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Lots of westerly winds lately, but all fishable, and good catches
14 December 2015
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Lots of  westerly winds lately, but all fishable, and good catches,  mainly in the deeper water.

A mid week overnighter saw some strange currents, swinging 180* from North to South  in a couple of miles of steaming, which made for interesting anchoring.

Mayor was fishing well though, with good variety and size, including up to 4kg snapper, trevally, tarakihi etc. The evening fish also was good, which helps take the pressure off.

More bottom fishing trips over the next few days were similar, good days, with Sunday being the only exception, the SW predicted arrived a few hours early and slowed things considerably, but an upbeat crew enjoyed the day regardless, which is always good to see.

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  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

    21.04.2016

  • 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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