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Tarakihi, snapper and bigger than normal red snapper
28 April 2015
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The fishing in the deeper water is still going well, but it’s been quite slow in the midrange areas, between 20 to 50m.

Midweek outside Motiti we had a good selection of tarakihi, snapper and bigger than normal red snapper [which are require respectful handling, head plates and scales will both slice fingers like razors, towels are recommended].  They’re good eating, and great in the smoker.

Normally, this time of year has some of the best fishing, but the conditions have been unsettled in the last week or two. We’re seeing more of the dreaded wind over current , which always makes things tougher.

Generally the current follows the wind, but when they go out of sync., it reflects in the fishing. It normally doesn’t last for long but frustrating when it does.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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.

    THANK YOU AGAIN!!

    Have an awesome and happy year.

    Kind Regards,
    Dawn A. Whare

  • 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

    Cheers

    ROB

  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

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