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Another good, interesting week
2 March 2016
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Another good, interesting week, which started with a couple of bottom fishing trips outside Motiti.

We stopped at a mark inside the Okaparus, but only got  a lot of little snapper  so flagged that  and continued onwards. The tarakihi were biting well, and again on Thursday, where we also picked up a couple of nice kingfish.  We’ve been getting a few while  bottom fishing this season.

An overnighter to Mayor saw another slow evening fish, but the bottom fishing next day was good. We had a go at some drift fishing, but the bluenose weren’t biting so we finished off back at Mayor with some good tarakihi and a bonus couple of  Hapuku.

A day Hapuku trip started well with  6/8  bluenose , then just the odd one or two for the remaining drifts, plus a nice bass, and a few skippies on the way  home.

A decent day on the tarakihi on Sunday, though it would have been more successful if 3 bronze whalers didn’t join the party, stealing fish, lines and sinkers from the bottom to just under the boat. Never seen them in deep water before and wouldn’t mind not seeing them again.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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