Live bait­ing hooks the king­fish

Eastern Courier - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

This week’s fish­ing has been very ex­cit­ing, with an­glers ex­pe­ri­enced and rookie do­ing very well. King­fish, ka­hawai, snap­per and dory have all been on the menu.

Af­ter our rather nasty stormthe fish seem to be hold­ing closer to land or rocky ar­eas. The shal­lows, around four-10 me­tres have pro­duced some truly fan­tas­tic fish.

Ar­eas such as East­ern Beach, Buck­lands Beach and Browns Is­land are hold­ing lots of snap­per and ka­hawai.

The bot­tom end of Wai­heke Is­land has also been put­ting on quite a show when it comes to the fish­ing scene, with Kauri Point and Gan­nett Rock both pro­duc­ing dory and some wicked king­fish fights.

Soft bait­ing is still high on the list of tac­tics at the mo­ment, so make sure you have the key colours in your tackle box.

Live bait­ing is still the best way to land those kingys, al­though the new stick baits are a fun and proac­tive way to lure them to bite. The top baits are bul­let tuna, squid and pilchards.

So, un­til next week... Tight Lines!

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