Great Barrier Island FishingFishing Great Barrier Island
The Snappers Paradise - Great Barrier Island
We have been presented with the barrier and the tension on board is there. The Great Barrier Island has an almost mythic state among many New Zealand fish. It is home to about 800 island inhabitants, who mainly reside in Tryphena and make it quite hard. A fishing paradise is waiting for those who are fortunate enough to dare to visit the island.
Away enough from large population to avoid over-fishing, but near enough to be reached and fished within a single fishing days. Barrier's the only one. The FQ Fishing Captain Nigel Boland took me on a journey when we were approaching at the end of September. Damp down on an exploratory drive to the barrier to see if the big snappers were there and on their way there.
An assault plot for the next day was worked out between Nigel, Kasey and the other FQ Fishing, Stew - a friendly of the team. Maybe it was just as good that the sense of equilibrium was there when we were shaken by the mere number of firm catches we were to make in the next three inches.
I was disappointed because only one Panie Snap had arrived in 45 mins. There are four fishermen on board, four fighters. That was the finest fishing. In a few moments the sky was full of boobies and sea swallows and the drowsy cold had been turned into fiery activity.
If fishing is so quick and angry, it is difficult not to be flogged into a rush of its own. On another date, a number of large farmed species were sent back into battle, with many of the smaller species going into the cold barrel. Estimated early mornings were much longer than anticipated.
This may be a fishing destination, but Great Barrier Island is not resistant to the dietary habits most schools of seafood use. This is a good season for a fast refresher of some of the old fishing fundamentals outside the forecasted biting seasons. There'?s no question about it.
Barrier is a suitable place for chartering. The FQ Fishing is adept at fishing around the island and your excursions can be arranged according to your wishes.