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This is the time of year when big fish like hapuku and bass move into water of 100 metres or less from 300 or 400 metres, and for fishermen it is a good opportunity to tick one of the toughest boxes in the world of angling.
For these deep-water monsters are not easily encountered. In pre-European times you could probably catch a hapuku not far from Rangitoto Island but relentless pressure from market fishing and, to a far lesser degree, sporting anglers has decimated inshore populations and today these magnificent creatures are regarded as inhabitants of extreme depths.
–21 April, 2017GT Fishing Report - Recurved Hooks
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