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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.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

October 23, 2020
At this time the water is still not up around that magic temperature number, and although there are some fish starting to move in, it’s going to be a few more weeks before the snapper are in full spawn mode.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

September 25, 2020
With the water trying to warm up, we are just starting to see some good sign out in the 50-metre mark. There’s a lot of pan sized fish, mostly males, starting to gather up ready to head into the bay to spawn.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

September 3, 2020
Hi guys, the last week has been a bit hit and miss with some nice fish caught but a lot dropped. The shallows have been the go to for me, with a bit of berley. I prefer to cube rather than using a fine burly trail, trying to keep the smell and food close to the boat so we don't attract too many sharks. This often works well but you have to be conscious to keep a steady trail going, rather than just leaving a bomb or a chum bucket to do its thing with the natural water wash.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

August 21, 2020
Hopefully, the alert levels will be dropped soon for our friends in Auckland, so the fishos can get back out there. If it makes you feel any better, the weather has been anything but nice up in the Bay here, with rain and strong winds in all directions. Typical of pre-spring weather. On the upside, when the weather allows, there are good fish both in close working the shallows, and fish also out in the deep.
Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

August 7, 2020
With spring not too far away, fingers crossed, the fishing should start to improve, and the days will let us have a few more hours out on the water too. Fishing in close has been paying off, with some nice snapper on either the incoming tide or out-going.

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