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We've stuck with the offshore fishing
1 December 2015
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Another few days of reef fishing trips, with the usual mix of results.

We’ve stuck with the offshore fishing, as in closer hasn’t improved and at least the better days are good out further.

The Pinns were off on Thursday so it was out to Mayor, where it fired well around Tuhua, nice tarakihi, and some excellent trevally.

Friday at the Pinns was similar, not much sign and conditions were odd. Tuhua was too, weird sign on the sounder, missing our anchor marks, fish off the bite. Some combination of opposing currents perhaps, Friday night and Saturday morning certainly cut up rough too.

Sunday was a different ocean, big schools of dolphin towards Mayor, gannets working amongst them and several other pods reported inside Motiti. A lot more sea life and action generally.

Fishing was ok, and the sign looked better than it has for some time. All in all a positive day and looking good for December.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.

    Regards

    Alan Chamberlain

     

  • 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

  • What more can I say but once again simply magic mate, The Northpower Rotorua boy’s head back inland with a bounty of fresh fish and memories worthy of a book.

    We have utilised your services on a few occasions and each time has been memorable taking home more than our fair share of fish, but this trip was exceptional.

    I have been charter fishing with various parties and skippers but never have I been on an overnighter to Mayor and been home by 1130am with six plus hours of fishing left and chilly bins full of Snapper and Tarakihi, needless to say you had 10 very happy Northpower fisho's.

    Cheers to Ben and Wade for their assistance, and for creating a little healthy competition amongst us, and for putting up with Les and his goofy photo poses all good fun mate, what a fantastic trip.

    In fishing terms Brett you’re all keepers that more than measure up, look forward to the next trip or ten.

    Kindest Regards
    The Northpower Rotorua Boys

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