Out west has been pretty rough making it difficult to get the boat out of the shed for a run, When we have had a break in the weather on some of these calm frosty days the fishing has been great, The 40M Mark is on fire, Plenty of double hook ups of Pannie winter Snapper, This time of year you get lots of Kahawai in the same area so can be hard to get away from, although hot smoked Kahawai on Toast on these cold nights does go down a treat. With the cooler temps the carrots are present in good numbers and on the bite trying to fatten up, Club Member Scott Pritchard onboard “Tinacious” with a nice fat west coast Gurnard.
Thames / Coro
May/June are my favorite months to chase the large snapper on soft plastics in Coromandel, If the weather is a bit rough a sheltered farm with some berley and large softbaits can bring in some good fish, although it can take longer to “bin up” this time of year, the size and quality of fish is awesome, another option is a change of light strayline session, these 5-6kg snaps put up a great fight and gets me back year after year. John Dory are also a welcome by-catch on the soft baits or targeted with a small livebait.