Fishing

Whitebait season begins

DOC is asking whitebaiters to be responsible and follow the rules during the whitebait season. The whitebaiting season began on 15 August and runs until 30 November, and is permitted between 5 am and 8 pm or between 6 am and 9 pm when daylight saving starts on 28 September. The taking of whitebait at all other times is prohibited. DOC freshwater scientist Jane […]

Fishing for surf lifesaving

Pukekawa Sports Fishing Club hosted the 2018 Mudyz Mega Classic Fishing competition on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September. Proceeds from the fish auction on Saturday afternoon were donated to the Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service. A total of $960 was raised and donated to the happy recipients. The open contest, coast to coast North Island, had 59 entries, and […]

Coastguard rescue sailors from sinking yacht

A rescue took place on Wednesday 29 August. Counties Power Rescue boat was called to assist two people whose yacht began to sink in the Waiuku Estuary. Coastguard returned two people to safety at the Waiuku wharf.

Fishing with Smudge— August 2018

One thing I have learned in my years as a recreational fisherman is that there are times when everything seems so predictable and other times when the complete opposite is true. An example of that are my usual reports for this time of the year with regard to fishing off the coast. My usual advice is to head out wide […]

Fishing Report— 24 July 2018

We are very lucky to have such a great resource on our back doorstep but it is also very important to look after that resource and not take more than you need. I have been doing a great job at conserving the stocks by not catching much! This time of year is usually a great time to target big snapper […]


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