Fishing

Letter: Whopper tribute to Hoey

Greg Field caught this whopper, 22lb snapper out on the Manukau Harbour over Easter Weekend. They said it was a great tribute to Graeme Duncan (Uncle Hoey), who passed away on 24 March 2018, aged 66 years.  Hoey’s service was held at the Waiuku Rugby Club on Thursday 29 March. Please see below for another tribute to Graeme Duncan (Hoey). Remembering […]

Fishing Report- March 2018

Autumn provides some of the best fishing you will see, especially for snapper so do not put your boat away yet! While my favourite time to fish the west coast for snapper is spring, autumn generally has more consistent weather and there are far more options regarding localities and species. For example the coast has some great snapper and gurnard […]

Gone fishing— Smudge says

The Manukau Harbour is still plagued with the dreaded red weed that is so frustrating to deal with. Slack water is the best time to avoid it and if you hunt around you will find places where it’s not such a problem. It covers your line and your baits and once that happens you won’t catch a thing so clear […]

What a catch!

Waiuku’s Sheree Ritchie recently caught this marlin, on her first time game fishing, after 45 minutes of trolling. The boys, skipper Tommy, and Donkie the deckie copped a lot, but the outcome was a huge adrenaline buzz, along with the huge catch!

Gone Fishing— Smudge says—30 January 2018

Game fishing for tuna and marlin is in full swing with warm blue water in very close to shore. Skipjack and albacore tuna seem to be everywhere with 110m being the depth that most marlin are being caught up until now. So far the biggest to cross the scales at Te Toro is a 142kg striped marlin for Vance Hodgson and crew aboard […]


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