Snapper are New Zealand’s favourite fish. They are prolific in numbers and grow to an impressive size. They are a prized eating fish in New Zealand. Our skippers have grown up stalking snapper in our local waters, both recreationally and commercially. So you can be sure they will know where the fish are holding at any given time of the year. We love fishing softbaits and slow jigs for snapper. We also love a dirty old bait session, especially if a 20 pounder is what you are after! Seeing the line come tight on a steam train ‘red’ – yep that’s what we’re talking about! If snapper is number one on your list, then plan a trip between May and September, winter is when snapper fishing comes into its own.