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Tauranga Fishing Report – 21 October 2016

As featured on Radio Hauraki, ZM, Radio Sport, News Talk.

As water temperature nudge upwards both on the coast and in the harbour snapper, fishing has been improving with both the entrance, also the harbour well worth a fishing right now.

The harbour shallows and channel edges on the last 3 hours incoming tide are the places to be inside the harbour. Pump lots of berley and be patient. You will get the best results from fishing the change of light, running a fluorocarbon leader with the best baits being blue mackerel and pillie.

Also just outside the harbour entrance has been also holding good numbers of nice pann size snapper. You will need to position yourself inside of the A marker and again berley is critical. Now the out going harbour tide is the big attraction for snapper as it drags food from the harbour and delivers it to the waiting predators such as snapper, kahawhai and trevally. Use weighed strayline rigs and select your weight carefully so you know your bait is running along the ocean floor.

Coming up at the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club on the 26th October we have the Shimano NZ team and Tony Orton presenting all of the new gear for 2017 and all of the tips and tricks they use for smashing big fish. More details at

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