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Good Sunday at the Pinnacles
10 December 2013
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We had the Tauranga Boys High pupils and teachers last week, and their 3 days summed up the fishing at present. First day was ok, second  good, third bad.  Conditions were slightly worse on Wednesday, but the fish, for no obvious reason, were right off the bite.

 Saturday, we went outside Motiti and had another toughy, no shortage of sign, but they were biting for a very short time. A couple of pods of dolphin, the first ones we've seen this season, came up and played around the boat , so that was a bonus, and the conditions were excellent also.

A bit frustrating from my point of view,  but you can't make them bite when they don't want to, unfortunately.

Sunday we tried the Pinnacles and thankfully had  a good day, lots of current, but the tarakihi, good sized fish too, went well for most of the day.

We had a few barracuda come up, all of them were full of krill, which possibly is some of the reason the fish are fussy. They're just not that hungry.

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

  • 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
     

  • 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

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