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Big swell slows fishing at Mayor, but Motiti providing good catches
9 April 2014
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Another interesting week, starting off with more settled weather and a couple of trips out to the Pinns, where the fishing was still pretty good, mainly tarakihi, but picking up skippies both on the way out and back. They’re a bonus at this time of year.

The swell was huge on  Friday at Mayor, and killed our overnighter , we got a few snapper in the evening, but only a half dozen fish the next day.

Just too much disturbance for the fish and they were off everywhere.

Another overnighter, this time staying at Motiti, saw some snapper off Papamoa in the evening, and quite a good catch  Sunday around the Okaparus, including a few tarakihi.

The swell had dropped inshore but was still big on our ‘puku drops, so 1 bass and a gemfish were about it for the deep.


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

    Di Watts

  • 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

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.


    Alan Chamberlain


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