DB Export Fishing Reports

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Latest Reports

Bay of Plenty Fishing Report 091216

09/12/2016  in Saltwater reports

Top water kingfish are still there to be targeted in the usual locations, there have been big bust out of kingys chasing mackerel to the surface where there has been a feeding frenzy, as many lures as you can get in the vicinity, is as many kingfish you will hook.

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Manukau West Coast Fishing Report 08122016

08/12/2016  in Saltwater reports

The West Coast is fishing well at the moment but as always catch rates will vary from one day to the next. I’m expecting snapper fishing to slow down a little as we get further into summer but I’m guessing the good times will remain, just slowing down from the sometimes frantic action we’ve been seeing over the last two months or more. The 60m mark is your best bet and while you can catch them in closer, you will also tangle with a lot of sharks and kahawai.

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report 061216

06/12/2016  in Saltwater reports

Swish shares his tips on how to fish pre and post spawning conditions

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Hauraki Gulf & Coromandel fishing report 061216

06/12/2016  in Saltwater reports

The workups have slowed down a bit over the last couple of weeks. Although there have been heaps of whales and dolphins around the 40m mark feeding, the snapper have been slow on the bite. Some days we are getting our limit with no workups around and others it looks like it is all going to happen with the mammals and gannets but it is hard work.

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Bay of Plenty Fishing Report 251116

25/11/2016  in Saltwater reports

Kingfish are on the chew, both live baits and jigs working well, with the bite times getting longer. You could expect around 1.5 to 2 hours of a very solid bite where anglers will be racing to get live baits/jigs into the strike zone, within seconds, we have one or all anglers hooked up.

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Wellington Fishing Report 241116

24/11/2016  in Saltwater reports

Both Boat and Shore based anglers are starting to catch some nice fish with snapper and gurnard in ever increasing numbers...

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Hauraki Gulf fishing report 231116

23/11/2016  in Saltwater reports

The windy weather in the last two weeks has keep most boats tied up to the dock but purely for the benefit of my fellow man I went out on a mission during a lull to follow up on the fish movements in the Rangitoto area.

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West Coast/Manukau Fishing Report 22.11.2016

22/11/2016  in Saltwater reports

Fishing is likely to be fairly consistent through spring and early summer so I’ll mention a little about rigs and set ups that I’ve found successful out west over the years rather than repeating the same stuff. 

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Hauraki Gulf fishing report 211116

21/11/2016  in Saltwater reports

The workups are still happening on a regular basis. We are finding that they have moved a little every day and once you find where all the birds are moving in a general area, then the workups will happen.

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Bream Bay Fishing Report 211116

21/11/2016  in Saltwater reports

The result for the kayaker and one crew launching off a nearby beach was a bin full of XOS snapper to eight kilos. One boat with two lady anglers on board, and soft-bait novices to boot, cleaned up in an hour – coming home within an hour when they could no longer get the lid shut on the bin.

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