(on Radio Hauraki, News Talk, Radio Sport – Fri/Sat/Sun)
A cool blast this week has kept most boats at home this week but is leaving us with a better weather forecast for the weekend. Sooo the Mount Motorcycles Albacore Hapuka Tournament can finally get a start!
Rumours of albacore have been circulating the past week so it will be good to get boats on the water and finally get fishing. Now Albacore are a temperate water species that will turn up when the water temps range in the 17-18 range in the Bay of Plenty and these early fish are usually large in the 10-20kg range. They are well worth catching too with white flesh, and are commonly referred to as Chicken of the Sea. If you want to check out what’s coming in the weigh station at Sulphur Point we will be operating 4-5pm this Sunday.
Next weekend is the opening of trout fishing around the country and it’s no coincidence that we time our Monster Trout tournament for this weekend. Always a great social weekend of fishing and plenty of yarns about the “one that got away!” Tickets available from Hamills Tauranga, to find out more visit our website www.tsfc.co.nz or give us a call at the Club.