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Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

May 20, 2022
The harbour is fishing at its best right now, especially for snapper. Gurnard catches are on the up and the fish are in great condition. I’ve seen a lot of 50cm plus snapper caught from the harbour and I know of a nice 15lb fish last week that was caught in the Papakura Channel. I’ve heard of gurnard up to 1.4kg which are close to 50cm long, some of which have been caught off the harbour beaches.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

April 29, 2022
Goodbye summer. So many people think that it’s all over for another six months but nothing could be further from the truth. Snapper will be in their best condition as they have been preparing for the winter that’s now not too far away.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

March 25, 2022
I guess we’ve been pretty lucky to have so many easterly winds to help flatten out the swells moving into the west coast but they don’t help at all when they are a steady 20 knots, just a little too brisk for me. Then of course now the weekend is upon us and today (Friday) we’re getting sou’ westerlies gusting to 37 knots, bugger! Oh well the trees need pruning, lawns need mowing and there are always a few cold beers in the fridge so I can’t complain.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

March 10, 2022
Yipee! It’s Autumn, my favourite time for fishing the harbour. As the water temps cool I’m hoping we’ll see better numbers of snapper moving in, especially into shallower areas. Gurnard aren’t fans of warm water and typically at this time of year they are more plentiful and in better condition from off the coast than those that remain in the harbour.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

February 23, 2022
Something a bit different this time, for all you fisho's that value targeting the mighty gurnard in the Manukau Harbour.
Manukau / Auckland west coast

Manukau / Auckland west coast

February 4, 2022
Talk about a different season, with the warm surface temps we’ve had since December I would have expected lots of marlin but it has been pretty quiet so far although most of the fish have been big. A few weeks ago there was a run of small southern blue fin tuna which is a fish I’ve heard much of from the west. The fish were mostly under 20kg but just remember these fish have a catch limit of one per angler per day. Albacore & skipjack appear to be playing hide & seek but I’m sure they will turn up soon enough.

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