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Easing the winter blues
21 July 2014
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A few more sunny days and a good days fishing outside Motiti eased the winter blues a little.

The areas we’d been working previously produced a few tarakihi then eased off, so after a couple of moves we tried a bit further East.

The current, which had been quite stiff, dropped an hour or two after the tide change, and as it did, we started getting quite a lot of snapper, along with good quantities of tarakihi.

The tarakihi are well into spawning now, and they tend to be fussier with their feeding once it’s over, still there, but not as motivated if conditions aren’t to their liking.

Theoretically they should be moving into shallower water now, but we’ve seen no evidence of it, so we’ll stay deep until things change.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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