Three magic days at the Mercs, diving and fishing, and feasting on Coromandel goodness!Read More
An awesome weekend away at Great Mercury Island fishing and divingRead More
If I had to choose my favourite seafood, scallops would have to be right up there. You can’t beat them raw, fresh out of the ocean ala naturale!
It is always exciting when the season opens on 1 September, and as has been tradition for a few years, a bunch of us head up to Opito Bay and have a mini scallop festival of our own.
This year we found them fat as and in good numbers
It is a bit of a tradition to cook up a storm on opening night, this year it was scallops three ways - scallop and pineapple ceviche, scallop roe fritter topped with ala naturale scallop, plus in garlic butter in their shell. Nectar!
My daughter Bella has recently done her PADI Open Water dive course with Dive Zone Whitianga, and she was keen to have her first crack diving for some scallops, so we looked a little closer to home, and while they were not as thick, we got a nice feed. It was awesome to see Bells enoying her diving and helping me gather a feed of scallops - it doesn’t get much better!
Opito Bay would rate as my favourite place in the world. I got to escape back there for some quality time on the water with the kids and good mate Dion over the last weekRead More
3 days that will be etched in the memory banks for ever. Seeing the kids catch their first marlin out of Tairua.Read More
There are plenty of nice fish at the moment in close to Tairua. Carl and the family have been getting out and having a ball.Read More
A week of fishing, diving and the eventual five course seafood meal to celebrate the life of a great manRead More
One of the best family breaks ever, fishing, diving and eating seafood at my favourite summer spot - Opito Bay!Read More
A once in a lifetime trip that will be etched into the memory banks forever! Big bass to 67kg, hapuka to 42kg, kingfish to 40kg, but most importantly a trip to the mecca of NZ fishing with best mates and family...Read More