Snappers in 60-80m
Reef fishing has been productive along the coral in 60-80m of water where fair catches of red, queen and pink snapper have been picked up along with plenty of breaksea cod and a few dhufish.
Samson fish and yellowtail kingfish have been encountered near Maude Reef and Vancouver Reef.
Bigger concentrations of red snapper are at the edge of the shelf while the 300-400m depths should have hapuka.
King George whiting enthusiasts have been doing better in the sound and both harbours after an improvement in water clarity.
Those prepared to move around in search of the schooling Geordies seem to be heading home with bigger catches compared to those who have been more passive.
Squid catches have also increased while a consistent stream of berley inshore would also guarantee a feed of herring and skippy.
Rock fishers at The Steps and Tourist Rock have been landing a variety of species including queen snapper, samson fish, southern bluefin tuna and blue groper.
Surf fishers have been doing very well on salmon near Denmark.
Cables, Sand Patch, Salmon Holes and Shelleys have also been producing salmon, especially late in the afternoon.
Juvenile salmon and herring are being found at most locations.
Black bream have been more active during the incoming tide in the King and Kalgan rivers.
The Kalgan has also been fishing fairly well for mulloway to 1.2m in the evenings.
Smaller mulloway have been hitting baits and lures in the Kalgan in the daytime.
Calum Macaulay proudly shows off his monster dhufish catch.