Sunday, December 18, 2016

Nice Ranfurly Puka at 25kg

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ranfurly Banks the 40's keep coming

Hi all, yet another 40+kg Kingi this morning on Cova Rose, this one a team effort at 42kg.

Edward holding up the result of a team effort (6 anglers)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ranfurly this afternoon

Hi all, just a couple of pics of the two best fish this afternoon on Cova.
Nice one on the stick bait at 30kg

Edward with a solid 33kg Kingi on a flying fish

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

!!!!!!!!!!!

Species/Weight: 50kg Yellowtail Kingfish
Angler: Francis Lim
Method: Live Kahawai
Location: Ranfurly Banks, NZ 
Boat: Cova Rose

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ranfurly on fire this arvo

Hi all, just a few quick pics from a good session on the Kingi's this afternoon aboard Cova Rose:
Kenneth Tan's 43kg Mule (held by Jason) caught on a live Kahawai

Jason Sim with a solid 33kg Banks Kingi caught on a butterflied Kahawai  

Alfred Chye 27kg on the Jig 



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Let The Games Begin

27kg

28kg on the stickbaits

Getting bent around the islands
 
Hi all, well Enchanter has kicked the ball off to another Three Kings season with the first one of many trips done and dusted, and it was like where have you guy's been? we've  had no one to play with. We had a very keen group from Centaur fishing tackle china wanting to do a jig only trip with no baits to be used, these purest trips can sometimes be hard work in if the fish aren't biting metal we have got problems, but in this case it came under the label it's all good. Kingi's were found in good numbers on both banks and around the islands with many in the high 20's and enough over 30  to give the boys some real problems. Stickbaiting around the islands went well with some solid fish in the high 20's, great visuals with these thugs smashing the baits on top. Hapuka and bass were found in good numbers as well with some true monsters the best going a massive 48kg, then throw in some hog bluenose sometimes too on one jig yes true photo to show, and you can see way this place is so special. On a sadder note at times the boys were well under gunned,  and it was disappointing with many of the top end fish lost to the reef or busted  off, we keep saying it till we are blue in the face! the kings is no place for anything other than the heaviest tackle. believe me no one likes seeing most of the big fish lost, something to REALY think about if you have a trip up here that's for sure. Till next week Cheers Lance  

another nice one on the top water

solid kingi just under 30kg

bluenose bit well on the jigs

Two bluenose on one jig !!!

Mule of a Hapuka at 43kg

The showstopper at 48kg !!

Everyone hooked up

Another nice puka on the jigs

Lots of kingi's in the high 20's

More puka on metal

The Monster at 36kg !!

Our angler needs to sit with his kingi


Hot bite on the king bank

Another solid king

Many of this size

So many just under 30kg


Fat one at 31kg



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ranfurly starting to produce

Hi all, just back from a very successful 5 day trip to Ranfurly with a keen group of boys from Taiwan. With a lot of small Kingi's in the shallows at the moment bait was the way to go for the bigger fish, livies and flying fish accounting for the majority, while the jigs just proved to easy for the rats to pounce on. Bottom fish are around in good numbers, though nothing huge to speak of thus far. On a different note a massive Thresher estimated at 350kg provided some entertainment by night while drifting for swords, though unfortunately no photos showed it's true size. Till next week cheers Phil


Lin with a nice one in the mid twenties

Another shot of the 42kg Hog

Collin's Puka

24kg

Just under the magic mark of 30 at 29kg

team effort on the Thresher

Rhys on the trace

est. 350kg

Bang on 30kg

A deep 32kg Kingi

Lin working hard

Lin nice at 31kg

Hooked up on the stick bait rod

A good effort on top water at 27kg 

Another solid Kingi at 31kg caught out at White today by Mike on the Cova Rose


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Collin Yeh with a solid Ranfurly Banks Puka

Hsu Heng Juei's 42kg Yellowtail Kingfish (held by Lin) caught aboard Cova Rose, Ranfurly Banks, NZ

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Right now on Cova Rose

Well done to Nigel who just landed his P.B. Kingi weighing in at 35kgs at White Island on Cova Rose just a few hours ago

White Island heating up

Hi all, just a few quick photos from a trip to White Island over the last couple of days with Oliver Wu and his keen group of jiggers with Centaur fishing. Cheers, Phil


A solid 32kg White Island Kingi

Nice one on the jig

The average size, around 15kg


Another nice jig-caught fish

Centaur fishing tackle standing up to the test


15kg

Multiple hook ups

30kg out the back of White

Our angler feeling the strain

The best Puka at 30kg