Saturday, August 25, 2012

BLUE FIN BATTLE OF THE SPIN

Ski's monster est 285kg tagged
Hi all, just back from our latest bluefin trip were we had the boy's from yeehaa fishing tackle  Auckland on the blue monster's. This years trip was to be a bit of a battle of the spin so to speak, john wanting to test out the latest Saltiga 6500 and Tim wanting to catch a giant on the stella 20 000, boys had a show down with john coming up trumps with the new saltiga  in the way of a 270kg giant blue fin and tim getting smoked down to the bottom of the spool and busting off on a fish that never even slowed down, I think he might have been set up with a much larger fish so the odds not totally even. The fishing was pretty good with them landing/tagging 5 from 7 hats off to you guy's you did well and in some shitty weather the first night backing down in 25kts is not that much fun. Still many of the fish we are catching are not on the hoki trawlers they are having to be chummed up not sure why this is as the trawlers are having a bumper season with many 20-30 ton shots (photo) so may mean that with lots of food for them they are not having to feed from the boats, either way the fishing remains good so looking forward to next week when we get back into them. Cheers Lance 
Luke's 200kg 

Tim in action on the stella

John in action on the saltiga

John with the end result
Afternoon snacks

What a 30 ton shot looks like, this is why everyone is here.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

West coast bluefin on fire

Gem's 240kg beast

jack's 250kg tag n release

Rod's tag n release


Gem with another tag n release est 220kg
Hi all , well the bluefin are on fire big time with the latest trip a stunner. Rodney Guy lead a group of first time bluefin fisho's on a raid of the west coast with the results that blew the boys away, over the three nights that were fished they kept one for the table and then went on to tag an release 7 others  . pulling the hooks on two and busting 1 off at the boat,  that's an impressive 8 from 11 unreal and the sizes were right up there with 1 Conservatively  est at over 300kg. Many of the fish were from the result of chumming as we found not many on the hoki trawlers. If this is the start all I can say is hold onto your hats there are going to be some epic battles fought and dear i say won and lost, the weather has been as good as the fishing with week after week great south island weather. Roll on next week as we load up for another onslaught of these monsters on steroids. Can't wait  cheers Lance   

Sunday, August 12, 2012

GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA

Clayton's 303kg monster

 Hi all, well great to be back on the water again and what a place to be. West coast of the south island playing with GIANT bluefin tuna and we underline the word giant with Clayton Hagen of Hawkes bay landing this 303kg to kick the season off with. Then the next night he went on to tag and release one est at 250kg , big congratulation's mate you started the season in stile. Enchanter will be here for the next 2 months chasing these monsters so expect regular reports  of these amazing fish and the battles that follow, and if you feel you need to get into some of this epic action , we have a trip that needs 2 keen fisho's to join on the 27th to the 31st August.  give us a bell on 0274800181 if this sounds like you and your mate. cheers Lance
Clayton's 250kg tag an release