There are some good size gurnard in the harbour. My partner Mark
and I have been putting out the Boat
Longline and catching some great fish up to 1.5kgs.
We haven't checked the scallops for a few weeks but they should
be fattening up and ready to eat very soon.
The kahawai are very big and hungry as well. There are lots of
kahawai over 10lb which is great news for the upcoming kahawai
contest being held on the Manukau at the end of the month.
The trevally have not shown up in the upper harbour yet but we
should be catching them in the next few weeks. Enough time for
us to clean out the smokehouse.
Aaron from Coromandel Fish and Dive reports the snapper fishing
is going well, particularly around the islands. A 12lb snapper
was caught last weekend by one of the locals fishing from a boat.
The best time to be out fishing is a few hours before high tide.
This weekend looks like a good time to get out there and catch
Further down the east coast kitefishers are catching gurnard
off the beach at Bowentown. Bill from Churstains Sportsworld in
Morrinsville reports the successful fishers are using bonito for
Whitianga is producing alot of small snapper but fish up to 4kg
have been taken over the past few weeks.
An excellent opportunity to use the Target Snapper Hooks and
avoid the small snapper so you can get into the bigger fish that
are obviously feeding. Bill has the full range of Target Snapper
Hooks in stock at
280 Thames Street
Darren from Mokau Roadhouse says the days kitefishers have been
able to get out they have been catching a few pan-sized snapper.
There are lots of spiny dogs and sharks being caught as well,
which is normal for this time of year.
For those able to get off the coast there are plenty of crayfish
on the reefs.