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Steady catching
6 September 2016
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We got a couple of good days out this week. Thankfully the nice spell of weather held until the weekend, and we got both days in. The forecast was for some Westerly on Saturday, then dropping off to light NW on Sunday. The forecast was spot on this week, despite a little low making things a little tricky.

The water colour hadn’t improved much since last week, and the current was still evident, possibly from the small tsunami the day before. Luckily this didn’t impact the fishing, with Saturday producing good numbers of tarakihi, snapper, some nice trevally, and loads of rat kingfish. The last fish of the day was a good 8-9kg legal kingfish, so nice to see a few of the larger ones schooling with the rats.

Sunday was an easier one stopping in at the middle ground, and Brewis shoals producing good numbers of tarakihi, consistently throughout the day. We still had a lot of current, but luckily it didn’t bother the fish, so it was steady catching, on a nice flat ocean all day. Bring on next weekend!

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.

  • 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

  • 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

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