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Current Lines May issue 1

Current Lines May issue 1

Just a snipet from the world wide web, On Tuesday night last week the MetOcean Solutions wave buoy moored in the Southern Ocean just south of New Zealand recorded a massive 23.8 m wave. “This is a very exciting event and to our knowledge it is largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere.”

Please if you have the time pop in and say gidday to the LegaSea crew at the 2018 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show May 17 – May 20 · ASB Showgrounds · Auckland

Ahipara Gamefish Club May 10th – Club member Craig Rogers braved the elements recently, fishing off Ninety Mile Beach. He caught a nice Snapper est. 12Kg and being a Conservationist type of guy let this breeder go back. He has also caught a few around the 8kg weight. Well done Craig. Ninety Mile Beach rocks.

Kawhia Boating & Angling Club Inc – May 6 – Congratulations to angler Max Gilbert, skipper Luke Gilbert and the crew on board Albatross for tag & releasing a Broadbill Swordfish yesterday. It was caught at the Mokau Trench and it’s estimated weight was 170 kg. Well done guys.

Marsden Cove – Congratulations to Sean McCully and Mike McCully who landed a 201.4kg Striped Marlin off Ocean Beach, Baits in the water at 9, hooked up 5 mins later then back in before 12 to weigh the fish ? game fishing doesn’t get much better than that !

Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club – April 25 – 2 fantastic catches of Broadbill weighed in Mercury Bay this evening. Well done to those involved.

Muriwai Sports Fishing Club April 22  How cool is this! Matt Dodd was on daycare duty on Friday and decided fishing was a good plan. Result was young Josh having a battle he’ll remember forever, landing a 152kg stripey. Dad at the helm, Luke Nobilo on the leader and wee Sophie sleeping through the whole thing.

Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club – April 16 – Congratulations to Oscar Newport on Bushido, Noel Kingham on Outahere and Stuart Moore on Whiplash – a Striped Marlin each today!! And it’s Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Wynne Goingfishing on his own boat GPS – a Striped Marlin landed on just 10kg line – Not bad on your 88th birthday huh!!

This is different! Tony Carpenter is doing what he does best and caught a Sunfish, as by catch, in 500 metres! These unique fish are more commonly encountered, on or near, the surface and none of the crew at Shimano have heard of one caught on a rod and reel before!! Hooked in the corner of the mouth and released to “fight another day” Oh and the lads caught another sword today as well!

From your Current Lines Editor