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Skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark
7 February 2017
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It’s getting closer to summer conditions with skippies and marlin seen and hooked around the 1000m mark, still nothing much closer to Mayor though.

The deep water bottom fishing’s still productive,  the main variable being the amount of current from the North and East, with the better fishing occurring with less current.

Wind over current makes for harder fishing and we’ve had mainly Westerlies. Presumably the big highs to the North generate the current, but they  can change so much from day to day that it’s a  bit of a lottery. Keeps things interesting though, and even the slower days have still been productive.

We’ve fished inside Mayor, outside Motiti, and around the Labe with similar results in the last week, so getting a line in the water is the main thing.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

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

    Ross the Aussie

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

    Di Watts

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