fishing in April?

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carl101
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:40 am

hi im new to the Wellington area and was just interested in what the fishing is generally like in the Kapiti/Porirua area this time of year?

are there still good snapper around or should I be concentrating on the winter species, and does burley still help?

thanks

carl

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Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:08 pm

Heaps of snapper out deep, but good fishing up most of the coast and the harbour currently

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Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:13 pm

Berley always helps.
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SGT J1ngles
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Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:38 pm

I have been told there are snapper still being caught off pukarua . Also a friend shot and still sees kingies around tiny tit bay. If your keen to have a go.

Straight off pukarua bay there is a big reef about 1.5km off shore about 15 -20 m deep ( lost a couple anchors there)

Hope this helps

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carl101
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:36 pm

thanks for your help really appreciate it :y:

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carl101
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Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:39 pm

Sorry where is tiny tit bay?

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Bear Jules
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Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:02 am

Hey mate. Yes definitely Snapper still around. I find March/Apr the best time for them at Pukerua Bay where i normally fish. In May i have found they normally taper off and head away to warmer waters and return end of spring. I find just on dark and after is when they come so headtorch/light is essential. Burley for sure. I have caught quite a few good Snapper out there lately in only 10-13m of water mostly over sand out about 800m from shore. Im planning on heading out there 2moro afternoon/evening as my mate sent me a photo earlier of some decent Snapper he had caught tonight!!! Hope that helps :) Julian

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