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An excellent finish to a fairly rough week
29 March 2016
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We had a bit of a short week due to the weather and swell running, but our public day Sunday was good.

We started in close and were getting some nice snapper, but just too many kahawai. A few are fine, but the amount of tangles they create wears thin fairly quickly.

We went to some of our deeper marks, which generally don’t hold them, but they were even worse there.

Finally ended up around Motiti  where we got a lot of snapper, quite a few trevally and the odd kahawai. Much better!

Monday  we started inside the Middle Ground outside Omanu and towards Papamoa, but nothing much happened there, so it was back to Motiti for another good day on the snapper and trevally.

We decided to try a bit deeper for tarakihi, where the current was more in evidence. It took a few resets, but we ended up doing quite well on them also.

The current also brought the barracuda, but not too badly, only 4/5 sets of gear lost to the lovelies.

So, an excellent finish to a fairly rough week.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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