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Fishing in Northland
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Northland Fishing Seasons
The beginning of the year is the time to visit Northland and all its most abundant fisheries. The Marlin action is superb, Pink Snapper are biting left and right, and Tuna fishing is getting into gear.
In February, you’ll have a hard time choosing what to target, seeing that so many monster fish are active. Striped Marlin are all the craze right now, as are Yellowfin Tuna and Pink Snapper. All you have to do is pick.
This is one of the best months to go after Swordfish in the Bay of Islands, and Yellowfin Tuna is also prowling the waters for their next meal. Marlin action is still top-notch, especially around the Three Kings Islands.
Kingfish are the most popular catch in June, and they come in impressive sizes. Giant Trevally is a close second, along with Pink Snapper and Hapuka.
During the winter, the best thing you can do is to stay closer to land and explore the inshore bite. Tarakihi is great fun to catch on light tackle,. Swordfish in the deep blue is still there for the taking.
Head out to chase anything from Yellowtail and Giant Trevally to Pink Snapper, Tarakihi, and Hapuka. Test out different techniques and see what works best to attract the fish to your line.
Spring is just around the corner, which means that many species are voracious and ready to gobble down just about anything. This means great Yellowtail, Snapper, Tarakihi, and Hapuka fishing.
You can almost feel both inshore and offshore waters coming back to life and that means only one thing – incredible fishing. Marlin are slowly coming back, and giant Pink Snapper and Yellowtail are there for the taking.
Giant Trevally are entering the scene and if you wanted to catch a brag-worthy specimen, this is the time to start looking. Striped, Black, and Blue Marlin are waking up, and Pink Snapper and Yellowtail are hanging around too.