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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

  • 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

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

    Di Watts

  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis

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