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2 great days to start November, even saw our 1st sunfish
4 November 2015
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We started the week with a couple of trips to Town Pt, then outside and around Motiti, neither of which was particularly noteworthy, some tarakihi and a few snapper.

On Sunday we headed back out to the Pinns, and it was much the same there, the day was so calm we headed to Mayor, and it paid off with an excellent day on the tarakihi, so Monday we tried there again, and never got a fish in the 1st 2 hours.

Luckily, they eventually came on quite well again. So 2 great days to start November, even saw our 1st sunfish and pod of dolphins for the season to top it off.

One noticeable thing was that all the tarakihi had no mud or sand in their gut, they’d all been feeding on krill [eggs, not adults], possibly why the fishing’s been slow.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 5.9.2009

    Hi Brett,
     
    I enjoyed my fishing during my last trip to Tauranga. The fishes caught was really delicious...Taratiki. I couldn't wait to eat them, so, I cooked a few fillets at the Bay Palm Motel where I stayed. I brought the rest back to Perth and my family just loved them.
     
    Just a note that you should be aware of so that you can advise all future Australians who fish with you and want to bring the fishes home. The fishes MUST be headless, gilled and gutted. Remember, must not have heads. I decleared my fishes and the first questions asked was whether I removed the head (which I did) and since my fishes were also gutted and gilled, I could bring in ALL(including the fillets).
     
    Best wishes for the season and happy fishing.

    Regards,


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Regards
    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate
    gen-i

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