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Fishing good, despite cyclone Lusi
19 March 2014
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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 the event. It all seemed a bit over the top, given that it was supposed to hit on Saturday, blow over by Sunday and be fine by  Monday.

Which it was, the Metservice got that right more or less.

So, we  cancelled the weekends trips, naturally, which was a pity, as we’d had good weather and fishing up to then, with an overnighter and day trip both catching a good variety of fish.

Mayor and the deeper reefs are producing well, the drift fishing was a bit slower, although we still got bluenose and gemfish, just a bit off the bite compared to recent trips.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  •  

    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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Cheers

    Paul

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