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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

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

  • 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

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

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