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The Fish Seem to Have Finally Moved in Closer
30 September 2014
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Well, the fish seem to have finally moved in closer. We went to Town Pt, and did ok there, checked a few spots in the Middle Ground on the way down and picked up a few at each spot also. So, nice to have a few more options available.

We did an overnighter to Mayor Friday/Sat. and found it a bit slow, got a few fish in the evening and next morning, but had quite a lot of fluctuating currents throughout the trip which made the fishing hard. No shortage of sign, but most of it well off the bottom, which usually equates to harder fishing, and did this time too. Still, good weather and a good crew made up for it.

Interesting to see that in 3 years the Resolvers’ have managed to pick up a whole 50t of debris from the Lab. At that rate it’ll only take  250 years to get the rest. No wonder they won’t reduce the 3.6km exclusion zone [the whole Astrolabe is only 600m across BTW], we might be able to see just what they get up to.


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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

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