Multiple callouts

Our crew got an early wake-up call on Tuesday October 2 at 5.46 am to attend an urgent callout on the south side of Tiritiri Matangi Island. A skipper on a 12-metre yacht had suffered a medical event and needed assistance. His crew member who was not...... Read More

Coastguard to the rescue

It’s been a long winter but Coastguard Hibiscus has been active in both training and helping out broken down boaties. There have been a few jump starts and more than a few tows but luckily not many after sundown. One fine day in August our crew...... Read More

Firing up the fishing

The transition into spring is well underway with local fishers catching good numbers of snapper from just about every depth in Whangaparaoa Bay. Those who choose to head out deeper in the Gulf are doing equally as well in the work ups off the top of...... Read More

Progression – not perfection

As we leave the winter months behind we feel a surge of renewed energy. It’s like a seasonal instinct to get out and forage, so this is a great time to start getting active and enjoying your feel-good cravings. A great place to start is to check...... Read More

Spring fishing ins and outs

Spring has well and truly made its presence known over the last few weeks. Days are getting longer but typically this time of year spells rain and strong westerlies. This means we can’t always get out to the sites where we would like to fish, but...... Read More

Time to take flight or sit tight?

One win in 42 regular season games of rugby. It’s a daunting stat that can only leave one asking, is it time for the Mahurangi Premier team to leave the premier one competition? In the past three years, the team has had little to shout about, picking...... Read More

Looking for fish with eyes on the sky

The water temperature has dropped to about 13-14°C in the Gulf and there has been some pretty awesome fishing in deeper water. Flat Rock and Nelson’s rock off the back of Kawau have been fishing reliably with a good average size of around 40cm. Out...... Read More

Cool changes

The cold weather has reached our shores and with it comes a change in fishing. The water has cooled down causing the fish to go into ‘power saving mode’. Feeding is a battle of risk versus reward. Much like us, fish feel the effects of the...... Read More

Fish are biting

Although the weather over the past few weeks has not been the kindest, the fishing has been red hot. We have certainly felt the drop in temperature and it looks like the fish have too. This cold southerly we have had recently is exactly what fishers...... Read More

Sinking feeling

Over a weekend at Matauri Bay, while taking a walk up to the monument commemorating the Rainbow Warrior, we noticed a boat being launched and took some photos. What we did not expect was what quickly followed. The chap had no help except for the driver...... Read More