Fishing from Mangawhai, here in Bream Bay, has been fantastic lately with fish still in good numbers, water temperature still hovering around 21. The snapper and trevally have been holding in good numbers in and around the 19meter mark, especially up and around the Waipu and Langs beach areas
The fish are still in on the sand so we, and haven’t moved out deeper as yet?
We are catching our dinner in very short time including some very nice trevally 2-3kg and snapper that are schooling, feeding together on the bottom, including the odd kawhai ?
The blue water seems to have moved out deeper and the shallower water has got dirty over the last 10 days, we have noticed flasher rigs, and soft baits doing the most damage.
The easterly swell has now been here for the past 4-5 weeks which has kept the water temp quite warm, and some interesting moments when we have been crossing the Mangawhai bar.
Just the other day we left the pontoon here at Mangawhai 8.00am and headed around to Langs Beach Reef area, some 10 mins away, we were heading out for a morning fish, and dive,, well we had enough snapper and trevally by 10am ,,,so that kept the girls happy, and the boys had time to go diving and back to Mangawhai by midday with a great catch of crayfish, snapper, trevally, and kawhai followed by an afternoon of filleting, thanks to the Honda Cars staff, and friends.
The Kawhai are moving in close to the beaches and bays at nights, staying there over night, and then moving out deeper in the day, and schooling all along the Mangawhai coastline which makes a great sight to see. It appears that these fish are back in abundance and are critical to our ocean and part of the food chain, some damn good sport fishing on light tackle with fish up to 3.5kgs.
We are lucky here at Mangawhai as we have easy access to the Hen & Chicks, (30mins) and the Mokohinau Islands,( 90 mins) which provide some wonderful autumn and winter Kingfish and Hapuka,
The next couple of weeks will be busy with Easter and The Mangawhai Fishing Club Easter Weekend“ Timberlands Tournament“
So get a trip organized for you and your friends, family, or enter the tournament, I will endeavor to make your day as rewarding and enjoyable as possible,,
Individuals catered for from $115 or make up a group for fishing or diving or combine both
As PADI Divemaster, I also enjoy taking small groups of Divers out to the Mokohinau Islands, Barrier, and the Hen & Chicks.
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