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Another good week
19 January 2016
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Another good week, starting with our 1st Hapuku trip in a while. We ended up fairly deep before we found some ok sign and got some bluenose and a small bass on the 1st few drifts, then nothing after that.

Frustrating, we had good sign, good slow, straight drifts good selection of bait, including some fresh skippies we’d picked up on the way out, but no more fish. Except for a foul hooked tarakihi in 160m.

We had drifted depths from 400m to 150m with the same result, so safe to assume they were off the bite.

The bottom fishing’s been good in the deeper water, but an influx of barracuda meant going to Mayor has been the best option, extra steaming but a lot better fishing than the shallow water.

This could change with the continuing N. and N.E. winds, which are bringing in the game fish, and hopefully soon  the bottom species too.

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

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis

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