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Swell running dropped quickly
24 July 2017
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Another quieter week where we got Wednesday in and had another good day, although there was more current running, which with wind holding us in the opposite direction made it a bit harder to hold on the fish.

Once we did things improved though. The forecast was bad for the weekend, but as isn’t uncommon for the Bay, most of the rain had dumped before getting to us, the swell running dropped quickly, and we got the Sunday in.

We ended up going to Mayor, as the current was unfishable in close. Mayor was slowish, with the current less, but running from the N.E., almost exactly opposite to the direction it had been coming from in the shallower water. It was right on the new moon too, which often seems to be when the fishing’s harder. A generalisation though, nothing’s that simple with fishing.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • 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

  • 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

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