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Astrolabe and its current exclusion zone....
8 July 2015
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Well, the fishing side of things is still pretty much a non event but I was talking to my mate Russ, who went out to dive on what’s left of the Rena.

It’s all pretty well covered with weed and marine life in all it’s variety now, not particularly amazing considering it’s been nearly 5 years since it hit the Astrolabe.

So hopefully we might see the 2NM exclusion zone removed before next season.

Certainly it’s well overdue, seeing as the whole reef is less than ½ a mile across, and the initial reason was the salvers needing the area to themselves, as much to prevent people seeing their glacial speed as much as for safety concerns, from what we observed anyway.

Here’s hoping.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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    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!!
     
    Regards,
    Lynne.

  • 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

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

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