Raglan Fishing Report - 16/05/24

Fresh bait key to bigger fish

The run of good autumn fishing continues with a lot of snapper and bycatch species in the 20-30m depths. We have been fishing north of Raglan Harbour Bar in 27 to 29 metres catching super healthy west coast pannies and more than the odd better-sized fish. We’ve seen a trophy snapper or two as well, and I am pleased to report my anglers have been more than happy to put these back.

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Fishing in 20-30 metres has been producing great snapper action.

When the bite is a little slow the gurnard seem to come on, especially when there's skipjack tuna in the water as bait. While squid and tuna baits have been fishing well, the change to fresh trevally or scaled kahawai has been almost instantly resulting in bigger snapper and less small bycatch. Without a doubt, the better fish have been caught when the fresh baits are being used.

Tight lines.

Murray Monds

Reel Action Raglan Charters

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