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Females are feeding harder prior to spawning
24 April 2017
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The good fishing is continuing after the wet weather interruptions with  the tarakihi  going well, as they do at this time of year as the females are feeding harder prior to spawning.

We’re still doing well in the deeper water, with some good snapper catches as well, although they tend to be more hit and miss depending on conditions.

Conditions on Sunday meant we worked more around the Astrolabe and Brewis shoals, where the strong current forced us into the shallower water.

Still  a good day with quite a selection of species coming up including pink and grey maomao, porae, trevally, tarakihi, kingfish, more snapper than we normally see, and the usual small reef fish.

Quite an interesting day.


  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.


    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate

  • 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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