Three magic days at the Mercs, diving and fishing, and feasting on Coromandel goodness!Read More
An awesome Christmas and New Years spent with friends and family diving for crayfish and scallops and spearfishing for kingfish in blue water, great times!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!
Just two mates having an awesome day out!
A great day out with Tony and Owen with a bin full of nice eating hapuka and some tasty scallopsRead More
One of the best family breaks ever, fishing, diving and eating seafood at my favourite summer spot - Opito Bay!Read More