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Oh how I love fishing ,both fresh & salt water .

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I see you fish from a RIB/SIB  and catch good sized fish,i take it you use good sized hooks and do you ever get any problems with punctures?.I'm asking as i have a big RIB and am a bit worried about hooks and punctures but i doub't  i'll be using hooks your size so if you have no problems then hopefully neither will i ...

Cracking fish by the way and thanks for posting, what is that the trout had in it?.

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8 minutes ago, fireman said:

I see you fish from a RIB/SIB  and catch good sized fish,i take it you use good sized hooks and do you ever get any problems with punctures?.I'm asking as i have a big RIB and am a bit worried about hooks and punctures but i doub't  i'll be using hooks your size so if you have no problems then hopefully neither will i ...

Cracking fish by the way and thanks for posting, what is that the trout had in it?.

Was gonna ask the same question? Eel or lamprey?

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16 hours ago, Daniel cain said:

Was gonna ask the same question? Eel or lamprey?

Lamprey eel ,I cant work out why when the brown had a 1/3 of the eel hanging out yet he still took a soft bait .

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16 hours ago, fireman said:

I see you fish from a RIB/SIB  and catch good sized fish,i take it you use good sized hooks and do you ever get any problems with punctures?.I'm asking as i have a big RIB and am a bit worried about hooks and punctures but i doub't  i'll be using hooks your size so if you have no problems then hopefully neither will i ...

Cracking fish by the way and thanks for posting, what is that the trout had in it?.

No problems at all but since those red snapper have big strong fin spikes running down from the head we just have some heavy duty rubber matting that we place over part of the tube where we land any sea fish .The tubes outer coat is very tuff & I've never been worried about hooks ,you just got to be careful. This one has a new mec 30hp fitted on her so she flies . 

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On 19/06/2021 at 04:44, Lenmcharristar said:

Some cracking trout there, do you fish for them in wild rivers or are they stocked fish?

No all the trout we target are  wild & found in wild rivers ,the season on most waters either starts on the Ist October & runs till April or May or runs right though to the 30th of September, so some waters are open all year round . We buy one licence for about 60 pounds & off you go ,no waters in NZ ,that has trout, is private .

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1 hour ago, toolebox said:

No problems at all but since those red snapper have big strong fin spikes running down from the head we just have some heavy duty rubber matting that we place over part of the tube where we land any sea fish .The tubes outer coat is very tuff & I've never been worried about hooks ,you just got to be careful. This one has a new mec 30hp fitted on her so she flies . 

Many thanks for replying mate and i'd thought of putting some matting as such over the side just to make sure type thing,my one has a merc on it and at 115 HP with a 175 brain in it it does get you there rather sharpish:yes:.We got it for off shore as we have a bonwitco 400  with a 25 HP Yamaha for the inshore bits we do,thanks again and please keep the posts coming...:victory:

 

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1 hour ago, fireman said:

Many thanks for replying mate and i'd thought of putting some matting as such over the side just to make sure type thing,my one has a merc on it and at 115 HP with a 175 brain in it it does get you there rather sharpish:yes:.We got it for off shore as we have a bonwitco 400  with a 25 HP Yamaha for the inshore bits we do,thanks again and please keep the posts coming...:victory:

 

Now bet your boat REALLY flys with that big donk .I should mention while I could use my boat local it would be rare to get the weather right ,our water is cold & there is no land mast  between the bottom of the South Island and the polar cap ,the sea is a killer and every year good sized fishing boats are lost along with their crews ,a 5 meter swell is common place and the weather can change within a few minute's.Ive been out years ago when I was still young & silly and can still remember looking up and seeing a 10 meter high wall of water racing down from above me  .I stick to the harbours now ,that has seen me still waking up each morning lol . 

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