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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

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    They had a great time and a special thanks to Brett for making the day so enjoyable for them!!! Jordan has not stopped talking about his day out fishing and has been proudly showing the photos of his day to everyone he comes into contact with!! They would love to go out again next year if we return to the BOP if Brett would have them on board again!!
     
    Regards,
    Lynne.

  • Good afternoon Brett,

    Thanks for the memorable trip on Tuesday. This was a great experience once again and i have picked up some more tips which i can carry forward, your knowledge is extensive and you don\'t mind passing this on. Not only was the fishing great but i meet new people and have been lucky to share this experience with them. Even Kent the visitor from Australia enjoyed himself and the chilly bins were full of beautiful Terakihi which all the families have enjoyed eating.

    I look forward to joining you again very soon on the boat on another trip.

    Thanks again till then. Theo

    Theo Janssen

  • 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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