Well, it seems my prediction that it was about to fire a couple of weeks ago was spot on! The last few fishing trips have seen the bin full in less than half a day, with many memorable and impressive fish caught. My new best friend visiting from Rotorua, caught his first 20lber and the rest of the crew caught several fish that just missed out on the magic mark.
Slow jigs and soft-baits have been our go-to but several locals are catching massive fish on livebaits. It seems every charter operator is posting on social media pictures of their crews with impressive catches. While the fishing is on fire, it’s easy to overfill the bin so remember to just take what you need for the family and friends.
As predicted, the snapper fishing has currently been ‘on fire’ in the Bay of Islands.
The Rockhoppers competition starts this Friday evening, followed by the Battery Town Ice Breaker competition on December 3-4.
Looking ahead to the weekend and beyond, the weather forecast is not looking great, however, any small weather window will be worth a look. Come into the shop to check out the latest in gear, get your bait, ice and berley, and most importantly, some genuine intel!