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March 6, 2020
Sunday looks to be a pearla of an opportunity to get out fishing, but thankfully we are getting a few settled spells making life good while the last few weeks of summer are still in full swing. The harbour is still fishing very well for nice pan sized snapper, the most popular method still being a long running trace with a 6 – 12 oz ball sinker getting the business down into the current.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

February 21, 2020
You’ve got to love having some decent weather, and variable 5 knots is putting a few smiles on faces at the moment. The Blue Water Classic tournament is on at the moment, and it’s getting some good conditions so no doubt there will be a lot of good fish landed over the next few days. Water temp is only around 20.2 so not super hot, but there seems to be good fish around and it may pay to watch for temp breaks if you are chasing game fish out wider.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

January 31, 2020
All sorts of good things happening with all this warm water we are getting at the moment. One boat out of Whakatane was locked up to an absolute monster tiger shark until it finally broke at the double. Normally reserved for more tropical waters those beasts! Probably just as well as I don’t fancy dealing with 300+kgs of tiger shark at the boat thanks a lot. There’s tons of skipjack and albacore around out towards Mayor and coming in closer on occasion. These fish can be picked up trolling with skippy lures, and the albies make for a brilliant feed.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

January 10, 2020
There’s the good news and the bad news, depending on what you like fishing for. The good news is that north of Mayor the yellowfin bonanza has been a real treat for medium to big game fans. Such an awesome run of this species is most welcome, and some fish have been caught right up to 80kg plus, even though the more common size is around 15 kg. Incredible fish that offer so much value to recreational fisho’s both as a fighting machine and a table fare.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

December 20, 2019
Kingfish have been one of the more consistent species to chase over the last few weeks, generally smaller fish in the 10-13kilogram class are being captured however there have been a few bigger specimens landed as well.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

December 19, 2019
There is plenty of buzz in the Bay of Plenty right about now in regards to the upcoming gamefish season, already there are reports of Marlin being spotted in nice and close to the shore. Other reports getting circulated are of schools of Yellowfin tuna busting up on the surface out from both Mayor and White Island. With Mahi Mahi, short bill spearfish and Yellowfin tuna already being caught in other areas of the country, it surely won’t be too long before the Bay sees some of this action. Here’s hoping for a cracker run of Yellow fin tuna this year.

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