June fishing reports
Good to see some nice weather over Queens birthday weekend after a couple of weeks of cold and sometimes strong southerlies. Overall the fishing was pretty good but certainly the numbers of snapper and kingfish were down a bit. Hapuku and bluenose fishing was pretty good as were the bluecod and tarakihi.
West coast - some good snapper have been caught from Ohau to Opau bays, Plimmerton Reef and north of Kapiti. Ive heard of good gurnard fishing at Makara and some good puka fishing at Ohau and fishermans rock. Theres been a few puka at verns mixed in with the tarakihi there. The best snapper was 24lb caught at Plimmerton at the weekend.
South coast - Prior to the southerlies there were some great snapper getting caught off the airport reef and east of Sinclair head. Im not sure if there are many left now. blue cod and teris have been good at most locations as well as a few warehou and gurnard. Breaker bay has produced some nice gurnard over the weekend.
Harbour - good snapper fishing at Seatoun recently with an 8kg fish the biggest reported. fishing 20mtrs depth of point gordan and 15mtrs west of ward are traditionally good snapper places at this time of the year. Ive heard the elephantfish have made a comeback with good catches reported off ward and Seatoun recently. The kahawai have been there one day gone the next - evans bay has been good along with point Hallwell and Jenningham.
The trench - some good bluenose were caught on the weekend along with a few puka as well.
Surfcasting - spotty sharks, moki at white rockl. Bluecod, kahawai and the odd moki at longbeach and batch beach. Wainui is certainly worth a crack for a big moki and spottyb shark this time of the year. There maybe a snapper or two lurking at Ocean beach as well. Don't write off the kingfish. There is a real chance of a biggie off the beach or rocks at this time of year.