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Two weeks ago we were hearing about what a mild and dry winter we’ve had. Then it changed. We could always blame Dan the Weather Man but the truth is that nature always finds a balance and there has been plenty of balance since my last report!(read more)
I have always said that winter fishing teaches you more skills than any other time of the year, in summer its often as easy as dropping the anchor and tossing a bait over the side to catch a fish. Writes Bruce Duncan...(read more)
Snapper, kingies and squid are around providing plenty of inshore and offshore activity for everyone. Writes Hamish of Spot X Charters...(read more)
With the winter westerly's in full swing getting out fishing has been a challenge. Once out if you go west far enough you will find hungry snapper, writes Murray Monds of Reel Action Raglan...(read more)
Getting out during the windows of the otherwise wild weather has paid dividends, writes Captain Nick of Hauraki Express...(read more)
Now is not the time to put the gear away, it’s time to bring it out and put it through it’s paces on some big thumping reds, hard charging green machines or exciting bycatches, writes Espresso...(read more)
Nik Key of Snap charters has been catching consistently big snapper recently. Read here about what has worked for him...(read more)
The Gulf is a melting pot of species at the moment. However when the snapper stop biting, a slight change in technique can put you onto the otherwise semi-hibernating fish...(read more)
It might be a tad nippy leaving port at the moment, but once you're out wide surrounded by gannets, dolphins, snapper and kingfish you tend to warm up pretty smartly!(read more)