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OK fishing on both the East and West sides of Mayor
26 October 2016
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We got a Monday trip away, which started well, with some nice tarakihi caught at the 10 mile , on our way to the Pinns. Unfortunately the forecast was woeful, and our 10/15 knot Westerly turned into about 30 from the SW, so we ended up working back through the Karewa spots, which produced next to nothing.

A  ½  day around Brewis went well and we got to the Pinns on Friday. Also good fishing.

Saturday/Sunday’s overnighter was another toughy, had short periods of ok fishing on both the East and West sides of Mayor but then faded away. Possibly due to some pretty big tides after the full moon, it sounded like it was hard everywhere, but looking for reasons is a big call. And fish don’t do interviews.


  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen


    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau



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