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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

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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  •  

    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.

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