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May 20, 2022
We’ve had a reasonable number of days out considering the weather, with some pretty tough going ones mixed in there. At the moment, it’s been hard to pin down any decent tarakihi fishing, although this species is often hard to find one day, and plentiful another.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

April 29, 2022
Snapper fishing has been very good still, by all accounts, and some very nice fish have been caught in the harbour this week, the same favourite spots along the edges of the banks on the harbour entrance around both sides of the tide turn.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

April 1, 2022
Just a quick update from out at sea today. There are some good snapper and tarakihi out in the 80 metre zone at the moment. Good pannie snaps are pretty plentiful out in the middle ground about halfway towards Motiti.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

March 11, 2022
The easterlies and subsequent swell over the past week have made it a bit tough to get out regularly of late. Game fishing continues through for a few months yet, and so far a pretty good season has seen everything from spearfish to blues on deck.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

February 4, 2022
Well I’d like to be reporting more action, but the festival of easterlies has certainly made it pretty hard to get out consistently and give the fishing a good crack over the past weeks. To put it mildly, fishing has been only ok at best, with some good catches of tarakihi and a few snapper doing all the heavy lifting.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

December 9, 2021
Well, it’s really feeling like summer now, with bronze tans and bronze whalers alike. The bronzies have really turned up in the harbour now, ready to happily tax any nice snapper that you might be pulling in if you strike it unlucky, particularly around the edge of the main shipping channel off Pilot Bay. The last couple of trips we have had between one and six decent size sharks around the boat, and it often forces you to move along if you want a chance to get your catch on board in one piece. Obviously using berley is a big dinner bell, so perhaps drifting and soft baiting when the tide allows could be a better option.

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