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The wind picked up as predicted
19 September 2017
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Well, after 3 weeks of inaction we finally got a day[Sunday] in. Initially an overnighter, but the 35/40 knots Saturday discouraged that, so we got away early Sunday.

Quite reasonable conditions too. We stopped at the Pinns, where there was a strong  SW current running.

Initially we got a good mix of fish, including an 85/90cm kingfish, but things slowed to a stop as it steadily picked up through the morning. Mayor seemed a reasonable alternative, and there was nowhere near the current. Fishing was steady, but predominately pink mao mao  and red snapper, conditions unsettled enough to put the rest off.

The wind picked up as predicted, more 30+kn  NW, but comfortable enough when it’s a following sea. So, overall, not bad.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

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

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  •  

    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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