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Hey team. The last month has been fishing very well in close places like Parua Bay and all along the Long Beach area, and also the sand banks between Roberton Island and Mosquito Point. The incoming tide being the best tide to fish. On the Centre Foul there are a lot of small fish, so going to bigger hooks and a good size bait you can reduce the chance of hooking small fish and get the bigger ones.

Out in the deep, that is, 50 metres to 75 metres, some nice snapper are turning up, with slow jigs and live baits proving most effective.

On the kingfish front, they are on all the reef structures, however getting them past the bronze whalers is a different story as per usual.

We have been sharked on all our trips lately, which can be frustrating at the best of times.

With the water starting to cool off in close, the new softies from Catch will be the bomb.

I’ve been trialling them for the last few trips, and have caught plenty of snapper and kingfish on them, so can’t wait to start working the shallows and rocky ledges around the black rocks and the other islands.

Out deep there are a few puka and bluenose turning up.  

The Ninepin trenches have been consistent providers, so pick the weather right and now is a good time for some deep dropping.

The next few months are some of the better ones for fishing we have all year, so get out early and enjoy.

We will be at the boat show on the Saturday so feel free to say hi and have a chat if you recognise me.

Here he is! Daz the man ;-) Ed

Be safe out there, tight lines



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