New Zealand - Tairua & the Coromandel Peninsula
November 20, 2007
Coromandel - Saltwater Fishing Report
Our water temp is starting to climb up, out wide of the Aldermen Islands we now have 17-18 degrees, and with the water warming we will have Albacore, Yellowfin and within a couple of months, Marlin will be turning up.
Inshore the water ranges from 16-17 degrees with big schools of kingfish now coming into our inshore islands of Shoe and Slipper, together with schooling trevally and kahawai.
Onshore, the air temp is warming up significantly and summer is only a couple of weeks around the corner.
We've been having a good run of snapper in the 10-20 pound mark.
16 year old Ben Robbins from USA joined us last weekend with his father and uncle and managed to outdo both of them with a 16 pound snapper caught on a GULP Nuclear Chicken Pogy.
Snapper like this are a typical highlight of recent trips and great fun when hooked on 10 pound gear.
The kingi's are coming inshore in good numbers. It is not uncommon to pull up on a reef and have the boat surrounded in rat kingis - perfect for the Salt Water Flyfishermen.
Bigger models in the 15-20kg mark are around in numbers and livebaits, either mackeral or kahawai are the best baits to deploy for these hoodlums.
We have reports of yellowfin moving down from North Cape and one good north easterly blow and they will be on our doorstep. The marlin will follow and the game fishing season will be all on!
I can't wait!!!!
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