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Plan your next fishing charter aboard the MV Manutere out of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ.

Big swell slows fishing at Mayor, but Motiti providing good catches
9 April 2014
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Another interesting week, starting off with more settled weather and a couple of trips out to the Pinns, where the fishing was still pretty good, mainly tarakihi, but picking up skippies both on the way out and back. They’re a bonus at this time of year.

The swell was huge on  Friday at Mayor, and killed our overnighter , we got a few snapper in the evening, but only a half dozen fish the next day.

Just too much disturbance for the fish and they were off everywhere.

Another overnighter, this time staying at Motiti, saw some snapper off Papamoa in the evening, and quite a good catch  Sunday around the Okaparus, including a few tarakihi.

The swell had dropped inshore but was still big on our ‘puku drops, so 1 bass and a gemfish were about it for the deep.

WHAT OUR FANTASTIC CLIENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 24.02.2014

    Good Morning

    Just a quick note saying thanks you for a great days fishing on Saturday all the guys said it was great trip

    Thanking You

    Tony Thompson
    Rotorua Club

  • Hi, Brett,

    Just wanted to say, on behalf of the House of Travel Boys , a big thanks to you and your deckie for such a great time.  The boys loved every minute of it, oh, I guess, apart from the few chunderers the first nite.  I know we’ll certainly recommend your charters to others who are interested in a great day out.  The boys got 2 bags of fish each to take home, which was a bonus.

    Thanks again.

    Cheers

    Paul

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