Lake edges a good option
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The recent drought on the West Coast has made trout fishing difficult in the smaller rivers, but opened up opportunities for exploring larger rivers not normally easily accessed.
What a summer!
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Everyone is crowing - with the exception of the cockies, who are really suffering now.
From tuna to red cod
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With the warmer weather the country has been experiencing over the past month or two, water temperatures have remained high and the fish species caught have confirmed this.
Lures at the ready
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West Coast fishing has been exceptional, with a lot of light wind and low swells.
With the days getting shorter and a little rain arriving, it seems that our extended summer has come to an end.
The best marlin catches continue to be inside the 200m contour, with the most action being from about 120m off the Nine Pin and in 140m east of Piercy Island.
Kawau has plenty of snapper around the coast and associated islands; the only problem is their size.
Easter passed, and due to a great period of weather there were plenty of people out on the water.
Easterly and southeasterly winds have predominated.
With the days getting off to a crisper start, it seems our game fishing season is over for the year.
It's been a long hot summer, but the temperatures are finally dropping in the lead-in to winter.
Some very respectable snapper are hitting the beach, along with some large kahawai, gurnard and trevally.
Fishing has been hard, with the prolonged drought having a drastic effect on water levels and temperatures.
The arrival of autumn has brought some fantastic snapper fishing for the Taranaki area.
Low river flows have continued, making exploring the region's larger braided rivers the best option for trout fisherman.
A change in weather saw us get quite a bit of rain, especially in the western region.