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Another Whangaroa Stripey Another Whangaroa Stripey


Boat: Wealetime
Skipper: Me
Angler: Nick Ramsdale

Caught using the Med Flat in Skippy Teasertail colourway
Another Whangaroa Blue

Another Whangaroa Blue



Boat: Wealetime
Skipper: Me
Angler: Nick Ramsdale

Caught using the Med Flat in Skippy Teasertail colourway

Baz's  Stripey

Baz's Stripey



Angler : Barry Gibbs

Caught a few skippies on one of Hookers feathers, tied one to one of Hookers live bait rigs to produce this stripey last weekend!
Cheers Hooker fishing tackle!

332.3kg Blue 332.3kg Blue

Another horse

Angler: Graeme Wiggins
Skipper: Kelvin Cruickshank
Boat: Satisfaction II


Caught on a Big Swimmer - Skippy colourway
Also with one of our Wind on leaders

Wow - a fantastic catch for the launch Satisfaction II skippered by Kelvin Cruickshank. His angler Graeme Wiggins played a blue marlin for 10 hours, with the fish dying during the play and a concerted effort between skipper, angler and crew planing up the fish and boating it.

A Pin fish and competition winner .
Also the new Club line weight Record for a Blue Marlin
Another photo of the Blue showing it's true size


Caught on a Big Swimmer - Skippy colourway
Also with one of our Wind on leaders
Another photo of the Blue showing it's true size
A Blue and a Stripey on the Ghost A Blue and a Stripey on the Ghost


Boat: Kuri II
Skipper and Anglers: Brian and Ann Candy

Caught using the Ghost Big swimmer
72kg Yellowfin

A nice 72kg Yellowfin caught in Tonga

Angler: Des Beson

Boat: Kiwi Magic
Skipper: Keith Mckee

Lure: Med Rudy Teasertail
72kg Yellowfin
Sailfish -Tonga Sailfish -Tonga

A nice Sail caught in Tonga

Angler: Wayne Jennings

Boat: Kiwi Magic
Skipper: Keith Mckee

Caught on Med Rudy in Baitfish colourway
Sailfish - Niue - Tournament winner

A very nice 40.2 kg Sail

Angler: Corey
Skipper: Ian Richardson
Boat: Sea Turtle Charters, Niue

Caught on Bullet in Pink over white
Sailfish - Niue - Tournament winner
Even more marlin on the Ghost Even more marlin on the Ghost

Boat: Kuri II
Skipper and Anglers: Brian and Ann Candy

Caught using the Ghost Big swimmer
173.8kg Blue on Lumo Ghost Big Flat

Went out with a mate on our boat on Saturday and we managed to bag this one on my new Big Flat lure


Angler: Stu Webb
Boat: Wealetime
Skipper: Me

Lure: Big Flat- Lumo Ghost


173.8kg   Blue on Lumo Ghost Big Flat
96.8kg Stripey 96.8kg Stripey

Angler - Sue Lyon

My wife Sue with the First Stripey weighed for the Whagaroa Ladies Tournament

Lure: Hooker Plugga , Mrs Palmer colourway
Another Stripey on the Ghost

Boat: Kuri II
Skipper and Anglers: Brian and Ann Candy

Caught using the Ghost Big swimmer


Another Stripey on the Ghost
Broady Ann Broady Ann

A nice Broadbill for Ann, a pending line class record for Whangaraoa

Angler: Ann Candy
Skipper: Brian Candy
Boat: Kuri 2

81.2kg Yellowfin - Te Kaha

A very impressive 81.2kg Yellowfin by the team from Hickeys Opotiki.
A real shame a small mako took the tail when it was being traced.

Tuna was 1660 long, 680mm anal fins.

Angler: Glenn Steenson
Skipper: Tim Hickey
Boat: Brown Eye ( Hickeys Opotiki )

From Left Jeff Gayman, Glenn Steenson, Tim Hickey, Julie Penney

Caught on Big Swimmer in Ghost Colourway
81.2kg Yellowfin - Te Kaha
Tagged Stripey2 Tagged Stripey2

A tagged BOI Stripey

Caught on our All American - Lumo
Solo Stripey

A nice solo BOI Stripey

by Robbie Stratton


Caught on our Plugga - Mrs Palmer
Solo Stripey
Whakatane Swords


A couple of nice Broadys of 109.4kg and 117.2kg

Boat: Jodys Decision
Skipper and Anglers: Reuben Hawtree, Shane Grayling & Rob Paling

Caught using our Led diamond lights.


Whakatane Swords
Stripey BOI Stripey BOI

Another nice BOI Stripey

by Robbie Stratton


Caught on our Big Swimmer - Black Knight
BOI Tagged Stripey

Simon Hill with his first stripey out of the Bay of Islands

Boat: Time Out
Skipper: Dave Hill

Caught on a Medium Rudy in custom Dorado colours
BOI Tagged Stripey
Yellowfin on Saury Yellowfin on Saury

A nice 19kg Yellowfin out of Northland

by Brooke and Adam Summerville


Caught on our Comet Lure Head in Saury Colourway
253.3 Blue
Kuri II Charters

Lure: Ghost Big swimmer
253.3 Blue
107kg Stripey
Tony Egerton's first stripey

Caught on our new Lge Plugga Lure in Lumo colour
Boat: Time-Out
107kg Stripey
330kg Bluefin 330kg Bluefin

An impressive 330kg Bluefin

Angler: Ben Monk
Out of Greymouth in his Jet boat!

Caught on Hooker 80lb Super Braid, mono topshot and one of our Broady Rigs
Tagged Stripey

Phil from Reel Life Charters ( WHANGAROA )
with another nice tagged Stripey

Caught on our new Large Plugga in Lumo Kahawai colour
Tagged Stripey
145.8kg Broady 145.8kg Broady


Angler: Emily Hermanson
Boat: Motutere Magic

Another broady for Emily caught while using our Disco Strobe light

Yellowfin

Angler / Skipper - Ian Richardson
Sea Turtle Charters
Niue


A nice little yellowfin caught on our new K-OSS Torpedo in Pink
Yellowfin
Hawaian Blue Hawaian Blue

Skipper/Angler: Brian Meatoga
Hawaii


A great catch on one of our Broadbill Squid rigs
Whangaroa Stripey


Skipper: Brain Candy

Kuri II Charters, Whangaroa

Boat: Kuri II

Great catch on one of our Bullet heads in Lumo.
First day in the water.
Whangaroa Stripey
125kg Stripey 125kg Stripey

Winner of the Kawhia One Base Comp 2015

Angler: Brent Hill
Skipper: David Flintoff

Boat: Thunderbird

Amazing catch on one of our Black / Purple / Pink small 21g skippy feathers rigged with a 7/0 hook.
Stripey


Phil from Reel Life Charters ( WHANGAROA )
with a nice tagged Stripey

Caught on our new Large Plugga in Mrs Palmer colour
Stripey
Tagged Stripey Tagged Stripey


Angler: Shane Davy
Skipper - Simon Rawson

Boat: "SIRIUS"


Lure: Medium Swimmer - Angry Squid

Western Australia - Black

Angler: Matthew Fee

Lure: Big Swimmer - Blue Knight

Matthew's team was runner up in Western Australia's biggest gamefishing comp
" Exmouth's Gamex "

This was the first and smallest of 15 marlin caught on our lures by Matthew and his team during the comp. Awesome!

"We raised over 40 billfish, tagging 18 with all but 3 coming from my new hooker lures."
Western Australia  - Black
Wahoo - NIUE Wahoo - NIUE


Angler / Skipper - Ian Richardson
Sea Turtle Charters
Niue



Caught on a custom Hooker Torpedo in pink.

46kg Doggie

Angler: Ian Ricahardson
Boat: Sea Turtle Charters
Nuie

Caught on a Hooker Puka rig, braid and led strobe in 350m
46kg Doggie
Another Wahoo - NIUE Another Wahoo - NIUE


Angler: Shaun
Skipper - Ian Richardson
Sea Turtle Charters
Niue


Another nice Wahoo caught on a custom Hooker Torpedo in pink.

114.4kg Waihau Broadbill


Angler: Emily Hermanson
Boat: Motutere Magic

Caught while using our Disco Strobe light



114.4kg  Waihau Broadbill
A Nice Whakatane  Broady A Nice Whakatane Broady


Angler; Rueben Hawtree

Caught while using our disco strobe
95kg Waihau Broady



Angler: Emily Hermanson
Boat: Motutere Magic

Caught while using our Disco Strobe light

95kg  Waihau Broady
204.6kg Broadbill 204.6kg Broadbill


Angler: Clint Bell


Taken using our Disco Strobe



90kg Waihau Stripey


Angler: John Fraser
Boat: Battle Fish

A nice Waihau Stripey

Lure: All American - Jelly bean


90kg Waihau Stripey
150kg  Broadbill 150kg Broadbill


Angler: Kevin Griffiths
Boat: Lucky Strike

Caught on our twin hook broady rig and our Strobe light



Tahitian Yellowfin
A very nice fish


Skipper - Yuan Jean-Pierre

Caught on: Medium Swimmer Kinevil

Tahitian Yellowfin
Dog Tooth Dog Tooth

A nice Dog Tooth

Angler / Skipper - Ian Richardson
Sea Turtle Charters
Niue



Caught on a torpedo head lure

Another BroadBill

Angler: Blayne Pollock

Caught while using our Led 700 Disco & Led Diamond Disco Lights

Another BroadBill
128kg Broadbill 128kg Broadbill



Angler: Josh Allnutt

Caught with the help of a Hooker 300lb Mono wind on leader and our Led 700m light


183.3kg Broad Bill


Angler: Jason Brown

Boat: "PPI Too"

Caught while using our Led Diamond Lights

183.3kg Broad Bill
Stripey No 1 of a double - Tagged Stripey No 1 of a double - Tagged

Angler: Jo Keyzer
Boat: Plaything 2


Lure: Medium Rudy - Bleeding Mackerel
Reel spooled with Hooker 80lb Braid
Stripey No2 of a double. Tagged

Angler: Ron Keyzer
Boat: Plaything 2


Lure: Small Rudy - Dorado 2






Stripey No2 of a double. Tagged
TSFC TSFC

90.6kg Stripey

Angler: Jo Keyzer
Boat: Plaything 2


Lure: Medium Rudy - Dorado
Reel spooled with Hooker 80lb Braid
Coral Sea Yellowfin
one of many


Angler/Photo: Andrew Cox



Lure: Medium Rudy - Dorado

Coral Sea Yellowfin
Coral Sea Black Coral Sea Black
Black marlin
One of many marlin caught for the trip

Angler/Photo: Andrew Cox


Lure: Medium Rudy - Dorado
Another Coral Sea Yellowfin
Coral Sea Yellowfin,
one of many


Angler: Andrew Cox



Lure: Big Swimmer - Black Knight

Another Coral Sea Yellowfin
400kg + Waihou Blue 400kg + Waihou Blue
Tagged
Est over 400kg , A massive fish

Angler: Ben Roberts


Lure: Big Swimmer - Ghost
219.6kg Broad Bill

Angler: Andrew Caves
Boat: "Totally Addicted"

Led Disco Light

219.6kg Broad Bill
120kg Stripey 120kg Stripey

Angler: Ian Steed
Boat: "Nora"


Lure: Big Swimmer - Xmas Tree
Hokianga Stripey Tagged
2nd Stripey of a double - Tagged

Angler: Me
Boat: "In the Zone"


Lure: Torpedo - Saury Teasettail

Hokianga Stripey Tagged
169kg Stipey 169kg Stipey
TAHITI

Boat: " MANULANI "

Lure - Medium Swimmer - (Saury Teasertail)

Stripey # 18 on this lure

18th Stripey for Doug on this lure

Angler: Doug Wilson



Lure - Medium Rudy - Bleeding Mackerel again!

Stripey # 18 on this lure
Hokianga  Stripey Hokianga Stripey

Stripey - 91.8kg

Angler: Chrissy Souness

Boat " In the Zone "

Lure - Torpedo ( Bleeding Piper ) again!

Tagit - Short Bill Spearfish

Tagit - Short Bill Spearfish

Charter Boat " Tagit " nailed this 23.5kg at Waihou

Lure - All American ( Bleeding Mackerel )

Also T&R Stripey on the same lure.

Bay of Islands Yellowfin Bay of Islands Yellowfin

Lure - Torpedo ( Bleeding Piper )

Boat: " In the Zone "
PETE

PETE

Hi Murray ,
Just a short note to say thankyou for helping with the personalised lure you made for me , the quality and workmanship is outstanding and I cant wait to show it off this season. I have included in this e-mail a photo of the marlin that we caught this year which at the time the fishing was very hard for some boats but we caught 2 marlin ( Blue and a Stripey) on two consecutive days on the same lure ( BLUE KNIGHT BIG SWIMMER) In fact the marlin swam past other lures to get it. Know that my boat will be fishing HOOKER lures this year.

Thanks,
Pete the PO-CHA . Team PO- CHA FISHING.

Javan Cruickshank's awesome first Stripey Javan Cruickshank's awesome first Stripey
Aldermans

Lure - Torpedo ( Bleeding Piper )

Boat: " In the Zone "
COLIN COLIN
Just got back from a fishing holiday in the Bay of Islands on my boat "Flying Start".
Tagged and released 6 marlin, 3 of them on the Medium Swimmer (Blue Knight) lure, even though it was swimming alongside various other named brands.
Proof again what great lures these are!
Cheers
Colin
Waihau ShortBill Spearfish !

Waihau ShortBill Spearfish !

Another one for Team Po-Cha - Waihou

Des Baker  - Stripey Des Baker - Stripey
Lure - Rudy ( Black Knight )

Whakatane
Boat - Paeigus
Des Baker hooked up again ! 2 hours later

Des Baker hooked up again ! 2 hours later

Des Hooked up again !
Lure - Big Swimmer ( Blue Knight )
Boat: Paeigus

LAWAIA Charters -  Stripey LAWAIA Charters - Stripey
Barry Cawte from " Lawaia " Charters about to release a nice stripey.

Lure - Big Swimmer ( Xmas Tree )
A nice 18kg Albi A nice 18kg Albi
Wayne Jennings with a nice 18kg Albi
Boat: No Fear
Lure- Blue/ White 6 inch Feather
A couple of small Mahimahi

A couple of small Mahimahi

A couple of small Mahimahi, caught on the small Hooker 6 inch feathers.

226 kg Blue - Kuri Charters - Whangaroa 226 kg Blue - Kuri Charters - Whangaroa
Another fine Blue Marlin 226kg caught by Ann Candy from the charter boat " Kuri " - Whangaroa

Winner of Ladies Lowrance Comp !

Lure - Big Swimmer ( Ghost )
Jim Jenks - San Diego

Jim Jenks - San Diego

Blue Marlin - 683lbs
Lure - Big Swimmer ( Ghost )

Julie Cunningham - Blue Marlin Julie Cunningham - Blue Marlin
Tonga
Lure - Big Swimmer ( Ghost )
Tongan Blues

Tongan Blues

Tonga Blues fall for the Ghost !

Lure - Big Swimmer ( Ghost )

JOHN

" We've just finished fishing the nationals where we tagged and released 2 stripeys on 1st day - both caught on a Hooker Lure (Blue Knight). Dropped 5 others over next three days, 4 of which were on Hooker Lures. Cheers! "

Sunset

The end of another great day on the water!
Sunset

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