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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.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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 Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Regards
    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate
    gen-i

  • 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

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