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Another week of mainly good fishing
17 February 2016
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Another  week of mainly good fishing.

We’re still  working the area outside Motiti for the bottom fishing as it’s been the most consistent.  Thursday we only shifted twice all day, with mainly tarakihi ticking  along  all day.  Friday we went back to the same  spots and had a lot slower day. Tried other , shallower areas but no go anywhere.

Our overnighter saw a few snapper caught around Mayor that evening with good tarakihi fishing, minus a few to the tax collector[a  2.5m Mako].

We also got 6 albacore  and had a marlin jumping by the boat so a  double bonus. The drift fishing was slow, just a few bluenose.

Sat/Sun was similar,  with a nice hapuku, bass and small gemfish  caught before the N.E. slop got the better of some of the crew and we headed home.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  •  

    Hi,
    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

  • 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

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