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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.
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.

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