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Latest Reports

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 120919

13/09/2019 

Even though those pesky high winds have been dominating, where there’s a will, there’s a way, particularly when it comes to fishing! Despite right howlers of wind speeds on the VHF or Coastguard app, good keen fishermen have been catching both good snapper and keen kingfish, writes Espresso... 

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Wellington Fishing Report - 130919

13/09/2019 

Tips on how to catch your target species while avoiding unwanted bycatch. Steve from Steve's Fishing Shop reports on the late winter/early spring action across the region.

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 110919

12/09/2019 

Where the work ups are happening and how to fish them. Nik Key from Snap Charters with another informative report from the Gulf

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Wellington Fishing Report - 120919

12/09/2019 

There has been plenty of action around the capital over the past few weeks. Pete Lamb reports...

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 100919

10/09/2019 

After being overseas for a month, Bruce Duncan fishes off instinct to see whats happening in the Gulf. He's reminded of what fishing is all about as he gets the youngsters involved and gets a feed...

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Coromandel Fishing Report (Video) - 090919

09/09/2019 

More bad weather has hindered getting out on the water however some small weather windows have given us a chance with good results. There is also news on the weather for the upcoming week and how the start of scallop season has gone for the week ending 11 September 2019.

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 050919

05/09/2019 

The bite was noticeably stronger late last week/early weekend, tailing off a bit by late Monday/Tuesday. The bite was noticeably longer, then shorter and less aggressive as the days rolled past, writes Espresso 

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 040919

04/09/2019 

With a nice break in the weather (finally!) we managed to get out a few times over the weekend, writes Nick Jones of Hauraki Express...

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Wellington Fishing Report - 020919

02/09/2019 

This winter has been the best on record for snapper and kingfish. It’s been like summer-time but just out deeper. The 70-metre mark on the west coast has been good for kingis at Hunters, and off Pukerua Bay boom and Makara for snapper, writes Pete Lamb...

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Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 290819

30/08/2019 

The water is still wintery, and the fishing is too. Typically we end up with a good variety species from the reefs like blue cod, pink maomao, gurnard, grandaddy hapuka, kahawai, snapper and more.

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