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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

  • 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

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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