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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.


  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

  • 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



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

    Ross the Aussie

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