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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

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

  • 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

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

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