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Picking up skipjack and albacore tuna regularly
27 January 2016
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A bit quieter midweek with most people back to work.

We headed out to the Pinns as the deeper water is  still the most productive, but unfortunately the tarakihi we pulled up were completely overpowered by the barracuda. Some nice fish, but hardly any were making it to the surface before the gear was snipped off.

So, it was out  to Mayor, where we’d been doing pretty well. Alas, it was a bust too, some pink maomao, porae and red snapper were about it. A beautiful day, no wind,  great conditions with a big lazy swell running.

We have been picking up skipjack and albacore tuna regularly though, a bit of a bonus.

We  gave the 70/80m outside Motiti a go on the Saturday, and found it had improved from previously, with tarakihi and red snapper coming up steadily for most of the day, plus a few more skippies on the way out.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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    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!!
     
    Regards,
    Lynne.

  • 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

  • 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

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