Capt. Gav's Auckland Harbour Fishing Report
It’s pretty chilly out on the Hauraki Gulf. Our snapper are out wide and it is proving difficult for us to put together two good days in a row. We are getting snapper out around the 45 metre mark – one of our best days last weekend was under a workup between Rakino and Waiheke in about 20 metres with around 70 snapper caught on the boat. The following day they had gone and we had to head out past D’Urville to get on to any snapper.
Keep an eye out for workups as these are where you will have your best fishing at this time of year. This coming weekend we may head out past Tiri Tiri for a change of scenery and try some old spots for a change. Don’t forget your burley, it’s very important over winter. Once you get out there, prepare to be patient.
A few people have been asking about land-based fishing. My advice over winter would be to aim for dusk or dawn fishing, cube up a bag of pilchards and use them as ground bait to bring the fish to you.
Weather this weekend isn’t looking too great – these south-westerlies will ease on Friday and go to around 20 knots north-east on Sunday. Take care out there and make sure you always plan your trip around the weather.
Tight lines and stay safe.
Capt Gav, Snapper Fishing Charters
Capt Gav has been a skipper on charter fishing boats out of Auckland for 13 years