Full Reset. Spring does this, by land sea and air the upheaval of seasonal change is inevitable yet still surprising, year after year. CAUTION Loch Ness monsters by are out there! Fully, semi and barely submerged
branches, trees and other major debris is lurking ready to cause havoc to your wonderful day of play out there. Keep a wary eye out, particularly along tidal current lines, some of what lies just below the surface is very ‘Titanic-like’. From an elevated vantage point this week a tiny tail poked out above the surface not far out from an Auckland shoreline, with an ominous dark shape just below the surface it looked just like ‘Nessy, half a pine tree will do that.
Seminars: Whitianga bait-free competition with the helpful addition of a pre-comp seminar of what to use, and what not is on next week Tuesday Nov. 7. The following week in Wellington/Plimmerton an epic open day is being held at KP Marine, with a softbait specific seminar at 1pm, past, present and future softbaits – are you up to speed or are you missing out? Find out, easy, and free.
Excited by the fishing season ahead? We all are, and our choice is wide not only in what equipment to use, but where and how to catch fish. Overwhelmed by information? Usually that’s more of a function of social media opinions, not so much fishing facts. So perhaps with the seasonal change, some changes to your fishing are in order? Adapting to what can be fished, not just what you currently do, or have done for many years. What’s your ideal fishing day? A bit shallower water fishing, some sneaky land-based sessions more often than not? The challenge of catching ‘even’ a kahawai on a blustery ‘non-fishing’ day – can be a thrilling new personal challenge, or the challenge and adventure of a flounder on a softbait , or a kingfish on a softbait (big 10inch 😉 ), even fishing a softbait as a livie under a balloon, or those marvellous mackerel overlooked by many New Zealanders. Lots of ideas and ways to enjoy this Spring/Summer of fishing, have a browse on www.catchfishing.pro for ideas and expanding your bait-free fishing thrills. Have you tried the new Curly Tail softbaits? Almost too good with their action in water, a heap of bite triggers built in, check them out and their incredible vibe action, epic stuff and a great addition to your fishing prowess (see video on Catch Facebook/Instagram).
Kawau Island – has good solid snapper in the shallows (curly tail softbait territory?) – with more than one angler sheltering and catching well-conditioned snapper over the past two weeks – fatties too, nice. More good snapper to be caught in an around the top end of Waiheke/Ahaas right now as the Spring rush into the Gulf and Waitemata harbour is well underway. This area northern Waiheke area is great for fishing with lots of habitat
welcoming the incoming snapper (and a few kings) and a great place to shelter in calm when there’s a bit of a SW wind. Some well-conditioned snapper to be had in and around here.
Nesting time it is for gannets, the need to breed and feed is paramount, similarly with a lot of the wildlife out there in Spring, it’s all on November is THE month of the year to get excited and head out fishing, try new tackle, new techniques, new fishing.
Fishing reset – the world is your new season oyster.