Fishing Report 13.09.2019

Wellington Area Fishing Report

Wellington Harbour. There have been a few early moki being caught along with some good sized spotty sharks, with fresh crabs being used for bait. Winter red cod are still around with some big kahawai being caught as well. This can be a tough time to fish the Harbour this early in the season, but a nice snapper, trevally or gurnard is only a cast away.

 The West Coast is slowly starting to warm up with some nice size snapper having been caught, not in big number but good sized fish. Gurnard are being caught in very good numbers, along with some spring time trevally. Unfortunately there are still plenty of spiny dogfish around so to avoid catching them, get some of those slow jigs out as the gurnard love the 60 gram red gold Baku Baku slow jigs, and the spiny dogfish don’t generally touch this kind of lure.

South Coast. Tarakihi and blue cod are still fishing well with most reefs holding good numbers of fish.  Gurnard, just like the West Coast, are showing up in good numbers with Fitzroy Bay being one of the best places to fish in 20 – 30 metres. Bluenose and groper have been patchy at best with most bluenose being smaller fish 2 – 4kg caught in 130 – 180 metres on the Wellington side of the Trench.

 Are you ready for the coming season? Have you set yourself some fishing goals? Is your fishing gear and terminal tackle ready to go? Now is the time to check your guides for cracks as this causes your line to break and can cost you a good fish and the loss of your terminal tackle. Is your reel running smoothly? Is the handle turning smoothly, is the bail arm tripping easily, or is your level wind running smoothly. Is your line ready to go, or is it fraying and looking faded? Check all these things out and when you are ready to get out, you will have a really enjoyable time with gear that performs well for you.

If you need help with anything fishing related, Felix and I are always happy to help. Not sure what questions to ask about servicing? Just give us a call, we are always happy to talk.

 Tight lines, and GO THE ALL BLACKS!

 Cheers, Steve