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Another late summer perhaps
1 March 2017
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Another excellent week of reef fishing with settled days and plenty of fish around after last week’s downpours.

We also had our first overnighter to Mayor in a while, and that also was a good trip. The night fishing was average, with a few  snapper and porae coming up, but often slower around the new moon.

The next day was another very good one, with tarakihi and red snapper the main catch.

Still not much in the way of snapper yet, they’ve been late showing up this year, along with skipjack, trevally and gamefish.

Looks similar to last season, but even a bit later coming. Another late  summer perhaps. 


  • Thanks for a fabulous day on the water. Just ate some great fish and washed it down with nz Pinot.

    Ross the Aussie

  • 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

  • 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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