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November 27, 2020
Great terakihi fishing at the moment in our usual favourite places such as Astrolabe, and the 80 metre areas between Motiti and Schooner Rocks. We’ve been out over the last three days catching a good variety of fish, including some decent sized blue cod, snapper and john dory.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

October 23, 2020
Ed note: Just been in Whakatane for a couple of days and it is fishing well, not too far out past the bar now. The school snapper have started to move in nice and close, with some very nice specimens holding in the mussel farms. Strayline rigs seem to work better than droppers for us with good snapper up over 5kgs. Lots of sign across the sand in 20 -25 metre mark, snapper and bait, but you’ll have to deal with quite a few kahawai getting in on the action. Still too warm for the skippy and gamefish at the moment but it’s definitely feeling close.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

September 25, 2020
With spring arriving officially, and daylight saving about to kick in, the snapper fishing has responded with some very good signs of things to come this season. Longlining with a kon-tiki off Papamoa beach this week proved very productive with plenty of good fish landed including one monster that went 25 pounds! Small boat fishermen, kayakers and surf casters can all fish inshore now with good expectations, as the spring pre spawn will start pulling snapper populations back into the shallower areas as they feed up ready for action.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

August 21, 2020
We’ve had to do a lot of running around to catch fish out there at the moment to be fair. The sounder has been running pretty barren, and with folks on boards expecting some results the only option often enough is just to keep looking! Thankfully they are usually there eventually, and we have seen some reasonable snapper and nice terakihi in the 80 metre mark between Motiti and Schooner.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

July 17, 2020
It’s been one of the better southern bluefin tuna seasons off Cape Runaway this year, with some really good barrels ranging from 70 to up around 150 kilos being caught, and more than the odd occasion where multiple hook-ups have been landed. It seems that if you give it a decent effort, you have every chance of getting a fish this year, and they are something quite spectacular. The fish are slowly migrating their way north now, and the season will still have a few weeks in it before the bluefin school out of reach of the trailer boat fleet travelling up the east coast to the top of the north island.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

August 21, 2020
Around about now many of you will be thinking about a trip over to Waihau Bay to chase the southern bluefin tuna annual run. This year has seen some big barrels landed already, with fish up to 100 plus kilos making it on board.

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