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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

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

     

  • 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

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