December 07, 2015 by Lance Manins

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The Catch
Tuna (Bigeye)

Great news on the NZ Fishing front. The Tuna are seemingly turning up early and in full force with Big Eye being taken on both coasts and some fish to 40+ KG. Reports of good size schools and marlin to boot with a Yacht towing a skipjack lure off the Bay Of islands briefly hooking a Striped marlin. With the 1st marlin usually being laded shortly after Xmas this is great news to be seeing them close in so early in the month and is a great sign for the season in the New Year ! The commercial guys are also reporting good yellowfin numbers wider off the east coast.

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