April..

100 year storm

Haumoana Coastline. Photo: Mark Roberts

I had intentions of making a last gasp attempt at catching something decent this summer before the really crap weather moved in. However I only managed two outings (without a bite) before the rains set in. Most of the beaches in Hawke’s Bay have been decimated by the storm. Vast amounts of flooding, land slips, and road washouts have made this an April to forget, and many of the beaches are unrecognisable from what they were two weeks ago.

Things have just started to settle, a walk along the beach littered with debris reveals many dead starfish, crabs, and other bottom dwellers that couldn’t handle the storm either..

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