On Thursday Jay & crew were treated to a well earned break. Chadwick Builders generously provided the team with an all expenses paid afternoon’s fishing aboard Fishmeister. So the crew downed tools early at Tara Iti to meet at the Mangawhai Heads Boat ramp at lunch time. After a quick safety briefing Fishmeister & crew were safely across the Mangawhai Bar & steaming out to Taranga Island aka the “Hen”.
Most of the crew were used to catching blue cod in the Christchurch Region so it was a pleasure for all to be catching personal best snapper, in particular Shane’s trophy pictured below measuring in at 63cm with an estimated weight of 7kg. There was already a bin full of good size snapper on board so Shane did the right thing & released this magnificent specimen back to the depths to breed & perhaps fight another day. A great day was had by all with talk of returning to Fishmeister in the near future for a bigger trip to the Mokes &/or Great Barrier Island to target more trophy Snapper & Kingfish.