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Bay of Islands 10th March

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Fantastic fishing this month, which has seen a full-on bite up here in the Bay of Island's. The shallow water, and by shallow we mean anything under 15 metres, has been fishing particularly well. We often fish the banks inside the islands, along Brampton Reef and over towards Kemp Passage, and it has been the place to be lately, with the fish in prime condition, including some good snapper over the magic mark, putting a few of our clients into the twenty-pound club.

On the kingfish side, there has been a lot of fish hanging around the bait schools of mackerel inside Roberton Island and the entrance to Kemp Passage.

Out a bit wider, 71 meter reef on the jigs has been a bit hit and miss, although it’s always worth a try.

The north western corner has been holding most of the bait fish, and some nice kings around 18 to 20 kg.  The dog along Cape  Brett is another  spot worth a look, as it can hold some huge fish.

Hooking up is one thing, getting them out is another story, and it takes a bit of skill and luck, with good gear if you are going to give yourself the best chance.

This time of the year offers some of the best fishing, so make the most of our last bit of summer warmth and we will see you out there.

Be safe out there, tight lines

Darren

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