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Week Update Fishing Report - November 19, 2015

Date of trip: November 19, 2015
Posted November 20, 2015 by FishTrack Member
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On Wednesday the windy weather topping 22 knots from the southwest, dictated the boats would not be going too far from shore. Half an hour from the marina found the Ratahi and Te Kuia anchored up not far from each other in 30 metres of water.
Te Kuia had a group of 20 excited college kids on board and they were really enthusiastic about their four hour trip out on the ocean. The fishing was steady and the catch was all tarakihi. At midday they were dropped back at Salisbury Wharf, swapping with another group of 20. The fishing really hotted up in the afternoon and they came back with a good bag of fillets for their dinner.
Ratahi had a small group on board including visitors from Seattle. Tarakihi was the predominant catch with some kahawai causing havoc and entertainment as they charged around the lines. There was an assortment of different species caught throughout the day including John Dory, blue cod, and barracuda, but not one legal snapper. The American visitors declared it a great day out and are keen to come again before they return home.
Hugh Ensor
Saturday was like groundhog day ,good weather but the fishing was quite hard until you got on the right spot at the right time. As usual we did manage it a couple of times during the day and everyone caught some fish.
The predominate catch was tarakihi with a few legal snapper and the unwelcome barracuda!
The kahawai are starting to work and school up inshore which is a sign of summer approaching and we caught a few as well.
The best fishing was before high tide at 10am and half tide going out.
Squid is still fishing well but tuatuas were better.
Lloyd Duane, Skipper Ratahi

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