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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.


  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis


    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!

  • 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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