Maori Fishing Calendar

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Fishing Calendar for: May 2022

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Maori fishing calendar

Our Maori fishing calendar comes to you courtesy of fishing guru, Bill Hohepa. There’s no doubt the calendar can be a good indicator of days where feeding times for animals and fish will be more intense so it’s worth checking before you plan that next trip.

Here's what Bill has to say:

"The Bill Hohepa fishing calendar has taken information from a variety of historical sources, including Mr Best’s book, together with actual fishing research taken over the past 30 years on when and how long fish bite in relation to the moon phases. There are many variables that contribute to fish feeding habits including the effect of the moon, barometric pressure, water temperature etc, so the calendar is only a guide.

One thing I have noticed though over the years, in particular, is the influence of the tide. It seems to me that the fishing is better on an incoming tide when the moon is waning, and fishing is better on the outgoing tide when the moon is waxing. If you can see the moon, the best time in my experience, is when it is at the 2 o'clock position in the sky"

Excellent means up to 1 hour's good fishing - Good means up to 30 minutes and Poor up to 15 minutes. . 

Good luck" - Billy Ho.


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Raglan Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
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"Good fishing continues out of Raglan, with the oversized ‘West Coast Pannies’ presenting in premium condition. Gurnard are starting to regularly appear in the catch, especially... Read More >

Hauraki Express Gulf Report - May 20th, 2022
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"The kingfish have now moved out to the further reaches of the Gulf with the cooling water, but good sessions have been had at the top... Read More >

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"The weather in the last couple of weeks has been good enough for us to get out to the more remote spots around the Noises and... Read More >

Manukau & West Coast Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
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"The snapper fishing in the harbour has been outstanding, but more for the quality and size of the fish than catch numbers. Having said that, it’s... Read More >

Tauranga Fishing Report - 20th May, 2022
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"The snapper fishing has been simply great, with fish up to 22lb being caught in 40 meters of water, and it is not taking long from... Read More >

Bream Bay Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
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"Anglers snapper fishing off the big sand dune at Mangawhai have reported an increased presence of gurnard, in both numbers and size, earlier than in previous... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - May 20th, 2022
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"The local weather has been kind over the past two weeks, but noticeably cooler, and looks like things will turn for the worse late this week... Read More >

Rotorua Lakes Area Report - May 20th, 2022
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"Surprisingly, there was a very early autumn start to the annual winter shoreline fishing around the Rotorua lakes. Anglers had great success back in early April... Read More >

Canterbury Fishing Report - May 5th, 2022
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"With the duck season opening on Saturday, the real focus of the past two weeks has been the run into that, but there has been some... Read More >

Espresso Hauraki Gulf Report - May 6th, 2022
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"Solid autumn fishing abounds, whether you’re in the shallows, mid-depth, or deeper. There’s all sorts of species to choose from at this time of year: trevally,... Read More >

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