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More good weather and good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.
9 March 2017
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More good weather and  good reef fishing has been a continuing theme.

We had a nice change on Wednesday targeting Hapuku. Conditions looked good, but when we did the first drifts, a red snapper was the only result.

We did several more and lost quite a bit of gear for no fish except 1 gemfish. Quite frustrating, but that’s the thing with drift fishing,, you’re at the whim of the conditions.

The crew decided a reef fish was a better option, which was a good call ,and we did well off Mayor on tarakihi. We also caught a solitary skipjack, first of the season.

The snapper have finally shown up, and around Brewis  we did ok on them and tarakihi.

Still looks to be a very late season though, the next few weeks will tell the story.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen
     

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

  • 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

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