fuark boys where you all at? must be fishing
went out yesterday afternoon for just a couple of hours, in the tiri channel. fished the whangaparoa side in about 25m. got the burley down nice and soft so it started working and immediately had nibblers stripping our baits. after about 30 mins it was like shooting fish in a barrel... every drop was a 32cm+ with the occasional 40 and 1 in the fifty range. We kept 17 between the three of us and because we only really fished the two hrs before sunset we kept most of what we touched rather than handling lots of small fish (which there are plenty of around right now!). used full pillies and squid to try and hook up only decent size ones and for the most part it worked, with the squid being more effective.
One thing that was different was it was hard to catch mackerel for fresh bait.. threw down the old sabaki a few times and got trevally and snapper but no mackerel? first time ever... maybe it was just something we were doing but usually get them instantly. would've been nice to have some butterflied mackerel for bigger specimens.
all in all a very nice afternoon/evening fishing and a full bin for only 2.5 hours on the water. mint!!
p.s. noticed there weren't actually that many boats in the channel just before sunset... all out wide or (unlikely) you guys have social lives or something?!