Dawnbreakers fishing report - 4 January 2018

 2018 will again be another busy year for the club with trips planned to Kaikoura, Havelock,  Okiwi Bay and D'Urville Island.  It is also the clubs 15th anniversary.  To celebrate, we will have a Birthday Party at Rabbit Island on the 20th January starting at 3pm with a BBQ.  All members and their families are welcome to attend and enjoy this special occasion.
Another big event for our club will be the 2018 Big Blue Dive & Fish Snapper Cup.  Last year’s cup was a great success and this year’s will be even bigger.  We have $10,000 worth in prizes thanks to our sponsors Big Blue Dive and Fish - Fluid Electronics – Lowrance -  Placemakers Richmond - DNA Boats - Unichem Richmond - Haven Pleasure Boats - Richmond Aquatic Centre.  This event would not happen without the sponsor’s generous support;  In return we do ask our members to support them. Registration will open on the 11th January; Entry cost will be $20 per person or $50 for a family.  The registration fee includes an evening meal and one free drink.  This event will be open to Dawnbreakers members only.  Why not check out our website to learn about what our great club is all about and what it can offer you.

Dawnbreakers fishing report - 18 October 2017

The New Fishing Season has officially started and we hope you are managing to get out and enjoy some spring fishing. A very warm welcome to all the new Dawnbreaker members who joined the club at our open day; we look forward to getting to know you all over the coming months.
September and October can be frustrating months for fisherman in the Bay. All the signs are showing an early start to our fishing season, with increasing baitfish and bird activity off Pippin Island and Boulder Bank area, Schools of Dolphins and the odd Blue Whale doing back stroke!  Snapper are starting to be caught around the 35 metre mark, and the odd fish in Delaware Bay but beware of the three tax men, Red Cod, Spiny Dogs and Carpet Sharks which are all in BIG numbers.
If you want an easier fish to target, Gurnard are in large numbers in Delaware, Cable and Okiwi Bay.  Drift fishing with small baits is a very effective catching method, like many species, Gurnard love to chase their food and strike more aggressively when made to do so. Use 2/0 flasher rigs (Red or Pink) or small Lumo Shrimp ledger rigs. Keep your baits small, cubes of salted mackerel and Jimmys bait nuggets have been very successful.  Spend some time drifting different water depths, 12 to 16 metres is a good start in Delaware Bay.
Our club competition has commenced on 1st October and we are kicking off with DOUBLE points for Snapper this month, so your LONGEST Snapper caught and photographed on your official measuring board with your new season club card will be rewarded with some good points to start you off.

Dawnbreakers fishing report - 18 October 2017

The New Fishing Season has officially started and we hope you are managing to get out and enjoy some spring fishing. A very warm welcome to all the new Dawnbreaker members who joined the club at our open day; we look forward to getting to know you all over the coming months.
September and October can be frustrating months for fisherman in the Bay. All the signs are showing an early start to our fishing season, with increasing baitfish and bird activity off Pippin Island and Boulder Bank area, Schools of Dolphins and the odd Blue Whale doing back stroke!  Snapper are starting to be caught around the 35 metre mark, and the odd fish in Delaware Bay but beware of the three tax men, Red Cod, Spiny Dogs and Carpet Sharks which are all in BIG numbers.
If you want an easier fish to target, Gurnard are in large numbers in Delaware, Cable and Okiwi Bay.  Drift fishing with small baits is a very effective catching method, like many species, Gurnard love to chase their food and strike more aggressively when made to do so. Use 2/0 flasher rigs (Red or Pink) or small Lumo Shrimp ledger rigs. Keep your baits small, cubes of salted mackerel and Jimmys bait nuggets have been very successful.  Spend some time drifting different water depths, 12 to 16 metres is a good start in Delaware Bay.
Our club competition has commenced on 1st October and we are kicking off with DOUBLE points for Snapper this month, so your LONGEST Snapper caught and photographed on your official measuring board with your new season club card will be rewarded with some good points to start you off.