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Cheers Fishing Club and Shallow Water Fishing
5 November 2013
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We went outside Motiti on Wednesday, Town Pt had been ok but fairly ordinary, so we tried the deeper water again. Not a bad day, mainly tarakihi and a few snapper and good calm conditions.

Saturday we had Cheers fishing club, a fair load on fishers, and thought Town Pt's shallower water would be the good option.

Which it was, plenty of fish, excellent conditions and a good bunch of people enjoying the day.

So Sunday was a no  brainer, back to Town Pt. Conditions were perfect, even better than Saturday, except, no fish. We did all the spots we'd been pulling them up the day before for nothing. Well, 3 tarakihi and a couple of scorpionfish.

Steamed outside Motiti, still nothing until about 1.30, then they punched the clock and went hard until we left, filling the chilli bins with plenty of fish.

It's an interesting game, this, and a good demonstration of just how fickle fish can be.

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

  • 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

  • 5.9.2009

    Hi Brett,
     
    I enjoyed my fishing during my last trip to Tauranga. The fishes caught was really delicious...Taratiki. I couldn't wait to eat them, so, I cooked a few fillets at the Bay Palm Motel where I stayed. I brought the rest back to Perth and my family just loved them.
     
    Just a note that you should be aware of so that you can advise all future Australians who fish with you and want to bring the fishes home. The fishes MUST be headless, gilled and gutted. Remember, must not have heads. I decleared my fishes and the first questions asked was whether I removed the head (which I did) and since my fishes were also gutted and gilled, I could bring in ALL(including the fillets).
     
    Best wishes for the season and happy fishing.

    Regards,


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

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