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WTF - 21 July 2018

No doubt the snapper are feeling the cold, like us humans are, however the sea temps are still showing relative warmth of 15c and 16c in the mid to outer gulf, perhaps that’s why the snapper have been biting well out there. Soft baits are doing very well out wide and in close, especially when the bite is not particularly ravenous, but when the bite does happen, it’s all guns blazing.

In the deep water it still pays to try and use lightweight jigheads for soft baits e.g. 1oz in 40m+, using drogues to slow the drift to a minimum helps ensure the baits get to the sea floor where the snapper are. Don’t forget to be wary on the way down and watch that line – kingfish will take a bite as the little imitation baitfish flails and descends, set the hook by striking on the drop if you see the line pause or speed up quickly.

The full moon is a week away, so there should be some good feeding sessions happening before then.

Time for some deliciously fresh smoked kahawai? Plenty of big versions feeding in schools easily found in the early to mid ground of the Hauraki Gulf, 35-40m chart depth has a plentiful supply right now. Many wide areas and smaller individual schools of kahawai are hassling baitfish, easily spotted by the terns hanging around overhead, and the rippling water surface as the fish feed in a frenzy.

Southern Gt. Barrier has been fishing very well, the deeper areas have been well supplied with both kingfish and snapper - a great place to be catching fish on a cool clear crisp winters day when the wind allows.

So many fish, so little time, bluefin tuna off the North Island coast, along with hapuka/groper, bluenose, bass, gemfish, New Zealand has a great winter fishery.

Enjoy your winter fishing.
Espresso.

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2 days ago

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Catch Fishing Giant Squidwings is getting some awesome results with bass, bluenose and hapuka. Thanks for the video Bryce Kerkhof

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Tim with a nice Bass on the @Catch Fishing giant squidwing
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Gotta get me one of them!! Then l can catch me some of those...yummm😙😙😙

4 days ago

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Recently we discovered an extremely talented illustrator. Catch has teamed up with Rachellee Illustration to offer you a chance to win this awesome framed A3 print of a hapuka, along with a Catch Fishing 500g Giant Squidwings, the ultimate jig for hapuka, bass and bluenose. Like Catch, and share to be in the draw, and of course, don't forget to check out Rachel's artwork. ... See MoreSee Less

Recently we discovered an extremely talented illustrator. Catch has teamed up with  Rachellee Illustration to offer you a chance to win this awesome framed A3 print of a hapuka, along with a Catch Fishing 500g Giant Squidwings, the ultimate jig for hapuka, bass and bluenose. Like Catch, and share to be in the draw, and of course, dont forget to check out Rachels artwork.Image attachment

 

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Squid wingz stocked in Sydney Australia?? Also are they in bigger sizes?

Do they sell them in Wellington or the Wairarapa?

Where do u buy 500g squidwingz?

Danny James Harris you like fishy paintings?

got some of Rachel's early work really talented

It’s well worth checking out Rachel’s Facebook page

Watching Grant on youtube as we speak 😂👌

Oh yummy

Love catch!!! Always share .. chur

We can always post them to you!

Keith Wong

Christopher Mccolm

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4 days ago

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Snapper were absolutely smashing the 300gm Double Trouble in white warrior today!
Not a bad bycatch for Travis from Off Limit Fishing Adventures whilst mechanical jigging for kingies. "Pretty impressive for snapper to be hitting these jigs at such a fast pace, had at least 10 decent snapper hit the deck today from this".

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Snapper were absolutely smashing the 300gm Double Trouble in white warrior today!
Not a bad bycatch for Travis from Off Limit Fishing Adventures whilst mechanical jigging for kingies. Pretty impressive for snapper to be hitting these jigs at such a fast pace, had at least 10 decent snapper hit the deck today from this.  #showusyourcatch https://www.catchfishing.pro/product/double-trouble/Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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What depth please ??

Wow kadako murag bulinaw

Mandy Martin 😣

4 days ago

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The snapper are biting! Stingaz doing the business again today 🎣

 

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Where are you today Grant?

Awesome day.

Awsome catch mate!

5 days ago

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It was a LONG way to go to find the action, but well worth the drive! Kingi's biting hard, and a bin full of nice snappers to boot....
If you've been wondering where all the gannets and dolphins are, they've been in the same area for weeks.

Book your trip today! www.wavedancer.co.nz/catch-products/

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6 days ago

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GT Fishing Report - 15 June 2018

For long-time Manukau Harbour fisherman Barry Warrender the annual Grunter Hunter gurnard fishing contest last Sunday turned into the proverbial trip of a lifetime.

Barry lives at Matakauwau on the south-western shore of the harbour and was fishing in a favourite spot with his son Scott, and they had only five gurnard in the bin for their efforts.
“I said to Scott, ‘Let’s go down to the Papakura Channel and try for a snapper.’ said Barry.
“Well I hooked something big, and with only six-kilo braid line it took me half an hour of battling. I would get it close to the boat but couldn’t see it and it would take off again, and I thought it was probably a shark. Well, it finally surfaced and it was a huge snapper; it was unbelievable!” said Barry.
When the giant fish was entered at the competition weigh-in it tipped the scales at 9.29kg . This equates to 20.43 pounds, a magic twenty-pounder in the terms which fishermen still like to use when discussing their biggest catches.
Barry Warrender has spent a lifetime chasing snapper and has never caught a twenty-pounder; in fact there hasn’t been one recorded in the harbour in recent years that he is aware of. “About four years ago a bloke caught one that was not quite twenty,” he said.
Some other anglers at the weigh-in were sceptical about Barry hooking his huge snapper inside the harbour, suggesting he may have gone over the Manukau bar and fished outside, which is against the contest rules.
“I would never go outside in my little boat,” he said. “It was honestly caught in the Papakura Channel.”
Barry is now on top of the Counties Sport Fishing Club’s leader board for snapper for the year, so should get a trophy at the end of the season - only a few weeks away.
To top off their trip Scott boated another large snapper of 7.9kg. “Then I caught a shark so it was time to go,” added Barry.
Scott said they were using 6kg braid outfits with overhead reels, 27kg breaking strain ledger rigs with 8/0 recurve hooks.
“The bait we used was half a bullet tuna hooked once through the eye,” he said. Bullet tuna is a marketing name for baby skipjack tuna, about 10cm long.
Scott came fifth in the gurnard contest with a fish of 1.03kg, and the largest weighed out of about 400 gurnard entered by 300 anglers was 1.33kg.

Bite times
Bite times are 2.15am and 2.45pm tomorrow and 3.15am and 3.45pm on Sunday.

Tip of the week
Large baits which move in the current, like the technique used by the Warrenders, are a very good approach to targeting large snapper. These fish can live to 60 years and they don’t survive so long be being stupid, to apply some anthropomorphism. Small fish are easily hooked as the world they live in is so competitive they will attack anything edible. Snapper in a large aquarium will bite a piece of food, like a chunk of pilchard, and swim away with it while holding it in their mouth. Then they will chew and swallow it. This confirms the importance of when a bite is felt on the line, resisting the urge to jerk on the rod to strike the fish. Sometimes this works but it usually just pulls the bait away from the fish, so it is far more effective to give the fish some time to swallow the bait, before striking.
When straylining with floating baits it is a simple question of letting line run out freely so there is no resistance, before flicking the reel into gear and simply winding and lifting the rod to set the hook. When dropping baits to the bottom, the snapper – and other fish – will basically hook themselves if recurve hooks are used. In fact a lot of fish are caught by leaving the rod in a rod-holder and just waiting until it bends over.

Fresh water
All of the Rotorua lakes are producing quality trout, reports Fish and Game fisheries officer Matt Osborne.
“A 5.5-kilo fish came from Lake Rotoma a week or two ago,” he said, and anglers fly fishing for mature fish coming into the stream mouths are hooking some large fish at Lake Rotoiti.
The numbers recorded through the trap on the Te Wairoa Stream at Lake Tarawera reached 1259 yesterday.
“This is the highest spawning run through the trap that we have measured since the summer liberation (adipose fin clipped) was reduced back in 2009. The summer released fish for some reason tended to avoid angler capture and dominate the early trap run - April/May into June,” he said.
“The fish are in great shape in terms of condition. The Fish and Game staff operating the trap are pleasantly surprised by the quality that are coming through. Tarawera had a successful spring smelting event and this has translated to trout condition through late autumn and into winter. At season opening (October 1) and through the summer period, the fish were in poor condition however now this has, for the moment, turned around.”
The largest fish recorded through the trap has been a four-year-old 685mm, weighing 3.65kg or old school eight-pounder. Reports from anglers indicate that similar fish have been landed at Waitangi Stream and at the Landing area.
Anglers are reminded that boat fishing on Lakes Tarawera, Rotoiti and Okataina closes on June 30; but restricted shoreline fishing continues in some parts. More fishing action can be found at GTTackle.co.nz.

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Barry Warrender could not believe his “twenty pounder” from the Papakura Channel.
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GT Fishing Report - 15 June 2018  For long-time Manukau Harbour fisherman Barry Warrender the annual Grunter Hunter gurnard fishing contest last Sunday turned into the proverbial trip of a lifetime.  Barry lives at Matakauwau on the south-western shore of the harbour and was fishing in a favourite spot with his son Scott, and they had only five gurnard in the bin for their efforts.
“I said to Scott, ‘Let’s go down to the Papakura Channel and try for a snapper.’ said Barry.
“Well I hooked something big, and with only six-kilo braid line it took me half an hour of battling. I would get it close to the boat but couldn’t see it and it would take off again, and I thought it was probably a shark. Well, it finally surfaced and it was a huge snapper; it was unbelievable!” said Barry.
When the giant fish was entered at the competition weigh-in it tipped the scales at 9.29kg . This equates to 20.43 pounds, a magic twenty-pounder in the terms which fishermen still like to use when discussing their biggest catches.
Barry Warrender has spent a lifetime chasing snapper and has never caught a twenty-pounder; in fact there hasn’t been one recorded in the harbour in recent years that he is aware of. “About four years ago a bloke caught one that was not quite twenty,” he said.
Some other anglers at the weigh-in were sceptical about Barry hooking his huge snapper inside the harbour, suggesting he may have gone over the Manukau bar and fished outside, which is against the contest rules.
“I would never go outside in my little boat,” he said. “It was honestly caught in the Papakura Channel.”
Barry is now on top of the Counties Sport Fishing Club’s leader board for snapper for the year, so should get a trophy at the end of the season - only a few weeks away.
To top off their trip Scott boated another large snapper of 7.9kg. “Then I caught a shark so it was time to go,” added Barry.
Scott said they were using 6kg braid outfits with overhead reels, 27kg breaking strain ledger rigs with 8/0 recurve hooks.
“The bait we used was half a bullet tuna hooked once through the eye,” he said. Bullet tuna is a marketing name for baby skipjack tuna, about 10cm long.
Scott came fifth in the gurnard contest with a fish of 1.03kg, and the largest weighed out of about 400 gurnard entered by 300 anglers was 1.33kg.  Bite times
Bite times are 2.15am and 2.45pm tomorrow and 3.15am and 3.45pm on Sunday.  Tip of the week 
Large baits which move in the current, like the technique used by the Warrenders, are a very good approach to targeting large snapper. These fish can live to 60 years and they don’t survive so long be being stupid, to apply some anthropomorphism. Small fish are easily hooked as the world they live in is so competitive they will attack anything edible. Snapper in a large aquarium will bite a piece of food, like a chunk of pilchard, and swim away with it while holding it in their mouth. Then they will chew and swallow it. This confirms the importance of when a bite is felt on the line, resisting the urge to jerk on the rod to strike the fish. Sometimes this works but it usually just pulls the bait away from the fish, so it is far more effective to give the fish some time to swallow the bait, before striking.
When straylining with floating baits it is a simple question of letting line run out freely so there is no resistance, before flicking the reel into gear and simply winding and lifting the rod to set the hook. When dropping baits to the bottom, the snapper – and other fish – will basically hook themselves if recurve hooks are used. In fact a lot of fish are caught by leaving the rod in a rod-holder and just waiting until it bends over.  Fresh water
All of the Rotorua lakes are producing quality trout, reports Fish and Game fisheries officer Matt Osborne.
“A 5.5-kilo fish came from Lake Rotoma a week or two ago,” he said, and anglers fly fishing for mature fish coming into the stream mouths are hooking some large fish at Lake Rotoiti.
The numbers recorded through the trap on the Te Wairoa Stream at Lake Tarawera reached 1259 yesterday. 
“This is the highest spawning run through the trap that we have measured since the summer liberation (adipose fin clipped) was reduced back in 2009. The summer released fish for some reason tended to avoid angler capture and dominate the early trap run - April/May into June,” he said.
“The fish are in great shape in terms of condition. The Fish and Game staff operating the trap are pleasantly surprised by the quality that are coming through. Tarawera had a successful spring smelting event and this has translated to trout condition through late autumn and into winter. At season opening (October 1) and through the summer period, the fish were in poor condition however now this has, for the moment, turned around.”
The largest fish recorded through the trap has been a four-year-old 685mm, weighing 3.65kg or old school eight-pounder. Reports from anglers indicate that similar fish have been landed at Waitangi Stream and at the Landing area.
Anglers are reminded that boat fishing on Lakes Tarawera, Rotoiti and Okataina closes on June 30; but restricted shoreline fishing continues in some parts. More fishing action can be found at GTTackle.co.nz.  Photo:  Supplied
Barry Warrender could not believe his “twenty pounder” from the Papakura Channel.

 

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‘Unbelievable’ said Barry 😂

I know that guy ! ! 😂

Nice post

Awesome Barry.

nag dak kel nga lamush sen

Clifford Sutherland let the big snapper take it first.. before landing the hook..

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7 days ago

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Catch Captain Espresso tonight on the Outdoors Group show on RadioLIVE, 7.10pm

Grant Bittle's been out, the fishing is good, Soft baits doing well, there lots of surface activity/bird life... if you aren't at the fieldays - fishing it is!
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Catch Captain Espresso tonight on the Outdoors Group show on RadioLIVE, 7.10pm  Grants been out, the fishing is good, Soft baits doing well, there lots of surface activity/bird life... if  you arent at the fieldays - fishing it is!