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We finally got an overnighter in Wednesday/Thursda
21 May 2018
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We finally got an overnighter in Wednesday/Thursday. A bit wet on the way out, but it had settled quite well by the morning.

The bottom fishing went well, with 4 nice kingies, up to 20+ kg caught , and a good selection of snapper, tarakihi, trevally and the like as well.

We also had a heap of bait fish around the boat during the night, with a lot of juvenile gemfish, up to about 40cm being caught. Not something we’ve seen too often.

The drift fishing was a disappointment though, with only a couple of small gemfish  hooked. The conditions were ok, but the baits were consistently untouched.

The bottom fishing on Sunday was good though,  mainly tarakihi and red snapper, some snapper and  a lot nicer day than Saturday was.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thank you for a great day yesterday. The trip was a surprise getaway for Robs 60th birthday and none of us had done a charter trip before nor can we fish for Terakihi as snapper, trevally and kingfish are target species in the Coromandel. 

    A most enjoyable day

    Regards

    Tanya 

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