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Rockfishing in Harataonga

I love it when a plan comes together. Yeah, you’ve heard this before from Hannibal Smith and I wish I could say the same. My plan was to catch a king fish off the rocks in Blind Bay. Believe me, the plan was sound, the tides and chosen fishing spot were quite promising as well, but the onshore westerly winds and the marine forecast upset the plan. Nonetheless, Sinclair and I were keen to fish off the rocks and obviously when it is windy on one side of the island the other side should be calm. I arrived at Sinclair’s place at about 0930, he was having yet another beer…., and we discussed our options, consulting a Great Barrier Island chart map, and decided to go to Harataonga on the East Coast. Since I’ve only fished there once, some 5-6 years ago, and am keen to get to know new fishing spots, I was excited as.  Continue reading Rockfishing in Harataonga