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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

  • 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

  • 26.02.2014

    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

  • 30.1.2010

    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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