The very next weekend after my amazing fishing trip with the Marshall’s I was invited to go out on another fishing excursion, this time with Scotty Staples at his family’s bach at Lang’s Beach.
Langs is about an hour and a half north of Auckland on the east coast of the island. The Staple’s home here has an amazing view, sitting atop a rolling hillside overlooking an beautiful crescent beach and the Whangarei headlands across the Breen Bay.
Scotty took a few of us out on the family boat, and headed to his secret fishing spot. They had been having luck catching Snapper here all summer, and our trip out was no exception.
We where all getting bites, and I finally caught a fish on the rod I brought to New Zealand. But the big excitement of the day was Scotty’s catch.
Here is some video of Scotty reeling in the monster. Sorry about the language (boat talk).
I have officially learned how to fillet a fish, and done it enough times that I think it is ingrained . Its a great feeling being able to provide for yourself, and prepare your own catch.
After the morning catch, we went a few houses down to the Von Roy’s family bach and played this interesting Swedish beach game that semi resembled horse shoes….if they where made of wood.
After some games and drinks Scotty, Matty and I headed back to the house and Scott cooked up the best meal I have had so far in New Zealand.
Another great fishing trip in the books…..now, just waiting for surf.