Our excellent summer continues, with the game fishing in particular, being exceptional. There’d have to be more marlin, black, blue and striped caught than in the last 10 years. Yellowfin tuna also, have made a comeback and it will be interesting to see what the next few years bring.
The bottom fishing has continued to be good, inconsistent, but with plenty of fish there when they feel hungry.
We had a good little hit of snapper in one spot last week, looks like they’re close to showing up in more numbers, while the tarakihi bop along when it suits them.
Mayor’s still good, we even saw a freejumping mahimahi on Saturday while hapuku fishing. Great conditions and yet again persistence is the thing, often just one or two drifts doing the business. Quite a good selection though, bluenose , gemfish, hapuku and a bass caught.