Tim Mitchell – Catch Pro Team, Australia

New Catch Pro Team member, Tim Mitchell’s a 28 year old Victorian who has moved to Esperance in Western Australia to get onto the big fish of the Southern Ocean.

Catch Pro Team Australia report – December 2017

A first report from the Tim in Esperance, Western Australia, Tobias in Tasmania and Ben in Melbourne, Victoria.


Great fishing, big fish – WTF 25, November

great fishing, big fish

Workups of ‘Biblical proportions’ was how several days of fishing the Hauraki Gulf have been described this week.

What awaits us

What awaits us

Memories that haven’t been made, that’s what awaits us all and to some degree we can even choose our future fishing memories, it is time.

Time for either some inshore fishing, maybe not Downtown Auckland quite yet though. But certainly many of the shallower waters around the gulf have started to heat up. Both in terms of water temp and snapper numbers.

Kingfish have been right up against hard against the rocks hounding the fleeing baitfish. A handful of gannets hovering right on a shoreline are relatively easy to spot and a real giveaway to potential top water heaven. These have been spotted along the eastern shoreline of southern Kawau earlier this week. Even western Rangitoto, where this weeks Where’s The Fish is filmed. It’s thrilling stuff.

Out wider towards Coromandel there has been some down time. Perhaps due to the cooler water there at the moment. However this should bring about some radical change shortly in terms of fish feeding. Nor-west of the Moehau range out towards Anchorite is on the near future fishing radar.

Avoid the No Fishing Zone and associated fines etc (it contains the international fibre optic cables we all rely on). North of Tiritiri to Flat Rock and further has provided great action fishing for the workup minded. While the direction of the workups seems to be eastward, I suspect the general Flat Rock area to continue to provide good fishing for a while. The nature of the workups especially just north of Flat Rock has meant good attendance from kingfish. There’s some sizeable specimens in great condition too taking both top water lures and especially fast-retrieved jigs.



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Lighter leader and jigs prove effective.

lighter leader

Thumping easterlies, a complete reversal of last week’s wind direction has provided few and fleeting weather windows for heading out wider. Yet when on it’s on, it’s really on out there! A fishing fix can still be had, although consistent high winds keep us all within land based fishing distances of shorelines. BUT there’s been […]

FishCare – School of Best Practice


Catch Seminars – November 2017

Seminar November baby boos

Welcome to the secrets of lure fishing with Grant Bittle, aka (Captain) Espresso – one of New Zealand’s most experienced technical anglers.