Tuesday, December 14, 2010

white island warms up

Top left jason part of the Simon Brown's
104 group.
Top right Adam Vanberlo 35kg kingi
Bottom left Hayden Tompson aka Tomo the destroyer 34kg kingi

Hi all, well the kingis at white are about to burst into the yearly spawning and some impressive fishing going down with it. red hot bites at times with one recent overnight trip telly going 104 king fish for that night and next day, believe me it don't get much better than that anywhere n.z or worldwide for that matter. The next group had the size but not the numbers but who cares when the best two fish go 34kg and 35kg, the bite on other days can be good but timing is the key as they are being wild cards with the bite, some days your bite time is as short as 1hr other days they bite all day, no rime or reason. bottom fishing for puka and bluenose has slowed down with a token amount for the effort, as you read this we are off down the ranfurly for the last trip of 2010, report will be up next week till then cheers Lance.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Hi all , the ranfurly still makes us work for our rewards and the rewards are good but you must stick at it to achieve the goods, latest trip to the banks was all good in the end with the best bass going 56kg and a close second 43kg and then down from there and best kingi 25kg . water temps continue to rise with the prospect of game fish a real thing in the next week or so 19c most days, till next week cheers Lance.
Right bill smally's 56kg bass

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Mike chipman's 37kg bass
jarrard's 30kg kingi well done boys

Hi all, we have just spent the last 5 days or so at white and with great results. the smokey isle is really starting to fire with some hot bites on all fronts, first and foremost the kingis are getting ready for spawning biting much more aggressive and more often as well, no real hogs but a good average of 20-25kg and the odd one pushing up to 30kg. puka have been there but still hard work, the stand out of the week was mike chipmans 37kg bass and his mate going well with 28kg model to boot, bluenose have also been playing ball with a general cable group nailing 9 first drift and 5 on the second drift, not bad 14 bluedogs in 2 drifts with the average at 8-10kg. water temps continue to rise up to 18-19c and some very good water to the north of white, first marlin or tuna is not far away for sure. well not alot to complain about at the moment with the weather orsum and the fishing not far from, the first day we get 20kts of weather its going to kill us. till next week cheers Lance.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


above left kojacks 31kg kingi
above right dobys 28kg kingi
left doby hooked up

Hi all, ranfurly banks has fished well the last 2 months and continues to do so, but one must put abit more time and energy into the days to get the results. Our last trip was chris wong and his merry jigging men and the fishing was hard but only in ranfurlys terms, the best kingis went 34kg and 31kg and best puka 25kg i still say a hard day fishing at the furly is like a good day else were, watch this space it will bounce back. Done a few days at white with mixed results , bluenose hard work and not really firing, but a hand full of puka to 15kg are the rewards for the deep drifters, kingis are a afternoon delight for sure very hard to get a bite in the mornings but afternoon its been pretty good with fish to 27kg of late. Water temps are on the rise by the day as you read this we are pushing up to a strong 18 dec plus, roll on the pelegics. All in all not a bad scene and will only improve with the water heating up. Till next week cheers