March 5, 2021
At this stage we are all set to hopefully be back on the water next week, and there’s a nice bit of weather mid-week to enjoy after the fish have just been given a good break. It’s darker later in the mornings and earlier in the evenings now, which signals nature taking its Autumn course. Great news for our fishing!
February 25, 2021
Expect some unexpected full moon antics yet again this week – what with the previous week’s rollercoaster ride of weather and fishing fortunes. The minimal tidal current one of the main protagonists is now pumping up the volume big time, a bit like that NE wind earlier in this week. So all things considered the fishing is looking rather promising for most species over the next several days. Some recent quiet times of fishing in general experienced by many over much of the Hauraki Gulf but change is a constant thing, no doubt the doubtful looks glanced around out there last week will dissipate over the next few days. Good things are coming and after this full moon the bite should be on again relatively speaking.
February 26, 2021
Here's a brief video update on the situation out in the Gulf at the moment with Lozza from Hooked Up Charters
February 18, 2021
The fishing excitement is palpable! With a great weekend of weather and a perfect time of year to get out to your favourite spot or venture into new fishy territory, the tidal current low, the moon is good, the wind speed is down – definitely time to go fishing. Out wide of the gulf, marlin. Yes even from Auckland a day trip is quite feasible – out to Cuvier, the back of Gt Barrier, the Mokes, these beautiful beasts are swimming ever closer. With a tuna lure out as well – the big day out could turn into a VERY big day out fish-wise.
February 12, 2021
Kingfish - let us count the ways! Kingfish are on the prowl all around the gulf, in the shallows and out deep, with the anchovies spread far and wide so are the kingfish. It’s anchovy season, and traditionally these food chain morsels can really get the predators going as they get herded into the usual inshore areas from the north facing bays north of Waiheke right up to Kawau.
February 5, 2021
Fringe fishing has been the go, around the edges of the gulf has been the place to be catching fish and likely to continue with water temps, baitfish, breeding and feeding all ‘ON’ very near shorelines, at times. The eastern edge of the gulf – over Coromandel side has had it’s fair share of thumping gannets and bedlam underneath the last couple of days, with fewer more spread out ‘flash-mob’ style over the western side, the Tiri to Kawau line in particular.