Public Trips

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

Public Fishing Trips aboard the M.V. Manutere

Whether you’re a single person wanting a day out on the water, a family, or a group, but don't want to hire the boat yourself, jump on board and join others on a public trip.

A day fishing trip aboard the MV Manutere is a fantastic way to spend a day on the water, catch some fish, and experience what the ocean has to offer.

Our most popular trip is a Day trip bottom fishing.

We depart Bridge Marina, (first left heading over the harbor bridge from Tauranga to the Mount) pier D34, at 7am and Salisbury Wharf, Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui at 7.30am.  We will return you to the Mount at around 4.30pm and Tauranga around 5pm.

We target the popular table species namely Tarakihi, Snapper, John Dory, Trevally and Kahawhai. Gurnard, Pink Mao Mao, Red Snapper, Porae are also regularly caught.

The destination varies depending on which areas are producing the most fish.  The outlying reefs are regular destinations, the Penguins, Astrolabe reef, the Pinnacles and the Okaparus, with the offshore islands of Motiti and Tuhua (Mayor) also being regular fishing areas.

Check the calendar for Public Day Trip >

Hapuka fishing for the deep water species is a very interesting form of fishing, with many different species available to be caught. The deep water knolls out of Tauranga have caught some trophy fish over the years, and are continuing to produce these beautiful eating, hard fighting monsters of the deep.

If you are interested in joining a public trip hapuku fishing, send us an email or call and we'll let you know what we have planned.

What You Need

+ Lunch
+ Drinks
+ Chilly Bin
+ Ice
+ Rod and reel (optional)
+ Bait (optional)


  • 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

  • 6.12.2012

    Hi there my name is Phil,

    you took a group of  my best mates and I out on Saturday 24th of November 2012 for my stag do.

    I couldnt thank Brett and the deckhand enough for such a fun and memorable experience. Even though fishing was supposed to be slow then and some of the guys werent keen fishermen everyone pulled in a few and had an awesome time.

    Would highly recommend TMC to my friends and family and will be booking for future trips with you.  

    Big THANKS from Phillip, Kaye and the boys from Pukekohe.

  • Just a quick email to thank you for a nice fishing trip today. Very enjoyable. Weather was kind to us and everyone caught fish.

    Hopefully will return to the Mount again next year, in which case I will check you out for another trip.


    Alan Chamberlain


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