Live baiting hooks the kingfish
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!