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Another good days fishing
14 August 2018
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A quiet week, plenty of nice weather but the phone’s been quiet and we ended up only getting the Saturday in.

Another good days fishing, it’s certainly been better in the deeper water, over 50m.

For quite some time now spots that used to fish quite well, the middle ground and Karewa in particular, don’t have any consistency. Fish sign is often on the same marks, but hovering 5 to 15m off the bottom and having little feeding bursts at best. So whether they’re feeding mainly on plankton, krill etc midwater, or conditions just don’t suit, it’s definitely changed.

It’ll be interesting to see what the summer’s like.

 

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  • 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

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