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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

  • 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 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

  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen
     

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