Sunday on Spellbound

A Day Out Fishing on Spellbound
 
 
 
 
 
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Quite dark over the anchorage this morning as we left Beez.
 
 
 
Pulling out of the berth at just after seven ‘Q’ dock and the morning mist.
 
 
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Bear watching as we slowly wend our way. Out of the five knot zone Grimme notched the speed up. The sun trying to wake up.
 
 
   
 
First outing of the new Croc boots.
 
 
 
Morning mist over Paihia..............
 
 
 
.............and Kerikeri as we pass by.
 
 
 
 
The full moon. The sun came out hot and a very welcome sight.
 
 
 
Another competitor ????
 
 
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Grimme found us a nice spot.
 
 
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Dodgy looking bait that was used as an attracter draped off the back.
 
 
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Within minutes we all had bent rods and fish to prove it.
 
 
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Bear snags one of todays target fish.
 
 
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By half past ten quite a collection.
 
 
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Dave with a snapper, at the right angle – a monster.
 
 
 
Competitive banter.
 
 
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Snapper fileting, lots for us all to take home for supper. The spoils food for the crabs later.
 
 
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After a good day it was time to begin cleaning. Peter and Dave discuss the ‘ones that got away’ over a beer.
 
 
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Meanwhile Grimme upstairs made some wake.
 
 
 
We slowed down on approach and enjoyed the Sunday sailors. 
 
 
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While the boys did more cleaning, I went next door to see a ‘For Sale’ at NZ$625,000– Lady Arabella, owned by Dame Kiri. Coming on.
 
 
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The three kahawai, todays competition fish, washed and ready to weigh. Bears in the middle.
 
 
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Official weigh in. Logging in. Grimme presented to himself as he pipped Bear by an ounce or two.
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A GREAT DAYS FISHING