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Tarakihi going well even though they have well finished spawning
24 August 2016
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2 weeks in a row where we’ve got 3 days in. It makes a pleasant change from the last couple of months.

The fishing’s continued to be pretty good too, with the tarakihi going well even though they have well finished spawning by now.

The deeper water is still more consistent, although Saturday’s trip got quite sloppy in the late morning and we headed back to the Middle Ground, out of the worst of the N.E. swell that was rolling in.

We had a reasonable run of tarakihi there, which was nice, hopefully they’ll start showing up in the shallower water before too much longer.

Things had settled by Sunday and it was another nice, productive day.


  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau



  • 5.1.2010

    Well, we are all home from a wonderful day out. This is a thank you to all the crew from all of us.

    The whanau had a memorable and happy day out on the sea. Everyone caught a fish, so no household went without.

    Also, thank you for being so good to our kids - I hope they didn't get in your way too much. But they enjoyed their day and had their own thrills on the boat.

    It was a good day - and when our families do this again we’ll definitely be back.


    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

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