Uretiti Submarine Fishing Report from Mike Deal
There has been lots of recreational fishers and commercial boats coming within 300 metres offshore so watch out for these, and if using a dropper rig, limit your distance to where you can keep the line clear of the water.
Believe it or not, broad daylight sets seem to be fishing well at the moment, we've wasted a lot of time with evening sets. There are patches of foul ground and I am setting straight over them. We recently set 25 hooks baited with squid and caught seven
Tokerau beach report by Allan Boyd
At last a feed of fresh fish. On the 2nd October it was low tide at 5.30pm. The wind was southeast but was too light for our kite. We put the torpedo out and got 11 snapper in two sets.
Went down again on the 6th, tide low at 8 30pm, put torpedo out at 7pm and got eight snapper and a dogfish on the first set, the doggie was great smoked. On the second set we got another five snapper. Some people are kite fishing in the daytime when
the wind is right and they are catching gurnard and a few snapper.
Papamoa Beach (Harrisons Cut) by Les Tasker
Had not been out for a fish for at least a month, so was really pleased when a decent wind finally came along so I could use the last of my frozen trevally bait.
I was talking to an old fisherman, who told me he quite often uses WD 40 or CRC on his baits, with really good results he assured me! So I thought hey, why not give it a go? So I did, I sprayed WD 40 on the last 12 baits to go out and four of the
six gurnard we caught were taken on these baits. We also caught a large monk-fish (stargazer). I had never eaten one of them before, and have found they are quite nice!.