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Outside Motiti fishing well for Tarakihi
8 July 2014
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We headed outside Motiti for our last couple of trips and did well on the tarakihi, with a nice selection of other species, including several legal kingfish.

We had a period when the speed jigging first got popular when we were catching a lot, then they tapered off for a few seasons, but conditions in the last couple of seasons have seen a big influx of them again. There’s been heaps of small ones caught on lures, to the point where we now don’t put them out until we’re a couple of miles outside the entrance.

In the past few months we’ve caught a lot of legal ones around Mayor, twice catching 4 legal ones just bottom fishing on 24hr trips, and all around the 12/15kg mark.

Which tends to prove 2 things, you don’t need heavy gear to catch them if your technique is good, and fish in general come and go depending on weather conditions, primarily the ocean currents, which in turn are dictated by the global weather patterns.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 5.9.2009

    Hi Brett,
     
    I enjoyed my fishing during my last trip to Tauranga. The fishes caught was really delicious...Taratiki. I couldn't wait to eat them, so, I cooked a few fillets at the Bay Palm Motel where I stayed. I brought the rest back to Perth and my family just loved them.
     
    Just a note that you should be aware of so that you can advise all future Australians who fish with you and want to bring the fishes home. The fishes MUST be headless, gilled and gutted. Remember, must not have heads. I decleared my fishes and the first questions asked was whether I removed the head (which I did) and since my fishes were also gutted and gilled, I could bring in ALL(including the fillets).
     
    Best wishes for the season and happy fishing.

    Regards,


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

  • 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

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

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