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Ground swell had picked up since Sunday...
29 August 2016
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Another abbreviated week, with just the one day on Tuesday and it was a stinker too. We had a late start, but the forecast was light variable, going 10kn S.W., sounded good.

As we went through the entrance, the water was badly discoloured, looking like a ground swell had picked up since Sunday.

The sign was bad when we got to our 1st marks, the wind was 20+kn and a very sloppy sea. Fishing was a non event , forcing us in behind Motiti where it was just as bad.

Then, the wind dropped away, conditions improved, and we still caught next to no fish. Not one for the archives.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

  • Hi there Brett, just a quick thank you for the lovely fishing trip we had today.

    Myself my wife and parents had a fantastic time.

    It may have been a bit choppy today but luckily my family didn't supply any extra burley and really enjoyed the trip. We have about 2kgs of Terakihi filets in the fridge which we look forward to enjoying tomorrow.

    After trying different charter boats I have found Tauranga Marine Charters by far the best.

    We really appreciate you helping and guiding my wife and parents who are first time fishers to get set up and get onto some fish.

    Looking forward to doing it again sometime.

    Many thanks
    Aaron

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