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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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We have been very lucky this year not only with fabulous summer weather but also amazing fishing. And still is! The Snapper fishing in the Bay of Islands is difficult as usual at this time of the year. Middle areas are full of small fish and can be very frustrating going through your bait or softbait rapidly. So you have to go looking where the decent sized are, which, of course, changes quite often! We have been finding them very shallow under periods or very deep other periods. We went out to Cape Brett yesterday with amazing clear water and there...

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