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Astrolabe finally open, striped marlin popping up outside Motiti
12 April 2016
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The weather’s getting a bit cooler, but the fishing’s still going well.

We had to have a look around the Astrolabe seeing it’s finally open. We made a couple of stops on the way and got a selection of snapper, trevally and tarakihi.

A good start. The Lab was ok, but nothing exceptional.

Did a similar run on Saturday, with similar results, although the deeper water was  slower. Quite strange conditions, strong surface current but slow fishing even though no apparent bottom current. We ended up off Motiti in 40/50m where it was quite good.

Sunday was more of the same but slower, and we ended up doing best inside Motiti.

A bonus was a striped marlin  popping up beside us outside Motiti. Only the 2nd time I’ve seen one in that area.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

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