RETAIL SALES POSITION available (part time) at my fishing tackle shop in Rontogai with a possibility of some fishbait processing, wholesale bait deliveries and Deckhand work on fishing charters. Its mainly weekend work with some midweek days.
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LATEST FISHING REPORT
WEST - Theres been a resurgence in numbers of snapper in the last week after a quite a few 20lb+ fish over the previous month. Slow jigs and bait have been doing the damage and Plimmerton, Pukerua bay and Kapiti have all produced some good fishing. 40-60mtrs has been more productive for numbers but the biggies have been anywhere from 15 - 70mtrs. Tarakihi have made a comeback around Mana and Makara, hopefully they will continue to improve. Kahawai which have been harder to catch have been a biting a bit better particularly around the Mana bridge. Some good kingis have been caught at Hunters and Kapiti. As usual Trevally have been in good numbers around Mana, Makara, Pukerua and Hunters - its just a matter of tracking them down!
SOUTH - There are plenty of crays around if you're a diver or keen to set a pot or two. Tarakihi and cod are around the normal haunts but its been hard to find conditions that aren't swelly over the last week or two. Howewver today there is virtually no swell on the coast and it looks great when the northerly drops out for fishing and diving over the next few days. Divers have reported kingfish on the coast and plenty of butterfish.
HARBOUR - Its still gurnard city particularly in Evans bay but the initial spring run may have ended with numbers taking a bit of a hit over the last month. Now its almost snapper time which should happen over the next dew weeks and then its kingi time especially slidebaiting off Oriental Bay Wall. Point Gordan has been good on tarakihi and gurnard and a few elephantsfish and trevally have been caught at Seatoune and around Ward.
SURFCASTING - not too much to report but it is perfect time to catch bluecod close to shore on the south coast shingle beaches particularly when the water is clean. Theres been more kahawai building up but its still not really firing as it does throughout summer. The blue moki are normally at there best from october - december so places like Cape Pallsier, White rock, Fitzroy bay, Karori light and Wainui should all be worth a crack over the next wee while. The usual spotty sharks (rig) are the most abundant quality fish being caught recently - use crab for bait!
TRENCH - The bluenose are still biting particularly off Wainui - bluenose heaven. The turn of tide for bass on the far side is always worth a crack as well. Ive heard of a few puka getting caught off the back of 5 mile and down Windy Point way inside Palliser bay
I'm primarily chartering on the west coast out from Mana Marina at present
There are three types of trips we commonly book.
Four hour trips targeting snapper, kingfish, trevally, gurnard, bluecod and tarakihi in sheltered water. $120pp or $1400 for the boat ($20pp tackle hire)
Six hour trips which can go a bit further and generally have more consistent fishing. We can also have a shot at some deepwater fishing if you want. $150pp or $1800 for the boat ($30pp tackle hire)
Nine hour full day trips are a mixture of deepwater fishing (hapuku) and inshore fishing. $190pp or $2300 for the boat ($40pp tackle hire)
We also travel to the Marlborough Sounds and Durville Island on overnight trips which start at $385pp. We can do a package deal with accomodation, meals and fishing gear if required or you can bring/organize your own.
4hr trip - Area - local south coast (30 min drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark. Cost - $100pp, tackle hire - $20pp
6 hour - Area - extended trip to south coast (30 - 75 minute drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark. Cost - $150pp, tackle hire - $30pp
10hr trip Area - extended trip to south coast or Wairarapa (60 - 100 minute drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark, snapper. Cost - $190pp, tackle hire - $40pp
Overnight Trip We normally fish both the evening and morning turn of light, if you are keen. Area - extended trip to south coast or Wairarapa (60 - 100 minute drive). Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark, snapper. Cost - $300pp includes accommodation, tackle hire - $50pp, food $50