Fishing Report September 2016

After some great Snapper Fishing in August ,that species has become a little harder to locate. Fish in the 2-3kg range have been coming onboard which are the better eating size anyway. The 5kg Fish and over went off the boil but maybe they will spawn after this moon in September. Pearl Perch have been one of our main catches, mostly from the close & mid range reefs. Parrot have been another popular catch & if you can drift over the wider grounds they are in good Numbers. Moses Perch Cod, Amberjack, Sweetlip and lots of Hussar, have made up the catch. Pelagics have been a bit quiet so far although we have come home with a few Longtails. Hopefully the Dolphin Fish will turn up in October. 

Till next month Good Fishing & Stay Safe.

Fishing Report August 2016

Offshore conditions over the last month have been good except for the usual Southeast changes, but swells have been slight. With 15 trips booked in 18 days we were hoping for a good run but as I write the weather may limit this to 10. Some good Snapper have been landed on the close and wider grounds along with Pearl Perch, Parrot, Moses Perch, Sweetlip, Scarlet Sea Perch, Hussar and Gold Spot cod. With the School Holidays fast approaching hopefully we will get some perfect Spring weather. 

Till next month-Good Fishing.

Fishing Report July 2016

Since last months report we have done quite a few trips offshore and returned with some very good catches. Snapper have now returned in good numbers with a couple of bag outs already. Some Snapper have been over 6kg but most in the quality eating size of 2-4kg.

Some good Red Emperor have also come onboard with the biggest at 14kg. Some quality Pearl Perch have also been landed but mainly from the inshore reefs. Other species to make up our catches have included Moses Perch, Grass Sweetlip, Gold Spot Cod, with Hussar and Parrot from the wider grounds.

Hopefully we have seen the last of the South easterlies for a while and we can get some settled weather for the remainder of Winter.

Fishing Report June 2016

Trips have not been as plentiful as May due firstly to slipping our vessel for the Annual Anti foul and Gearbox servicing. After 1 trip we unfortunately hit some under water obstruction so it was back to the slipway. Gearbox damage was done so after Insurance assessment we were off the water for just on 2 weeks.

Between patches of bad weather we are finally operational with some nice Fish coming aboard including a bag out on Snapper. Other species landed included Parrot, Moses Perch, Sweetlip and Jobfish. As I write another rain system is passing to the South, so with the Westerlies returning seas should flatten quickly. With a return to Westerlies Sea temps should also drop, hopefully improving Fishing on the closer reefs.

Until next month enjoy your time on the water & Stay Safe..

Fishing Report May 2016

For the month of May, I cannot remember such a good run of weather at the Coast. The mornings have cooled but there is no sign of Winter yet. Our catches offshore have been a bit above average this month but Snapper are conspicuous by there absence.

Last month we bagged out on Snappery Squire, followed by good catches of Pearl Perch but they have also been quieter. Moses perch have been in good schools & drifting for Parrot has been very rewarding,with a big bagout one day. Finding a new ledge has produced some big catches of Hussar including a Bagout . This spot has also produced a nice 11.5 kg Red Emperor, some big Gold Spot Wrasse & a couple of Trout. Maori Cod & Gold Spot cod have also been a big catch on the wider grounds.

If the Snapper arrive when the water Temp cools, there should be some great Winter Fishing. By the time this goes to print the vessel would have been on the slip for the Annual clean & major service & ready for Winter.

Till next month—Good Fishing.