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Christmas again and time to do some relaxing at sea
19 November 2013
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We're getting more settled weather lately, and suddenly it's nearly Christmas again and time to do some relaxing at sea.

The fishing in close has been a bit stopstart lately so we had a look at the Pinnacles on Tuesday.

Things started well, with tarakihi coming up in numbers for the first hour or so, then the SE picked up, slowing things down considerably. Still, ok catches though.

An overnighter on Friday was a bit bouncy at first as the NW swung SW, creating a steep little chop. A reasonable night fish helped mellow the crew out, me in particular,  with a good mix of snapper and tarakihi caught.

We went out to  a couple of deepwater knolls 1st thing Saturday, and had good catches of bluenose and gemfish initially, but as the day got nicer the fishing slowed, the sign and conditions were good, they just weren't all that hungry. The last few trips, the pattern's been similar, so worth not bottom fishing around Mayor as we normally would.

Sunday was another trip to the Pinns, good till after lunch, but the current picked up, the fish stopped feeding and hovered midwater and we started getting more barracuda and a couple of blind eels, everyone's favourite fish.  So we went in closer and finished another beautiful day with some more tarakihi to top things off.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!
     
    Regards,
    Lynne.

  • 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
     

  • 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

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