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June 18, 2020
Not the target species, but incredible eating nonetheless. This granddaddy Hapuka (aka mother in law, aka poor man’s crayfish) went back, but our Japanese clients absolutely treasure these fish as a real delicacy. Just watch the spines! as their defense venom will make you dance, and not in a good way.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

June 4, 2020
The fishing situation has not changed much from last report, but there are a few noticeable differences brought on by the cold winds and dropping temperatures.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

May 22, 2020
Hi guys. Well, with the move down to level two lockdown finally here, I'm sure there were hundreds if fishos amped to get out there and wet a line, and maybe a few still to do so yet. After a break from us recreational anglers, the conditions in the bay were really not much different from pre – lockdown. There were lots of anchovies around, but surprisingly not a lot of other bait fish such as the jack mackerel that we prefer as live baits.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

March 20, 2020
Ed note: Darren is one of the charter skippers that operates from a high tourist area, and as such has been naturally impacted quite hard by the covid 19 virus preventing tourists from going about their usual business. If you ever wanted a good time to get a small group out on the water and into some great action, feel free to support your local guys and give Darren a call.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

March 6, 2020
Hi team.Well, as I sit here looking at the well-deserved rain I’m thinking just how long it’s been. We badly need a lot more as well and that is always an indication that this has been an unusual year for weather, which in turn, can affect the fishing if it changes water temperatures enough. What the future summers hold will remain to be seen
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

February 21, 2020
The fishing continues to be firing well at all the reefs in the Bay. The water temp is getting up and the majority of the school fish will start to head out a bit deeper now, but there are still a lot of nice fish in close.

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