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Motiti was worth a look
17 October 2017
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Another week of West and SW winds, which is normal for this time of year, so we went with the flow and  headed out toward the Astrolabe initially. Not  much sign, and the fishing was steady but quite slow. We decided around Motiti was worth a look, and even though the sign was still a bit scratchy, the fishing was good. Mainly tarakihi, with the odd small kingy.

Sunday was supposed to be similar weatherwise, and it started out ok, but the 15kn forecast was about 20kn shy of predictions, making it pretty well unfishable, so one we can thank the Metservice for. They did up  windspeed estimate for the afternoon, but nowcasts aren’t much use. We already knew it was blowing by the time they changed it.

Generally  they have been quite accurate, but not with that one.

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

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

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