The weather’s been great, as has the fishing. Pity that the enquiries are slowing down a bit, as this has been the settled weather we’ve been waiting for a few years now.
The deeper water and Mayor continue to be where we’re picking up the fish, tarakihi from the reefs, and a selection, including 3 legal kingfish, 1 of 15kg by Des the decky, while bottom fishing at Mayor.
We also got one just slightly smaller drift fishing on Sunday, in addition to a lot of big gemfish, and smallish, but welcome, bass and hapuku.
The water temperature was 25.9* on Sunday, through Jan./Feb. it never got over 20.4*, no surprise we’re still picking up a few tuna. Quite likely the reason for the improved drift fishing in the last couple of years also.
After a lot of winters of cold southerlies and then the years of snotty lows coming across the Tasman, maybe-fingers crossed- we might finally see longer periods of settled weather interspersed with the odd good blow. We’re about due a change of pattern.