Bay of Islands Fishing Report - May 6th, 2021

Bay of Islands Fishing Report - May 6th, 2021

06 May 2021

Snapper fishing has continued to be patchy for the last month or so. There are still the small snapper everywhere, though there are better-sized fish in some of the deeper areas. The nice fish that were in the shallows have thinned out and are harder to find. There are still some odd monsters that are amazing to catch, but it’s better to leave them for breeding!

Kingie fishing is proving very challenging lately. There are plenty around though the bronze whalers are nearly always with them, making it difficult to land those that are hooked. Hopefully the cooling water will slow the tax men down soon as it’s concerning how many of these sharks are around. They are everywhere and the charter fleet are scratching their heads as to what to do about this issue.

Big game fishing is still going strong with plenty of striped marlin being caught in close and there are still a few yellowfin tuna about. It’s surprising to still be catching the yellowfin in May.

At the moment, the weather is great so get out there and have a go.


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