great to see. Well what a start to the new season Ranfurly Rocks. till next week cheers Lance

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Top right Brenton Elliot's 33kg and top left Toney Mckenzie's 35kg

Right John Pellew's 41kg mule and below Jim Greethan 36 keger

Hi all, well good to back on the water after a 6 week brake. Was a very busy 6 weeks with the good ship Enchanter dry docked for some much needed TLC, she is now sporting 2 brand new 300hp John Deere engines, wow what a differance that it has made smoother quieter and more grunt. We have just returned from our second trip both ranfurlys, first one was a group of Singapore jiggers to start the season off and apart from the weather being 25-30kts the boys toughed it out and to there credit the best kingi went a very impressive 38kg, puka and bass were keen to bite the jigs but no real biggys with the best going 25kg sorry no photo's left the camera at home. Second trip was YeeHaa tackle from Auckland and were to start, the weather was flat calm for the 4 days and the fish played ball as well. We spent a fair bit of time with the new craze, stick baiting and the results were nothing short of sensational, had packs of horse sized kingis climbing over each other to attack the poppers an stick baits unreal to watch little alone catch. In all the boys nailed 6 over 30kg an 3 over 35 with one by John Pellew going 41kg sling weighed, and to prove you don't need bait to catch puka the boys nailed 5 bass between 35kg and 45kg the biggest, YeeHaa what a bench mark to set for the new season. In other news the ship Rena that ran aground on astrolabe reef has been making night travel a no go with the risk of containers, other than that it's all go so looking forward to catching up with most of you this coming season. till next week cheers Lance

Here's the link to the fishing site that yeehaa posted there trip on great read check it out