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Fishing report from the Bay of Islands 15th December 2021   Well, what a great start to the big game season. Starting on the 1st of December with a couple of striped marlin and a yellowfin caught, there have been numerous marlin, yellowfin tuna and shortbilled spearfish caught since with water temperatures up over 24 degrees. Very warm for the time of the year. Can’t wait to get out there.   The snapper are still plentiful in the bay with every session producing plenty of large snapper. Baits and lures are all working well.   Kingies are back in the...

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Fishing report from SpotX Fishing Charters in the Bay of Islands 17th September 2020 The days are getting longer and warmer and things are beginning to stir in the Bay.Out deep we have been enjoying some solid Hapuku fishing with some great puku up to the 40 kilo mark coming aboard. They have been fat and full of roe though some are already spent. Each trip has produced well and it is great to see many people to call stop fishing as they have enough since you can’t put these back. Alongside the hapuku have been plenty of gemfish, tarakihi...

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So the weather has not been great to say the least, however we are still managing to get out there and the fishing has been generally quite good.Kingies have been a little tricky lately with no spots being consistent. We have been picking up fish of various sizes and in various places. Some days the nice 15kg ones have been in close, but not every day though. When we have been able to go out deep, they are normally there on various depth, fat and beautiful. But so are the sharks! As a reward landing for half kingi or losing...

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On board the SpotX charter boat ‘Screaming Reels ‘ in the Bay of Islands we do a lot of fishing for kingfish. To help us achieve great results we like to use good quality gear. For our live bait and our jigging outfits we use PENN. The live bait set up consists of PENN Fathom 40 lever drag reels on PENN Ocean Assassin PE 5-8 rods loaded with 15 or 24 kg mono. The jigging setups are PENN Fathom 25 Narrow lever drag reels on PENN Ocean Assassin PE 5-8 rods loaded with 50lb multicoloured braid. All 6 sets we...

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Bay of Islands Fishing Report 04/06/2020

 

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