Wellington Fishing Report 110118

Wellington Fishing Report 110118

11 January 2018

Shore and Boat fishing in the Harbour has been great, with lots of kingfish, gurnard, pannie snapper and terakihi making up the bulk of peoples catches. The usual areas like Oriental Bay, Nauranga and Eastbourne are proving to be most popular if you are wanting to target kingfish. Make an effort to catch some mackerel and have an aerator and bucket to keep them alive in. Doing this will give you the best chance of catching one or two kingfish.

The West Coast is producing snapper, kingfish and some good puka. South of Mana Island has been the most popular with the north end of Kapiti also producing good kingfish. For those going out wide it's worth chucking out your tuna lures as there have been a couple caught, and is only a matter of time before they arrive in better numbers.

The South Coast has been tougher with a nuggetty southerly hanging around the past week. Prior to this, the shore fishermen where catching lovely snapper and gurnard in Palliser Bay, with the biggest being around 8.2kg. With lots of gurnard weighing in around the 1.5 kg mark it appears they are really making a comeback on this coast, which is great to see. The southerlies we are getting are not cold, so as soon as they pass by, we should see the water clean up again and not have impacted the water temperature too much.

Good luck and enjoy your fishing!

Cheers, Felix

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