More average weather saw another quiet week, but we got our postponed overnighter away and had an excellent evening fish, with four kingies in the 15kg range coming up as well as tarakihi , snapper, porae and pink maomao.
The morning fishing was also good, and the drift fishing, while interesting, wasn’t very productive. What looked like initially being a big bass soon started to look more like a shark. It turned out to be a 3metre plus bronze whaler, dragged up from over 300m and not very happy. After getting it to the surface a few times it finally gave the boat a tailslap, busted the line and exited . Quite exciting. The video should be good viewing.
We did a few more drifts, had another good shark on for a while, but he chomped the line , nothing else came up , so we did a bottom fish for a few snapper and that was it.