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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.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 25.1.2013

    Hi Daphne

    Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks to Brett for the great day yesterday. Boys had a heap of fun, especially once over the touch of motion sickness, and were very thrilled to catch some fish. They are in the fridge for a feast tonight!

    Hope to get back before too long and do it all again.

    Kind Regards
    Jo Davis

  • 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

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