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Sunday Sessions off Maketu

Written by Tim on June 12th, 2014.      0 comments

Launch location: next to the surf club at Maketu Beach. This beach is on the edge of the Maketu Estuary so it is tidal and can be like a small bar. If you're unfamiliar with it don't attempt to launch in the dark. 
Launching Difficulty: medium (surf experience required)
Fishing location: large area of foul north of Town Point (see map). Use your sounder and chart plotter to locate rocks and fish. 
Target: Big Snapper but kingfish and big trevally can frequently be encountered.
Method: anchor up and burley. Stray-line whole pilchards or fresh kahawai strips. Use 4/0 hooks and a 1/4oz ball sinker 
Fishing Time: all day
Notes: the current out from Town Point can be strong and can create a confusing chop. Suitable for moderately experienced kayak fishermen. If you are new to the sport, anchor in the sheltered area next to the cliffs.
Bonus: toilets at the launch point, and a cafe/chip shop - take a change of clothes and get a hot feed afterward your day on the water.    
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