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Headed Out Towards Mayor on Saturday Morning
10 June 2015
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Nothing much happened midweek, not particularly good conditions, but the weekend looked good, so we headed out towards Mayor on Saturday morning.

The forecast was for light N.Easterlies and there was a  bit of swell, but a couple of miles  before the Pinns it really got bad and  conditions were pretty well unfishable, so back we came.

It was a bit of a mystery at first, but the only fish sign was on the Western side, I realized then it was a strong Westerly current, opposite to the swell, standing it up to 2 to 3 m. A real slopfest.

By Sunday it was calm, no current, a beautiful sunny day and good fishing. 24 hours can be a very long time in this game.


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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

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