Paddle crabs caught in one hour in knee deep water at Ocean Beach HB.

Well nothing to report really. Weather has been rubbish (cold/wet) and we are still waiting for the arrival of summer here in Napier.
The expected arrival of the snapper hasn’t happened with any sort of consistency yet.
I’m guessing the water temps are still too cold, because the paddle crabs are in plague proportions and winter fish such as Baracuda and Red Cod are still being caught.
This all adds up to a rather late start to the season this year.

For those who are prepared to put in the long hours through the night though, there is at least a chance of a Snapper.
There have been sporadic reports of catches here and there, including this beauty caught by Mark Roberts at TeAwanga.

There have also been reports of Snapper being caught further north at Mahia and Bay of Plenty.
Hopefully they will make their way down here soon 🙂

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