Big storms produce great inshore fishing
The recent pounding along our coast stirred up plenty of feed.
Spring snapper soon on the way
RICHARD & BILL BATHURST - Fishing News
Snapper are still in the gulf, but are not as willing to take a bait as throughout the summer months.
Longlines produce the goods
MARTY BOWERS - Fishing News
There can be September days when the small panny snapper are in close, but generally they are moving out by now and not in easy reach from the beaches.
Spring snapper on the way
BEN FRANCIS - Fishing News
Spring snapper fishing is not far away, with September generally marking the beginning of this.
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.
This time of year doesn’t usually produce good catches of kingfish – but this year’s an exception.
Water temperatures in the Waikato are still up and the drought is still very real - however, all of that is likely to change soon.
While the traditional winter fly fishing is coming to an end, there are still good fish being caught.
Now that September has arrived, the Hinemaiaia River is beginning to taper off, with most fish in spent condition.
The west coast of Wellington's fishing region has been producing unprecedented numbers of that top sporting fish, trevally.
Fishing has been hard, with the prolonged drought having a drastic effect on water levels and temperatures.
Early September is a great time for targeting large brown trout in some of our year-round waters, especially the lower Selwyn.
Whitebait are showing up in the rivers and, as in past years, they are out around the offshore islands.