Raglan Fishing Report - 08/02/24

Good summer action

There’s been good summer snapper fishing, as always, up the coast in the 20-35m depths. Squid is the best bait to purchase, cut into thirds and well presented on the hook along with fresh baits of skin-on kahawai and jack mackerel (which are easily caught on a sabiki rig at the moment).

The odd gurnard and big kahawai can also be caught while pulling in these pannies around 25m depths, which has been fishing the best.

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A brace of carrots is never to be scoffed at!

That all said, you do however have to move around a bit and pick your wind and tide a bit, and fishing the morning and evening bite also helps your chances. As per the last report, the better snapper are out deeper in the 70m and beyond depths, too.

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The gamefishing was reasonably good mid-January with some nice-sized striped marlin being tagged and weighed. After a patch of marginal weather, there have already been a couple of marlin tagged this week with boats out again.  Albacore and skipjack tuna have also been caught as a bycatch while trolling for marlin.

Murray Monds
Reel Action Raglan Charters

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