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May 6, 2021
Hey team. The last month has been fishing very well in close places like Parua Bay and all along the Long Beach area, and also the sand banks between Roberton Island and Mosquito Point. The incoming tide being the best tide to fish. On the Centre Foul there are a lot of small fish, so going to bigger hooks and a good size bait you can reduce the chance of hooking small fish and get the bigger ones.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

April 15, 2021
Now with the days getting a little shorter, and not to mention a bit cooler, it can be harder to get out of bed early in the morning. However, thanks to this time of year delivering some of the best fishing to be had, it is worth it most every day the alarm chirps.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

April 1, 2021
Even though it’s been a month or so since our last report, the fishing has not changed much since then. The notable exception is that there are a LOT of bronze whalers seemingly everywhere, we are pretty sure even following the boat, so there’s a real challenge sometimes when you’re up against the ocean’s best predators.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

March 10, 2021
Fantastic fishing this month, which has seen a full-on bite up here in the Bay of Island's. The shallow water, and by shallow we mean anything under 15 metres, has been fishing particularly well. We often fish the banks inside the islands, along Brampton Reef and over towards Kemp Passage, and it has been the place to be lately, with the fish in prime condition, including some good snapper over the magic mark, putting a few of our clients into the twenty-pound club.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

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.

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