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Skill level had to be up
16 July 2018
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We got the Friday in, nice conditions but a lot of NW current running meant the skill level had to be up a bit compared to a lot of the days we’ve had.

The more experienced fishers did well, first timers and newbies less so.

Tarakihi often don’t fight the hook, but go with it, so you need to be watching the rod tip for movement, not just sit there expecting to feel  a sharklike bite.

The first ones the hardest, but once tuned in, it’s a bit easier.

Saturday was marginal, a sloppy N/NE  swell, so we headed towards  Astrolabe, which meant a more comfortable trip home. Pleasantly surprised to find the tarakihi going quite hard, so we did ok then headed home when they eased off. A bonus day for a keen crew.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

     

  • 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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