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Still lots of anchovies and small pilchards in the Gulf
There is a huge area of bait (anchovy and small pilchards) sitting about 2nm-4nm North Nor-east of gannet rock off the bottom end of Waiheke. What ...
Winter fishing is coming!
The temperature has dropped and with it the wind it seems? Some of you will not like this seasonal event, but I love it for fishing in the gulf. Th...
Pilchard workups are here
After waiting and waiting and waiting, finally the pilchard workups have started in the gulf. There has been a huge drop in temperature which I am ...
Top of the Coromandel
These SE winds seem to have slowed things down a bit but if you fish the afternoon bite they seem to come on again with an aggressive feeding frenz...
In close and out wide
The fishing has been strange and I believe the season is one to one and a half months behind. The sea temp is still around 20 degrees which means t...
More on the Autumn fishing
Huge schools of anchovies have arrived and it won’t be long until the pilchards come in as the water gets colder. This means the predators will fol...
The Autumn fishing starts
Every year is different and we have found the fishing to be a bit late this year with February fishing like January and now in March it is finally ...
More great inner harbour fishing
Well the last 2 weeks have continued to provide some great inner harbour fishing. I am hearing from others about fantastic early morning fishing in...
Great Inner Harbour fishing at moment
I love this time of the year when the inner harbour starts firing with an abundance of hungry fish and the occasional big one as well. I often keep...
Spring workups in full swing now
The spring workups are in full swing now with large areas of the gulf producing some exceptional snapper fishing.The pilchards are getting rounded ...
Fishing with Zman Softbaits.
People often ask Me what I catch on Zman Softbaits & why I like them so much, most are very surprised when I tell them that they catch pretty m...
Winter workups or is it spring?
The pilchards are being pushed in hard against the land by large KY schools. When this happens the fishing can be intense as the bait has nowhere t...