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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.

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  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • 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

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

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