Big Snapper Off The Rocks IV – Great Barrier Island

I had to go rockfishing yesterday. You can probably imagine that, after a couple of days of ‘over-thinking’ my landbased fishing options here on Great Barrier Island – should I go to the east or west coast?, fish around the low or high tide?, do an evening or morning fish? – that I just felt the need to get out there, catch a feed and do what I can to land a big one. So I stopped thinking and planning, and headed to a bay in Tryphena, close to where I live. The plan was to have a bait in the water around mid-tide and fish the outgoing. The conditions were not ideal; hardly any clouds in the sky, it …

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