Saltwater fly fishing around Auckland

Posts tagged “snapper

Summer of 2018: January 04

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Full moon high tide

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Fish on!

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Fighting gamely

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Snapper is finally exhautsed

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Beached

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Posing before release

And a rough movie using my latest fishing camera (Nikon 1 AW-1)

VIMEO movie: Snapper on the fly

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Meola Morning

A typical early autumn morning – cooler temperature, mixed cloud and sunshine and on and off again breezes. The fish were in tune with the season with their response:  one came in for release and all the other hits failed to connect.

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Around Auckland Recently …

IMG_7998wMeola Reef fly fishing club meeting. Lesson One: First Catch your fish! (more…)


Morning Snapper

Out on the last of the ebb at Pt Chev, with a handful of berley,  and the Vapen vanquished a 40cm snapper – my best in the harbour for maybe 3 or 4 years.


Summer Snapper in the Shallows

First time out with the Nemisis it scored within ten minutes on my first upper harbour snapper. Not a bad start for the rod and for the season. Casts nicely and great sensitivity feeling the Worthington Worm bounce its way across the cockle shells.

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Wind, Rain, Mud and … Snapper!

Wednesday , 16 December 2015 was not a great fishing day. Westerlies breezing away at an average 20-25 km/h, two rainy fronts passed through and the low tide and wind made for a muddy in shore margin that extended out about 12 meters from the waters edge. Not the best conditions to chase fish with a fly.

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The Redington Vapen with a Rio Outbound enabled me to still drive out 90ft casts despite the wind and the heavy flies. After the tide turned to the flood, some clear patches of water appeared. Into these I managed to deep drift a snapper bug (invention of Craig Worthington) and around 7pm hooked and landed my first snapper of the Summer 2015-16.

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Hope the El Nino winds aren’t going to mess up the water too much this summer.

 


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Tailing Snapper Photo – NZFN October 2015

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