Whangarei Harbour report.

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A dory would have been welcome our way. I didn’t see so many fish in the harbour on the sounder on way out on low but high had them in numbers in usual spots- might just stay inside next triip for a change 
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Was out again today in Bream Bay. Found the Pilchard boat as it was loading the catch but despite the many pilchards spilling out and some floating away (came on board for use later Big smile ) They also invited us to take a net full of live ones. Very much appreciated but I wasn't expecting to need a live bait tank and thus it was left behind and we couldn't keep them alive in buckets. Us and all the others around couldn't get a snapper bite. One boat even tried jigging but nup. 
Tried a few of my other spots and although a bit of sign about nothing was working. Settled for a stop and burley in same spot as Tuesday even though limited sign. Nice having fresh pilchards. Bit more challenging getting past the Kahawai this time but slow and steady was the day. Nothing big and bite finally started in earnest when we could only keep 2 more so left them to it. Weather was better than forecast. No JD's today. 

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Sounds like mixed fortunes out there today. The only time I've fished behind a pilchard boat, we filled the chilly bin in about 20 minutes! Anyway, thanks for the update, I did the right thing for a change today and watched my son play football, so no fishing for me.
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Out again today in Bream bay after being on call Saturday and Sunday. I believe fishing was hard for most on the weekend. We started fairly steady in 38m drifting with baits mostly but the bigger fish were on soft plastics.and had 11 in the bin by lunch but struggled to improve on that after the breeze changed to more SW taking the next 3 hours to get 3 more. Moved in closer and burley did the job. Released everything under 35 and the number released was (I think) slightly less than kept.  Best 61.5cm. Dolphins over a huge area. hundreds of happy gannets and pilchards not so happy. 
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