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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.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 5.9.2009

    Hi Brett,
     
    I enjoyed my fishing during my last trip to Tauranga. The fishes caught was really delicious...Taratiki. I couldn't wait to eat them, so, I cooked a few fillets at the Bay Palm Motel where I stayed. I brought the rest back to Perth and my family just loved them.
     
    Just a note that you should be aware of so that you can advise all future Australians who fish with you and want to bring the fishes home. The fishes MUST be headless, gilled and gutted. Remember, must not have heads. I decleared my fishes and the first questions asked was whether I removed the head (which I did) and since my fishes were also gutted and gilled, I could bring in ALL(including the fillets).
     
    Best wishes for the season and happy fishing.

    Regards,


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

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

    Di Watts

  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen
     

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