As usual, we motored to a spot about 20 minutes from the ramp just down our road and tied up among the commercial mussel beds which are a haven for marine life. It was our best day ever and in 3 hours, had completely filled our large chilly bin with snapper and run out of bait! Given that snapper is over NZ$30/kg in the shops, not a bad haul! Beautiful cooked, or diced and marinated raw in lemon juice, then mixed with coconut cream, diced red peppers, onion and fresh chilli, then chilled for a couple of hours - yumm!
Jennie with 4lb snapper
Me with 11 lb snapper
Bobscoot will note the lucky red shorts being worn - certainly lucky on this occasion! No pink Crocs though, just boring brown.
The only downer was having to fillet them all whilst a bit dehydrated and tired but never mind. Just one cold beer was a mistake 'cos all I wanted to do was doze!
After an excellent feed, we sat on our deck with a cold gin and tonic and watched the sun set - and spectacular it was too. Here's the photo:
Dusk from our deck
Doesn't get much better than that - have a great and safe weekend everyone!