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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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Di Watts

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