This Easter delivered great weather for the time of year enabling Fishmeister to get out on all booked charters……..6 crews in all including a successful fishing competition hosted by the Mangawhai Boating & Fishing Club. One of the elated anglers aboard Fishmeister won a cash prize for weighing in the 2nd heaviest snapper of the tournament.
All crews over the weekend enjoyed prolific fishing around the Hen & Chicks with an abundance of species across the board in particular Snapper, Kahawai, Trevally & a couple of reasonable size bonus kingfish! Monday afternoons crew Mitchell & his crew (Joel, Angie, Lauren, Megan & Maria) got painfully close to landing a Kingi of a lifetime estimated to be in excess of 20 kg! After fighting the fish for over 10 minutes we finally got it alongside the boat. Just as they were about to net the trophy fish it gave one final huge flip of its tail to break the trace. Although they did not land the trophy it was awesome to watch the magnificent Kingfish swim away to fight another day.