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A good start to the week
21 March 2016
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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 plenty of fresh bait for the next day.

Sunday had been a hard day everywhere, heaps of current and slow fishing. Monday turned out to be one of the best days of the year, great conditions, and  we caught all the fish we wanted in the 1st two hours, mainly  tarakihi, with snapper, porae and kingfish in the mix, so out to the deep water.

We missed out on the 1st drift, but on the rest we caught bluenose,[ no hapuku or bass], every time, which was unusual in that we’ve been catching consistently, but only on a couple of drifts before they’ve stopped feeding. So, home early.

Possibly the big current running for the previous couple of days got them a bit hungrier, but they were surely on the go on Monday.

Tuesday was another good day outside Motiti, with more snapper showing up with the tarakihi. The last for the week though, as the weather closed in for the weekend.

Just snotty enough to have to cancel, but we've had a pretty good run to date, so hopefully just a hiccup.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

  • 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

  • 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.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

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