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This run of fabulous weather, and the passing of the major spawning period has certainly changed the fishes attitude back towards eating, with some sizable snapper coming on board from right out deep, all the way into the shallows to around six metres.

With the preferred bait being live jack mackerel, or softbaiting right in close, all the main reefs ie Centre Foul, Mitas Foul, Whale Rockarea and the foul along the Brampton reef have been producing solid sized fisharound the seven to eight pound average, with a few dominant twenty-poundtrophys also turning up on occasion.


We have been hitting the reefs first thing early in themorning then as the sun starts to rise, moving out  on to the mud beds between the Black Rocksand Roberton island find some sign, and fish it with some tide movement.


Once the tide starts running it usually fires up sooneror later.


The kingfish are in good numbers in amongst all the  bait schools but the bronze whalers are aswell.


The outer reefs 71mtr has some good kingfish and afterthat huge black marlin caught at the Ninepin it’s only a matter of time one ishooked there as well.


With a big spike out wider in temp, it’s looking to be abumper game season this year already.

Tight lines

Regards Darren

PS: Feel free to ring me if you are out on the water and havin a hard day 😉😉🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣


Snapper charter prices are $135 per person, five hours morning or afternoon kick off.

Kingfish charters start at $285 per person for seven hours.

Private charters: $1300 snapper (8 max)

Private charters: $1600 kingfish (6 max)

All day  snapper kingfish $2400  (10 max)

We look forward to seeing you on board!



Darren Knapping - Days Out Fishing 0210 860 4019

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