“Snapper are just now starting to school up as their roe enlarges. At present the schools are fairly small but will increase in size as the water warms. ”
“There is a lot of excitement, near and far; even the inner gulf’s 10-15m depths are producing great action in the evenings this week.”
"The north-western ‘top’ part of the island had plenty of mackerel and other small baitfish cruising around in good numbers, with a few small snapper among them at 20 metres."
"West and north of the bar leads in around 55-65m have been producing the best with good-sized snapper schooling – with some big moochers in the mix...."
"The fishing has continued to fire with both the Tongariro and Tauranga-Taupo producing good numbers of fish..."
"Once again, the weather has been settled over the past two weeks, but the sea has been a bit lumpy locally making it tough on the boat anglers...."