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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

  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

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