For those of you who religiously pack away your boat and gear for the winter each year, why not try your hand at squid fishing? Those of you who do catch them will all agree that they are super tasty and great fun to catch. The nice thing about squid fishing is that you can do it from the side with just a soft bait, rod and a squid lure. No boat needed! Fish for them near weed and structure where there is not a lot of current and try squid lures that are luminous. Evenings into the night are the better time for catching these critters.
Phil Common discovered the perfect day for catching kingfish.
Reports about fishing for snapper and kingfish have been a bit sketchy, but they are definitely being caught. There have been some perfect days out on the water with not a breath of wind to be felt. The days are getting longer, and soon we will be back to daylight saving and warmer weather.
The Kaipara has also been producing some great fish this winter. Don’t forget to target gurnard over the winter months. There have been some superb specimens caught and, man, are they tasty. Flasher rigs with around the 3/0 hook size with some pink flash and a small bait are the ideal setup to target them.
Anthony Roberts, Tackle & Outdoors