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February 26, 2021
Tarakihi fishing has been pretty good in our usual areas. We are still getting some really good sized tarakihi around the Astrolabe and particularly good fish up to 2 kgs out of the middle ground halfway between the Mount and Motiti in around 85 metres. We had a couple of old fellas including a 91 year old on board last week, and the teri’s in 85 metres had him stuffed by 11.00am, lucky there were no kings out that way 😊
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

February 5, 2021
We’ve been doing pretty well lately on the good old terakihi. After fishing the middle ground for a bit there seems to be a plague of juvenile snapper there greedily cleaning up the baits, so moving out a bit deeper to around 60 metres is producing some better results.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

February 5, 2021
Fishing in the Bay has been pretty good this summer, with the water really clearing up now and taking on that lovely blue colour that often brings the action. Temps are up over 20 to 21 degrees in patches now, and we are seeing the fish responding accordingly. Out past the Alderman rise there is all sorts of action with yellowfin tuna, manta rays, whales, dolphin and of course marlin are hooking up.
Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

January 8, 2021
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.

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