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Bay of Islands

October 22, 2021
Covid lockdown shackles are off again for now, and we are finally able to get out for a fish! Things are pretty busy getting ready for the season and all, and the weather has been crazy with some amazing days and some not so amazing.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

October 7, 2021
We’re still really waiting for the spring weather to settle into its rhythm, and recently it’s still been pretty blowy. When it occasionally is good enough to get out there, the fishing is on fire with good fish being caught shallow and out wide. The middle ground in towards Tapeka Point, either drifting with a live bait or soft baiting, has been producing some healthy fish with the odd male starting to milk.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

September 17, 2021
We're so lucky to be in an area like the Bay of Island's and do feel for the fishermen stuck down Auckland, hopefully we can all soon get back to normal life. Since getting out of lockdown the weather has remained consistently challenging, so we’ve not really had a great opportunity to hit the fishing to any decent level. However, in the limited time we have had out there, the fish have been in good numbers with most of the spring spots firing well, particularly in the shallows.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

July 23, 2021
After a good spell off the water, and a nice winter holiday, we finally got the boat back on the water all repowered and ready to go . The Bay is in full winter mode so the fishing is sometimes slow, and they can take a bit of work to get on the bite, but once you do connect and get it all right the fish are usually in excellent condition for both eating or returning.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

June 4, 2021
Now that it’s officially feeling colder on land, the water temps can confirm that being down around that 15 to 16 degree mark, which will have a natural effect of slowing down the fish metabolism, and subsequently the bite as well. There’s still great fishing though, and often winter fish are in the best condition of the year. We’re finding pulling some really nice moochers out of the shallow water is starting to pick up with good sizes of fish particularly keen on hitting the softbaits and mackerel live baits.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

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.

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