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Felt like the 1st day of summer, the fishing was excellent, as were our group
25 November 2014
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We started the week with a group of students from Tauranga Boys on Monday, an enthusiastic group and we had a good days fishing, with tarakihi, snapper and even a legal kingy. All caught around the Okaparus on just 2 marks.

So naturally we went back to them on Wednesday. Back to reality. Next to nothing on the same marks, and everywhere we went was more of the same, really tough.

The  good part was at least there was more sign around, it was just 10-20m off the bottom and not feeding.

Friday was similar, only this time it was outside Motiti, similar story, sign but not much fish.

Saturday, out to the Pinnacles, same again, recalcitrant fish. We came back in to 60m and did pick up enough to save the day.

The wind picked up on our way back to Mayor, strong WSW, but daybreak Sunday morning it dropped away totally. Felt like the 1st day of summer, the fishing was excellent, as were our group. A great day.

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

  • 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

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