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Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

October 21, 2021
We often only get very small windows where we can get out across the harbour & river bars. Under the covid restrictions we’ve had to face, there have only been 2 or 3 opportunities to get out for a fish. I’ve only been able to get out there once this spring and the mighty west coast once again delivered in style, last Saturday we were watching the forecast on SwellMap.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

October 7, 2021
It was rather fitting that the first day we were allowed to fish from a boat in weeks, the weather really put it on for us. The coast was flat, bar conditions were good and the fishing out there was spectacular. While most chose to head out to between 50 & 60m, I’ve heard of good snapper caught in as close as 12m from a boat and from torpedoes set off the beach.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

July 27, 2021
The harbour is fishing very well for gurnard & kahawai. I expect with the odd good trevally are also a likely catch. Gurnard are an expected catch and should be targeted as such in the harbour, and good eating is guaranteed if you can get some of the typically big ones on deck at this time of year. Weather conditions make fishing inside the Makukau harbour a really safe option sometimes, and taking the pressure off contending with the bar can make for a pretty chilled out day. Some mornings have still been stunning, and the sunrises and fishing both amazing.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

July 1, 2021
The Counties Sport Fishing Club’s Grunter Hunter comp wrapped up last month after a delayed start, and the weather was still all over the place in the lead up to the event. That’s not unusual for this time of the year but as it turned out the conditions on the day were fabulous. The secret to winter fishing is to have your boat and gear ready to go when the opportunity presents itself, as you generally get fewer windows because of the weather.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

June 11, 2021
Due to weather conditions! The Grunter Hunter comp has been postponed and moved to SUNDAY JUNE 20th Now.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

May 19, 2021
It’s prime time in the Manukau for the mighty gurnard. A favourite eating fish for many, and a bit of fun to catch as they don’t require too much attention, and you can enjoy a quiet beverage while the rod sits in the holder. Of course, the annual Franklin Hunting and Fishing Grunter Hunter comp is approaching, so a good carrot could end up scoring you $3000 on June the 6th.

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