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So far July's been mint
6 July 2016
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It’s always good to see the new month start off with good weather, and so far July’s been mint

We got an overnighter away  with the Romai FC, 3rd time lucky and had a good evening fish for an hour or two.

A lot of nice snapper, up to 3  kg , and a few tarakihi when the snapper slowed  down. A good night’s sleep at Mayor and bright and early back into it.

There was enough S.E. current to make getting on the mark tricky at first, but once positioned we had good steady fishing.  A  lot more tarakihi, with a good mix of snapper, pink maomao,  red snapper, and the odd porae and trevally as well.

We had a group  decision to do a few Hapuku drifts, but the  current was too severe in the deeper water and we got skunked except for a sea perch and a lonely tarakihi.

Sunday was a perfect day, weather and fishingwise , so we ended up home a bit early. A few near misses with  just undersize kingfish,but nobody was  too concerned, the tarakihi eased the pain.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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