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Tauranga Fishing Report 14th October 2016

TSFC Fishing Report for Radio Hauraki, Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport, ZM 

Offshore the up and down nature of the weather has at least allowed a couple of boats out wide with the good news being the deep water fishing has been producing nice Blue Nose.

Now Blue nose will usually live beneath 200m and can grow regularly to 20kg with the average size being more like 10kg. Now you want to be fishing a 24-37kg set up (that’s rod, reel and line) with 36oz of lead, with a ledger style rig with recurve hooks. The best baits right now are bonito and squid.

The Kingfish on the southside of Mayor are starting to fire nice and early, so jiggers, casters and livebaiters it’s a good time to be testing your gear as the bigger fish usually show themselves late October/ November.

The tournament season is suffering a rough start with the InterClub between Mount Maunganui and the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club now cancelled. Coming up is the Decoro Snapper Kingfish Tournament 19/20th November, this will be a ripper so look out for details in the Club and online at

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