Monthly Archives: Jun 2011


A nice Gurnard caught at Aropaonui

June.. I haven’t been out much this month but one fine afternoon we ventured to Aropaonui just north of Napier for an afternoon fish.
We weren’t expecting to catch much more than perhaps a Kahawai but we were surprised by the catch of the couple of nice Gurnard.

I also dragged out a large conger that felt for all the world like a big snapper on the line, but my grin was wiped when I saw what it actually was in the waves. The Conger was released.

The Kahawai are back in large numbers this month, especially near the river mouths. A few red cod and baracouta are showing up as well.

Check here for discussion and hints on cooking these less desirable species.

Pania Surfcasting Club had their ‘Brass Monkey” one day comp this month –read about it here.


Conger eels feel like big snapper on the line