Its been a good week of variety. On thursday I got out with my mate Roscoe for a snapper fish in his 4.7mtr surteese centre console. although the tide wasnt favourable until the afternoon when i had bait deliveries on we did manage some good snapper, gurnard and kahawai. we fished the 35mtr south of bears head. On friday werer out to the trench for a mixed bag of bass, bluenose and hoki. the fishing in the deep has been good particularly with the outgoing tide. bluenose and hoki are around in good numbers with basss and puka on the turn of the tide. On saturday we caught our first two kingis for the season at west ledge, unfortunatelly they were fraction undersize so were released for another day. Trevs, gurnard, bluecod and tarakihi made up the rest of the catch. The harbour was a bit quieter than normal, as was breaker bay but all in all it was a good four days on the water
It was a tough weekend out for us with the weather.
We had a good catch of gurnard at Kaiwharawhara on Friday afternoon, A mate of mine Tane, caught a good stash of gurnard off cobham drive on sunday morning *surfcasting"
Saturday was rather more blustery than expected. We managed a nice hapuku at the trench before the tide turned and a stash of big tarakihi on the 100mtr mark just inside Palliser bay. Once the gale northerley got up it was off to breaker bay for bin or kahawai a few large gurnard.
I hear some elephantfish, kahawai and gurnard were caught in the harbour on sunday but the sth coast was virtually unfishable with the 20-30knot southerly which hit about 8am.
Surfcasters had a good weekend on the bluemoki on the stgh coast with about 15 being weighed in the the WSAC comp.
We got a couple of bass and ling at the Trench on Sunday and a dozen teris on the way home at the Wreck and West ledge. There's been a number of big snapper caught on the west coast recently, looks like an early season out there.
The Harbours been going well for gurnard, kahawai, trevally and elephantfish (boat). One surfcaster did well on the gurnard in Evans bay last week as well.
Some good whitebait catches have been reported from the Hutt river mouth.