Where's the fish?
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Fishing has been a bit on and off for the last few weeks. Fishing around workups has been productive when you can find them, and these can be any depth including right in shallow to 10-50 meters.
Generally, these are full of jack macs, and if you get your sabikis down and catch these they are the go-to bait.
Otherwise we have been generally fishing 30- 50 meters south of Albatross point, but on our last trip took a gamble and fished off Aotea reef in the late 40 meters and had a pretty good session with healthy numbers of snapper, and loads of gurnard that were of a great size so well worth a look in the weekend.
Snapper have mostly been average pannie size and biggest size around 14lb.
Kahawai are in great condition and size at present, great for the smoker.
Game fish are about, but not much in close yet. Most of the action is to the north around 100-120 meters where they have been catching a few, with some boats having numerous hook ups during a good day.
The weather out west is not looking great for the next few days due to swell but still ok but be safe and don't take any risks for the sake of a few fish they can wait.
I’m sure your family wants to see you at the day’s end.
Rob FitzGerald is owner and skipper of Venturer Fishing Charters, operating out of Kawhia.
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