Langs Beach and a Man Sized Fish

Langs Beach from the Staple's Bach

Langs Beach from the Staple's Bach

The very next weekend after my amazing fishing trip with the Marshall’s I was invited to go out on another fishing excursion, this time with Scotty Staples at his family’s bach at Lang’s Beach.

Langs is about an hour and a half north of Auckland on the east coast of the island.  The Staple’s home here has an amazing view, sitting atop a rolling hillside overlooking an beautiful crescent beach and the Whangarei headlands across the Breen Bay.

Kaipara Harbour Sunset.  This is the largest harbor in New Zealand. It is on the way to Langs.  The evening we drove up there was an amazing sunset.

Kaipara Harbor Sunset. This is the largest harbor in New Zealand. It is on the way to Langs. The evening we drove up there was an amazing sunset.

Kaipara Harbor Sunset

Kaipara Harbor Sunset

Langs Beach

Lang's Beach

Langs Beach

Lang's Beach

Langs Sunset

Lang's Sunset

Staples's Bach

Staples's Bach

Scotty took a few of us out on the family boat, and headed to his secret fishing spot.  They had been having luck catching Snapper here all summer, and our trip out was no exception.

Launching the Boat

Launching the Boat

Scotty on the Tractor

Scotty on the Tractor

On the Sand at Langs

On the Sand at Langs

Matty's Catch

Matty's Catch

Mikes Catch

Mikes Catch

We where all getting bites, and I finally caught a fish on the rod I brought to New Zealand.  But the big excitement of the day was Scotty’s catch.

Big Snapper In The Net

Big Snapper In The Net

Scotty's Big Fish

Scotty's Big Fish

*******

*******

*******

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*****

*****

21.3 Pound Snapper

21.3 Pound Snapper

Here is some video of Scotty reeling in the monster.  Sorry about the language (boat talk).


I have officially learned how to fillet a fish, and done it enough times that I think it is ingrained .  Its a great feeling being able to provide for yourself, and prepare your own catch.

Filleting Catch

Filleting Catch

Finally getting the hang of it.

Finally getting the hang of it.

After the morning catch, we went a few houses down to the Von Roy’s family bach and played this interesting Swedish beach game that semi resembled horse shoes….if they where made of wood.

Swedish Game Called Kub

Swedish Game Called Kub

Hanging near the Von Roy's

Hanging near the Von Roy's

Beers on the deck at the Von Roy's bach

Beers on the deck at the Von Roy's bach

After some games and drinks Scotty, Matty and I headed back to the house and Scott cooked up the best meal I have had so far in New Zealand.

Scotty Cooking

Scotty Cooking

Curry Snapper

Curry Snapper

Outside dinner to end the day magically

Outside dinner to end the day magically

Another great fishing trip in the books…..now, just waiting for surf.

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4 responses to “Langs Beach and a Man Sized Fish

  1. OK…can I join you for dinner!!?? 🙂

  2. I feel as though I some how failed you as a friend by not teaching you how to fillet a fish. All those years.

  3. Come on over! Maybe I can join you on the set in NYC sometime soon for a bite!

  4. True….how did that happen?

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