Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - September 9th, 2021

Hauraki Gulf Fishing Report - September 9th, 2021

09 September 2021

Like the boy scout – be prepared

Life in the slow lane for many, Auckland in particular, under level 4 lockdown, 'fortunately' the weather has been absolute crud for being out in the open gulf waters, muffling temptation.

Some seriously skinny isobar stuff too - over 100kph winds make for extremely poor conditions for most things outdoors, just right for being tucked up safe and sound at home, maybe tinkering with fishing things or enjoying the local land-based approach for a fishing fix (see link below) or continue to delve into the online world of all things fishing. Hailstorm maelstrom, brilliant sunshine, momentary calms then banger winds thumping in, ah yes spring it is!

Spring is not a calm serene scene, it is a time of major change, not too much dead wood (nature's), and a good time to take a hint from her, get rid of the old unused fishing tackle – time to donate to a novice neighbour, a niece or nephew...most everyone can remember when fishing was ignited within, pass it on. Sunday's Facebook LIVE "How To Inchiku" presentation went off without a hitch, on Catch Fishing Facebook page Sunday September 5, thanks for such an overwhelming response, a good get together and sharing of various ideas and for being part of the success of Catch in NZ, Australia and more countries by the day. There are more videos, how-to, new product releases (oh you're going to LOVE what's coming up shortly if you're into soft-baiting - you're already training those arms, right?) with some technique and tips right in the thick of action – once current Covid restrictions ease. Christmas? Stop it. You're kidding me right. Normally, but here's the thing – the new normal that is now, there are warnings in the media of supply chain issues, perhaps supply at all so if you are going to get into some new, updated, replaced or whichever for your future fishing adventures, it would be a wise fisherman/woman who got onto that very soon.

There's a few items I would 'normally' get when the summer season of fishing is upon us, waiting will mean disappointment when summer is here, the weather good, we're out and about enjoying life in the outdoors, camping, fishing, holidays...and you didn't get the gear you've been wanting, and you can't get it. Avoid the inevitable big let-down and get onto it, now.

"So, what do you use Espresso?" lures for land-based fishing? Well, here's a quick video of exactly what I have and use, especially for a local lockdown approach. Landbased lure fishing : (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNCXVdYuhV0)

Enjoy what ever opportunities present wherever you may be over the next week or three.

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