With some settled weather lately its been easier than usual for this time of year to get out to the fish, which are currently in the 55-65 meter depths roughly due west of Raglan Harbour. Limits of snapper have been getting hit regularly at these depths in three or four hours, depending on the tide, with a nice by catch of healthy gurnard and kahawai that are getting fatter all the time. The 62 meter mark has been the most fruitful of all recently.
Although the snapper are yet to hold roe inside them, meaning spawning is not yet in full swing, there has been good consistent snapper fishing, so things are looking good for when spawning starts in full swing soon.
Good fishing has also been reported to the south in 42 to 55 meters off Ruapuke and Aotea with some bigger snapper and a lot of healthy gurnard and kahawai caught too.
Tight lines, Murray