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Good snapper around the Okaparus
4 April 2017
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A few days off this week as we slipped the Manutere for a bottom clean and antifouling.

A good time to do it as the weather was fairly ordinary, the rain not helping with the painting initially, but was ok by Thursday.

We had a short day on the Friday, so worked a bit closer to home. Not a lot initially around the under 30m areas, but we found good snapper around the Okaparus, and tarakihi as well a bit further out.

Sunday we headed out deeper, and had some good fishing around the Pinns, which lasted till about 11.30, then it all went pretty quiet.

We fishing our way back, from 65  to under 30m but got very little more, good conditions, they just weren’t hungry. Oh, and we caught another skippy, fifth for the season!

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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    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

  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen
     

  • 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

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