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Effects of the big tides and moon
19 December 2017
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Quite a busy week, with the fishing continuing it’s volatile nature. Earlier in the week we continued in the 80m+ range with good results.

The Pinns and around Mayor mainly producing tarakihi and  red snapper.

Friday was a shocker though, a first in 18 years doing this, nothing takeable caught, some barracuda and scarpies  were  it. And 2 miniscule mackeral around Karewa.

Unbelievable.

So we worked around Motiti  the next few days, and did quite well, still mainly tarakihi, but the odd nice snapper among them.

The effects of the big tides and moon are the most of the reason, tidal currents, wind and swell all over the place. When it eases it’s ok, when they pick up it gets tough.

It’s summer though, hot and calm so good enough.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

  • 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

  • 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

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