Salmon run continues
Surf fishers have been getting among good numbers of salmon along the local beaches, with early morning producing the better results.
The beach at Salmon Holes has again been among the good spots for 3kg-7kg salmon, with reasonable sessions also experienced at Parrys, Shelleys, Sand Patch, Nanarup and Bornholm.
Big schools of salmon appeared at Cheynes and its back beach on Sunday afternoon. Herring remain in good numbers on local beaches.
Some of the biggest herring seen in some years are still being caught from the rocks and beaches near Denmark.
Beaches east of town seem to be producing better numbers of skippy. King George whiting fans had to work for their fish, which ranged from 30-35cm in the sound and harbours and 35-45cm in the waters of Breaksea and Michaelmas Islands.
Squid catches are improving and should continue as winter progresses.
Concentrations of red snapper were found at the edge of the shelf, with hapuka and blue eye trevalla caught out deeper when boats went out before the recent storm. The usual mix of queen snapper, breaksea cod and skippy have been picked up along the coral patches within 90m of water.
Black bream required work in the King and Kalgan rivers. It will be interesting to see how the recent deluge affects the bream in the other systems.
Max, 10, landed his monster samson fish on his first trip to the continental shelf off Albany.