We had a bit of a short week due to the weather and swell running, but our public day Sunday was good.
We started in close and were getting some nice snapper, but just too many kahawai. A few are fine, but the amount of tangles they create wears thin fairly quickly.
We went to some of our deeper marks, which generally don’t hold them, but they were even worse there.
Finally ended up around Motiti where we got a lot of snapper, quite a few trevally and the odd kahawai. Much better!
Monday we started inside the Middle Ground outside Omanu and towards Papamoa, but nothing much happened there, so it was back to Motiti for another good day on the snapper and trevally.
We decided to try a bit deeper for tarakihi, where the current was more in evidence. It took a few resets, but we ended up doing quite well on them also.
The current also brought the barracuda, but not too badly, only 4/5 sets of gear lost to the lovelies.
So, an excellent finish to a fairly rough week.