Well there's certainly been a change in the weather in the last couple of weeks, summer has struck Wgtn WHICH IS GREAT.
WEST COAST - snapper are up and down the coast in most locations, some really big ones too which is promising, Theres been a few albacore tuna caught off the back of Kaipiti but they havn't really fired in good numbers yet and are hard to catch. Kingis are hanging in the usual haunts but are pretty much all over the place terrorizing unprepared anglers on most reefs up and down the coast.
The hapuku are getting caught of the back of hunters on the 130mtr patch
SOUTH COAST - cod and teris are pretty much all over the place and certainly biting well when the tides are too big and when the waters clean. Gurnard are being caught on the 30-40mtr mark out from the harbour entrance and in Fitzroy and Lyall bays. The kingis haven't been so good for us thiis year on the coast but the harbour has made up for it
HARBOUR - kingfish seem to be everywhere but the hotspot is definitely off Oriental bay and Point Jenningham. We had our best snapper catch off Ward Island this week and caught some nice elephants there too. Gurnard are all over the place (on the sand) .
THE TRENCH - its been a bit hit and miss out there recently. Good bluenose have been there one day gone the next. Lets hope it improves soon. Puka have been caught from Sinclair to Karori
SURFCASTING - some good snapper were caught at Whangamoana on the weekend. Moki have been caught on the south coast particularly at Caoe Palliser and around Karori light. Snapper fishing around the harbour has been pretty good as well as on the west coast. Overall its been one of the better landbased seasons in Wgtn. The Eastborne gate/bus shelter has been a good after dark spot for elephants, moki and snapper. Wire rock at Pukerua bay is well worth a berley up for a big snapper or kingfish now. Paikakariki and Tehoro are prime surfcasting spots after dark for snapper too!
If you want to see some kingi action then go down to Oriental and wait and see, There must have been around 50 kingis caught there this season up to abou 20kgs. Most have been caught slidebaiting livebaits. Most points around the harbour are worth livebaiting for the kingi now. If you want to catch one, this is the time and season to do it. Use 80lb braid and 130lb trace to maximize your opportunities
ITS THE ANNUAL PLIMMERTON BOAT CLUB'S FISHING COMP NEXT WEEKEND, GOOD LUCK IF YOUR ENTERING
fishing report 4.2.17
while the weather continues to play havoc in wgtn the good days are certainly producing the goods
out west - its snapper mayem with plenty of limit bags getting reported and fish generally bigger in size than last year. there has been a few albacore taken out wide from kapiti but nothing reported south of that. kingfish are all up and down the coast with reports of captures coming from the boulderbank, hunters and boom rock. hapuku have been caught in reas...onable nubers out wide from hunters and down ohau way. plenty of cod and teris from makara south
harbour - the snapper are getting caught in numbers from time to time but not as consistent as out west. gurnard are in excellent numbers with kahawai a bit more hit and miss. kingis have been caught all over the place but the best fishing has been off point jennningham and around ward island. theres still a mixture of cod, teri, trevally and elephants appearing in the catch around pt gordan, ward isl and seatoune.
south coast - inshore fishing is great with cod and teris, gurnard and a few kingis, trevs and snapper. the usual haunts of fitzroy bay, west ledge, baring head and the airport reef have been resonably consistent. for us the back of 5 mile has really turned it on with xos size cod and teris with the odd kingi too. homes rock and turakerei 100mtr marks are also pretty good for teris and kingis
the trench - after a couple of excellent days on the bass, bluenose and puka it was a bit quiet on the last trip. there was a a medium sized earthquake centered just out frm the trench the previous night so that spooked the fish a bit. One of the buenose was over 20kgs, most of the bass were under 10kgs and the hapuku was around 15kg. I hear karori has produced a few puka of late.
landbased - Pt Jenningham/Oriental bay has been a revelation for kingis this summer. they may be getting a little gunshy now but its still worth a visit. The suceessful anglers have been transporting in live macks caught overnight and slidebaiting them with great sucess. the biggest so far is around 18kgs and the best morning recently produced 6 fish with one angler catching 3 fish up to 16kgs. snapper fishing out west is pretty good if you know where to go. north of paikak is certainly the most consistent. i heard a double figure snapper was caught at the raumati surfcasting comp last w.end. moki and spotty sharks over the wairarapa have bee pretty good along with gurnard when the waters clean. havnt heard of any snapper at ocean beach yet but when the conditions are good its worth a crack, for sure. gurnard and snapper of greta point and round the eastburne coastline have been pretty good and flat rock has been another kingi place worth livebaiting. kingis have been smashing unprepared anglers all over the place recently.
fishing report 10.11.16
surfcasting west coast a few snapper getting caught. Titahi bay rocks, nth of makara, paikak and tehoro all worth a crack
sth and east coast spotty shark, gurnard and moki all getting caught but we havnt had perfect conditions yet to really get into them. large bluecod in close too on the shingle beaches. white rock/tora worth a crack. big kahawai getting caught at wainui/lake ferry. some good sea run browns have been caught at lake ferry recently.
harbour - big kahawai with a few gurnard the odd moki and small warehou. there have been kingis hooked and caught in evans bay recently. flat rock would be worth a crack and kau bay for a moki
boat south - inshore - nice clean water out there with cood cod, teri and gurnard in close. the crays are also worth potting in close as present. the kingis were absent from homes last saturday although the big teris were abundant
south - deep - still good bluenose, puka and bass around. this is the time the trench really fires so hopefully the weather will improve enough for everyone to get a taste of it before xmas.
harbour - theres been a heap of plankton which has made fishing tougher than expected. plenty of kahawai around with a few cod, teri and gurnard. a nice big trev was caught at ward island on the w.end.
west - better snapper fishing with the water temp increasing. some good kingis have been caught in the last week or so up and down the coast - up to 50lb. the wiraka rise is worth a crack for snapps as well as the 35mtr bank in from verns. boom has produced good cod and teris recently
We had an awesome jam session out on the harbour before the fireworks on saturday
Its looking like a really good weather window this weekend so it should be good on all coasts. The southerley on friday may put a swellup for a time on saturday but its forcast to be a metre or less for the weekend.
Deepwater - We've only had one session in the deep this week and the fishing was a bit tough although we did manage a few bluenose, hoki and ling before cutting our losses and heading in for some cod and teris which were also a bit ellusive wth the big tides last week. This weekend with small tides it should be very good fishing all round, fingers crossed.
Normally its good bluenose and puka fishing this time of the year so we'll give those a crack this Saturday.
Harbour - the gurnard fishing has been pretty good with kahawai a close 2nd. Tarakihi have been in good numbers as well. I havnt heard of stray snaps or kings caught last week but with the water temp is over 16 deg now so there should be a few lurking around. If your not too sure where to go try the edge of the shipping channel off ward island and falcon shoals and around the leading lights and seatoun light.
West coast - Its been pretty rough out there recently which is good for pushing the warm water back I havnt heard of much caught apart from the usual cod and tarakihi and a few snapper further north. It will be interesting to see the results from the weekend. There will alot of people out fishing. The Wairaka rise, Mana bridge, and Makara fencline will beplaces i would give a crack
Surfcasting - theres been a marked increase of kahawai around this week and some big gurnard getting caught off the back of the airport. One our our regulars got a nice moki off the rocks this week around 2kgs. Ocean beach is my pick for spotty shark, moki and elephantfish and even maybe an early snapper! Dont forget your crabs...
fishing report 6.10.16
We've had a great spell on the weather with light easterlies mainly over the last week, although things have changed just in the last couple of days with the old norwester and gale southerly to remind us that its still Wellington.
Deepwater - the trench has started to be a bit more consistent with bluenose recently which is good, especially in the west. We expect the bluebnose will come back in good numbers soon as the water temp has shot up to 15.5 on the last trip. We got a nice 20kg puka the other day in amoungst the bluenose too. Hoki and ling can be prolific some days which is good to fill the fillet bags up.
Inshore - A nice 18kg kingi was caught in 20mtrs just inside Palliser bay the other day. Hunters bank has been producing good numbers of trevally, The snapper have been there one day gopne the next up and down the west coast but more prolific north of Pukerua bay. Plenty of cod down Oahu way
Surfcasting - some excellent bluecod have been coming in at batch beach of late. Longbeach, waireek, waihui and pencarrow beaches are all worth a crack for bluecod as well. kahawai are becoming easier to catch and are fat (with whitebait)
White baiting has picked up with good catches reported from lake ferry and the Hutt river this week
Harbour - we've had some really good bluecod, gurnard and kahawai this week along the ferry terminal to Kaiwhara strectch
The puka should be returning soon and the water temp is up to 16 deg in the harbour so snaps and kingis should become more common in the near future (fingers crossed)
Latest fishing report
Great weather and fishing this week. There's been the odd time when the fish have gone off the bite but generally its been good. We had our best bluenose fishing at the trench on Saturday for the season plus a nice 20kg bass. Inshore for cod and teris is going well with gurnard and kahawai as well. The harbour has been producing excellent gurnard along the Halswell to Gordan stretch with the odd snapper, elephantfish and a few cod and teris. Out west the snapper have started to fire with good numbers and the odd biggie as well. Kapiti has been better than further south but I'll bet they will be everywhere very soon. The water temp is up to around 15 on the south coast and harbour and a bit more out west. Hav'nt heard of any kingis but its time to start looking. Surfcasters and whitebaiters have been quiet but they are a cunning bunch that's hard to extract catch info out of. No reports of quality fish from the shore but plenty of kahawai, redcod and spineys
15 Sept 2016
We've had great fishing and absolutely crap fishing lately Its happened to us in the harbour on the south coast and at the trench. very unpredictable Last sunday we caught a nice bag of bluenose, bass, ling and hoki at the Trench. Every drop of the day day produced fish with some nice bass and bluenose up around the 20kg mark. Yesterday we hit the same tide and water conditions but the fish were not there. Bugger
The harbours been similar with great gurnard fishing one day then tough the next. Theres been plenty of kahawai around the harbour entrance and gurnard around Point Hallswell. I think it pays to move around this time of the year and not go back to a spot you did well at on a recent trip. Its hard because your gut instinct is to go back to where you did well last time but it can sure backfire on you. I suppose the opposite can also be correct. thats fishin!
Theres been one or two very nice snapper getting caught out west recently. It maybe the advance big fish which usually turn up once the water starts to warm, or it could be the hardy resident fish which have been around all winter. Its probably spawning time for puka now. Bluenose are supposed to spawn at this time of the year but the ones we have been catching have had little or no spwan in them. Can anyone shed some light on this? I used to think march/april was bluenose spawning time.......
Surfcasters continue to be ellusive. It was the first shore comp for the local WSAC club last w.end. It as fishable on the south on sunday but too swelly on saturday. I have heard of a few spotty shakrs getting caught in the porirua/paremata area. It is a good time to surfcast makara for tarakihi, trevally and kahawai. If the south coast cleans up there could be some early season moki around for those who put the effort in. Nice bluecod come in close to shore this time of the year and get caught at longbeach, batch beach, pencarrow and cape palliser
20th august 2016
deepwater had one report of a good catch of bluenose at the trench but generally fishing out there has been tough with mainly ling around. some small puka have been caught near ohau.
inshore the best fishing has been anchoring up at places like west ledge and fitzroy. Tarakihi, gurnard and kahawai have been going well. we got a big blue mack and a blindy in fitz the other day. quite unusual.
harbour mainly kahawai and gurnard this week. workups along the ngaranga stretch.
surfcasting some nice spotty sharks at wainui and palliser bay.
cant complain about the weather but the fishing was a bit tough over the full moon
deepwater - plenty of ling but bass and bluenose have bee hard to find. no-ones really been giving the puka a hit either but there may be still a ferw around the usual haunts, particularly the fish under 8kgs
inshore southcoast - Fitzroys been the place with good fishing and shelter. Baring head for the turn of tide in 60-70mtrs for big teris and cod
harbour - some good elephantfish and kahawai around the edge of the shipping channel, but the gurnard have been harder to catch. Its trevally time at the entrance on the sand. Point Gordans also worth a bash if you get the wind with the tide.
westcoast inshore - no reports but Makara down to Ohau is always good at this time of the year for trevally, tarakhi, cod and the odd surprize
surfcasting - Good kahawai around most areas but here opne day, gone the next. Good time for a makara or pencarrow trevally. spotty sharks in Pallsier Bay.