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whangarei may13

Whangarei/Tutukaka - May 2013

With the days getting shorter and a little rain arriving, it seems that our extended summer has come to an end.

Bay of Islands - May 2013

Best marlin fishing in close

GEOFF STONE - © Fairfax NZ News

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.

Far North - May 2013

Autumn late, but summer goes on and on

STEVE RADICH - © Fairfax NZ News

Crystal-clear cobalt blue water is right up the harbours - then turns into a pretty tropical turquoise as soon as it gets over the sand.

Whangaroa - May 2013

Gamefish bite continues

BRIAN CANDY - © Fairfax NZ News

Marlin are just out the back of Stevensons Island as I write, and the bite is still on.

Bay of Islands - April 2013

Marlin take centre stage

GEOFF STONE - © Fairfax NZ News

Marlin have taken centre stage in the Bay of Islands for the last two months, with the action heating up at the beginning of March after a quiet and very patchy February.

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