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Snapper slowing, but nice Tarakihi catches in the deeper water
6 May 2014
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We had a couple of midweek trips, both with good numbers on board. Good to see that the excellent spell of weather is keeping day trippers keen.

We went outside  Motiti on Wednesday, as the Okaparu and Brewis areas have been slowing down, with less sizable snapper and  more small ones being caught. The deeper water is still going well, with mainly tarakihi, although still a good variety of species coming up. Our biggest problem was the weather was so good, no wind  or current that we kept drifting off the marks, so average catches.

We tried around the Pinns on Friday, an excellent day. We stayed on the marks, caught  plenty of tarakihi and  even a legal kingy.

An overnighter to Mayor saw a continuation of the great weather and fishing, although the Sunday drift fishing was slow with gemfish being the main catch. Delicious eating, even if they do look a bit like barracuda.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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    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.

  • 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

  • Hi Daphne ,

    Please thank Brett for a great trip the other day

    We didn’t get on to the Kingi’s on this occasion but we do appreciate the conditions were against us and we know Brett did everything possible . Still, everyone got plenty of fillets to take home and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

    You will see us again and we will recommend you

    Regards
    Kerry Allan
    Sales Manager Corporate
    gen-i

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