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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

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

    Di Watts

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

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