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Quality deep water snapper and tarakihi
17 June 2014
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Given the Metservice’s accuracy lately, when I saw the prediction for a settled winter from them, the kiss of death came to mind, and sure enough, it’s been miserable ever since.

So, we’re back to a trip or two  a week, with the bottom fishing continuing to be pretty good. We’re still concentrating on the deeper water, with good size and quantity of snapper and tarakihi, plus the usual odds and sods.

We’ve been catching a  lot  given they seem to be still off the bite, just playing with the baits, and no real fight as they’re wound in.

There’s a lot of sign on the sounder too, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens when they do decide to get hungry.

No predictions though, that kiss of death springs to mind.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Regards
    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate
    gen-i

  • 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

  • 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

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