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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,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Regards
    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate
    gen-i

  • 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

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