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Good catches of mainly 33/38 cm snapper
25 February 2015
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Well, the snapper have shown up in the shallower water inside Motiti and around the Okaparus. We’ve had some good catches of mainly 33/38 cm fish, in good condition, not too surprising given the amount of food in the water.

The only downside is we’ve had some strong currents, and in typical snapper behaviour they’re here one day, gone the next. It’s well worth giving any fish sign, even on flat mud/sand bottom a go, because if they’re on the bite, they’re going hard.

Tarakihi also are better in the deeper water, so a few more options available.

Likewise the game fishing continues to be good, also more skippies being caught, around the Penguins in particular.

So all in all, looking really positive.


  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen


    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

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate

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