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Working a bit deeper, between 50 and 80m
24 April 2018
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A fairly typical week as far as conditions go, with good settled days interspersed with quite strong West/SW winds.

We got a couple of days in though, working a bit deeper, between 50 and 80m.

With quite good results, a mixture of tarakihi and snapper mainly, with quite a few undersize kingies as well. The snapper were mainly sizeable, so seem to have moved out from the shallower water now. Still plenty of small ones in close, but the size has been diminishing for a few weeks now.

At least this is a more normal pattern of fishing for this time of year and with any luck it should continue for a while now.

 

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.

    Shane

  • 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

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