Rough seas hard going
Strong easterly winds whipped up the seas for most of the past week and generally made for some ordinary conditions.
The few who managed to push through the chop in bigger craft found pink, queen and red snapper as well as breaksea cod and the odd dhufish along the coral in 60-90m of water.
Bigger concentrations of red snapper were found at the edge of the shelf while hapuka seem to still be about in large numbers in depths starting at 160m.
King George whiting require some searching through the inshore areas of both harbours and the sound.
Sand whiting, herring and juvenile salmon are also in these parts in fair numbers; however, squid are still hard to come by.
The beaches east of town seem to still be producing better catches of salmon, herring, skippy and tarwhine than the coastal areas near, and to the west of, town.
Rock fishers who spent some time at the stones near Bremer Bay, Cheynes Beach and West Cape Howe landed pink and queen snapper as well as dhufish and samson fish.
The lower reaches of the King and Kalgan rivers are quite clear and holding herring, juvenile salmon and King George whiting.
The upper areas are still mostly producing small black bream while there have been few reports of mulloway in recent weeks.
Squid were hard to come by in inshore waters last week.