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Overnighters, slow Hapuka fishing, but still managing nice bottom fish
11 June 2014
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Last week consisted of 2 overnighters on the weekend with the first starting well with some good evening fishing around Mayor. Some good sized porae, as well as a lot of snapper, and a good smattering of tarakihi and trevally meant we were off to a good start, but the current picked up from the S.E. overnight, making the ‘puku fishing a non event. A light N.W. meant we were  barely moving through the water. Wind over current always makes for hard fishing, and this was no exception.

After some fruitless[fishless] drifts we went back to bottom fishing,  a bit more enjoyable and productive.

Trying to repeat Friday nights effort also initially proved frustrating, once again too much current. A shift to the other side of the island paid off though, with more good bottom fishing. Sunday was groundhog day, once again strong wind over current so only one gemfish. Back to bottom fishing and we finished off the day with some more nice snapper after a lot of looking.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
     

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