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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

  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

  • 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

    Cheers

    ROB

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