Counties Sport Fishing Club

Gone Fishing with Smudge – May 2018

Well things have really stepped up in the harbour with some great catches of snapper to 600mm or more to be had in the shallows during evening incoming tides or in deep water for those other times. Also in the harbour are trevally, kahawai and gurnard, with the occasional kingfish still likely to be lurking around.I’m only going to talk […]

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 […]


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