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Another week of good weather right up until the weekend
11 July 2016
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Another week of good weather right up until the weekend, when things degenerated  and another 3 trips had to be  canned. It’s all part of the game, but it doesn’t stop it from being a bit frustrating.

Especially  Southeasterlies,  it can look quite settled on shore, but once you get a mile  or two out the breeze comes up and with it the short, steep and shapeless chop.

Still, we got Wednesday in, and it was another perfect winter’s day, with more good catches of mainly tarakihi and snapper.

We also saw some orca, not a common sight in the winter, they’re normally around in the summer months, often targeting the stingrays in the harbour.

There’s also been lots of seagulls and terns feeding  a few miles out, not sure what on, possibly whitebait, although it seems a bit early for them. Time will tell I guess.



    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!


    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

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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