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Beautiful day, flat calm, no current and very good reef fishing
15 July 2015
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Well, after a lot of bad weather, mainly on the weekends, of course, we finally got a Saturday in. It was a beautiful day, flat calm, no current and very good reef fishing.

We started off in the deeper water, 80 to 85m and went  well on snapper and tarakihi, even got a legal kingy, but it slowed down around midday so we tried in a bit closer and did even better with the tarakihi, with the odd  legal snapper among them.

I mentioned getting a barracuda full of krill a few weeks ago, and we saw a big clump of them[krill] drift by while we were anchored. Given that they’re normally only seen in the warmest months of summer, very unusual indeed.

 I see the scientists now reckon there’s a mini ice age on the way in the next 15 years, I wonder what effect that’ll have on global warming

Well, after a lot of bad weather, mainly on the weekends, of course, we finally got a Saturday in. It was a beautiful day, flat calm, no current and very good reef fishing.

We started off in the deeper water, 80 to 85m and went  well on snapper and tarakihi, even got a legal kingy, but it slowed down around midday so we tried in a bit closer and did even better with the tarakihi, with the odd  legal snapper among them.

I mentioned getting a barracuda full of krill a few weeks ago, and we saw a big clump of them[krill] drift by while we were anchored. Given that they’re normally only seen in the warmest months of summer, very unusual indeed.

 I see the scientists now reckon there’s a mini ice age on the way in the next 15 years, I wonder what effect that’ll have on global warming

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi there Brett, just a quick thank you for the lovely fishing trip we had today.

    Myself my wife and parents had a fantastic time.

    It may have been a bit choppy today but luckily my family didn't supply any extra burley and really enjoyed the trip. We have about 2kgs of Terakihi filets in the fridge which we look forward to enjoying tomorrow.

    After trying different charter boats I have found Tauranga Marine Charters by far the best.

    We really appreciate you helping and guiding my wife and parents who are first time fishers to get set up and get onto some fish.

    Looking forward to doing it again sometime.

    Many thanks
    Aaron

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • 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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