Fishing Reports

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The Super, Wolf and Blue moons
4 January 2018
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Another variable week as far as the fishing goes. We’ve had some good days and some hard ones, mainly due to the wildly varying sea conditions.

The Super, Wolf and Blue moons,  [so much more impressive sounding than closer than usual] create bigger tides and consequently bigger tidal currents, meaning more turbulence on the bottom and shorter feeding times.

So  we’ve had days where there’s been more fishing than catching, but weather has been settled and most are taking home a reasonable amount.

My preference is still the deeper water, 40m+ is more consistent, with a bit more snapper showing up in the last week or so.

We’ve also started to pick up a few skippies, another good sign for now.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Hi there Brett, just a quick thank you for the lovely fishing trip we had today.

    Myself my wife and parents had a fantastic time.

    It may have been a bit choppy today but luckily my family didn't supply any extra burley and really enjoyed the trip. We have about 2kgs of Terakihi filets in the fridge which we look forward to enjoying tomorrow.

    After trying different charter boats I have found Tauranga Marine Charters by far the best.

    We really appreciate you helping and guiding my wife and parents who are first time fishers to get set up and get onto some fish.

    Looking forward to doing it again sometime.

    Many thanks
    Aaron

  • 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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    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.

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