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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

  • 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

  •  

    Hi,
    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

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