Saltwater fly fishing around Auckland

Dawn Patrol

A bit after dawn I turned up at Pt Chevalier and found another swoffer in the water ahead of me – obviously Auckland is becoming crowded!


The angler in this case was Chris, a new acquaintance, who was giving the spot a try on the recommendation of fly fishing guide  Matto Von Sturmer.

We chatted a bit about our fly fishing experiences and eventually moved along to the one of the channels where the current flow was more focused.I finished off some left over pilchards into a berley trail and we both hooked a number of small kahawai and some snapper that didn’t quite make it to legal size.

My first snapper, aglow in the early morning sun.


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Back lightingP1060525m

All in all good fun for  Chris as well:




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