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Lovely labour weekend, productive drift fishing
30 October 2013
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We actually got all of Labour weekend in this year. A bonus weatherwise, although the Friday was snottier than expected. We started inside Motiti and things fairly slow. We went outside and got  some nice tarakihi, but the wind and current picked up enough to force us back in, so not great, although the tarakihi we got were good size and we saw quite a few  just undersize snapper

Saturday was lovely and we gave Town Pt a try and after a slow start we ended up with good tallies all round. Things started well, but eased off until the last stop, when they came on quite hard till it was time to go.

Our overnighter was a mixed bag, with a quiet evening fish, some tarakihi and a few snapper, but a lot different to our last overnighter, when the snapper went really hard. The next morning was frustrating, with wind over current moving us off the mark, and slow fishing  as well.

We headed out to the ‘puku knolls early, and just as well, because we had an excellent few hours of driftfishing with  a good haul of bluenose being caught. It was all over by the 4th drift though and we tried various spots without another fish of any sort.

Stopped on the Penquins for some bottom fishing, but the current was roaring, so that was that. Hometime.

Monday we were back outside Motiti, with another good amount of mainly tarakihi caught in the 55 to 80m depths.

Yet again seeing the not quite snapper, but they look like they’re not far away from firing, so the next few weeks will be interesting.

 

 

 

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

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