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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.


  • 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.



  • 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

  • 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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