Prior to the bug southerly things were going pretty well in the wgtn fishing scene. deepwater fishig has been very good out west for hapuku and reasonable at the trench with a mixed bag of puka, bass, bluenose, gemfish ling and hoki.
We played with a pod of orca off baring head the other day which was a real highlight. the dolphins have turned up recently in good numbers as well. wont be too far away before the sperm whales make an appearance.
snapper fishing out west has been a bit harder but if you wrk for them you'll get them.
kingis in the harbour havnt slowed down but the fish were hard to find yesterday maybe because of the earthquake the day before, who knows?
pictured here is richard chambers with his dad al and inga in background - xmas day in breaker bay