FISHING REPORTS

By Raewyn Ensor 28 Nov, 2016
I haven't taken many trips out over the last year, so when my wife asked if I would take a 'Hen's Do' out of course I was agreeable. The girls had been looking forward to the trip for many months and we had had a number of excited calls prior to the day.

The day turned out to be not too bad weatherwise with 15-17 knot Westerlies. I could tell it was a very casual lead up to scheduled departure time of 11 am  and we eventually threw off the ropes and headed out at 1230. The girls were very excited to be heading down the harbour on their adventure.

I like to head into the weather on the way out which meant Karewa as we were time limited and did not want to travel too far. The calm seas made for a comfortable ride.

 Once anchored up, the lines were dropped and the boat was alive with anticipation. There were a few birds-nests in the reels as everyone got the hang of how to do it. Putting on the smelly bait on the hooks caused more hilarity. A few tarakihi came aboard amid squeals of excitement. Even a kahawai gave his life for the occasion. The wind then turned to 30 knots west-northwest, the fish stopped biting and it was time to go home.

There have been other casual reef fishing trips, some days the fishing has been hard, other days everyone has caught a good feed. The catch has mainly been snapper and tarakihi.

Hugh Ensor

Photos
Roger with a snapper and blue cod
Pillay with a John Dory
By Raewyn Ensor 28 Nov, 2016
I haven't taken many trips out over the last year, so when my wife asked if I would take a 'Hen's Do' out of course I was agreeable. The girls had been looking forward to the trip for many months and we had had a number of excited calls prior to the day.

The day turned out to be not too bad weatherwise with 15-17 knot Westerlies. I could tell it was a very casual lead up to scheduled departure time of 11 am  and we eventually threw off the ropes and headed out at 1230. The girls were very excited to be heading down the harbour on their adventure.

I like to head into the weather on the way out which meant Karewa as we were time limited and did not want to travel too far. The calm seas made for a comfortable ride.

 Once anchored up, the lines were dropped and the boat was alive with anticipation. There were a few birds-nests in the reels as everyone got the hang of how to do it. Putting on the smelly bait on the hooks caused more hilarity. A few tarakihi came aboard amid squeals of excitement. Even a kahawai gave his life for the occasion. The wind then turned to 30 knots west-northwest, the fish stopped biting and it was time to go home.

There have been other casual reef fishing trips, some days the fishing has been hard, other days everyone has caught a good feed. The catch has mainly been snapper and tarakihi.

Hugh Ensor

Photos
Roger with a snapper and blue cod
Pillay with a John Dory
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