Fishing Reports

Plan your next fishing charter aboard the MV Manutere out of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ.

Up to date weekly fishing reports, for the Tauranga Bay of Plenty (BOP) region. Come and see the fish we have been catching recently. The fishing reports are updated weekly, with feature reports being added for 'unique' fishing trips.

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Motiti was worth a look
17 October 2017
17 October 2017
Another week of West and SW winds, which is normal for this time of year, so we went with the flow and  headed out toward the Astrolabe...
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A better start to October
10 October 2017
10 October 2017
A better start to  October, with a few days in during the week. Monday we headed out to the 12 mile and Pinns where we still had the wind and...
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Let's see if October is a bit more user friendly than September
4 October 2017
4 October 2017
Another one day week of fishing. It is all part of the game, when you have any activity that relies on  nature and weather you have to accept...
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A lot more tarakihi caught than last week
26 September 2017
26 September 2017
Another 1 day fishing week sums up how volatile and variable the weather has been. We did get Saturday in, and had a pretty nice day. Both the...
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The wind picked up as predicted
19 September 2017
19 September 2017
Well, after 3 weeks of inaction we finally got a day[Sunday] in. Initially an overnighter, but the 35/40 knots Saturday discouraged that, so we got...
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Another week of nonfishing
15 September 2017
15 September 2017
Another week of nonfishing. Unsurprising as the weather continues to be unsettled to say the least. And also...
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Best winter both in terms of days fished and the amount of reef fish
5 September 2017
5 September 2017
For the first time in a  long while, we didn’t get a trip in for the week. Not too surprising given it was pretty well nonstop rain, wind...
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A lot of snapper caught
29 August 2017
29 August 2017
We had to cancel last Sunday’s trip due to bad weather but managed to get Monday in with most of the people booked, so...
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Good fishing but the weather was quite volatile
22 August 2017
22 August 2017
We seem to have missed a lot of bad weather with our break in Cairns, so a double win.  Ben had 1 good day out and that was about it, bad...
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Guys from Vanuatu out celebrating their Independence Day
1 August 2017
1 August 2017
Nothing much happening through the week, but the weekend was good. Well the fishing was good, but the weather on Saturday was a lot worse than the...
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Swell running dropped quickly
24 July 2017
24 July 2017
Another quieter week where we got Wednesday in and had another good day, although there was more current running, which with wind holding us in the...
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Best winter to date in years
19 July 2017
19 July 2017
This has definitely been the best winter to date in years. The  blows have been full on when they’ve hit, but in between we’ve had...
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Total of 7 kingfish caught, between 10 and 20 kg
12 July 2017
12 July 2017
A  bit nastier weather last week forced us to can our Thursday trip, but it came right in time toget a 24hour trip on Friday /Saturday. A good...
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Nice weather through the week, but turning wet and windy for the weekend
3 July 2017
3 July 2017
A little déjà vu here, as yet again nice weather through the week, but turning wet and windy for the weekend. However, we managed to...
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Bigger females are well into spawning now
30 June 2017
30 June 2017
Another short week, with a good day’s fishing on the Monday and the weather closing in over the weekend for more postponed trips. The snapper...
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15+kg kingy in the early morning
20 June 2017
20 June 2017
Just the one overnighter this week. Out to Mayor on Friday evening with a couple of stops on the way for a few snapper, but not very exciting so on...
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Queen's Birthday
12 June 2017
12 June 2017
Queen’s Birthday turned out to be a good day, no thanks to the 4 groups of no shows too ignorant to let us know they weren’t coming....
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20kg kingie on a ledger rig
6 June 2017
6 June 2017
Another quietish week, we got the Monday in with a group of Aussie fishing fanatics. We had a reasonable day, although Allen pulled up a 20kg kingie...
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Still good amounts of tarakihi and trevally
31 May 2017
31 May 2017
A quieter week with a bit of rough weather forcing a Saturday postponement. We did get the Sunday in however, and it wasn’t too bad a day. The...
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Good numbers of skippies coming up on the lures
24 May 2017
24 May 2017
Only a couple of days last week, the weather’s getting more variable now. We went out Tuesday and had another good day with another good mix...
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The best snapper fishing in a few years
18 May 2017
18 May 2017
The bookings are slowing as the days get shorter, which is a pity, because the fishing is still going very well. We’ve had the best snapper...
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As much snapper as tarakihi
10 May 2017
10 May 2017
The fishing has been a bit slower in the last week, but still very good. We’re catching as much snapper as tarakihi, which makes a change. And...
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Deeper water and had better and more consistent catches
2 May 2017
2 May 2017
We started last week with another short day on Tuesday, so worked around the 9 mile, inside Motiti . We had no sign at all until about 7 miles out,...
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Females are feeding harder prior to spawning
24 April 2017
24 April 2017
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...
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Good catches and a few limits caught
18 April 2017
18 April 2017
Luckily the weather wasn’t quite as dire for Tauranga as predicted. Pretty ugly, but it did pass quickly. There was still a fair NE swell...
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Marlin freejumping beside the boat
11 April 2017
11 April 2017
Ahhh, April showers. Gentle rain….yeah, right. Friday was ok for an overnighter, though.  There was SE predicted, but not too much and...
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Good snapper around the Okaparus
4 April 2017
4 April 2017
A few days off this week as we slipped the Manutere for a bottom clean and antifouling. A good time to do it as the weather was fairly ordinary, the...
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Mayor has been fishing well, with some big porae
29 March 2017
29 March 2017
Another busy week with several day reef trips and a couple of overnighters and all of them pretty good fishing. Mainly tarakihi during the day, with...
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Both the bottom fishing and the Hapuku fishing were excellent last weekend
22 March 2017
22 March 2017
We were hoping that the week of NE winds and rain would bring the fish and warmer water down, and that seems to have happened. Both the bottom...
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The most rain I think I've ever seen in March
14 March 2017
14 March 2017
Well, no too much of a surprise that we didn’t get much fishing done last week. The most rain I think I’ve ever seen in March. We did...
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More good weather and good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.
9 March 2017
9 March 2017
More good weather and  good reef fishing has been a continuing theme. We had a nice change on Wednesday targeting Hapuku. Conditions looked...
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Another late summer perhaps
1 March 2017
1 March 2017
Another excellent week of reef fishing with settled days and plenty of fish around after last week’s downpours. We also had our first...
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Wednesday in, which was a nice sunny, settled day
22 February 2017
22 February 2017
The wet weather meant not much fishing but certainly got the lawns growing, a lose lose situation from my point of view. Still it was ok for the...
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Good weather and fishing
13 February 2017
13 February 2017
Another productive week of bottom fishing, with good weather and fishing. Still predominately tarakihi, with a few trevally, and the very odd...
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Skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark
7 February 2017
7 February 2017
It’s getting closer to summer conditions with skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark, still nothing much closer to Mayor...
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Good week of reef fishing with calmer conditions
1 February 2017
1 February 2017
Another good week of reef  fishing, with calmer conditions making things even nicer. We’re still working the deeper water. Checking some...
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Hopefully February will see the changeover
25 January 2017
25 January 2017
Last week was a flashback to the winter. One good trip midweek, then a heap of bad weather forecast for the weekend. The Metservice forecasts can be...
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We're still working the deeper water with good results
18 January 2017
18 January 2017
The westerlies continue to have the biggest influence on fishing at present. No sign of skipjack and snapper, water’s still a bit too cool for...
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There's plenty of fish around, it just comes down to conditions
9 January 2017
9 January 2017
The last couple of weeks certainly saw a wide range of fishing and weather conditions. From excellent to extremely hard, windy to flat calm. Quite...
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All in all, not one to put in the record books
7 December 2016
7 December 2016
Last week was a bust. We had a good number booked on Monday, but after the gale blowing Sunday and a similar forecast for Monday, I canned...
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Reef trips around Motiti with good results
30 November 2016
30 November 2016
A good start to the week, with a couple of reef trips around Motiti with good results. We’re still not finding much in the shallower water, but...
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Better days than we could have hoped for
21 November 2016
21 November 2016
The strong winds prevailed again last week, but we had a busy weekend, which was a pleasant change We started with a day trip on Friday where we...
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25/35knot predictions, it's no fun and nobody thanks you for the experience
14 November 2016
14 November 2016
Another frustrating week of volatile weather and cancelled trips because of it. What makes it doubly aggravating is the fact that the various...
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Very big tides courtesy of the supermoon
9 November 2016
9 November 2016
We got  a few days in last week, with varying degrees of success, mainly due to bigger currents than we’ve seen for a while. Monday was...
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Particularly big tides
2 November 2016
2 November 2016
The beginning of the week started well, even with some particularly big tides, with continued good fishing in the deeper water. Some average weather...
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OK fishing on both the East and West sides of Mayor
26 October 2016
26 October 2016
We got a Monday trip away, which started well, with some nice tarakihi caught at the 10 mile , on our way to the Pinns. Unfortunately the forecast...
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Good fishing, with a few undersize kingies as well
19 October 2016
19 October 2016
We got Thursday in, working around the Brewis area initially, with a decent haul of tarakihi before it quietened down, then out towards the Astrolabe...
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Still plenty of unsettled weather around
11 October 2016
11 October 2016
Still plenty of unsettled weather around, but we did get a couple of days in . Tried a couple of spots in close for nothing to speak of, so we ended...
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A nice day out, happy people, and good fishing
4 October 2016
4 October 2016
After a few weeks away, it was nice to experience some lovely downpours and wind on our return, and get the magical 1 day a week fishing trip...
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Nice pannie snapper, mostly between 32 and 36cm
27 September 2016
27 September 2016
We were lucky to get a break in the weather to get in a stag do on the Saturday. We started the day with tough conditions with some North Easterly...
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Increase in temperature over the past week
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
We’ve seen an increase in temperature over the past week, the days are looking more settled in general which is nice. Didn’t manage to...
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Persistent fishermen over from Hong Kong
12 September 2016
12 September 2016
After last week’s beautiful conditions, we were looking forward to fishing throughout the week. Unfortunately the weather forecast for Saturday...
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Steady catching
6 September 2016
6 September 2016
We got a couple of good days out this week. Thankfully the nice spell of weather held until the weekend, and we got both days in. The forecast was...
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Ground swell had picked up since Sunday...
29 August 2016
29 August 2016
Another abbreviated week, with just the one day on Tuesday and it was a stinker too. We had a late start, but the forecast was light variable, going...
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Tarakihi going well even though they have well finished spawning
24 August 2016
24 August 2016
2 weeks in a row where we’ve got 3 days in. It makes a pleasant change from the last couple of months. The fishing’s continued to be...
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Good weather last week
18 August 2016
18 August 2016
Well, woohoo, we had some good weather last week and actually got 3 days fishing in. The first time for about 2 months. The fishing continued to be...
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Back to another week of weather and wind
10 August 2016
10 August 2016
Back to another week of weather and wind killing the possibility of any fishing. We’ve had a fair few tough winters over the years, but this...
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Got another midweek trip in, weekend was too snotty to go
1 August 2016
1 August 2016
Well, we finally got another midweek trip in. It was a bit much to hope for the weekend as well, and, as per usual, it was too snotty to go. So,...
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We've had another variation of unfishable weather this winter
27 July 2016
27 July 2016
Yet another week of cancellations. Starting to get more than a little frustrating. We ‘ve had another variation of unfishable weather this...
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Another good trip on the fishing side of things
19 July 2016
19 July 2016
Another 1 day fishing week. The blow all weekend trick is getting to be a bit of a drag. However, on our day out on Wednesday, we had another good...
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Another week of good weather right up until the weekend
11 July 2016
11 July 2016
Another week of good weather right up until the weekend, when things degenerated  and another 3 trips had to be  canned. It’s all...
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So far July's been mint
6 July 2016
6 July 2016
It’s always good to see the new month start off with good weather, and so far July’s been mint We got an overnighter away  with the...
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Another week of nothing happening on the fishing front
28 June 2016
28 June 2016
Another week of nothing happening on the fishing front. It gets a bit disappointing to be cancelling and postponing trips on a regular basis, but it...
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Back in business!!!
21 June 2016
21 June 2016
Back in business after a combined weather and maintenance break.  And some great weather to kick off with. We headed out to the Astrolabe and...
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Iffy weekend weatherwise
15 June 2016
15 June 2016
Another iffy weekend weatherwise, and another forced cancellation, but a better option than slopping around and regretting going out. But...
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Something to look forward too
8 June 2016
8 June 2016
Well, June started nicer than May finished, with lovely weather over Queens Birthday weekend. Unfortunately we had our out of water hull  survey...
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Another wet and wild week
31 May 2016
31 May 2016
Another wet and wild week meant no fishing again, but considering what a great summer and autumn we’ve had, It seems fair enough to get  a...
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Hopefully it'll come good for the weekend
24 May 2016
24 May 2016
The great summer and autumn weather is finally well and truly over, with nonstop NW to SW winds over the last week meaning fishing wasn’t on...
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Shallower spots and had a couple of good hits
18 May 2016
18 May 2016
A quieter week, this one. The weather’s been generally good, but the shorter days seem to put all but the keen /obsessive fishers into...
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Half day charter with the NZ sevens
11 May 2016
11 May 2016
Monday started with a half day charter with the NZ sevens. A bit of a worry after a tough Sunday. Luckily we ran over a bit of sign on the way out...
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Forecast was a bit out
4 May 2016
4 May 2016
After a reasonable day on Sunday, we expected Monday to be more of the same, but the forecast was a bit out [!!] and the 30+kn of Southerly changed...
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We covered a few different spots last week!
28 April 2016
28 April 2016
Good weather and fluctuating fishing meant we covered a few different spots last week. We tried the Pinns on Wednesday and did well on the tarakihi...
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Conditions were good, but they just weren't that hungry
20 April 2016
20 April 2016
We got a couple of midweek trips in, with both continuing the trend of the previous week, the snapper moving into  deeper water , 35/50m and...
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Astrolabe finally open, striped marlin popping up outside Motiti
12 April 2016
12 April 2016
The weather’s getting a bit cooler, but the fishing’s still going well. We had to have a look around the Astrolabe seeing it’s...
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Hapuku trip went well, topped with a 20kg+ kingie
4 April 2016
4 April 2016
Another 1 day week thanks to a sloppy N.E.  on Saturday, but it settled nicely through Sunday and our public day Hapuku trip went well. We...
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An excellent finish to a fairly rough week
29 March 2016
29 March 2016
We had a bit of a short week due to the weather and swell running, but our public day Sunday was good. We started in close and were getting some...
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A good start to the week
21 March 2016
21 March 2016
The week started well with an overnighter to Mayor. Once again the evening fishing was not great. Heaps of flying fish and koheru around, so we had...
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Plenty of tarakihi caught Thursday, and another good one on Saturday
16 March 2016
16 March 2016
It actually started to cool down after the S.E. on Thursday, so I guess autumn is on the way. The fishing has been still generally excellent, with...
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Our excellent summer continues!
9 March 2016
9 March 2016
Our excellent summer continues, with the game fishing in particular, being exceptional. There’d have to be  more marlin, black, blue and...
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Another good, interesting week
2 March 2016
2 March 2016
Another good, interesting week, which started with a couple of bottom fishing trips outside Motiti. We stopped at a mark inside the Okaparus, but...
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Always a good bonus
24 February 2016
24 February 2016
Cyclone Winston slowed things a bit , but we got an overnighter in Friday/Sat. , still a bit sloppy initially, but we picked up a few porae in the...
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Another week of mainly good fishing
17 February 2016
17 February 2016
Another  week of mainly good fishing. We’re still  working the area outside Motiti for the bottom fishing as it’s been the...
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Easterly blowing to force a few cancellations
10 February 2016
10 February 2016
A no go week  just gone, with enough Easterly blowing to force a few cancellations. The season so far has seen quite a variety of conditions...
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Picking up skipjack and albacore tuna regularly
27 January 2016
27 January 2016
A bit quieter midweek with most people back to work. We headed out to the Pinns as the deeper water is  still the most productive, but...
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Another good week
19 January 2016
19 January 2016
Another good week, starting with our 1st Hapuku trip in a while. We ended up fairly deep before we found some ok sign and got some bluenose and a...
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Working in the deeper water
12 January 2016
12 January 2016
We’ve been working in the deeper water after trying the closer areas with limited success. Normally it’s where  the fish are at this...
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First week of 2016
7 January 2016
7 January 2016
Our last trip of ’15 was a good ending to the year. After some hard fishing in shallower water,  we went deeper and although conditions...
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Merry Christmas!
18 December 2015
18 December 2015
The final report before Christmas and nothing dramatic has happened in the last week. Mainly fishable weather, with the catches still ok in the...
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Lots of westerly winds lately, but all fishable, and good catches
14 December 2015
14 December 2015
Lots of  westerly winds lately, but all fishable, and good catches,  mainly in the deeper water. A mid week overnighter saw some strange...
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The El Nino predicted seems to come and go
9 December 2015
9 December 2015
After the encouraging signs from last weekend, we thought Town Pt would be well worth a look,  It was not. We barely caught a couple of tiny...
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We've stuck with the offshore fishing
1 December 2015
1 December 2015
Another few days of reef fishing trips, with the usual mix of results. We’ve stuck with the offshore fishing, as in closer hasn’t...
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Short bite times and finicky fish
25 November 2015
25 November 2015
We got some bad weather last week after a good November up till then. A couple of trips early in the week were both quite hard fishing, with short...
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Good run of weather continues
18 November 2015
18 November 2015
We’ve had another busy week as the good run of weather continues. The fishing continues to be quite variable, but overall, not too bad, with...
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Good weather and the fishing's been....fishing
10 November 2015
10 November 2015
November continues it’s good weather and the fishing’s been…..fishing. What’s interesting is that we’ve been to...
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2 great days to start November, even saw our 1st sunfish
4 November 2015
4 November 2015
We started the week with a couple of trips to Town Pt, then outside and around Motiti, neither of which was particularly noteworthy, some tarakihi...
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Good catches for most of the fishers on board
29 October 2015
29 October 2015
After Metservice forecasts that changed quite radically from one day to the next in the days leading up to Labour Day, the 30knot Notherlies, 25knot...
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El Nino effect is happening over the Tasman
21 October 2015
21 October 2015
It looks as though the El Nino effect is happening over the Tasman as there was quite a strong SWesterly blowing most of the time we were watching...
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Heaps of action on the surface
6 October 2015
6 October 2015
There’s been a fair bit of wind around lately, not unusual for October, but temperatures are rising and daylight saving helps too. However,...
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Had a really good day, great conditions and excellent fishing
29 September 2015
29 September 2015
The weather has certainly settled in the last week or so and we got a few trips in last week. We did the Middle ground and around Motiti on Thursday...
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Things had picked up, especially in the shallower water
23 September 2015
23 September 2015
After finally getting back into the water, we had high hopes for some good fishing after hearing from several sources that things had picked up,...
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Back in the water!
16 September 2015
16 September 2015
Well, after what seems like an eternity, we finally went back in the water at the weekend. The timing seems good, as we’ve seen a real...
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Annual agonising over the Rena
10 September 2015
10 September 2015
I see it’s time for the annual agonising over the Rena. Given that it’s 4 years on and the chances of forcing the owners of moving it are...
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Now officially in spring, so roll on summer
2 September 2015
2 September 2015
Well, more rain meant another revised schedule of getting the boat back in the water. The  forecast is still fairly dubious for the weekend so...
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Cleaning and repainting the engine room
26 August 2015
26 August 2015
The maintenance continues but we’re getting closer to being back in the water. Cleaning and repainting the engine room and replacing...
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Boats still out of the water
19 August 2015
19 August 2015
Well, the boat’s still out of the water, and at the rate I’m going it will be for another week or so. One thing though, it certainly...
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More days of wind over current
13 August 2015
13 August 2015
No fishing for the last week or so, we’ve pulled the boat out for some paint and maintenance, and from what we’ve heard about the fishing...
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A good start to August!
5 August 2015
5 August 2015
It was a good end to the month, with three days in a row of nice  weather and good fishing to boot. We took out a group from Vanuatu on...
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Bigger snapper seem to be camped in the deeper water
30 July 2015
30 July 2015
Another one day week for us, with Saturday being the one. We stayed in a bit closer than we have been, and worked in the 50/60m depths. We decided...
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Continuation of good Monday weather
23 July 2015
23 July 2015
The week started well, with us getting Monday in with a continuation of the good weekend weather We worked a few areas in 60 odd metres, some of...
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Beautiful day, flat calm, no current and very good reef fishing
15 July 2015
15 July 2015
Well, after a lot of bad weather, mainly on the weekends, of course, we finally got a Saturday in. It was a beautiful day, flat calm, no current and...
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Astrolabe and its current exclusion zone....
8 July 2015
8 July 2015
Well, the fishing side of things is still pretty much a non event but I was talking to my mate Russ, who went out to dive on what’s left of the...
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Met Service has been predicting El Nino conditions
1 July 2015
1 July 2015
Last week was a bit of a nonevent, with  enough wind  to put off most fishers, including me. The Met Service has been predicting El Nino...
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Full moon has always been the best for me
24 June 2015
24 June 2015
Back to the one day week last week. We had an overnighter Tuesday/ Wednesday but our evening fish was fairly unimpressive, about 6 snapper was...
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Barracuda caught, absolutely full of krill
17 June 2015
17 June 2015
The week started well, with a trip out to the Pinns again. Still pretty consistent fishing out there, generally. Tuesday’s group preferred to...
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Headed Out Towards Mayor on Saturday Morning
10 June 2015
10 June 2015
Nothing much happened midweek, not particularly good conditions, but the weekend looked good, so we headed out towards Mayor on Saturday...
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Still working the deeper water
2 June 2015
2 June 2015
We got a few days in a row in last week, the forecasts were pretty accurate which was nice, and the weather was too. We’re still working the...
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Our regulars capitalising on the good fishing in the cooler months
26 May 2015
26 May 2015
This is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, another week of mainly good weather, then a weekend of bad again. The fishing remains good too, but the...
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Plenty of snapper, tarakihi and a couple of good kingies as well
19 May 2015
19 May 2015
Another week of wildly variable weather, with strong winds one day, calm and mild the next. We called off a Thursday trip due to the bad forecast,...
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Murphys Law in action, again
12 May 2015
12 May 2015
A quieter week for us. Thursday’s trip was a no win situation, the Met service was saying 25+knots , which looked as though it might be late...
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A good lot of snapper until about 9.30pm
5 May 2015
5 May 2015
We tried a few variations on the normal routine last week, which yielded some interesting results. Went to the Pinns midweek and had a good day with...
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Tarakihi, snapper and bigger than normal red snapper
28 April 2015
28 April 2015
The fishing in the deeper water is still going well, but it’s been quite slow in the midrange areas, between 20 to 50m. Midweek outside Motiti...
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Weather was more autumny
21 April 2015
21 April 2015
The weather was more autumny early in the week, with the coolest southerlies for a while. They weren’t too bad though and we still got a couple...
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Fishing still steady
14 April 2015
14 April 2015
More generally good weather last week, with the fishing still steady. A midweek trip to the Pinnacles saw mainly tarakihi coming up, but ...
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April has started well, continuing the good summer that we've had
8 April 2015
8 April 2015
April has started well, continuing the good summer that we’ve had. A couple of good bottom fishing trips midweek, with the tarakihi continuing...
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The game fishing continues to be a standout season
31 March 2015
31 March 2015
We’ve been bopping around trying to find where the tarakihi  have gone since the cyclone slid past a couple of weeks ago. The snapper...
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Mayor evening fish produces some nice snapper up to 6kg
25 March 2015
25 March 2015
It took a few days for the swell to settle  after the cyclone had slid down the east coast, but we got out on Friday and found that the snapper...
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Cyclone Pam
19 March 2015
19 March 2015
We got the Monday in last week, a bit of a slow day at the Pinns, the size of the tarakihi wasn’t as good either, generally a good sign...
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Fish ticking along steadily
11 March 2015
11 March 2015
We worked a few different areas last week, with reasonable outcomes on the various trips. Went to the Pinns on Tuesday and had a good easy day,...
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The snapper possibly in closer to the beach
4 March 2015
4 March 2015
We had a big N.E. swell pounding in for most of last week, and it hardened up the fishing a bit. It was between 2 and 4 metres and while we...
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Good catches of mainly 33/38 cm snapper
25 February 2015
25 February 2015
Well, the snapper have shown up in the shallower water inside Motiti and around the Okaparus. We’ve had some good catches of mainly 33/38 cm...
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Nice snapper inside Motiti
17 February 2015
17 February 2015
The East and S.E. winds made conditions tough for most of the week. We got Thursday in, tried outside Motiti where we’d been doing ok, but the...
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Some near limit catches of tarakihi
11 February 2015
11 February 2015
We had a quieter week, partly due to a couple of poisoned fingers. That might teach me to put some antiseptic on when these things happen. We got...
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Another great week
28 January 2015
28 January 2015
Another great week with similar results to the preceding week. The game fishing continues the run of marlin being caught and tagged, while the...
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Game fishing off to a good start
21 January 2015
21 January 2015
Another great week of weather, with the game fishing off to a good start, quite a few marlin, blue and striped, spearfish, and yellowfin and albacore...
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Hapuku trips, good days, beautiful conditions and a good selection of fish
13 January 2015
13 January 2015
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the new year as far as the weather goes, it’s been great. The predominating East and...
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2015 has started with some great, settled weather
6 January 2015
6 January 2015
2015 has started with some great, settled weather and the light N./N.E winds have been bringing in the warmer water along with the skippies and...
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We had a busy week, with Tauranga Boys College
16 December 2014
16 December 2014
We had a busy week, with 3 days taking out students and teachers from Tauranga Boys College. Monday  we worked around the middle ground for not...
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It's certainly not dull at present, frustrating sometimes though
10 December 2014
10 December 2014
Another week of  ups and downs with the fishing We went outside Motiti where we’ve done quite well in the past but had a  slow day,...
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Amazing amount of current, but did well all around the boat
2 December 2014
2 December 2014
Another up and down week with the fishing. We went down to town Pt on Thursday and had a pretty good or pretty slow day, depending where you were on...
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Felt like the 1st day of summer, the fishing was excellent, as were our group
25 November 2014
25 November 2014
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,...
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Westerly winds were pretty unrelenting all week
18 November 2014
18 November 2014
A quiet week for us, and everyone else except harbour fishers, as the Westerly winds were pretty unrelenting all week, meaning all trips postponed...
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November has been a quantum improvement
11 November 2014
11 November 2014
November has been a quantum improvement on the last couple of months weatherwise, barely a day that hasn’t been fishable. The fishing’s...
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A Lot of Plankton and Krill Being Seen
5 November 2014
5 November 2014
We had a couple of short days early in the week, which reinforced the fact that the fish have not shown up in the shallower water. We covered a lot...
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Saturday of Labour Weekend
29 October 2014
29 October 2014
A busy week, but with boat work  rather than fishing. Antifouling and periodic mechanical maintenance being part of the fun of owning a...
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Tarakihi and snapper are around, but not very hungry
22 October 2014
22 October 2014
The weather is now on the improve, which is good to see, but the fishing over the last few days has slowed up a bit. We’ve been trying  a...
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Back in the deeper water outside Motiti with quite good results
15 October 2014
15 October 2014
Another fairly volatile week of weather, but we got a few trips away. After some good signs that the fish had moved in to the shallower water, it...
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Incessant Winds
7 October 2014
7 October 2014
Another nonevent type week, with a couple more trips cancelled due to the incessant winds. I suppose it is the time of year partly, that equinoxal...
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The Fish Seem to Have Finally Moved in Closer
30 September 2014
30 September 2014
Well, the fish seem to have finally moved in closer. We went to Town Pt, and did ok there, checked a few spots in the Middle Ground on the way down...
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It seems like something's wrong if it isn't blowing about 30 knots
23 September 2014
23 September 2014
Well, spring has sprung, and it’s certainly bouncing off the wall or ionosphere or whatever. It seems like something’s wrong if it...
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Large tarakihi from an area East of the Okaparu
9 September 2014
9 September 2014
Still fairly static as far as the bottom fishing goes, with no evidence of anything much in the shallow water yet, apart from some very small snapper...
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Good trip early in the week, getting tougher along with the weather
2 September 2014
2 September 2014
Our Tuesday trip was another good one, with a mix of snapper, tarakihi and a few red snapper once again keeping everyone occupied. An Easterly...
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Weather's warmer and the days longer, fish still in deeper water
25 August 2014
25 August 2014
Still a bit quiet on the bookings, but the weather’s warmer and the days longer, so we should be getting  more calls soon. We went out on...
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Humpback whale, slapping and breaching
19 August 2014
19 August 2014
Good to see the days are lengthening and warming up after a few bleak weeks. We went out on Saturday and found the wind[SW] was a bit stronger than...
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Saturdays northerly a bit too strong for us
6 August 2014
6 August 2014
Just the one day last week, with Saturday’s northerly a bit too strong for us to get out. The Thursday was a good one though, with a good mix...
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Settled weather, blue skies, and good fishing!
29 July 2014
29 July 2014
Some good settled, blue skied week was nice, although windy on Tuesday. We started close, got a few off Omanu, then trickled down to Town Pt, where...
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Easing the winter blues
21 July 2014
21 July 2014
A few more sunny days and a good days fishing outside Motiti eased the winter blues a little. The areas we’d been working previously produced...
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No more rain!
16 July 2014
16 July 2014
A fairly short and not particularly sweet report this week. Roll on summer, or spring or anything that doesn’t feature vast quantities of wind...
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Outside Motiti fishing well for Tarakihi
8 July 2014
8 July 2014
We headed outside Motiti for our last couple of trips and did well on the tarakihi, with a nice selection of other species, including several legal...
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June unpleasant, July is at least off to a good start
1 July 2014
1 July 2014
June was quite unpleasant weatherwise, very volatile with lows, highs, storms and fronts pretty well nonstop. There’s got to be at least one...
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Sharks, Kingies, and some good overnighters despite the weather
27 June 2014
27 June 2014
More average weather saw another quiet week, but we got our postponed overnighter away and had an excellent evening fish, with four kingies in the...
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Quality deep water snapper and tarakihi
17 June 2014
17 June 2014
Given the Metservice’s accuracy lately, when I saw the prediction for a settled winter from them, the kiss of death came to mind, and sure...
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Overnighters, slow Hapuka fishing, but still managing nice bottom fish
11 June 2014
11 June 2014
Last week consisted of 2 overnighters on the weekend with the first starting well with some good evening fishing around Mayor. Some good sized porae,...
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Good big kingfish, and nice bottom fishing
4 June 2014
4 June 2014
Just enough S.Easterlies around last week to cause a few cancellations over the weekend. It can be a frustrating wind because it’s often quite...
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More settled weather pattern, in between the odd strong blow
27 May 2014
27 May 2014
A frustrating week, nice weather and conditions but not enough people to go, and the trip we had on Saturday we had to postpone due to it being the...
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Deeper water with good consistent results
19 May 2014
19 May 2014
Another week of great weather, warm water and good fishing. On the “if it’s not broken don’t fix it” premise, we’ve...
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Great Autumn Weather and Fishing!
14 May 2014
14 May 2014
The weather’s been great, as has the fishing. Pity that the enquiries are slowing down a bit, as this has been the settled weather we’ve...
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Snapper slowing, but nice Tarakihi catches in the deeper water
6 May 2014
6 May 2014
We had a couple of midweek trips, both with good numbers on board. Good to see that the excellent spell of weather is keeping day trippers keen. We...
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Mayor producing big snapper and tarakihi in great condition
2 May 2014
2 May 2014
The continuing good weather and warm temperatures meant another busy week, generally working the Okaparus and Motiti areas, with a good selection of...
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Cyclonic conditions, but still good bottom fishing
23 April 2014
23 April 2014
The Metservice did themselves proud last week. The tail end of the cyclone that hit before Easter was about 10 times worse than the one that got the...
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More snapper than tarakihi
15 April 2014
15 April 2014
We’ve been targeting more snapper than tarakihi lately, weather and conditions have meant that the deeper reefs have not  been as...
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Big swell slows fishing at Mayor, but Motiti providing good catches
9 April 2014
9 April 2014
Another interesting week, starting off with more settled weather and a couple of trips out to the Pinns, where the fishing was still pretty good,...
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Exceptional weather, with more great fishing
1 April 2014
1 April 2014
The fishing was back good again, and the weather has been exceptional. A Tuesday trip to the Pinns was slow starting but finished well and a couple...
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Warm water, skippies, kingies, marlin and autumn
26 March 2014
26 March 2014
Well. one thing the storm of the century did , the one the  weekend before last when it blew and rained some, [almost unheard of in NZ] was slow...
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Fishing good, despite cyclone Lusi
19 March 2014
19 March 2014
The week was dominated by the news that a cyclone was heading down from the tropics. Huge drama, people buying out supermarkets in preparation for...
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Good fishing in more areas, and great weather
11 March 2014
11 March 2014
March has been excellent so far, good fishing in more areas, and great weather. We had some good days in the deeper water, although a lot of current...
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Currents dropping leading to good fishing
7 March 2014
7 March 2014
A busy week for us, and a pretty good one in terms of conditions and fish caught. The erratic and contradictory currents and sea conditions we were...
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Tarakihi have been better in the deeper reefs
25 February 2014
25 February 2014
February’s been more unsettled and overcast than normal, but the year to date has been disappointing after a great looking start late...
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Nice weather and overnight fishing
18 February 2014
18 February 2014
A couple of tougher days again early in the week, with the snapper we’d been picking up moving on. So it was back to scratching around again...
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Nice size Tarakihi, around the 3-5 lb mark
11 February 2014
11 February 2014
Still some pretty unsettled weather happening, but we’re getting a reasonable amount of days in. The tarakihi are continuing to play hard to...
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April Fools Day, sees snapper regulations change
4 February 2014
4 February 2014
February seems to have started positively, even though we cancelled Saturday because of a strong wind warning. Sunday continued the trend we’d...
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Pannie Snapper Starting to Show
27 January 2014
27 January 2014
Bad weather early in the week meant nothing on the fishing front, but Thursday looked ok,  15 kn. SW. Unfortunately the Metservice got it a bit...
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Strong winds giving things a good stir up
21 January 2014
21 January 2014
We started last week with a bluenose trip, but the 15knot SW forecast ended up about 30+. We had a good start, but as the wind picked up the fishing...
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On and Off Fishing
14 January 2014
14 January 2014
We’ve had another  week  of average fishing, with pretty well all areas being similar, with short bite times meaning if you...
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Great conditions, and productive hapuka fishing
16 December 2013
16 December 2013
Things are picking up with the better weather and work groups end of year bonus trips. We've been going  outside Motiti but after 2 slower...
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Good Sunday at the Pinnacles
10 December 2013
10 December 2013
We had the Tauranga Boys High pupils and teachers last week, and their 3 days summed up the fishing at present. First day was ok, second  good,...
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Unsettled weather but good weekend fishing
4 December 2013
4 December 2013
A bit frustrating last week, as I canned Tuesday's trip as the Met forecast sounded marginal, even though the map looked ok to me. Transferred it...
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Good conditions, food abundant at Motiti
27 November 2013
27 November 2013
There's been a constant N.E. swell rolling in for the last week or so, which is normally a good thing, bringing in the warmer water and with it...
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Christmas again and time to do some relaxing at sea
19 November 2013
19 November 2013
We're getting more settled weather lately, and suddenly it's nearly Christmas again and time to do some relaxing at sea. The fishing in...
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Inconsistent Drift Still Produces the Goods
12 November 2013
12 November 2013
After the on and off fishing around Motiti and Town Pt, somewhere different seemed like a good idea, so on Monday we headed out to the Pinnacles,...
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Cheers Fishing Club and Shallow Water Fishing
5 November 2013
5 November 2013
We went outside Motiti on Wednesday, Town Pt had been ok but fairly ordinary, so we tried the deeper water again. Not a bad day, mainly tarakihi and...
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Lovely labour weekend, productive drift fishing
30 October 2013
30 October 2013
We actually got all of Labour weekend in this year. A bonus weatherwise, although the Friday was snottier than expected. We started inside Motiti and...
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Fish Moving Day to Day
23 October 2013
23 October 2013
Another couple of days out last week, and it was down to town Pt again, on the basis of "if it isn't broken, don't fix it". The...
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Productive Day Fishing at Town Pt
15 October 2013
15 October 2013
Yet again the windy weather was quite disruptive to our fishing schedule. However we got a midweek trip in, and had a productive day at Town Pt,...
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Positive start to October fishing
9 October 2013
9 October 2013
October has started more positively than September ended, with some settled conditions over the last week. Wednesday we took a public trip to Town...
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Ready for October fishing!
2 October 2013
2 October 2013
Well, September might have started off a bit better than August, but it ended up depressingly similar. Same old story, all the reasonable weather was...
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Hull cleaning and wet weather
24 September 2013
24 September 2013
We took advantage of the unsettled weather to slip the Manutere last week time to clean and repaint her bottom. Unfortunately, we didn't get to...
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Middle Ground and Papamoa tarakihi and snapper starting to show
18 September 2013
18 September 2013
Last week was another fairly quiet one and we ended up doing Sunday only as The weather was still not good on Saturday. We mainly worked the...
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Lots of current but still a 12-15 fish average per person
3 September 2013
3 September 2013
Well, September is starting off looking like spring, which is nice. August finished much as it started, a mixture of some good and a fair bit...

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  • 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

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  • 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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    Hi,
    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

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