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Waitangi Day
12 February 2018
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Well, we had a small improvement from last week with at least getting one day’s fishing in, on Waitangi Day. A nice day too, sunny and calm. Unlike most of the rest of the week.

The fishing in the deeper water, which has been more consistent for a while now, wasn’t so good this trip. We got some nice fish, and the barracuda that were an issue have gone  [for good hopefully], but slow.

We tried in a bit closer for no improvement, then tried a spot around 40m that fired well with a good mix of snapper and tarakihi.

There’s been a bit more snapper showing up around the Okaparus also, so that opens up more options.

The skippies are going hard though, a big improvement on last year when we didn’t see that many al lseason.

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

  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

  • Hi Brett,

    This was a trip to remember , the company, fishing , and the way we were looked after was second to none . and I have done  a lot of  trips ,

    I would like to thank You Brett and your Son Ben  , Ben was an AWESOME deck hand , we didn’t need to do anything but fish  and  no matter where you took us there was fish there ,

    The jigging for Kingi’s was un-real most of us have never seen this done , only on TV , but to do  Jigging,   hell yes it was fun.

    Once again  Brett thank you and   son Ben for a trip that we will talk about for a long time

    This is from the… BPT pig  hunting  Whanau

    Cheers

    ROB

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