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Another good, interesting week
2 March 2016
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Another good, interesting week, which started with a couple of bottom fishing trips outside Motiti.

We stopped at a mark inside the Okaparus, but only got  a lot of little snapper  so flagged that  and continued onwards. The tarakihi were biting well, and again on Thursday, where we also picked up a couple of nice kingfish.  We’ve been getting a few while  bottom fishing this season.

An overnighter to Mayor saw another slow evening fish, but the bottom fishing next day was good. We had a go at some drift fishing, but the bluenose weren’t biting so we finished off back at Mayor with some good tarakihi and a bonus couple of  Hapuku.

A day Hapuku trip started well with  6/8  bluenose , then just the odd one or two for the remaining drifts, plus a nice bass, and a few skippies on the way  home.

A decent day on the tarakihi on Sunday, though it would have been more successful if 3 bronze whalers didn’t join the party, stealing fish, lines and sinkers from the bottom to just under the boat. Never seen them in deep water before and wouldn’t mind not seeing them again.


  • Dear Daphne and Brett.

    I wanted to write to you to acknowledge what a great fishing charter you are running on board  the manutere. We have been on numerous  trips with you lately, and always returned home with fish,after having a great day out with Brett. We have found Brett to be very knowledgeable,friendly and always keen for a laugh. we have been on many different charters over the years, and the manutere rates very highly.

    Ironically, I own my own boat, yet love a day out on the manutere. 

    Keep up the great work. Look forward to seeing you next time!

    Kind regards,

    Shane Janssen

  • 19.8.2009

    Brett & the Manutere, well i must say that over the last 8 years or more i have been out on day & overnight trips plus the TGA game fishing one base & charter tournaments  with Brett, you would be hard pushed to find a better skipper who will do his upmost to put you on the fish !!! & i mean go the extra mile !! literally, always good for a yarn, (fishing, politics, rugby etc etc,) & not forgetting the overnight trips tradditional continental breakfast, beans, eggs, bacon, toast, & a wicked coffee !

    The Manutere is a solid fishing platform of which i have spent many enjoyable hours aboard, and hope to spend many more !!!!

    Cheers Brett, till next time ! (soon)

    Tony Shores

  • Thanks Brett for taking us out yesterday, most had a great day especially Peter who caught the big king fish.

    Di Watts

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