west coast snapper

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  • #7289
    yellowfin
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    hi does any body no when the snapper disapper from the west coast south island. i want to head over end of march to try some beaches

    #22907
    yellowfin
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    probly depends where your going, but i’d say around the end of march! lol. nahh! seriously up the north end would be worth a go.

    #22915
    elmo22
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    north of westport they start to slow down catching them end march and in to april, but there will still be some about,, what part of the coast you going to fishmad

    #22918
    croozer
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    hey there, Time of the year is not as important as water temp. Anything 18 and above will get you snaps. I have caught them down to 16, but the dogfish become unmanageable at the lower temps. Good luck with your quest, and dress apropriately for the sandflies, they can be savage on the beaches, esp on calm days.

    #22920
    yellowfin
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    im going to try in karamea

    #22921
    yellowfin
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    agree there sandflies lol and insect repellant will not work!! tuck ya pants into ya socks wear good gloves with a long sleeve t shirt tucked into them

    #22934
    HIPP
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    There was a good one caught off the beach stright out from the Hokitika Golf Course 2 weeks ago. Im heading over genral fishing and hunting very soon, hears hoping:), cheers, Hipp

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