Fishing the Poor Knights

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Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Ali Perkins » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:46 am

I had a lovely day out diving the Poor Knights on Sunday 13th February. I know it would be naive to think that people don't fish in the marine reserve, but it wasn't much fun to discover direct evidence of it either. See Cameron with a heavy lead kingfish lure that was draped on the wall next to Northern Arch.

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Some more pictures... my first run with a second strobe (nice birthday/xmas present Cameron :D ).

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Big THANKS to Crispin Middleton of Seacology for a wicked day out at the Knights.

http://www.seacology.co.nz

And for loaning me the book Crusoes of Sunday Island in preparation for my Kermadecs trip. Can't wait to read it!
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby binklebonk » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:54 am

Yeah that sucks.

Those pics don't though!

Maybe a resident sniper on each Island would reduce the poaching?
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:03 am

Nice pics. Looks like the strobe is working well for you.
What is it?

Shame about the fishing. I am surprised that people risk their boat over a fish or two.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby somethin fishy » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:18 am

Cool pics, love the scorpion fish!
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Cameron_R » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:12 pm

You're welcome - just keep making me look good in your photos.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Ali Perkins » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:49 pm

I got a second Inon Z240.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:51 pm

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Wow, Thats a nice looking strobe.

I have only used mine once. Couldnt really get the hang of it.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Ali Perkins » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:34 pm

They're a pretty user friendly strobe. It would be a crime to have one sitting around dry. Why don't you use it? I use mine in STTL mode.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby kevfish » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:12 pm

Good to see you the other day.
Love the Blue Maomao shots!

We found one of those lures too:
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby ChuckyBob » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:33 pm

Ali Perkins wrote:They're a pretty user friendly strobe. It would be a crime to have one sitting around dry. Why don't you use it? I use mine in STTL mode.


Mine is a Ikilite AS35 slave strobe.
I shot a few dozen frames and they were all poo.
I guess I should really get some thing like the 240 but I have so many other money pits that I think I will stick to doing macro stuff with my set up.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Cameron_R » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:45 pm

kevfish wrote:We found one of those lures too:


I just can't fathom how much of a twat you'd need to be to feel the need to fish there.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Ali Perkins » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:52 pm

kevfish wrote:Good to see you the other day.
Love the Blue Maomao shots!
We found one of those lures too:


Great to see you too.

Same lure, unbelievable.
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Paul » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:46 am

Awesome Photos!!
Who needs a hobby when you have an obsession?
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby DiveDiva » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:47 am

Unbelievable - the lure and you're photos (different meanings of the word obviously!)
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Re: Fishing the Poor Knights

Postby Frosty » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:47 pm

I'm no expert but couldn't that lure have drifted thousands of miles? maybee was stuck in a fish jaw and finally shaken loose
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