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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

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

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

    Di Watts

  • 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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