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Currents dropping leading to good fishing
7 March 2014
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A busy week for us, and a pretty good one in terms of conditions and fish caught.

The erratic and contradictory currents and sea conditions we were experiencing seem to have dropped away and better fishing is the result.

The deeper water is where we’ve been working mainly and the tarakihi have been going well, with the odd nice snapper in the mix.

A part day on Saturday saw us around Karewa, nothing much in under 20m, but outside the island we picked up a few sizeable snapper at most stops, enough for a reasonable day’s fishing. We also caught 3 or 4 tarakih, a couple of nice blue cod and a few kahawai to add a bit to the mix.


  • 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

  • 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

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