Wellington Fishing Report 050517

Wellington Fishing Report 050517

05 May 2017

The West Coast is still fishing well with good numbers of snapper and kingfish being caught along with some deep water groper. With winter well on its way, you have to make the most of every opportunity to get out fishing, as the water gets colder the snapper will start to go deeper along with the kingfish. North end of Mana and southern end of Hunters Bank are both worth a fish this time of year.

Wellington Harbour, just like the West Coast, is holding good numbers of snapper and a surprising number of kingfish. Snapper fishing on the edges of Ward Island on the either side for the boaties, or off the ledge at Web Point are proving to be popular spots. For the shore based fishos over towards Eastbourne way is where to go, with Sunshine Bay being a proven spot.

The South Coast is still fishing very well for terakihi and blue cod, with the reefs off Arabella Rock holding good numbers of fish along with Bearing Head. Groper have been a little patchy but bluenose numbers are starting to improve. Pictured is Mark Pandelidis from Obsession Fishing with a twenty eight and a half kilo kingfish caught off the west coast over ANZAC Weekend. 

Tight lines, Steve

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