Winter Fishing the Mokes

Winter fishing has been challenging due to weather conditions, cold water temperatures & less “bite times” which has meant catching less fish overall.  That said there are still plenty of good size fish for those that are prepared to put in that extra effort.  Some good fish have been caught drifting in deeper water but the best results have been in close with lots of berley & large floating baits on stray lines….. in particular out at the Mokohinau Islands which seems to hold good fish all year round.  Pictured here is young Ben & Lewis who had their first trip ever out to the Mokes & did well to pull some good snapper out of the shallow kelp beds on the eastern edge of the main island.