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Sn6 Ep7: Mayor Island Snapper

The boys are hooking huge snapper, but landing them seems to be the hard part!

Mayor Island is famous for big kingfish, but Milan and Nathan decide to go looking for big snapper instead.

It turns out that enormous snapper live here and they didn’t grow this big being silly. The boys get punished daily by big snapper, and they have a massive challenge trying to land one of these beasts!


Fishing Gear

Stickbaiting combo
Shimano 18000 Stella, spooled with Varivas PE8 braid. FG knot joins braid to 140lb Varivas mono shock leader and improved clinch knot joins mono leader to stick bait. Rod: Shimano OCEA Plugger BG, S86ML, 8'6" PE8

Skute combo
Shimano 4000 Stradic reel, spooled with Varivas PE2 braid, 25lb duel fluoro shock leader. FG Knot joins braid to leader and uni knot joins leader to Skute. Rod: Shimano Energy Concept 7' 2pce lure/spin 4-8k

Nomad Riptide, 200mm, floating stickbait, 90grams
Nathan’s Skutes



The Tristram 701 Offshore has created the fishing platform Milan and Nathan have been dreaming of and she sits perfectly balanced on the incredibly well built Enduro trailer. The Balex ABL unit helps us launch and retrieve the boat, which just makes life so easy. This rig is a true pleasure to launch and retrieve and the guys are towing it with the grunty BT50 from John Andrew Mazda.

Communications gear is important if you get into trouble.  Using your VHF marine radio to call a Mayday, or setting off a distress beacon will mean you can be found quickly.

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