Its been quiet, very quiet. Masses of rain and bitterly cold conditions don’t make for fun surfcasting.
For those brave souls who did venture out locally in the weather, the catches were predictably Kahawai, Baracouta, Spiney Dogs, and red cod.
Gurnard are still being caught further north on the other side of Mahia, but generally only after a few days of settled seas.

Cape Runaway Snapper - Photo: Mark Roberts

Further north at East Cape, Snapper are still available from the rocks.

Locally here in Napier the Kahawai are reasonably abundant, if not a little undernourished, it is after all the middle of winter and food might be scarce for them I guess.

Further South in Westport catches of Kahawai and Lemonsharks are keeping winter surfcasters happy.


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