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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.


  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club


    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

  • 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.


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