Yesterday we fitted a new sonar module to Fishmeister so headed out across the Mangawhai Bar to test the unit. Although we hadn’t planned on fishing, we just couldn’t resist the temptation to flick a quick softbait over the side. Within a few minutes this large panny willingly hopped on board. It just goes to show that soft baiting can work in winter. On this day the water temperature was 15.8C and the fish was caught just outside the Mangawhai Heads sand bar. We took the opportunity to catch a few kahawai to round out dinner. The kahawai at this time of year seem to be a lot smaller than in summer, but they were prolific…and very tasty!