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Mayor producing big snapper and tarakihi in great condition
2 May 2014
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The continuing good weather and warm temperatures meant another busy week, generally working the Okaparus and Motiti areas, with a good selection of species coming up.  The deeper water is still more productive for us, it seems the fish are either right in, or well out, with not a lot in the middle.

Mayor continues to fish very well,  with both big snapper and tarakihi in great condition.

We’re still getting bluenose and gemfish drift fishing, a bit slower than the reef fishing, but ok.

The game fishers are still getting the odd marlin hookup, not too surprising, the water temp. on Sunday was the highest we’ve seen all summer, rising to 22* in the afternoon. Previously it’d been around 20.4 for most of the year.

We’ve also caught many more kingies on lures and bottom fishing than normal, possibly also because of the continuing warm conditions, but long may it continue.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 6.2.2009

    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!
     
    Regards,
    Lynne.

  • 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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