The weather has kept fishing quiet since my last report. Easterly winds and rain have meant that rivers have remained full and colored, and that the seas have been rough.
During the rare breaks, a few barracouta and kahawai have been caught by surfcasters in the bay, and a handful of gurnard at Ocean Beach during the one day it has been fishable in the last month.
A few snapper have been taken north of Wairoa, but overall the scene is gloomy. Big snapper are expected to invade the beaches north of Napier as soon as the sea settles down.
Lake Tutira has risen considerably over the last month but fishing remains difficult with only a few fish showing in the shallows. Nymphing the weedbeds and fishing after dark are the two methods that have produced of late. Don't give up on Tutira yet though, fishing at the southern end could fire at any time.
Report type: Saltwater and Freshwater
Report date: 05 September 01