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April Fools Day, sees snapper regulations change
4 February 2014
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February seems to have started positively, even though we cancelled Saturday because of a strong wind warning.

Sunday continued the trend we’d seen earlier in the week with  more snapper and a few more tarakihi showing up, albeit still with short bite times.

Not bad size either, pretty well all over the future new limit [1st of April]  of 30cm.

Seems appropriate to start it on April Fools Day, it’s pretty pathetic.

Even the MPI  fisheries report  states the  recruitment rate  has been “above average” in Area 1, just not as quick as the scientific xspurts would like. Given that about half of the country’s amateur  fishers  [politically correct as always] are in Area 1, and a whole new snapper fishery has developed in the north of the South Island since 2007, the whole debacle’s been a bit of a sad joke.

The logical thing to do would be to take some of the commercial snapper quota from Area 1, make it available to amateurs and give the commercials equivalent quota from any of the other areas that don’t have the population base of Area 1, which spans from East Northland to East Cape

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

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

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