The continued good spell of weather lately has made for some excellent days out on the water. The snapper in close have been really quick when you get onto the hungry ones, with happy customers joking it’s more like speed catching than fishing. They’ve been holding in depths anywhere between 7m and 30m. North and south of the harbour have both been fishing well, with the better fish reported under gannet work ups, should you be lucky enough to find one.
Kingfish are getting thinner on the ground and harder to catch, with the bronze taxman never far away.
The gamefish are still out there if you head wide and south, with one experienced local boat reporting getting a marlin to the boat that was so big the fish couldn’t jump from the water. Unfortunately, the marlin was dropped boat side with no photo or tag.
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