Thursday, 03 December 2020

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Fishing Report - Issue 909

The Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club weighed four southern bluefin tuna on Wednesday last week.

The fish were all caught in the club’s fishing area. Congratulations to the anglers who persevered in their efforts to track down this somewhat elusive species in local waters.

Special mention needs to be made of Marcus Wunderlich (fishing on the vessel Mercy) who landed a 35.42kg southern bluefin tuna on 15kg line. His catch is a pending club record.

In addition to the locally caught fish weighed on Wednesday, the club has also weighed a 92.66kg southern bluefin tuna caught by Kim Schlaepfer (fishing on the vessel moonshine) on 24kg line at Waihou Bay. This is another pending club record.

Most anglers are also reporting good success with catching medium size snapper, 40 to 50cm, which is a good eating size. Some of the areas fishing well include out the back of Red Mercury Island, around Great Mercury Island, around the Twins and behind Centre Island.

A good berley trail is always a winner, but some used their electrical equipment to find the fish and then enjoyed success with soft baits and slow jigs.

Pictured: Marcus Wunderlich with prized catch on Wednesday last week.

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