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February 18, 2021
Thankfully we are allowed back on the water again, and just as well as the forecast is pretty great. For us, the shallows have been fishing exceptionally well, with some great fish snapper caught including a couple over the magic 20 lb mark. The Snapper we’ve been filleting, have been feeding on all the shellfish species, so targeting them over the sand is a good option.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

January 31, 2021
The water temp has definitely gotten a lot hotter, and with it has come some great catches up and down the coast. If you are keen to motor a bit further north, there are good numbers of yellowfin and striped marlin being landed in fairly shallow out of Hohoura. In fact, it’s only an hour or so out to the hot grounds in a trailer boat to the Parengarenga canyons and the 300 metre mark off Karikari Cape.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

January 8, 2021
Happy new year to you. Well, this year has been one to remember already! It appears that when nobody can leave the country, they come to the magnificent Bay of Islands to go fishing. We sure have had a big increase in boat traffic up here in the Bay this year, which does bring its own challenges when it comes to tempting fish to get on the hooks.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

December 22, 2020
At last! Christmas is just around the corner, and as if to celebrate, the fish are still around in good numbers, both inshore and out a bit deeper. Offshore, things are starting to heat up, with lots of yellowfin tuna being landed in the band of water running between the 200 and 300 metre mark. We all know what loves to eat tuna right? Not just anglers. Dust off your blue marlin lures team it’s looking like shaping up to be a good year for the game fishers.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

December 4, 2020
I would love to have more to report, but it has been a hectic week with strong winds from just about every direction, which has really hampered our ability to get out there. Mother nature protecting the fish in her own way.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

November 11, 2020
Well sometimes you wouldn't think we are heading into summer! We’ve had huge rain clouds over the Cape most of the day and a stormy looking horizon. On the fishing side, it’s still a little bit of hit and miss. Recently we had a good run on some great fish in the middle ground, with plenty nudging the magic 20 lb mark which we happily released.

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