Fish­ing con­di­tions are mixed

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This week’s fish­ing has been quite the mixed bag.

Ar­eas such as Rakino Is­land, the Noises and the Ahaaha Rocks have been pro­duc­tive, but still dif­fi­cult to get hold of good size fish, es­pe­cially when it comes to those snap­per.

King­fish are still run­ning the show at the mo­ment, as they are right up in the shal­lows, as well as out wide.

The bot­tom end of Wai­heke Is­land seems to be the jack­pot for snap­per, how­ever. Kauri Point and Paka­toa Is­land have been ab­so­lutely amaz­ing when it comes to land­ing some heavy snap­per.

Stray-lin­ing strong baits has been the trick, although soft baits were also pro­duc­tive in these ar­eas.

With this week’s stor­mit will be in­ter­est­ing to see how this im­pacts on the be­hav­iour of our fish­ery. It might be time for some bright soft baits or slow jigs af­ter this ‘‘wash­ing ma­chine’’ ef­fect.

The top baits are mul­let, mack­erel and pilchard. So, un­til next week... Tight Lines!

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