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27 January 2014
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Bad weather early in the week meant nothing on the fishing front, but Thursday looked ok,  15 kn. SW.

Unfortunately the Metservice got it a bit wrong—quite a bit actually.

It picked up to 25kn. early on, then rose to 40+ by mid morning, making fishing impossible. We headed home, but a phonecall to them about the radical inaccuracy of the forecast saw a quick reassessment and an apology from the manager, which I appreciated, as we’re first in the firing line when they get it wrong.

Saturday was slow, but we got onto pannie snapper which saved the day, as the tarakihi were playing hard to get.

We had a Hapuku overnighter booked, but the forecast was fairly iffy, and I was feeling a bit gunshy after the Thursday effort, so I canned the trip, which was probably doable.

A bit of the damned if you do, damned if you don’t scenario.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • Thank you for a great day yesterday. The trip was a surprise getaway for Robs 60th birthday and none of us had done a charter trip before nor can we fish for Terakihi as snapper, trevally and kingfish are target species in the Coromandel. 

    A most enjoyable day

    Regards

    Tanya 

  • 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

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