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Mayor evening fish produces some nice snapper up to 6kg
25 March 2015
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It took a few days for the swell to settle  after the cyclone had slid down the east coast, but we got out on Friday and found that the snapper had moved in.

We had good catches around the western side of Motiti, nice sized fish too, with a few trevally, kahawai and tarakihi as well.

An evening fish on the way  to Mayor  also provided some nice snapper up to 6kg, until sundown, no moon meant nothing much after dark.

The next day around Mayor was also good, steady fishing with snapper and tarakihi despite a lot of current running.

Sunday was beautiful, no current, perfect conditions, but a slower day everywhere on the snapper, and we couldn’t find tarakihi at all.

Normally the deeper water is consistent now but not at the moment . Fickle fish.


  • 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

    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate

  • 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

  • 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

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