Hauraki Gulf fishing report 010217

Hauraki Gulf fishing report 010217

01 February 2017

Waitemata Harbour action patchy

Joined my buddy John Eichelsheim in the waters below Auckland Harbour Bridge - John had a specialist fishing kayak from Frontier to try out, and I had to get some fishing pics for a feature on city fishing, so good for both of us. To be perfectly honest, apart from one nice snapper to John early on, we really struggled for a couple of hours, before finding a bunch of them feeding at a channel drop-off.

Suddenly the fishing became great - especially once I swapped from my old favourite soft-bait - Bruised Banana - to my new favourite - Motor Oil! On the first cast it got slammed before reaching the bottom, and was taken on almost every cast afterwards, including several around 2-2.5kg.

- Mark Kitteridge

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