Albacore are the
first tuna to arrive in East Cape waters each summer.Early December
normally sees the first of these feisty little fish moving south
with the warming water, they range in size from 1kg to over 20kg
and put up a good scrap on light tackle. They are usually taken
on small squid type trolling lures but will strike at even the
biggest marlin lure, this habit can make them a bit of a pest
when trolling for larger game. Depending on season they will
stay to about till April.
an appearance in late December and can be caught through until
In East Cape waters
they range in size from 15kg to 50kg with the occasional fish
up to 70kg. These speedy, much sought after game fish are usually
targeted on trolled lures, bullet or pusher head skirted lures.
Bibbed minnows are starting to find favour with some anglers.
Each year a few are also taken on jigs and bait, the peak month's
for Yellowfin are February and March.