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Deeper water and had better and more consistent catches
2 May 2017
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We started last week with another short day on Tuesday, so worked around the 9 mile, inside Motiti .

We had no sign at all until about 7 miles out, due to a big swell running, then had heaps on the sounder, big clouds of fish, which turned out to be sweep, or grey maomao.

Hadn’t seen many of them for years, but they came up in quantity this day. After a while, I thought we could try around  the Okaparus, as we’d done well there on the Sunday on snapper. Bad move, we barely caught a thing for the rest of the trip, a day [or 2] can be a very long time when fishing.

The next couple of days, we headed back to the deeper water and had better and more consistent catches. Good variety too.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 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

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

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