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Good run of weather continues
18 November 2015
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We’ve had another busy week as the good run of weather continues. The fishing continues to be quite variable, but overall, not too bad, with the deeper water more consistent.

One thing that’s on the increase is the amount of barracuda around. It is normal for this time of year, but it’s always a pain to see them working their usual magic on the gear. They surely can give hooks and sinkers a snipping time, and they’re in both the shallow and deeper water at present.

All part of the fun though.

Even though we’ve seen plenty of box jellyfish around, the water temperature’s still on the low side, so we haven’t seen as much fish in close as we normally would, partly explaining why the sea lettuce is so thick at present, still one decent N/NE blow could change that quickly.

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

  • 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

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

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