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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

  • 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

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

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