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Latest Reports

Manukau/West Coast Fishing report - 190719

19/07/2019 

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!

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 180719

18/07/2019 

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...

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Bay of Islands Fishing Report - 180719

18/07/2019 

Snapper, kingies and squid are around providing plenty of inshore and offshore activity for everyone. Writes Hamish of Spot X Charters... 

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Raglan Fishing Report - 180719

18/07/2019 

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...

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 170719

17/07/2019 

Getting out during the windows of the otherwise wild weather has paid dividends, writes Captain Nick of Hauraki Express...

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 170719

17/07/2019 

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...

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 160719

16/07/2019 

Nik Key of Snap charters has been catching consistently big snapper recently. Read here about what has worked for him...

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 110719

11/07/2019 

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...

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report 080719

08/07/2019 

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! 

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Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - 040719

04/07/2019 

A few wholesome days on the Gulf left Bruce Duncan with a sense of gratitude as well as a full chilly bin. Here's how he made it happen...

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