The wonderful Hauraki Gulf rarely ceases to amaze us and provide our clients with fresh fish to take home.
Long drifts around the 40m area will produce consistent bags of pannie snapper - kaburas work well here and the rod holder has been accounting for a few fish when lures are left to their own devices and simply dragged along the bottom so if you're having a lunch break keep passively fishing - gotta be in to win as they say!
Bigger snapper have been found in the wider areas of the Gulf towards the top of Coromandel and over by Great Barrier – birds are not necessary here but generally help. However, judging by the number of boats fishing the Waitemata Harbour right now you probably don't need to go this far to get a feed of snapper.
Kingfish continue to provide the bulk of our excitement. The usual haunts like Shearers Rock, Flat Rock, Anchorite, Mokohinau Islands and Channel Island all have decent fish present but dragging some of these fish away from the shallow water is the real challenge!
Captain Nick Jones & Captain George Bourke
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